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Post by Clueless1 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:42 pm

Hi all, just wondering which wheel nuts I should use as I have 2 different sorts on my car.
Also does anyone have a front wheel bearing seal I could buy? I have managed to badly bend one of mine 😩


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Post by Clueless1 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:43 pm

Sorry, here’s a pic of the 2 wheel nuts.
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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:54 pm

Mine are exactly the same


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Post by reliant-reviver » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:55 pm

Left hand is a standard later type SS1 nut for use with all original fitment wheels which feature steel seat inserts.

The right hand is a generic aftermarket nut with a broader flared 60 degree taper, as used on most alloy wheels with or without seat inserts.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:58 pm

So to answer your question. For steel wheels or those alloys with steel seat inserts, use LH.

For the vast majority of alloy wheels, which will have seats machined into the plain alloy of the wheel, use the flared type on the RH.

Although either will probably be fine although the LH but would have a tendency to gall on plain alloy.

D as an aside I did once pull the wheel nuts through a wheel on a classic mini but then it was used for oval racing and the NSF took a hammering.


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Post by Clueless1 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:36 pm

Cheers Philip, there seems to be washers/ inserts in the wheels. They are the ti wheels. I’m not sure whether to buy the chromed or stainless nuts or use ‘normal’ nuts with plastic black or chrome covers. The wheels are going to the powder coaters in a couple of weeks to be done in bright silver. I’m looking to get new centre caps too.


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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:40 am

reliant-reviver wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Although either will probably be fine although the LH but would have a tendency to gall on plain alloy.
I bought a set with the "Floating" collar as the set on my SST were eating the alloy :(


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