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    Hi guys,

    It's tyre time for my newly purchased Pug 206 GTi 180 and was hoping get some clarification on the process.

    From reading the owners manual it seems the wheels each have anti-theft lock bolts.

    I found the yellow anti-theft socket in the repair kit.

    Is it a matter of giving this anti-theft socket to the tyre installer to remove each wheel off the car?

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    I'm also going for Pirelli PZero Nero tyres which are already on the car. Thoughts?

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    The yellow plastic thing is just to remove the chrome caps over the wheel bolts.

    The anti-theft socket is a small silver chunk of metal, which should be in your jack bag/box or possibly in the glovebox. This page has a piccy.

    I suggest leaving it in the centre console when you go to the tyre place and let them know. Before leaving the tyre place, make sure you have located it again. It may also be prudent to make sure they haven't destroyed them before leaving too.

    If your finances can afford it, the first thing you should do is buy yourself four normal wheel bolts and get rid of the anti-theft bolts ASAP. The anti-theft bolts are marginal when treated with a rattle gun and once damaged, potentially expensive to remove. Peugeot will charge around $9.00 for a one new normal wheel bolt - a wrecker will be cheaper. You won't find them at SuperCheap.

    With the chrome caps in place, most people will have no idea how to steal your wheels anyway and factory pug ones are not exactly high on the list.

    Just a suggestion.

    P.S. If you don't feel like sleeping in this Saturday, how about a pug meet at Bondi?
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    I had P Zero Neros on mine - I was happy with them, though there weren't cheap. I also tried Dunlop Sport Maxx which I also found perfectly ok.
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    Hi Simon,

    I knew you would come to my rescue!

    Thanks so much again for your precise and wonderful advice.

    I found the anti-theft socket (2 of them still in the small plastic satchel bag!) in the foam box repair kit.

    I am very pedantic when it comes to scratches and defects so I will definitely make sure the tyre place handles with extra care.
    I've been to this tyre centre a couple of times before and they are very good, but not with the scenario of having these specialist bolts in place.

    I saw the social meet post for Bondi this Saturday, I'm hoping to get down there but will let you guys know shortly!

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    No worries

    Don't discount the possibility that someone else has already destroyed your anti-theft bolts before you bought the car.
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    Legend!

    Yes I did think of that already, fingers crossed all should go super smooth.

    Are you heading down to Bondi on Saturday?

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    Try to convince the type place to use braeker bar on the lock nuts. We sell heaps of normal bolts because type shops use the rattle gun and destroy them. Often it's on they way out but usually it's on the way in. The rims may then be damaged trying to get them out!
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    Thanks for the heads up cav91.

    I'm now starting to worry that changing the tyres is going to be quite a nail biting task. Arrgghh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekyage View Post
    I'm now starting to worry that changing the tyres is going to be quite a nail biting task. Arrgghh!
    Seeing as we are on the subject of nail-biting....

    No seriously, the OEM wheels have no hole in the centre. Some tyre shops won't be able to balance the wheels. All shops should have an adapter but most dislike using it, because it takes time to fit the adapter to the balancing machine.

    A good shop won't care and will take the time to do it.

    Another point to consider with the 180
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    I replaced my locking wheel nuts, total waste of space. Your average wheel thief is unlikely to want stock peugeot rims.

    The balancing issue I've come up on several times. I've found a nearby shop who have it and don't charge extra.

    I had sportmaxx, they were fine. Also Toyo T1R which were good but a little bit noisy. Now have Continental Sport 3 (i think) which are quieter and don't seem to have compromised any real handling.

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    Well the new tyres are on and the nail biting is over, all went perfectly fine as I handed them the socket and wheel nut remover.

    It took me longer to remove the sticky adhesive from the weight balancers than it did to fit the new tyres!

    The car is now sitting on four fresh PZero's and handles better than ever

    Thanks for all your informative posts guys.

    Now I just need to find a spare 'Atlantis' alloy wheel to replace a gutter rash one!

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    hito is selling a set at the moment, AFAIK. They don't come up often.

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    Cheers Simon

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