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Theo1999

Type of Wheel nuts required?

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To cut a long story short, I purchased a car and have just found out that I was not given the locking key for the wheel nuts and have got a puncture. I am going to get it off, but I need to know what type of locking bolts to replace them when they're gone. rims are not the originals, but are plastic rims that can be easily pulled off which kind of defeats the locking nut aspect for me however I have been reading they're in place for safety as well so I need to get a new set.

would be much appreciated if someone could lead me in the right direction for the type of locking nuts i need to get (tapered, flat etc.)as I need my car for work urgently.

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Your locking nut is a tapered one but it's difficult to tell from the pic whether your other nuts are flat or tapered.  Check the holes in the wheel - if they're tapered you need tapered, if they're flat you need flat.  Nuts cannot be swapped between types, so if your holes are tapered make sure all your nuts are too.

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