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Mick A

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Re: Wheel nuts for racing car or just in general use
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2014, 11:07:59 PM »
I bought a set on eBay, $50. After repeated use their soft thread would strip against the steel studs.
Unless you get a good quality set like a genuine Rays Engineering from Japan which would cost about $200 a set. Don't bother.

And just for you Neil, they weigh 26 grams each compared to steel ones which weigh 43 grams. Saving of 272g for 16, just don't eat breakfast ;)

Or take a shit before you leave for the track.

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Re: Wheel nuts for racing car or just in general use
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2014, 11:08:57 PM »
But with the lighter nuts, you would save some unsprung weight which would help the handling

It's not F1 Colin, it will make no difference on vehicles at this level of racing!

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Re: Wheel nuts for racing car or just in general use
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2014, 10:24:10 AM »
I'd take nuts that aren't going to fatigue the thread out and fail over saving 100gm per wheel...
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Re: Wheel nuts for racing car or just in general use
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2014, 12:49:16 PM »
I use open ended steel 'acorn' nuts - they're 17mm across the flats, 20mm of thread, and weigh ~30g each (compared to about 60g for the wheel nuts they replaced).

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Re: Wheel nuts for racing car or just in general use
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2014, 09:56:51 AM »
I bought a set on eBay, $50. After repeated use their soft thread would strip against the steel studs.
Unless you get a good quality set like a genuine Rays Engineering from Japan which would cost about $200 a set. Don't bother.

And just for you Neil, they weigh 26 grams each compared to steel ones which weigh 43 grams. Saving of 272g for 16, just don't eat breakfast ;)

Or take a shit before you leave for the track.

Is that the reason for you were often seen frequented the toilet block at Philip Island.