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....I need.........Nuts. Wheel nuts that is......

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  • 07-12-2012 12:28pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,776 ✭✭✭✭


    ...ok, long story short: a friend is putting on a set of steelies on his 04 Mazda 3 for the winter, and retiring his alloys.

    So, he has the steelies, but no nuts - you can't use the ones for the alloys, and so he needs a full set.

    He goes into dealer, and got a price of......... €100 ! :eek: (supply-only btw...).

    He has tried 2 or 3 breakers, but they aren't interested/bothered to go to the trouble to sort him out. 1 said they wouldn't 'disable' a car just for wheel nuts :confused: eh ? I thought they came there to.....be.......er, .....broken ??

    Hence he phones me........:rolleyes:

    So my questions are........

    1. anyone got access to a set of steelie-compatible nuts for 04 Mazda 3, or......
    2. anyone got access to a reasonable price for set of new ones......would a Ford Fiesta of similar vintage be the same I wonder............. ?

    Any help you can give would be appreciated.

    Ode To The Motorist

    “And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, generates funds to the exchequer. You don't want to acknowledge that as truth because, deep down in places you don't talk about at the Green Party, you want me on that road, you need me on that road. We use words like freedom, enjoyment, sport and community. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent instilling those values in our families and loved ones. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the tax revenue and the very freedom to spend it that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a bus pass and get the ********* ********* off the road” 



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,821 ✭✭✭stimpson


    Why can't you use the ones from the alloys?


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,815 ✭✭✭✭Anan1


    You could try this crowd, from memory they sell wheelnuts too: http://www.tyremen.co.uk/


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,821 ✭✭✭stimpson


    Uh apparently you can't.

    This guy does em:

    http://mistertee.co.uk/3.html

    Going to order myself a set now!


  • Posts: 23,339 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    The Mazda has an alloy spare so ?

    Anyway........

    http://www.wheelfittingsolutions.co.uk/Winter-Wheel-Fitments-c-296.html

    Have bought alloy wheel nuts off these lads in the past.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,744 ✭✭✭deRanged


    RoverJames wrote: »
    The Mazda has an alloy spare so ?

    space saver steel wheel.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,570 ✭✭✭rebel.ranter


    Richie pro parts should be able to sort you out, Irish business too:

    www.pro-parts.ie

    It was €40 for a set of black alloy wheel bolts, not sure what he'd want for a steel wheel set, no harm in calling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 73,450 ✭✭✭✭colm_mcm


    Scrap yard


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,776 ✭✭✭✭galwaytt


    Thanks all, good help there.

    Ode To The Motorist

    “And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, generates funds to the exchequer. You don't want to acknowledge that as truth because, deep down in places you don't talk about at the Green Party, you want me on that road, you need me on that road. We use words like freedom, enjoyment, sport and community. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent instilling those values in our families and loved ones. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the tax revenue and the very freedom to spend it that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a bus pass and get the ********* ********* off the road” 



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,907 ✭✭✭✭CJhaughey


    Are they conical seat or ball seat?
    The nuts are different depending on which seating they have.
    Usually Japanese stuff is conical for steel but you'd want to check the wheels first.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭Pov06


    Go down to Kilcock Car Dismantlers and take them off yourself :)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭corktina


    are alloy wheelnuts actually made of alloy themselves then?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭corktina


    Pov06 wrote: »
    Go down to Kilcock Car Dismantlers and take them off yourself :)

    yep two off each wheel on two cars will keep them mobile and the scrappie happie


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,979 ✭✭✭kirving


    corktina wrote: »
    are alloy wheelnuts actually made of alloy themselves then?

    I think so yeah, otherwise you can have galvanic corrosion at the contact point, depending on the metals used.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,907 ✭✭✭✭CJhaughey


    corktina wrote: »
    are alloy wheelnuts actually made of alloy themselves then?
    No alloy wouldn't be strong enough in that size.
    They ones I have are steel chromium plated and with washer thats staked on the nut so it doesn't gall the alloy.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,687 Mod ✭✭✭✭Stheno


    You could also ring Whelans car dismantlers in the heath in Portlaoise.
    They will check if they have the nuts, and call you back with a price if they do.

    And they'll take them off for you so all you have to do is drop in and collect them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭creedp


    Richie pro parts should be able to sort you out, Irish business too:

    www.pro-parts.ie

    It was €40 for a set of black alloy wheel bolts, not sure what he'd want for a steel wheel set, no harm in calling.


    Tried this guy and after a couple of emails explaining I needed wheel nuts for steel wheels he advised that he only stocks wheel nuts for after market alloys not for steels or orignal alloys.

    Tried Roverjames suggestion also and have heard nothing back in nearly 2 weeks. So its back to the scrappies again to see can I scavenge a set ... the last couple I tried had no interest though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,821 ✭✭✭stimpson


    I ordered a set from the guy I posted - http://mistertee.co.uk/3.html

    He advised me over email which ones would fit and I got a set for £26 (€33) delivered. Took just under a week to arrive. Highly recommended.


  • Registered Users Posts: 241 ✭✭ljpg


    dont bother ringing or emailing scrap yards,waste of time,go to the scrap yard and ask them in person,unless there a complete shower you should get sorted.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,687 Mod ✭✭✭✭Stheno


    ljpg wrote: »
    dont bother ringing or emailing scrap yards,waste of time,go to the scrap yard and ask them in person,unless there a complete shower you should get sorted.

    I really can't agree with that, now I usually deal with Whelans as per my post above.

    I rang them a few weeks ago looking for a part, they rang back, confirmed they had it and gave me a reference number.

    Rang them today, they still had it, were meticulous in checking it matched my needs, offer a five day refund from receipt, and are couriering it to me as I can't currently drive down.

    I've been in scrappies where they expect you to examine the car, decide if it's the right part, take it off yourself and pay them for the privilege!

    I'd take the likes of Whelans or Traynors over that anyday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 241 ✭✭ljpg


    Stheno wrote: »
    I really can't agree with that, now I usually deal with Whelans as per my post above.

    I rang them a few weeks ago looking for a part, they rang back, confirmed they had it and gave me a reference number.

    Rang them today, they still had it, were meticulous in checking it matched my needs, offer a five day refund from receipt, and are couriering it to me as I can't currently drive down.

    I've been in scrappies where they expect you to examine the car, decide if it's the right part, take it off yourself and pay them for the privilege!

    I'd take the likes of Whelans or Traynors over that anyday.

    i know nothing about whelans but i know of traynors,there a big outfit and would be well set up,i was referring to the normal run of the mill scrappie down the road,dealing with these local boys over the years i find it best to just go directly instead of ringing,especially for the likes of a few wheel nuts


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