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Old 12-17-2017, 05:31 AM
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My son has just tried to use his spacesaver on his Mercedes to find that the bolts for his alloy wheels are too long for the steel wheel. Do I need special nuts for the Honda S2000?
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My son has just tried to use his spacesaver on his Mercedes to find that the bolts for his alloy wheels are too long for the steel wheel. Do I need special nuts for the Honda S2000?
So he's trying to use an S2000 spacesaver on a Mercedes? No it's not wrong nuts it's wrong car.
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I open this up to anyone who can read!
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AFAIK the standard bolts are fine for the S2000 spacesaver on an S2000
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They're nuts.

Not the previous posters, the retainers on an S2000.

I understand that they are sufficiently 'hollow' in order to clamp a steel pressing against the hub and the facing profile is correctly-rounded. I carry a set of five, because the facing surfaces on my Mugen nuts are conical.

I presume M-B continues to use bolts to clamp the wheels to the hub. If they've not through-bored the hubs sufficiently (or the ABS ring is in the way) it's comical, not conical.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:23 AM
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I used the standard nuts when I used a space-saver. Remember that the space-saver should only really go on a front wheel.
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I open this up to anyone who can read!
Really? did I not read Mercedes? Have I missed something?

What exactly are you trying to write?
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Snakecharmer most probably meant "the spacesaver on his Mercedes", as I find it highly unlikely that his son was born with a spacesaver.

But you never know, with petrolheads.
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It’s clear enough

the s2000 has nuts, not bolts and wasnt designed by a German brummie so you’ll be fine

having said that i’ve never used one. My Panzervaggon has a compressor and gunk which i’ve never used. Had a slow puncture twice on that phukka
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I've got that on both nearside wheels on the Leg End, strangely.

I presume it's related to the powder coating a couple of years back.
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