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    It took me over two evenings about 4.5 - 5 hours with the drill and a number of drill bits.
    Big Thanks to all that chipped in with ideas but special thanks to 'ncarnall' as it was masonary drill bits that let me win in the end - Cheers mate.
    As for the remainder of the bolt (it snapped at the base of the cone), believe it or not i unscrewed it with my fingers out of the hub!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheT6Kid View Post
    As for the remainder of the bolt (it snapped at the base of the cone), believe it or not i unscrewed it with my fingers out of the hub!!!
    i had to cut 3 wheels off, & all the threads came out the hub either by hand or with pliers. I think if there done up too tight then the bolt head grips into the wheel & locks it more than the thread in the hub being too tight or rusty

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyldetowbars View Post
    i had no locking wheel nut my local tyre dealer had some kind of impact drill driver thingy he got them of in no time
    Yeah - I would be inclined to take it in somewhere and let them worry about it.
    If you ask for a quote first, they'll say "15 mate" and if it takes them 2 hours it wont be your prob.

    Dont tell them I sent you;>)

    Hope you get it sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woz View Post
    Yeah - I would be inclined to take it in somewhere and let them worry about it.
    If you ask for a quote first, they'll say "15 mate" and if it takes them 2 hours it wont be your prob.

    Dont tell them I sent you;>)

    Hope you get it sorted.

    W:>)
    All sorted now you must have missed a couple of posts out^
    I am sure if they looked at what I had when I started most of them would have been very reluctant to take the job on.

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    good work mate! British pluck and spirit there

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    Now I've got my wheel off, I can think about getting these fitted. Bought them a week ago and had them refurbed. Re-assembled them last night, (Rock and roll eh? Saturday night re-assembling split rims with a torque wrench and Loc-tite)...Just need some tyres!

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    Very nice!

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    4 X 225/40/18 Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta's ordered today, Overnight delivery.....
    Its a waiting game now....

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    IMHO you've bought the wrong size tyres old bean.

    S60 & V70 with factory Nebulas used 235s.

    Worry not, you can rectify it in about 12 months time when they've all worn out . . .


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    Did the sums and that is the closest size for the rolling circumference to match my 17's as fitted now.
    I think if you fit 235's you need a trip to dealers to change the ECU to allow a correct speedo reading.
    225's over read by 0.32 MPH at 70 which is a very small difference.
    I think the 225's may also have less chance of rubbing the wheel arch liners.
    I have tried to weigh the Pro's and cons up, it has been an informed choice.
    I appreciate the input though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v70torslanda View Post
    IMHO you've bought the wrong size tyres old bean.

    S60 & V70 with factory Nebulas used 235s.

    Worry not, you can rectify it in about 12 months time when they've all worn out . . .
    well spotted, i put 235's on the 18's for my S60

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    Quote Originally Posted by p fandango View Post
    well spotted, i put 235's on the 18's for my S60
    Did they rub the arch liners?
    I have no first-hand experience of this, I'm only going by what i read?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheT6Kid View Post
    Did they rub the arch liners?
    I have no first-hand experience of this, I'm only going by what i read?
    they rub about the same as the 17's did, as said its no issue running 225 & can go for the different size when they need changing

    i just went for the size written on the filler cap door

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    Rolling diameter (for info)

    Apologies the speedo under-reads

    Standard Tyre - 225/45R17

    Tyre 1 - 225/40R18
    Speedometer Difference: 0.434% too slow

    Tyre 2 - 235/40R18
    Speedometer Difference: 1.722% too slow

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    my speedo read 8mph over on the original tyres anyway lol

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    The end result!

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    Very nice!, wasn't that worth all the blood sweat and tears?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Very nice!, wasn't that worth all the blood sweat and tears?.
    Yes it was! Very pleased with wheels, look like they grew on the car.
    There is a lot to be said for sticking with OEM wheels, I think you would have to be careful what design of wheels you fitted on an S60. Cheers.


 

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