moriwaki

RX350 Ten thousand miles and Loving it.....need new wheel nuts....any advice lads ?

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So I have sent the wheels for powder coat in a dark anthracite grey....and thought I would buy some new wheel nuts....click good old ebay I thought...but the choice is bewildering ...can anyone recommend some high quality wheel nuts without going to the dealers ?....or are genuine parts not too expensive ?....what taper do I need anyone ?

 

I bought this 40.000 mile 2 owner 2007 350....The car is following my LS400 which I did 120.000 miles in .....Best Car I have ever owned.....then an LS460 which was a big big disappointment as mentioned on here at length  back in 2010....anyway replaced that with a V8 Touareg Turbo Diesel.....{ because we got two dogs }....most amazing Torque I have ever experienced.....but the most unreliable car I have ever owned....and I've owned many British Leyland cars since the 1980's too.....Limp mode over and over...had to go after 12 months of frustration with the car and dealer....

Anyway....I'm rambling on....I bought this 350 because the engine has Roller Rockers......which I had on my Cooper S I once built.....plus Hydraulic tappets.....normal Torque Converter box ....and a cam chain....so that's the one I went for....because I like to do most of my own maintenance ....This car is very good indeed....very smooth...quiet and has fairly good steering...but brakes are again difficult to judge like the 460.....but that's about it....very pleased with it....

Sorry for long post....but gives you something to read perhaps in these strange times.

 

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Welcome Steve. T`was an enjoyable read.

Remember when "if only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen ?

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Fairly sure the thread size is M12x1.5 (same as most Toyota) and yes, the choice is a bit bewildering.

I have bought a few different sets off ebay in the last few years with mixed results.  Avoid anything cheap.  Avoid anything aluminium.  Avoid anything made in China (I now hear the Trump pronunciation whenever I type that).  

Nothing really beats genuine units for longevity but try to make sure those you choose are actually made of metal and not whatever cheese-alloy mix I keep having problems with 😆

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3 hours ago, moriwaki said:

what taper do I need anyone

no taper, wheels are hub-centric not lug-centric. You need a flat mating against the wheel surface.

A taper at the very end is nice to help align the wheel holes like the OEM ones but not essential.

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Good time to grease your rear calliper pins too?

The 350 IS a great car.

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Thanks for replies lads......you are right Piers.....it is a great car....much better that I thought it was going to be....very little wind noise too....just wish it was styled a little better at the front....looks good otherwise.....but you can't have everything.

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