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    Alloy wheel fitment

    Not being an familiar with alloy wheels I could do with some technical information regarding these GKN alloys.
    I purchased a car and the wheels came with the car in boxes having been recently refurbished. Today when attempting a trial fit the nuts don't enter the holes due to the powder coating, simply not enough clearence, so what is the correct procedure now? machine the nuts down or clear out the powder coating from the holes, and how can it be done? And which is the face that the nuts locate too, the large one or the one in the bottom of the whole?






    Many thanks Steve
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    Looks like you need tube nuts.
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    Looks like they should use these type of nuts:

    http://www.gambardellaracing.com/med...lug%20nuts.jpg

    They locate in the counterbores.

    Unless the bottom of the holes have the tapered seats for conventional nuts? Can't really tell from the pic.

    Either way the proper way would be to clean the powdercoat out of the holes

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    Hi Steve,you need tube nuts and washers or as the yanks call them lug nuts.The washers locate on the larger face and the machined part of the nut fits inside but does not contact on the base of the hole, hope this helps cheers Pete

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    Thanks Pete , I think you may be correct as I do have nuts that came with the wheels,and they look similar as the picture, just can't make out which surface holds the wheel, so if it's the large face I guess the powder coating needs to be removed from there and the hole.

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    they look like jensen interceptor wheels, so had sleeve nuts... ream out the hole to clear out the powder coating, it is thick! the nuts clamp the wheels on the outside, not the bottom of the hole, thats just to help you fit the wheels by aligning the stud with the centre of the hole

    this sort of thing...
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    Got it, thankyou.

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