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Wheel nuts

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Peco, Jun 11, 2012.

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  1. Peco

    Peco Active Member

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    Took Freezie to the garage for some new brakes. Mechanic manages to misplace 3 wheel nuts off the front two wheels along with the locking nuts.... which I only notice due to a weird sound coming from the front wheels when breaking. Bastardo then goes out of business and I'm therefore unable to throttle him..

    Anyway, looking for a replacement and found this cheap set on ebay but how on earth do I know if the are the correct size?

    4x Locking Wheel Nuts Lockers for Land Rover Freelander | eBay

    2003 Freelander Kalahari 1.8 petrol.

    Anyone help?
     
  2. Freelaner

    Freelaner Landy Driver

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    have you tried asking them?
     
  3. Peco

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    Of course. And got this reply:


    • Are these locking wheel bolts/nuts suitable with my wheels and/or vehicle?
      performance3000 : All measurements are given in detail with a helpful diagram in the listing. It is your responsibility to use the information provided to ensure compatibility with your specific vehicle and wheels. We are unable to offer advice on specific wheels due to the huge variances in products available.
     
  4. Peco

    Peco Active Member

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    Means nothing to me though
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Hi Peco

    yes they are fine. As long as you realise that they are one locking nut per wheel. You will still need to replace the other missing nuts too ;)
     
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    Honestly didn't even twig. Thanks for that.
     
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    Bought, thanks.
     
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    teddywood1 Well-Known Member

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    do not for get that alloy wheel nuts are different to steel wheel ones
     
  11. Mainwaring

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    There are loads of Freelander breakers on ebay, allways worth chucking them a query if you're unsure.

    I've just got a replacement locking wheel nut cover from one.
     
  12. Peco

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    Sorry for being a silly but what do you mean? The ones I bought are no good?
     
  13. crockett007

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    Depends on whether your wheels are steel or alloy. If the wheels are steel, you could possibly get away with alloy nuts.

    The other way round though, and, if after repeatedly removing the wheels, steel nuts could stretch the alloy holes in the wheel. As a rule of thumb, steel for steel, alloy for alloy :)
     
  14. Peco

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    OK so the next stupid question from me is, how do I know if my wheels are steel or alloy? :eek:
     
  15. Freelaner

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    Steel wheel

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    Alloy wheel

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  16. Peco

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    We got alloys, thank god. Thanks for taking the time to upload those pics. Appreciate it. No thanks you or rep option on the forum?
     
  17. Freelaner

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    :confused:


    ah you mean a button to thank folks on the forum, no there isn't.

    only too glad to help, hope you get it sorted soon ;)
     
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    I just love those boobies in your sig Freelaner, I can't take my eyes of them.

    There should be a thank you button for that too.
     
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    it is a good job my wife who owns a freelander does not come onto this site she would ban me LOL
     
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