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Russ81
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Got a phone call this evening from my wife telling me there was a noise coming from the car, luckily she had the sense to stop driving as the rear passenger wheel was very close to separating from the car, I'm talking a few threads left on each nut,what pisses me the most is that all nuts on all the wheels where torqued up to the factory specs on Thursday when I put the factory rims and tyres on. Now seeing that Nissan brought out there cheap gay solution of those pretty little caps, I guess I will have to torque my wheel nuts up every 2-3 days. Not real impressed I can tell you.

Guess i'll be going back to aftermarket rims again.

Rant over.

Sent while temporally motionless

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This is just another of long line of problem for Nissan, can't these morons do anything right!

Usual culprits for a wheel coming off (almost exclusively the passenger side) is either incorrect tension or incorrect centering of the wheel (there is a small locating lip on the hub on to which rim needs to be seated) which causes the wheel nuts to not being able to be seated correctly.

Pay attention to this centering/locating as well(it is easily overlooked) and you will have no issue.

I agree it is a bad design. :(

Cheers

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On a side topic I have 10 factory rims with 2 different offsets, anybody heard why this would be the case?

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Have a look at your nuts, possible not the right leading edge angle, and if there different the will flog out no matter how tight you do them..

As for different offset you may have different width wheels. Some 16x7 and others 16x8 or 10 or so on..

Kallen Westbrook

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Having different offset is interesting dilema, are you sure they're for the same model? To me it looks like they are for different model while they look the same. What are the offsets?

Cheers

Edit: Just went to look at mine, according to manual the only rims having different offset are the 16" unit. The 17" are same for all +10 mm.

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I believe the ones with the standard nissan offset came from a 4.8L wagon and the Rims from a 3.0L Ute they are exactly the same in all dimensions except for the offset. It's not really to bad as I run 2 sets of wheels. Once the car has gone over the pits both sets will be getting sold and I will put aftermarket ones back on

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I have had two mates lose a wheel on their trucks and seen it twice, once in Fraser some guy who only bought his truck two days before he left for Fraser lost his LHR he was not a happy camper... And another on the side of the road just after the teerwah barge... One day I am going to get rid of the factory alloys..

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I have had two mates lose a wheel on their trucks and seen it twice, once in Fraser some guy who only bought his truck two days before he left for Fraser lost his LHR he was not a happy camper... And another on the side of the road just after the teerwah barge... One day I am going to get rid of the factory alloys..

Don't believe you at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don't have any mates

Hahahahahahahaha

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Don't believe you at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don't have any mates

Hahahahahahahaha

See if you can guess my reply... That way I don't have to get any black marks against my name on this forum!! Hahaha

Ps.. Even if you were right.... I would disagree on principal!! Seems to be a theme!

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