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Help. Lost Lock Nut


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Does any sydney-siders know where I can buy a lock nut for my nismo rims. I lost the dam thing and need to change my pads!!!

thanks in advance,


If you get stuck, you can belt a similar sized socket on there and undo the lock nuts. But doing this will ruin the socket and more than likely the lock nuts.

By the sounds of it you are screwed anyways, so you might just need to do this and buy a new set of lock nuts.

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or go to a place that sell wheels/tyres and buy one for a couple of bux. they just gave me one for free when i didnt have one when getting new tyres. they cost them sfa as they buy them in bulk.

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Go to a mechanic or tyre shop, get them to bang a socket over the locknut and give it some love with a rattle gun. You may have to try a few places. I can recommend Jax tyres in blacktown, one of the guys there got my locknuts off without even damaging the socket. champion.

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If you can find someone with the same brand of lock nuts, in most cases they're compatible. I've had a mate lose his RAYS lock nut, and borrowed mine.

Otherwise, hammering a socket onto the lock nut and taking them off is the other option. With no key the lock nuts are useless anyway.

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