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In the past I have had the unfortunate experience of loosing a wheel whilst going along :oops: - luckily quite slowly so no serious damage. This has made me somewhat paranoid and it's constantly in the back of my mind when driving any car.

I have seen some cars with lockwired wheel nuts, I am no strange to lockwiring for motorcycling purposes, but am a bit reluctant to drill my lovely shiny Ferrari wheel bolts - they are about £9 each.

The wheels in question are Compomotives that I am intending to use for FOC track days next year, and the bolts are hidden behind a plastic hub-cap.

I could be mistaken but I have seen some cars/trucks with what look like yellow plastic fittings between/around the wheel nuts, and having wondered what they are for ages, now realised they may have the same effect as lock-wiring, but don't seem to damage the wheel bolts.

My question is does anyone know what these plastic things are called and am I correct regarding their purpose? If so where can they be purchased?

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Andy,

If they're what I think they are - they don't actually prevent the nuts from loosening - they just show you when it's happening.

The things I'm thinking of have a sort of very pointed egg shape - you can line then up to each other, so that if the nuts begin to loosen, you can see it because of the plastic attachments being out of alignment.

Have you tried threadlock?
 
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