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Check which wheels you have against what you should have . Some holes in the wheel are tapered and will require a nut with a tapered face. Others are parallel and require a straight nut with a flat washer. Check that the holes in the wheel are not worn out of shape. If in doubt take it to a tyre shop and have them look at it as they have a range of nuts that will do the job or explain why the wheel cannot be repaired.

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