Replacing your Land Rover Defender V8 wheel nuts is a simple but effective upgrade. Since the wheel nuts are designed to secure your wheels with a clamping force, the higher the tensile strength means that it can undertake more impact without being broken. In most cases, people who tend to change their original equipped wheels usually end up replacing the wheel nuts to fit the aftermarket wheels and improve the performance. Aftermarket wheel nuts can add a personalized style to your vehicle. Because they are in a mass variety of colors and styles, you can make the rims more noticeable while keeping the current wheels. If you would like to improve your Defender V8 110’s performance by reducing weight, you can replace the factory wheel nuts with ones made of a more lightweight material (e.g., Titanium). Any modification must be based on safety. It is important to choose safe aftermarket wheel nuts.
Which Defender V8 110 Wheel Nuts are Suitable?
Firstly, figure out what’s the thread. It is the easiest part, you can get information from the vehicle’s manual. Secondly, find out what seat type fits your wheel insert. If you keep current wheels, then the seat type must be the same as the stock ones. If you get aftermarket wheels installed, then the seat type is determined by the lug seat of this set of wheels. Besides, the tread length and head diameter might be different. When figuring out the thread and seat type of your Land Rover Defender V8 110 wheel nuts, you get to the material selection which is one of the important things to ensure safety. Mostly there are a lot of aftermarket wheel nuts made of various materials. But quality Defender V8 wheel nuts will express the performance with data clearly.
BONOSS offers high-quality forged Defender 110 V8 wheel nuts that are available in a variety of colors to suit your style preferences. Although many stores claim that they are selling Aluminum wheel nuts, but they are not made by the forged process. In fact, they are cheap casting lugs. Forging provides higher performance wheel nuts than casting. It further enhances the hardness and toughness. With the same material and cost, the strength and safety of forged wheel nuts are far higher than casting ones. BONOSS provides forged Titanium wheel nuts (Tensile Strength≥1,110Mpa), and the forged 7075-T6 Aluminum wheel nuts (Tensile Strength≥572Mpa), they are fully SGS TÜV ISO standard test reports certificated. And the Tensile Strength of the cheap alternatives is approximately 125Mpa below. When facing bump and impact loads, higher tensile strength can bear greater forces without breaking.
What is the Torque of Land Rover Defender V8 110 Wheel Nuts?
When you get BONOSS Defender V8 wheel nuts and are ready to install, properly torqued them are extremely important. Wheel lug nuts are designed to fasten your wheels with a clamping force. When torqued to the manufacturer-specified spec, they will make a strong mechanical connection to the threads on the vehicle hub. Here is the reference tightening torque for BONOSS Defender V8 110 wheel lug nuts:
- M12: reference 113NM (83.3 Ft-tb)
- M14: reference 140NM (103.5 Ft-tb)
- 1/2-20UNF: reference 130NM (95.8 Ft-tb)
Besides, it is also critical to ensure your wheel nuts’ thread is enough for the proper thread engagement. At the minimum, thread engagement length must be equal to or greater than the diameter of the fastener. Generally, the minimum number of turns and the locking torque for different threads are as follows:
- M12 x 1.50 = 6.5 turns = approx. 10 mm of load bearing shaft length
- M14 x 1.50 = 7.5 turns = approx. 12 mm of load bearing shaft length
- 1/2″ UNF = 8.0 turns = approx. 11 mm of load bearing shaft length
It is very important to ensure the Defender V8 wheel nuts are torqued to the correct specifications. Even if there is only one wheel nut that is undertorqued, it can continue to loosen itself through the vibrations while driving at high speed. As a result, it will unseat the wheel from the hub and create additional vibrations as it spins erratically. This can put pressure on the lug nut itself that it was unable to handle, leading to eventual failure, even though the nuts haven’t slid off first and the rim hasn’t separated from the hub completely yet. Over torquing your Defender 110 V8 wheel nuts can have similar effects.