D8 wheels on a D9 car - which wheel nuts?

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D8 wheels on a D9 car - which wheel nuts?

Postby jlmacd » Wed May 10, 2017 1:17 am

Was looking to swap the wheels from my, soon to be retired D8 2.0 GLX to my recently acquired D9 2.0 HDi 110. just prefer the style of the old to the new. Having read here about the compatibility of all wheels (except for cars with the Brembo brakes) I decided to go ahead today. Double checked all the specs for both vehicle wheel types and they appeared to match in every way. After swapping the first wheel, I happened to notice though that the wheel nuts for each wheel type are different. Here they are -
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And here are the two wheel types....
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this is the D8 wheel

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and, this, the D9 wheel.

What I discovered was that the D8 wheel nuts had longer heads and have no countersunk 'shoulder' and the D9 ones are the opposite. The top photo shows the difference between them.
There is also a bit of difference in the thread lengths as seen here...
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After looking at how much thread protruded from the back of the wheel, I decided it best policy to keep the same wheel nuts with their original wheels. All seems fine but I want to ask if anyone can confirm the hubs would be the same on both vehicles to accept the bolts from the other vehicle, if that makes sense?

Have swapped only the two fronts across so far. Have held off on the rears, hoping that someone can confirm this should all be safe and good. Fronts all went on fine and torqued up to spec.
Here's the progress so far, on the D9 with the D8 wheels on the front....
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Its only personal preference but i think the D8 wheels are nicer. Plus they had far better tyres on them than the cheapos that came with the D9 - and i am bu**ered if I am handing those to the scrappy as they were only fitted a few months ago!

Thanks to any kind soul who can advise on this.
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Re: D8 wheels on a D9 car - which wheel nuts?

Postby GingerMagic » Wed May 10, 2017 6:36 am

I would be inclined to agree and keep the bolts that were on the D8, for the new car...

I don't think it makes a difference to be honest, but for peace of mind... :cheesy:
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Re: D8 wheels on a D9 car - which wheel nuts?

Postby jlmacd » Fri May 12, 2017 12:10 am

Thanks GingerMagic. Done the full swap now and been doing plenty of road testing today. Came back with the same number of wheels I went out with, thank goodness :lol:
All seems sweet and the benefit of the Michelin CrossClimate tyres now on the D9, compared to the cheap nasty chinese tyres it came with, has improved the ride by far. Glad I took the time to do it now and still of the opinion the old wheels look better on there than the originals. Happy bunny, so far!

Question though: the car had the tracking done last week as part of the pre-mot service, prior to me buying it. Having now changed the wheels over, I am wondering, would it be good policy to have the tracking checked again ?
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Re: D8 wheels on a D9 car - which wheel nuts?

Postby GingerMagic » Fri May 12, 2017 7:10 am

No, save your money.
You only really need to adjust the tracking if some of the suspension parts have been replaced, or you Muller the wheel against a kerb avoiding local scallywags in Clios.....
If it hadn't have been done I would suggest it, as its a new motor to you, but no need to do it again so soon.
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Re: D8 wheels on a D9 car - which wheel nuts?

Postby jlmacd » Fri May 12, 2017 10:15 am

Great. Glad I asked then and thanks for the advice.

Will put the money to better use - in the pot towards the V6! (The dream lives on...!)

My son drives a Clio ...... point duly noted! :lol:
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