Do all of you other peeps that use the Speedlines use different wheel nuts?
As I am sure we all know, the angle of the seat where the wheel nut sits on the wheel is different on the speedlines to the standard wheels, so I am wondering what everyone else does and if you use different nuts that fit the speedlines properly, where do you get them from?
I have bolted up the speedline with the standard nuts, but it doesn’t feel great and it isn’t the right thing to do.
Other than different nuts I was thinking about knocking the seats out of the Speedlines and having them machined to fit the standard exige wheel nut.
Or maybe I could buy another set of standard nuts and have the mounting face machined on those to fit the standard speedline seat.
Decisions, decisions!! What do the rest of you do???
Yep. I use these from Geary. Even cheaper and more robust than the Lotus OEM items. The standard Elise wheel nuts have a spherical seat - the black Exige nuts (ie Rimstock wheels) use a tapered seat. Speedlines have spherical seats - as per standard Elise wheels.
Have you checked if the wheel hub still located on the hub spigot ? - I saw this yesterday and realised that with the Speedline taper you end up with NO spigot location - which aint very clever at all …
Think Andy means the large hole in the middle of the wheel that locates the wheel onto the hub (where the rear hub nut fits). There is a flange on the hub that sticks out about 10mm that locates the wheel. With some large spacers the spigot ring wonï¿½t locate on this flange which puts all the load onto the wheel nuts.
Especially with Speedlines…but I should have washed it and used black gaffer tape…
Absolutely Mike, without doubt black is the best colour.
However, instead of investing in coordinated black gaffer tape I plan to take the ‘avoiding the pitwall’ route Only joking just glad that you and the car are ok. Btw I might be blagging rides at Donny as it looks like my car will be at a crucial stage of its heart transplant…woohoo my car is getting Honda’d ,…boohoo it won’t be ready for Donny