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Old 7th September 2009, 14:54   #1
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Can somebody pls tell me where i can get alloy wheel nuts in Bangalore? I noticed today that one of the nuts is missing in my front right wheel and I have been driving without it for god knows how many days . I remember hitting a bad pothole somedays back and i guess it must have happened then?

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this is a dicey thing.
what car and what alloys?

maybe you should check at shops like Pit Stop on Commissariat Road or that new shop in Victoria Layout (on the way to Lifestyle) or Sprocket in Koramangala.
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The Shop that sold you your alloys should be able to give you the Alloy wheel nuts.
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This is 13" league alloys on my i10 with michelins. I had sourced it from autoshop in Koramangala. Guess will go there and check out. But do you think it's a good idea to be driving with a wheel nut missing?
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Try if you can get OE nuts as the aftermarket alloy wheel nuts & chrome nuts are prone to rusting and loosing grove.

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But do you think it's a good idea to be driving with a wheel nut missing?
Its as good as driving without a wheel. But at very slow speeds (till you reach the tyre shop) should be okay.

Tyre/Alloy dealers usually stock nuts for almost all tyres, and they buy them in bulk. Sourcing them shouldn't be that big a problem. After all this is India
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Try if you can get OE nuts as the aftermarket alloy wheel nuts & chrome nuts are prone to rusting and loosing grove.

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+1.
Go for OE nuts - get from your Hyundai service center - would be far better in terms of quality than than those steel nuts you get for alloys.
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Guys - its not that simple. Autoshop wants me to buy the whole set again and not willing to sell a couple of them. The set costs Rs. 1000 . This is ridiculous price he quoted and am fighting with him to sell me at half the cost.

Checked with Hyundai as well. The problem is the nuts I have is female type and Hyundai says their nuts only fits the OE alloys of Hyundai and not other makes.

Let me kow how proceed please?
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NFS, I have the OE Chrome nuts which I'm using with HR alloys. I had to buy a new spanner, see if these chrome nuts can fit into your alloys or just try the female nuts once even if Hyundai guys say they can only fit on Hyundai alloys.
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Dear All - A quick update. Got 4 nuts (similar ones) for Rs. 300 from Konark accessories in Koramangala. This shop is almost near to Autoshop and the guy was more than willing to wholesale.

I also saw that he as a good collection of accessories though not sure about the kind of job he does.
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