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Offline deangpsx8

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The ones on my TR are a disaster.


Have come loose three times.

Lost a nut and almost a wheel on the Eastern freeway.

And yes before you ask, they were tightened correctly with a torque wrench.

Losing a wheel is my biggest fear when driving thenTR.

You are always listening for strange wheel bearing type noises coming from each corner.

If I could economically convert to 5 nut on the TR, it would be done in a heartbeat.
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The ones on my TR are a disaster.


Have come loose three times.

Lost a nut and almost a wheel on the Eastern freeway.

And yes before you ask, they were tightened correctly with a torque wrench.

Losing a wheel is my biggest fear when driving thenTR.

You are always listening for strange wheel bearing type noises coming from each corner.

If I could economically convert to 5 nut on the TR, it would be done in a heartbeat.
Worn splines?

or non factory wheel nut?

Be interesting to see what FF thinks?



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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The ones on my TR are a disaster.


Have come loose three times.

Lost a nut and almost a wheel on the Eastern freeway.

And yes before you ask, they were tightened correctly with a torque wrench.

Losing a wheel is my biggest fear when driving thenTR.

You are always listening for strange wheel bearing type noises coming from each corner.

If I could economically convert to 5 nut on the TR, it would be done in a heartbeat.

Someone is doing it wrong or you have some kind of issue.

I've never had one come loose, nor give problems with overtightening.

It's a total non issue when done correctly.



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Someone is doing it wrong or you have some kind of issue.

I've never had one come loose, nor give problems with overtightening.

It's a total non issue when done correctly.


Simon and i did adel to thredbo return in the TR, centre wheel nuts didnt move in 2500km of driving
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Offline robertb

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Someone is doing it wrong or you have some kind of issue.

I've never had one come loose, nor give problems with overtightening.

It's a total non issue when done correctly.
what is the factory torque figure on the nuts?



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what is the factory torque figure on the nuts?

From memory 275lb/ft. But I have it written on my tool at work.

Can't be arsed to look it up now!



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From memory 275lb/ft. But I have it written on my tool at work.

Can't be arsed to look it up now!
Bit like the 70s Porkers I always did my little race cars wheel nuts up with a torque wrench...always to factory specs.



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Fun that weekend. Didn't know you then, shame. Coulda ripped the piss out of each other!



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Fun that weekend. Didn't know you then, shame. Coulda ripped the piss out of each other!
all i can remember was Ted was slow coming out of turn 3 onto the back straight.

I should have kept that car and kept racing it in Marque sports on slicks and historics with my k jetronic with the tricking of the injection to flow fuel required for my high profile cams .

great little cars,that car sooooooooooooo many good bits in it.



Offline deangpsx8

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Simon and i did adel to thredbo return in the TR, centre wheel nuts didnt move in 2500km of driving

I have had 3 people look at it now.

All is OK. Splines are not worn. They have been correctly tensioned.
All genuine parts.

The rears have come loose 3 or 4 times in the many years I have owned it.

Don't get me wrong, they stay tight for one or 2 years, then suddenly they start coming loose.

Now i make it a rule to check the wheel nut tensions each time i go for a drive.
Most of the time they are fine.

But one very scary experience on the Eastern Freeway now has me worried.
If I had of driven another 30 seconds it would have been a disaster.


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