Security wheel nut better than OEM?

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Re: Security wheel nut better than OEM?

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
24 Jul 2022, 11:56
I think the topic is moving off the original question asked - not whether they are a good idea or not, but whether there are alternatives to the OEM ones are better or not.
McGard seem to have a good reputation generally
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Less possibility of failure compared to the PSA 3-pin design anyway...
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Re: Security wheel nut better than OEM?

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Indeed - anything has to be better than having thin pins that are doomed to break off under any type of force.
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Re: Security wheel nut better than OEM?

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Hello All

Thank you for all your comments.
My alloys are in needs of a full refurb so the monetary value is not an issue.

I took a non security bolt from the car and I cannot see a part number on it.
I have found this on FEBI's website, FEBI part number 46673
https://partsfinder.bilsteingroup.com/e ... 20204%20hp.

Would this be the OEM bolt?

Jack
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Re: Security wheel nut better than OEM?

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I would save yourself a bit of money and visit your local scrap yard. It should only be a few quid for 4 bolts. ASM (off J7 M40, close to Thame) probably are your closest. I did this with a previous car, and then put a thin smear of copper-slip grease on the threads, to make sure they did not seize in place.
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When getting replacement bolts check what size spanner or socket you need for undoing. There are two sizes, 17mm and 19mm, and while the thread and other dimensions are the same it's a pain having to keep two sockets ready.
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Re: Security wheel nut better than OEM?

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C5_Jack wrote:
30 Jul 2022, 16:46
Hello All

Thank you for all your comments.
My alloys are in needs of a full refurb so the monetary value is not an issue.

I took a non security bolt from the car and I cannot see a part number on it.
I have found this on FEBI's website, FEBI part number 46673
https://partsfinder.bilsteingroup.com/e ... 20204%20hp.

Would this be the OEM bolt?

Jack
No Jack, they're not the correct ones for your car.

You need these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332663182525
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Re: Security wheel nut better than OEM?

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Thanks Marc
Ordered
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Re: Security wheel nut better than OEM?

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Did you check that the spanner size needed is the same as the bolts already fitted to the car?
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They are listed with the same part number as his originals.
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Re: Security wheel nut better than OEM?

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Let's hope they are the same size then.