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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:31 pm

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i gotsome bald tires on doris, i am reluctant to fork out pennys for the stupid little milk bottle tops she has on her now and havnt found any decent alloys that will fit, i do have in the garden a set of pug wheels with good tires, wobble nuts are not mega expensive but i am really unsure about them, anybody got any experience with them alongwith what wheel sizes and driving style etc
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:28 am

I haven't had any experience with them personally but i plan to use them. I've done a bit of research on them and some of the guys on the driftworks forum use them and seem happy with them. I figured if they are ok on a drift car they should be ok on a hijet. Only thing i can think of that may be an issue is the lack of a spigot on the rear of our vans but if it causes me a problem in centering the wheel i will probably go completely OTT and use a DTI to centre them as i rarely have the wheels off.
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Post by Logi on Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:37 am

Rears are lug centric, hit a pothole and they will move, fact. I'm tight as a badger's ring but i spent cash on proper 110 pcd wheels. But yer a big boy, you get to choose, we get to laugh if a wheel falls off though Wink
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:09 am

I've had a look and i can't see the wheel moving to be honest. As the PCD of the studs is obviously larger than the PCD of the wheel, the studs are pretty much against the side of the holes in the wheel so there isn't any room for them to move. Whether it would bend or break the studs is a different question though.
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:12 pm

logi thanks for the visual but i am fully aware of the possibiltys thats why i asked for someone that has them
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:15 pm

i been in the motor trade 20 odd years i can speculate all day long i need some facts
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Post by singledad on Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:47 pm

years back i had a mk2 cortina eastate and its back wheel past me one day, dont think they were wobble nuts just wobbly nuts!!

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Post by Logi on Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:23 pm

Lab_Rat835 wrote:logi thanks for the visual but i am fully aware of the possibiltys thats why i asked for someone that has them

Had 4x100 wheels on a Fiat, hit a pothole, wheel moved, wasn't speculating.
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Post by HIJET1300GT on Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:18 pm

wobble nuts on a work horse hi jet or a hi jet you want to drive above 48 mph is a big NO WAY from me. A mate a work has a 1300 pickup running some 15'' 108 pcd on wobble nuts , he's knocked the rears out of centre more than once and I'm sure it won't be long before a stud snaps with the amount of force he puts on them. He can't go over 60 because it would shake the cab to bits. i pass him at 80 on the way home most days wobble free! ha ha ha ha.
i weighed it up and i just wouldn't have felt safe with them , so i brought 110 pcd wheels.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:20 pm

Its all about the lack of centre spigot/flange

I'd put them on any car all day, as long as it has a tight fitting spigot.

But a hijet has no rear spigot flang thus described as a lug centric fitment.

I'm sure this topic will fall apart soon!!
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:23 pm

You may find the offset an issue depending on which pug wheels they are.

And some peugeot wheels have an odd bolt flange shape, so look carefully.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:45 pm

I still say the answer is to use offset studs they don't cost that much more than wobble nuts and you will then have a 108mm PCD hub.
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Post by HIJET1300GT on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:18 pm

I'm sure this topic will fall apart soon!![/quote]

I'm sure it will fall apart when the they prove the world is flat.... lol
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:51 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:I still say the answer is to use offset studs they don't cost that much more than wobble nuts and you will then have a 108mm PCD hub.

What are these offset studs?
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:19 am

cheers for that hijet1300gt, thats pretty much what i expected but wanted to know for sure.

i would love to just go out and buy 110 pcd wheels but i cant find any, i did have the thought of trying to make a spigot for the rear but not looked at it yet,

mu other thouht (which i done to my mustang) is have the half shafts redrilled to take 108 wheels properly but again its just a thought i really need to pull my finger out my arse and go look
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Post by Logi on Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:30 pm

I posted a link to a set on Ebay?
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:29 pm

I had a look at redrilling the half shafts, only looked at the diagrams in the manual, but I'm not sure there is enough room Sad
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:19 pm

on the muzzy we welded the original holes up and then redrilled the half shaft,

i had a thought about making a 3mm spacer with a spigot welded to it that bolts on to the hub, that would allow the original pcd to be retained and should allow safe use of the wooble bolts, only floor in that plan is i have never had the drums off the back so not sure if there is anywhere to bolt the spacer and i would need to get longer wobble bolts,
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:31 pm

This all seems a lot of hassle compared to scoring a set of 4x110's
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:47 pm

like i said i have looked and cant seem to find any 4x110's anywhere
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Post by Logi on Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:41 pm

Lab_Rat835 wrote:like i said i have looked and cant seem to find any 4x110's anywhere

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131172570864?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:45 pm

Hell yeah they are nice rims. A539's on them too.... the best road tyre ever made in my opinion yet now discontinued
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:45 am

Logi wrote:
Lab_Rat835 wrote:like i said i have looked and cant seem to find any 4x110's anywhere

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131172570864?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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there exactly the same size as the steels i have so defeats the point
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Post by Logi on Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:07 am

Lab_Rat835 wrote:
Logi wrote:
Lab_Rat835 wrote:like i said i have looked and cant seem to find any 4x110's anywhere

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131172570864?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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there exactly the same size as the steels i have so defeats the point

As i like pedantry, they're not exactly the same, they're wider. Smile
Woody has some sets too.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:28 am

They also have the offset about right looking at the pictures and as they came of a mira/cuore
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:36 pm

12" tyres are around £30 ech if you can find them, 13" i can get for around £8 each, 12" wheels are NOT the way forward lol
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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:58 pm

£8 for a tyre! High quality item!
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:29 pm

to be fare they are part worns which you canot get 12" and i dont need quality i never go above 30 cause i am always around town so as long as they hold air and keep the pigs off my back there good enough for me
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Post by HIJET1300GT on Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:28 pm

never go above 30 ? you need a piaggio ape 50  Very Happy  wheels n tyres are easier to get hold of than a hi jet
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Thu May 01, 2014 9:30 am

HIJET1300GT wrote:never go above 30 ? you need a piaggio ape 50  Very Happy  wheels n tyres are easier to get hold of than a hi jet

I would never Get all my crap in it
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