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jezh
08-12-03, 17:44
Hi

My white SZ has 4 white 17" "Work" wheels with those strange large single race-style bolts that seem to cover the normal wheelnuts.

Obviously this is quite annoying: if I get a flat I wont have the tool to remove the great big nuts to access the real wheel nuts.

Anyone have any experience with these wheels (are they any good?) Also does anyone know of how to get these enormous nuts off!

Jez

Timwildman
08-12-03, 17:47
Originally posted by jezh
Hi

My white SZ has 4 white 17" "Work" wheels with those strange large single race-style bolts that seem to cover the normal wheelnuts.

Obviously this is quite annoying: if I get a flat I wont have the tool to remove the great big nuts to access the real wheel nuts.

Anyone have any experience with these wheels (are they any good?) Also does anyone know of how to get these enormous nuts off!

Jez

Enormous spanner?

Kopite
08-12-03, 18:13
bring it up to liverpool, im sure me and some of me scallies cud get them off :D kiddin! can u trace the manufacturer?

JamesArup
08-12-03, 18:20
Does the big bolt in the middle look slightly like this: -

http://www.bouncingbullet.com/supra/images/bn_DSCN1935.JPG

I had a flat the other day - the tyre place got it off with a sod-off great pair of mole grips. But when I fitted new locking wheel nuts, I had to employ the 'whack a lump of wood with a rubber hammer' technique to get them to turn. Apparently they would have come with some kind of giant strengthened plastic 'nut' originally, but I guess most of these never made it over on the boat with import cars?

Cheers, J :cool:

Newgendesign
08-12-03, 18:34
Yes thats similar to the locknut type thang! I might have to fashion some kind of wrench out of metal that should undo them. They are supposed to unwind my hand apparantly but I cant get them to shift for love nor money...

The company who make them are called "Work" and they seem to be quite common in Japland and states - never seem to have made it over here. They do appear quite expensive race spec alloys (on assumption) I think the model name are "FR Design" as on each there is a small sticker.

I will post some pics...

The mystery continues...

Rob_B
08-12-03, 18:56
I think when you buy them new they supply some kind of huge spanner that undoes them. If you just can't get a grip on them with your hands, try the ole elastic band round them or marigold trick oo-er :)

Rgds,
Rob.

Rob_B
08-12-03, 18:57
Originally posted by Timwildman
Enormous spanner?

LMAO

Rob :D

peter richards
08-12-03, 19:51
hi jezh , might be a left hand thread . you never know .:)

Timwildman
08-12-03, 19:53
Try a strap wrench. It shouldn't hurt the the lovley finish like pipe grips will.

mitchc
10-02-05, 22:47
Mine don't have a lovely finish anymore, so I might try an oil filter spanner thing with the three legs.

Mine are Work Rezax and the centres are solid. Only got three and they need refurbing. If anyone's got a spare 17X9 ET47 for sale, give me a shout. Alternatively if anyone wants to buy 2 17X8's with 245/45s and one 17X9 with 255, PM me.

mitchc
10-02-05, 22:48
Hahahaha, just seen how old this thread was:D If you were waiting this long for a reply, I think you may have had serious problems by now....

hadyn
10-02-05, 23:29
i've got work reflex with the centre caps as shown above, i've also got the big plastic tool to get them off which must have come off the boat from japan with the car - unfortunately i cannot move the centre cap at all - it must be seized on or something??

Newgendesign
11-02-05, 09:28
aha - long time ago but cracked the problem:

I bought these rubber band type tools that you take oil filters off with: these wrap round the large nut/bolt things and work really well.

I did purchase 2 different spanners (BBS and a BMW) with the hope that they would fit but alas too big. My WORK wheels ones must be lost somehwere in Japan...

Nevermind.

Thanks anyway people.

D4KNS
08-06-05, 12:16
aha - long time ago but cracked the problem:

I bought these rubber band type tools that you take oil filters off with: these wrap round the large nut/bolt things and work really well.

I did purchase 2 different spanners (BBS and a BMW) with the hope that they would fit but alas too big. My WORK wheels ones must be lost somehwere in Japan...

Nevermind.

Thanks anyway people.


Were they a standard right hand thread? :limp: