Rapido Alloy Wheel Bolt Release Socket

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  1. Sheddy

    Sheddy Funster

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    Been trying to get a replacement female lock socket for the Alloy wheels on my new van.
    I have been advised by Rapido in France that they are AL-KO items, contacted AL-KO they say they do not supply wheel bolts or sockets !!
    The normal bolts are 16mm thread with a 19mm head, the locking bolt head is also about 19mm diameter.
    Photos of the wheel and bolts.

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    Any Idea where I can get a replacement socket, or alternative would be welcome.
     
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    The socket and theft proof wheel nuts come in a kit, as far as im aware the socket is not available on its own,if you loose the socket then its remove the old nuts which can be quite a job.
    We come across this quite often in the workshop and we use a dedicated impact tool to remove but sometimes it can be more troublesome.
    Have a good look around vehicle they are often hidden,spare wheel,tool kit area could be anywhere as we have often found
    HTH
     
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    Hi there,that is the security bolt and it does look very worn.if that was mine i would get a slightly smaller socket,hammer it over the bolt head and remove it and fit an ordinary bolt in place and then remove the rest and do the same.or you could go to any motor factors and buy a new set of security bolts.but you never hear now of wheels getting stolen,they just take the vechicle:eek:.but if they are not in good condition the security bolts can be a right pain.just my opinion for experience in the workshop.
    Brian and Jo
     
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    Thanks, got one of these from fleabay did the job very well, thanks for the help (y)
     
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    So have all the scrotes so dont bother with the expense new ones;)
     
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    We have a Rapido with a similar locking stud but not sure if it will be the same fit, if it is you are welcome to try it at a rally if it dose the job you could remove the studs and replace them with ordinary studs. Alternatively, you can have ours and give us the standard studs.
     
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    Thanks for the offer, but I have now replaced the old lock bolts with replacement standard ones, so good to go now.
    Cheers
     
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    in future, get a gator grip...........it's what the scrotes use!
     
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