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Trying to get some specific info, so posted a new thread to get some answers.
Mounted some 20" wheels on my girls 1998 4.6 HSE, and all looks good, but have a concern about the "Bulge Acorn" conical seat type of lugnuts I need to use.
Because of the way Landrover did the stock wheels and lugnuts there is very little thread left to engage the new lugs.
I am getting 6 full turns before I pinch onto the wheel seat, and between 6 1/2 and 7 turns fully torqued.
Is that enough/safe?
Also, am I correct to say that the hub ring is 70mm on this Range?
I took the wheels off and put the stock ones back on until I am sure its safe!
 

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I wouldn't drive it !!!
 

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KeyRange said:
I took the wheels off and put the stock ones back on until I am sure its safe!

Good move!!! Count the turns on the stock, I'd say atleast 80%, you may need new lignite to fit properly. MKIII wheels requires using MKIII lugnuts.
 

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Wheels are aftermarket and have posted pics and fitment story in another thread... but here they are anyway...
 

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I do alot of safety critical work on Eurotunnels loco's. We have to have at least the same length of thread as the width of the bolt for it to be deemed safe. I.e. if you have an M10 bolt it has to be screwed a minimum of 10mm into the thread. That way if anything gives under pressure it'll be the bolt as likely as it will be the threads.
 

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Good info...
The bolt is a M14 x 1.5 pitch thread.
So, 1.5mm per turn x 7 turns is 10 mm engagement.
I think I need longer bolts.
 
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