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Old 2nd October 2013, 19:42   #61
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I'm looking to buy the a set of M14x1.5 lock nuts (McGard) for my XUV. I'm thinking these are the same as those used for the Scorpio. My concern is that if the weight of the lock nut is not the same as the remaining OE nuts, then it might cause balancing issues. Like the Scorpio, there are 5 nuts. If there were 6, I could buy a pair and balance out the weight. I would appreciate help in identifying the closest make that I need to select on Amazon so that this aspect is taken care off. Here's a link to the product - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0028090JM/...I33IK1BW9TBEHC.

I could weigh an OE nut and then ask the seller to tell me which one is the closest fit. But thought I should check here before I do that.

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I'm looking to buy the a set of M14x1.5 lock nuts (McGard) for my XUV. I'm thinking these are the same as those used for the Scorpio. My concern is that if the weight of the lock nut is not the same as the remaining OE nuts, then it might cause balancing issues. Like the Scorpio, there are 5 nuts. If there were 6, I could buy a pair and balance out the weight. I would appreciate help in identifying the closest make that I need to select on Amazon so that this aspect is taken care off. Here's a link to the product - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0028090JM/...I33IK1BW9TBEHC.

I could weigh an OE nut and then ask the seller to tell me which one is the closest fit. But thought I should check here before I do that.

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Could you please explain the significance of the hex size that I see associated to the wheel locks. In some cases i see 19mm and sometimes 22 mm. Are these significant? I own a Thar CRDE and am still on the look out for wheel lock nuts.

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Could you please explain the significance of the hex size that I see associated to the wheel locks. In some cases i see 19mm and sometimes 22 mm. Are these significant? I own a Thar CRDE and am still on the look out for wheel lock nuts.

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The only significance I see is that you might need to use two different sizes of spanners if you use the wrong size. I think the Thar also uses the same nuts as the Scorpio and XUV. So if you select a 22 size nut, you could use the spanner that came with the car.

But that's the least of your problems. The first thing is the thread size. The second is whether it's going to be an open end nut or a closed end. Their closed end nut of the same size is significantly longer than the existing nuts. Their open nuts might lead to an exposed end of bolt that could get damage or could rust. So make the right call.
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hi,
What size can we order for swift vdi ? is it possible to fit these into stock rims ?
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Folks, have posted this already on another thread.

Need some help here. I am based out of Pune and am looking for lock nuts for my S-Cross alloys. Anyone has idea where I can source this from? Can't trust the local accessories shop.
Or would anyone know good brands that I can get from a friend in Germany?
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Try hot tracks in Bangalore. They are official importers of WePro and might have imported locking nuts as well since they are official importers for OZ Wheels too.

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Thank you. I tried them. They didn't seem interested, gave me a couple of numbers to call and someone told me they will get back as they were busy.
Few others I tried didn't really give me the confidence that these nuts are tough to open.
I ended up ordering McGard from Amazon. Cost me like 4K. Had purchased a Xiomi for my mom at that price during some sale. Damn!
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Bought & fitted the Wheel Lock Bolts (M14x1.5) from AliExpress for my Skoda Rapid. The Bolt fitted perfectly without any issues.

The finish of the item was good. The seller charged me $2 for an additional spare key, which I asked for. The Bolts reached me in 18 days from the date of ordering.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32276452772.html
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Ive been thinking of getting wheel locking nuts my Vento tsi for a while now. On my visit to Goa last week some character relieved the rear tyres of the centre wheel caps (ones with the VW logo on it). Anyways that got me
thinking and i decided it was better to be safe than sorry as far as the tyres were concerned. After some online research, i decided to call up my regular SA at VW and enquired about the availability of wheel locks.
Fortunately they were available and he asked me to pop over.
I did think about the gorilla wheel locks as well but then decided to go with the original VW part.
One goes on each wheel, pictures attached of the nuts and the key to open it.
Only one key socket is supplied and the SA said it would not be possible to get another one and to keep this one VERY carefully. Since its an original VW accessory I'm guessing the quality and strength of the material
used should be upto scratch. Apparently this is part of the kit that goes with the Jetta and Passat but fits the Vento as well.
I returned the black caps for the bolts because they're made of plastic and seemed like they'd fall off soon as the tyre hit a pothole or bump.
The cost was Rs.3196 and the bolts were fitted onto the tyres by the technician at the service centre.
Have kept the socket key 'carefully' along with the stepney in the boot.
The SA mentioned that the part was an M18 size but Im not sure about that.

[Here's some interesting OT info on the origin of the word stepney http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryofthewo...6SeIqZLvZVfXQ]

Well, hopefully some peace of mind when leaving the car parked in unfamiliar areas, be it day or night.
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I bought a set from the UK never used them. Why, the fear of losing the key nut cover. There was only one.
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