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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:38 pm 
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Hey guys im upgrading my wheels on my EA from the good old snow flake rims to EF XR rims (16" ones) will the wheel nuts be the same? or do i have to buy different ones?
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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:05 pm 
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The only time you really have to change your wheel nuts, is when you go from steel to aloy or aloy to steel rims :D [/img]

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:54 pm 
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Oh ok i just thought that the xr rim may be a more mag wheel style nut instead of the long EA ones that i have as on pics of those wheels thay all seem to have a chrome looking nut thats all.
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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:37 pm 
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When I went from good old turboblades to the 16" FTR rims, I needed new nuts.
The old ones didn't have a shaft long enough to get onto the studs properly.
If that makes sense :P

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:54 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
When I went from good old turboblades to the 16" FTR rims, I needed new nuts.
The old ones didn't have a shaft long enough to get onto the studs properly.
If that makes sense :P


yeah i understand, which comes to my next question can you readily buy nuts to suit the rims? like from repco or something? cause i doubt many wreckers will have a full set of nuts to suit them. :D
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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:17 pm 
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MATT J wrote:
yeah i understand, which comes to my next question can you readily buy nuts to suit the rims? like from repco or something? cause i doubt many wreckers will have a full set of nuts to suit them. :D


your better off trying wheel and tyre joints for mag nuts, most repco stores don't stcok them, ordered in only.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:20 pm 
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Oh yeah good point! ill make a trip down to see mr bob jane soon!
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:57 am 
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u would have to match to wheel - ford studs ea to au are 1/2" thread &
most common would be long nut with 60 degree taper
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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:26 am 
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i just got ed futura rims, and my old eb fairmont wheel nuts dont fit, futura ones need tapered edge, eb fairmonts have a narrowed flat edge. in short i think you will.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:29 am 
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Just remember - If you keep a stock rim as your spare, also keep a set of original wheel nuts in the car. Your spare will be fairly useless if the nuts from your new rims dont fit it.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:18 pm 
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i thought the mag nuts will still fit? if the ends are tapered?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:48 pm 
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tomcolahan wrote:
Just remember - If you keep a stock rim as your spare, also keep a set of original wheel nuts in the car. Your spare will be fairly useless if the nuts from your new rims dont fit it.


Very good point ill have to remember to keep some in the car as spare! that would suck big time having a flat and a spare but no nuts!
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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:04 am 
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My mag ones will not fit my stock spare, hence I carry a set of original nuts for the chance I get a flat.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:21 pm 
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tomcolahan wrote:
My mag ones will not fit my stock spare, hence I carry a set of original nuts for the chance I get a flat.


yeah thats right, i found that out the hard way lol i was just glad i had RACQ or i would have been screwed

 

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