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Old 29 April 2007, 16:04   #11
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I bought a Bulldog Titan from Trailer tek.

I found that I had to go for a slightly wider clamp to overcome the bearing savers on my trailer. However when on the wheel you could get an open ended spanner in between the tyre and disc of the wheel clamp. I might buy a couple of wheel trims and cut out the centres to clear the savers.

That said though, if someone really wanted your pride and joy they'll have it. Providing you wheel clamp and other security measures satisfy the insurance company I don't think you can do more than that.
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Mine fit OK, but I must admit that it is a close fit. I guess that it is down to the actual fit on your size wheels. See if the nice man in the shop will let you try before you buy Matt!
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Perhaps my bearing savers stick out more than others, I did make some once, Mark Halliday has the prototype ones and the person that bought Kohaku have my other ones. Now they where low profile.
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I found that I had to go for a slightly wider clamp to overcome the bearing savers on my trailer. However when on the wheel you could get an open ended spanner in between the tyre and disc of the wheel clamp.
Andy, was it possible to drive the nuts completely off the studs with the clamp in place?
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Andy, was it possible to drive the nuts completely off the studs with the clamp in place?
I've just realised something.
If the wheel can't pass over the bearing saver it's not going to come off anyway. All undoing the wheelnuts will do is mean the wheel falls off when you take the clamp off.

I'm actually quite tempted to go for one of these at the top along with two sets of locking wheelnuts-the combination of which apparently meets 'sold secure' specs. That way I'd be able to lock the spare wheel to the trailer too.
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I've just realised something.
If the wheel can't pass over the bearing saver it's not going to come off anyway.
Won't the wheel always be able to pass over the bearing saver?
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You have a point. Do any of the clamps go far enough round the wheel so the brake drum prevents removal?
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Andy, was it possible to drive the nuts completely off the studs with the clamp in place?

Yep
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Locking wheel nuts as Nos4r2 suggests would be a good Idea providing they don't rust up with continual dipping into the Solent.
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Old 30 April 2007, 03:25   #20
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In all fairness even if they could drive the nuts off the wheels I doubt whether they would bother, far quicker to take a sledge hammer, angle grinder or cutting torch to it.

Lets face it these things are just a detterent to passing oppurtunistic wankers.

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