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Old 19-10-2018, 08:53 PM   #1
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Alloy Wheel help

i know this isn't detailing related but can anyone identify what wheels these are?

There on a Lexus IS220d that iv just bought and they look more or less identical to the original Lexus wheels but these ones have a bit on the rim where i take it the manufactures badge would go...

The other thing is how can i remove the locking wheel nut without the key as it wasn't with the car


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Old 20-10-2018, 07:26 AM   #2
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Can’t help with the wheels, but do seem to remember reading about a special socket that can be used to undo locking nuts (providing not too tight).

You could try as a last resort - which father in law had to do some years ago, was to hammer an old multi spline socket on to it and using that to remove it, just be careful with the wheel. Was a bit brutal, but worked for him on one side, the other side had a different locking but on, which had an outer shield over it - he chiselled this off and then used a socket to remove the nut. Not for the faint hearted, but he needed to get the wheels off...
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Hi bud.

Any decent garage would be able to weld a bolt or a socket on to the end of the lock nut and take it out. I had to get it done on my wife's last car. Took them about 10 mins.

Hope you get sorted.


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For one thing I have never seen that style of rim from the previous owner have just pushed on the OZ centre caps, regarding the looking wheel nuts as cookies said a competant garage would be able to weld on top of the locking wheel nut and get it off that way, but it also depends on which locking nuts are fitted as certain ones have to be drilled off.SJ.
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Fast fit tyre shops, sometimes have a kit of wheel lock removing keys, as well as a selection of keys they've forgot to return to customers; thats your best option, otherwise, it looks like there's insufficient space around the locking nut to use a removal tool, which has to fit over the locking wheel nut.

As the previous post suggested but as a last resort, hammer a slightly larger deep impact socket onto the locking nut.

Once firmly affixed, ever so slightly tighten the nut first, ideally using a T wrench or a long pull bar with a short ext.

Once the nut moves; ever so slightly un-tighten (anti-clockwise) using the very same slight movements, otherwise, if it's a wheel stud, if may snap.
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Old 21-10-2018, 08:50 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys
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those locking wheel nuts look like a ribe and any garage should get them out without welding as there are also hundreds of vehicles out there with that style of lockers you may also be able to go to halfrauds and get a new set with a ket that would fit for about £20
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They look similar to VW alloys.
Stupid question, but if you've only just bought it, have you been in touch with the person/place you've just bought it from....they may still have it??
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Old 21-10-2018, 11:41 AM   #9
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Socket (12 sided) that’s just smaller than the outside edge, and a big hammer... punch it on and undo. That’ll get that off. May be a bit of a pita to get the bolt back out of the socket though so don’t use your favourite tools lol

The correct key will be around 3 or 4 inches long. Not like the bmw or older vag keys which are splines, it’s got nobles on the outside of them. Personal pet hate is those style ones as they can round off if they’ve been left on for too long and done up with an air gun previously (from personal experience )

Once the wheels are off you’ll be able to find the markings inside the wheel to help identify them. Not much help now I know obviously
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