Prado WheelNuts

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:56
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Hi - I hope some of you have a solution to this problem - and thanks in advance for any comment.

1 have a 120 series prado (with alloy wheels) and a camper trailer with prado steel wheels.
What I'd like to be able to do, is to put any spare be it steel or alloy anywhere. I don't particularly what to carry more than the 2 spares (ie 1 alloy and 1 steel)

Mowing the Steel to the Prado is not a problem However getting the right wheel nuts for fitting the alloy to the trailer appears to be a problem . The trailer has an imperial thread hence the prado wheel nuts are no good. The "standard aftermarket" nuts for alloys shafts are around 1-2mm smaller than the prado's and resulting in a bit of slop where the nut goes through the alloy and therefore not satisfactory.

Is anybody aware where I may be able to get the"right" wheel nuts or if they have another solution.

Thanks Terry
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:11

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:11
Terry,

What about knocking out the wheel studs on the trailer and replacing them with the same as the ones on the vehicle.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:16

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:16
Good idea except the last wheel stud I bought off Toyota cost me about $11 for the stud and the nut for a Cruiser 80..

Today I got 6 studs and nuts for an ALKO hub for a Roadstar van for about $16 in total posted.
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Follow Up By: Benter - Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 21:11

Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 21:11
Graham - thanks a lot - I'll be in Warwick with the in laws next week. I've contacted the engineering works in SA today - and awaiting their response -

Appreciate the information

Thank you
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Reply By: GerryP - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:15

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:15
Hi Benter,
Not sure what state you're from but two possible solutions...

1. Contact Galaxy Products, Galpro Engineering, 13 Cardiff Ct. CAVAN, SA. on (08)83495422. These guys will make you any special stud you need at a very reasonable price. Good quality as well. ...or...

2. Perhaps consider replacing the studs in the trailer with Prado ones. If the Prado studs are larger, you may need to drill the hubs to the correct size after knocking the old studs out.

A third option would be to replace the hubs on the trailer, but that would cost more dollars, especially if they are drums or discs.

Hope that helps
Cheers
Gerry



www.galproeng.com.au

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Reply By: Benter - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:40

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:40
Thanks Guys - I was hoping to stay away from changing the wheel studs but it may be my only option.

The trailer does have Alko electric brakes.

Graham - I'm in Brisbane where did you get your studs from?

Also having never knocked our wheel studs before - are there any tricks to doing it.
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Follow Up By: DCTriton - Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 00:49

Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 00:49
If you end up knocking the studs out, obviously the go back through the mounting surface... Use a dead blow hammer or a brass drift and a mash hammer... You may have to remove the hubs to do this, in fact I would recommend it - working on a bench is far more comfortable.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 21:03

Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 21:03
I got the studs and nuts from Ross Barnes Agencies in Warwick
Ph no 07 46615966
They are 1/2 in UNF so wont be Prado thread but he may be able to help you. These are for Simplicity caravan suspension
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Reply By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:53

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:53
Hi
Benter
You want parallel shank nuts with washer to suit prado alloy in 1/2 inch thread to suit trailer. May need to measure hole dia in prado wheel. Standard parallel shank nuts may be smaller dia. As one of the other post said Galaxy Products will make to suit. I have nuts and or studs made there when needed.
Hope this helps
Cheers
Charlie
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Reply By: Benter - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 23:00

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 23:00
Charlie - thanks for this info. I'll check them out in the morning to see if they can make the nuts. It seems a simpler solution that replacing the studs.

and thanks to the rest of you for providing those alternatives. Who knows I may still need to replace the studs. Hopefully I can resolve this tomorrow.
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