wheel nuts

Submitted: Friday, Jul 07, 2017 at 21:24
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does anybody have problems with their wheelnuts on their px1 xlt ranger ,the standard 19 mill socket is to tight a fit and if you knock it on damadge is done to the corners of the nut,spoke to a tyre fitter today and he says they replace them with after market nuts, a lot cheaper and better quality ,thanks for future answers
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Reply By: Gronk - Friday, Jul 07, 2017 at 21:34

Friday, Jul 07, 2017 at 21:34
Have the Thailand makers somehow made the nuts with an imperial size head ?
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Friday, Jul 07, 2017 at 22:10

Friday, Jul 07, 2017 at 22:10
Don't know if the Mk 1 BT50's wheelnuts are the same as a PX 1 or not, but the BT's have a decorative cap on them which is easily damaged by a 12 point double hex socket. Use a single hex socket and they're fine. Standard wheelbraces and single hex sockets fit properly.
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Reply By: Supersi - Saturday, Jul 08, 2017 at 02:46

Saturday, Jul 08, 2017 at 02:46
As your tyre fitter said, change them we some decent after market ones. Do it now and you won't be left frustrated on the side of the road. The standard ones on Ranger and BT are renowned for the decorative head being damaged.
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Reply By: Hoyks - Saturday, Jul 08, 2017 at 10:21

Saturday, Jul 08, 2017 at 10:21
Mine were butchered by the dealer and overtorqued, so I couldn't get them off with the standard tools. Lucky I discovered that in the drive and not the middle of nowhere.
The chrome cap only goes over the nut and is crimped on just clear of the clamping surface of the nut.

If you are careful with a cold chisel and a pair of pliers you can peel the chrome cap off and then get a good fit with a 18mm (I think) socket on the steel nut to get them off.

I was lucky and had 24 spare nuts that came with a set of rims I bought, but you are better off going and buying a solid set of wheel nuts that don't have the stupid decorative cap squished onto them.
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Reply By: Member - Barry P (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 08, 2017 at 14:37

Saturday, Jul 08, 2017 at 14:37
wheel nuts thanks for replies lucky i found out before travelling ,new nuts from ford 30 dollars,after market i do not know the price,as the tyre shop gave me some
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Saturday, Jul 08, 2017 at 15:48

Saturday, Jul 08, 2017 at 15:48
You can get them on-line or from the auto parts places. Looking at $30-$40 for a set.

You aren't the first to have the issue though.
http://www.ozmazda.com/board/index.php/topic/19762-bt50-wheel-nuts

http://www.newranger.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1955&p=86284
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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Saturday, Jul 08, 2017 at 19:03

Saturday, Jul 08, 2017 at 19:03
They are the same as the bt50 nuts which are a lot cheaper. Only use a deep hex drive socket and there will be no problems.
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Reply By: Member - nick b boab - Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 09:57

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 09:57
stupid me thought they were met to be like that .... lol ... but i don't have any problems with wheel spanner fitting etc but i will be changing them pronto !!
luckily i'v already got 2 sets of spares i got b4 my last trip away
thanks for letting us know about this problem...... cheers
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