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Hotwire alloy wheels- lug nuts needed

Discussion in 'Steering, brakes & Suspension' started by Nitram, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    If length is too short with tapered washer then it should be ok to turn off the taper on bolt ?
    If other dimensions suitable
     
  2. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Studs.

    The thread needs to go into the hex section as the wall thickness of the shank is far too thin. I had Hotwires and I sheared a few of them when tightening them by hand until I sourced some thinner washers from ROH.
     
  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Meant wheel nut. :eek:
     
  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Good point. Recall seeing quite a few cracked ones.
    Recon quality could be a factor on some as well.

    Seem to recall a need to source good ones in the day rather than accept anything from auto retail shops.

    A careful check re depths and possibility of turning the taper off may be worthwhile given the fact that mags usualy reduce thread contact from 19mm to 12-14mm.
     
  5. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    The wall thickness was probably only about 1.5mm on the Hotwire nuts. I think that all of the parallel shank nuts are the same during manufacture until they are drilled and threaded so you may be able to get a M12 or 1/2" and redrill/rethread if they are 17.55mm shank.

    They are probably made from a 3/4" hex bar turned down to 11/16" for the shank.
     
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  6. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Nitram, the benefit of cleaning out the shed is I have a set of shanked nuts and washers that came with my Sampson Magnums 5 slotters all those years ago (replaced by shiny new nut bits). They just might work with your Hotwire's. They measure:

    21 mm nut
    17.5 mm shank diameter
    20 mm shank length
    M14 x 1.5 mm female thread
    40 mm total length
    25 mm washer outside diameter
    3 mm washer thickness

    Happy to talk further if interested. A mag wheel/tyre shop should be able to offer new bits. Mine did and still does.

    PS. The Sampson Magnum 14 x 7 JJ 5 slotters (NOT JELLY BEAN), shanked nuts and washers are for sale and will be put up one day soon.

    Good luck with the hunt.
     
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  7. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    I’m interested. Nitram’s original post was from 2013 so I’d hazard a guess that Nitram is sorted now. ;)

    We’re both on the coast too! I can come down to Woy Woy. Perhaps PM me details? I’ll PM my phone number just in case you’d prefer to give me a call.
     
  8. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Oooooops. My bad.. PM sent.
     
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  9. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Yep, got the PM thanks :).
    I’ve also emailed Nice Parts to see what’s around that’s new.
     

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