Interesting. It is a Disco 1 by the way. So what I have on the vehicle is not the regular nuts? Is that the locking nuts; maybe thats why I've had difficulty finding a tool to get them off?
That would explain why the original tool didnt work so would it be these that I should switch to? http://www.roversnor...pe=0&eq=&key=it but then it makes them super simple to remove the wheels and steal
No, those are the regular nuts. They're not locking, they're just a lousy design, that's all. If you Google a bit, you'll see you're one of thousands who have had this trouble on their trucks.
The link you posted would not be correct for your wheels. You can get ones that are exactly the same as your current ones except without the cap and with a solid top, or you can do what I posted in the link for 10 minutes and the cost of one M16 bolt and have normal lug nuts again.
No one is going to steal stock Disco 1 wheels. No one.
When the lug nuts get over torqued by an impact gun the caps expand and you get what you're dealing with. The steel nuts you linked to aren't meant to be used with the alloy wheels. Factory rims a hub centric and the steel wheels are lug centric as explained to me by Frank Cerrone.
Also, I believe steel nuts fastening against an alloy could cause corrosion issues, no?
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