Help! Wheel nuts for 15inch 420 GSi 7spoke alloys

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Help! Wheel nuts for 15inch 420 GSi 7spoke alloys

#1 Post by MatthewL » Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:36 pm

Hi everyone

Help needed! Replaced some 16inch MGF alloys on my car with a set of original look 15” 7 spoke 420GSi alloys.

The car is resting on the wheels at present and unusable as the wheels are in balanced in place with tapered nuts. The holes in the wheels seem wide for the studs and the mating surfaces for the nuts are flat.

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Can anyone tell me where I can get done suitable nuts and the spec I need, or better still a photo?! Are they sleeved? How long are the sleeves if so?

Help!

Thanks!

Matthew

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Re: Help! Wheel nuts for 15inch 420 GSi 7spoke alloys

#2 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:41 pm

You can buy a set from Rimmer Bros', or you could, they are very expensive though. There are alternatives with a non floating cone I think they're Ford one's. If you do a search, this has subject has been covered before.
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Re: Help! Wheel nuts for 15inch 420 GSi 7spoke alloys

#3 Post by Vinny1979 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:33 pm

MGF wheels wouldn't have fitted on the r8.
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Re: Help! Wheel nuts for 15inch 420 GSi 7spoke alloys

#4 Post by MatthewL » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:08 pm

It had MG wheels on - you’re tight, they might have been from a ZS or something actually.

I’ve looked and one wheel it flat and the other 4 are tapered. Very odd. Otherwise they look identical- will try to find a replacement wheel and scrap the odd one out.

Anyone know anyone with a spare wheel?!

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Re: Help! Wheel nuts for 15inch 420 GSi 7spoke alloys

#5 Post by itcaptainslow » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:25 pm

Part number for the suitable wheel nuts is RRD10004.
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Re: Help! Wheel nuts for 15inch 420 GSi 7spoke alloys

#6 Post by crepello » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:54 pm

MatthewL wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:08 pm
I’ve looked and one wheel it flat and the other 4 are tapered. Very odd. Otherwise they look identical
Could it be that someone has crushed one (or three!) wheel's nut seats into submission with the incorrect
pattern nut?

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Re: Help! Wheel nuts for 15inch 420 GSi 7spoke alloys

#7 Post by MatthewL » Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:33 pm

Thanks everyone. It’s so weird having 2nut seat designs for one alloy wheel style. I’ll look at a nut set for the odd wheel and if I can’t get this fit a reasonable price I’ll seek a new wheel. Very annoying as my excitement of returning the car to original is overtaken by this fault. Only 12 tourers of this model on the toad at the moment!

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Tapered:
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Re: Help! Wheel nuts for 15inch 420 GSi 7spoke alloys

#8 Post by rjessett » Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:37 pm

Its totally possible to have the same wheel design but with the two different wheel nut designs. At somepoint in the late '90's Rover changed the design or reasons unknown (prehaps they changed supplier?) I can't remember the VIN cut over but the nut design changed, and actually the part number changed on the alloys as well.

Apart from that they are the same alloy design. I have two sets of "VVC Coupe" Blaze alloys. Bothe holes differ, one is the tapered, the other the flat. The nuts have (or should really) need to be the right type to match.

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Re: Help! Wheel nuts for 15inch 420 GSi 7spoke alloys

#9 Post by MatthewL » Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:15 pm

rjessett wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:37 pm
Its totally possible to have the same wheel design but with the two different wheel nut designs. At somepoint in the late '90's Rover changed the design or reasons unknown (prehaps they changed supplier?) I can't remember the VIN cut over but the nut design changed, and actually the part number changed on the alloys as well.

Apart from that they are the same alloy design. I have two sets of "VVC Coupe" Blaze alloys. Bothe holes differ, one is the tapered, the other the flat. The nuts have (or should really) need to be the right type to match.
Thanks for that. I’ve bought some Engineers Blue, smeared it on the nuts and tightened. I was missing a trick. The designs are different but the contact patch was good from the dye transfer so I’m happy they’re ok.

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