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    Rear wheel stud replacement

    Hey fellas, quick question!
    This morning on my way to work I noticed all the wheel nuts were loose on my rear wheel. Managed to bugger the alloy rim and all the studs and nuts.
    Have replaced the studs by hand as I don’t have a rattle gun, put the two bolts back into the calliper and noticed that the actual disk has a bit of play in it. Is this normal? Is it just held tight by the wheel nuts once the rim is on?
    If anyone could get back to me asap that’d be great.
    It’s a GU wagon.


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    So apparently there was a recall on some models of gu because this was a constant problem, obviously mine never went in for the recall!
    Does any one have a permenant solution for the loose wheel nuts?


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    Not sure DP mate, do know down here we mostly only entrust in steel rims up there in our rocky cracking mountains.
    Cold river crossings have been documented to expand/contract non steelie rims too mate!


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    Hey mate.
    Mines got paperwork that it's gone through this campaign. It's a 2005 y61.
    From memory it was remove and retention 12 nuts and fit indicators ...
    Don't quote me on this but it was something to do with the alloy wheel softening up where the nuts go.
    From memory some people had had all their rims replaced .
    As @MB said . Steelies all day long.
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    While we are on this, what are the torque settings for tightening wheel nuts?
    And would those torque numbers be different for alloy vs steel rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodge View Post
    Hey mate.
    Mines got paperwork that it's gone through this campaign. It's a 2005 y61.
    From memory it was remove and retention 12 nuts and fit indicators ...
    Don't quote me on this but it was something to do with the alloy wheel softening up where the nuts go.
    From memory some people had had all their rims replaced .
    As @MB said . Steelies all day long.
    Yeah that makes sense. So it’s just on the rears then?
    If it was just a matter of replacing the nuts then I guess it’s only a matter of time before it happens again?
    What’s a decent set of steelies worth? I replaced five on my work cruiser last year with gecko steel rims and I think they were only $55 each. Does that sound about right or are there better ones going around?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cremulator View Post
    While we are on this, what are the torque settings for tightening wheel nuts?
    And would those torque numbers be different for alloy vs steel rims?
    I've always used steel wheel so don't know about alloys.
    My torq is set to 115-120 and never ever had issues coming loose and/or being difficult to undo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpetersen View Post
    Yeah that makes sense. So it’s just on the rears then?
    If it was just a matter of replacing the nuts then I guess it’s only a matter of time before it happens again?
    What’s a decent set of steelies worth? I replaced five on my work cruiser last year with gecko steel rims and I think they were only $55 each. Does that sound about right or are there better ones going around?


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    Geckos are a cheap brand of steel wheels but they do the job. I ran them for about 8 years and in that time I bent 2 of them but I reckon just about any rim would have been damaged under the same circumstances.
    I am running Dynamic now which aren't a whole lot dearer but you can tell from looking at them that they are a better rim.

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    Yeah like Winnie, I have the -22 Dynamic rims. Ran he same on my other patrol & the Navara before that, never had an issue.

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    A third vote for Dynamic brand, haven’t let me down yet either.
    I always carry a decent mash hammer out bush too for straightening unfortunate clips on the steelies if needed.


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