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came out off my house to find out that some **** **** had stolen my rear wheel and the car was dropped on the brakes.. managed to get the spare on so i could get it down to garage to check for any damage and pulled off only to find that the (insert bad language here) removed all the bolts from the other side.. (please let them be hit by a bus!!)...

when looking for a replacement i was wondering are the rear alloys a different size from the front?? and also i found all the bolts how did they get the locking wheel nuts off without a scratch?!? are the bmw locking wheel nuts all the same also is there a way round it, if so what are the best after market locking wheel nuts to get?


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came out off my house to find out that some **** **** had stolen my rear wheel and the car was dropped on the brakes.. managed to get the spare on so i could get it down to garage to check for any damage and pulled off only to find that the (insert bad language here) removed all the bolts from the other side.. (please let them be hit by a bus!!)...

when looking for a replacement i was wondering are the rear alloys a different size from the front?? and also i found all the bolts how did they get the locking wheel nuts off without a scratch?!? are the bmw locking wheel nuts all the same also is there a way round it, if so what are the best after market locking wheel nuts to get?


Thanks for your help



If they are the multi-splined locking tool then yes mate...........other BMW keys will fit your lock-nuts................but there are other tools out there that are readily available that will remove that type of lock nut easily

bets thing to do is to call your local BMW dealer, give them your chasis number and they will let u know what size wheels the car rolled off the factory with.
 

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Thanks Ronnie
I only got the car 3 weeks ago so they are the standard MV2.. just had a read up and will get the McGard Ultra in the morning.. wonder if halford do them? will have to keep an eye open all night I hope i catch them coming back for the second one!
 

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Thanks do you know if there is any writing on the alloy that lets you know if they are rear or not as i cant see anything on the tyre that says 8.8 or 8 1/2

Just dont want to get a front and waste more money
 

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i cant believe some scrote nicked a wheel!
Really? They'll beat a pensioner to death for a quid, they'll be odd enoguh to nick a single wheel, sounds to me that they were disturbed during the act, perhaps ask the cops if a car was nearby at any point and it'll give you a possible time-line.

ATB,
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Slow reply

Sorry about the delayed response, had laptop problems..

I got some Mcgard Ultras (1100 pattern combination not 10 like the BMW ones) from Halfords £32, would advise anyone with decent alloys to get them, just a caution don't put to much pressure on them or you will mess them up and have to wait 10 days for a replacement from Germany. I decided to put both the Mcgard and the original BMW set on each wheel no need to waste the half useless bmw ones..

As for the alloy I was lucky enough to see a rear 8.5" original MV2 on Ebay for £72 the originals from BMW are £495! without tyre just incase anyone wanted to know, if i did not get a cheap replacement i think i would have gone for some M-style replacement a set of 4 for a bit more than 1 original. As for the police waste of time doubted really that they would be able to do anything from the begining..


Now i can concentrate on my original problem Tramlining/bump steering :)
 

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Good from Bad

New alloy came today put it on and drove it to see if it need balancing. I noticed a difference in the drive, took me a while to work it out but the tramlining/bump steering has almost despaired :D:D only happens on a major bump or road imperfection..
PERFECT!:rofl
 

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Cheers for posting this. I have been thinking about replacing my locking wheel nuts but couldn't be bothered. You have just motivated me to go and do it.

As for stealing single wheels sounds to me like they were disturbed. People will steel anything, I can remember someone nicking the steel wheels off my dads Sierra as he had new tyres on there!
 

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Cheers for posting this. I have been thinking about replacing my locking wheel nuts but couldn't be bothered. You have just motivated me to go and do it.

As for stealing single wheels sounds to me like they were disturbed. People will steel anything, I can remember someone nicking the steel wheels off my dads Sierra as he had new tyres on there!
sorry was going to click quote and I hit thanx, oh well.

As for the maguard locking wheel nuts they are the best apparently but a professional theif can have them off in less than 20 seconds with the right tools. I have one of these tools at home because no one could take off the maguard nut i had on my car because it was so badly damaged. fortunately these kits are very expensive so you average theif wont have access to one.
 

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Expensive, what the locking wheelnut key that you buy in Halfords, the one you just hammer on??? Arn't they like 50 quid???

ATB,
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Expensive, what the locking wheelnut key that you buy in Halfords, the one you just hammer on??? Arn't they like 50 quid???

ATB,
Tom
the cheap sh*t they sell in stores couldn't get the nut off, i tried everything and went to a few specialists who all had a go and failed, the kit cost me £155 and is the dogs bo**ocks. Dont even need to use a spanner to undo the nut because it does it all.
 

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Just as long as you haven't rebought the same wheel that was nicked off ebay! that would be ironic i guess.
 
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