On or around Mon, 8 Aug 2005 08:35:00 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>The hubs and studs are the same for alloy and steel. The Discovery I
>did indeed come with a steel spare. As far as I know the alloy nuts
>can be used with the steel wheels, on the basis that I don't
>recall the vehicle being supplied with extra nuts in the tool kit.
The alloy nuts are very different and don't have the right taper - I'd not
be happy fitting steel wheels with 'em, meself. Steel nuts on alloy wheels
is of course a definite no-no.
not sure there weren't different stud lengths, BICBW.
Range Rover book says alloys have different studs, noted by a slot or
triangle on the end of the stud. It further says that early vehicles should
only be fitted with alloys provided the studs are replaced to suit. Could
well be that discos have alloy-type studs anyway... I'll go an look. Our
disco has steel wheels and "steel" nuts, which are just ordinary wheelnuts
and nothing like the "alloy" ones.
Ours does indeed have the marked studs, though.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
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