Richbrook’s latest products offer security, lightness and superb engineering; Forged Aluminium Wheel Nuts and Locking Nuts. The benefits of locking wheel nuts have long been well documented. Put simply, they stop your wheels from being stolen! The benefits of lightweight aluminium wheel fixings have also long been proven. They reduce rotating unsprung mass – essential for fine road manners and handling. So, these little fellas, boasting both of these design facets, balanced with attractive design, should be a winner all round!
Recently, a lot of switched-on tuners have moved over to forged aluminium wheel nuts for retaining rims onto hubs. A fantastic idea, as particularly on 5 stud cars, this can save a significant amount of weight. The new Richbrook range works as a security measure in its own right, but also looks far more homogenous when combined with a set of their lightweight nuts. Most anti-theft bolts are fairly heavy and incongruous in their design, meaning that they stick out like a sore thumb once bolted up.
Richbrook’s elegant locking solution uses 5 slightly eccentric lobes on each nut’s driven face, meaning only the unique tool supplied with each set with allow them to turn. With numerous different combinations of lobes available, most thieves will move on and try something a little easier!
Security aside, these new nuts weigh 65% less than their steel equivalent! – meaning that combined with a set of aluminium nuts, they should make a tangible difference, both aesthetically and dynamically. Silver and Gunmetal finishes are available to cater for most popular tuner applications.
The Locking Nuts are priced at £26.95, this includes a smart nylon ‘key’ bag with elasticated cuff to fit onto the wheelbrace, meaning you can always find your key when you need it. So, you can make your car light-footed whilst thwarting the light-fingered. The lightweight forged nuts are just £14.95 for a pack of four.
For more details on the Richbrook range of Sport Auto Accessories, please click to www.richbrook.co.uk or call the team on 01328 862387.