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Wheel bolts, not wobbly.

Does anyone know if the 19mm wheel bolts will fit on an alloy used with the 17mm wheel bolts?
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Re: Wheel bolts, not wobbly.

I believe must Alfa alloys will fit the 19mm bolts but I remember someone mentioned that their wheels wouldnt take the 19mm bolts because the wheel spanner wouldnt fit into the hole...........not sure which alloys they were but I believe from a 147

Which Alfa and wheels are you looking at?
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Re: Wheel bolts, not wobbly.

147 superports for my 145.
I am trying for a 5 stud conversion.
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Re: Wheel bolts, not wobbly.

A complete set of 17mm bolts would be pretty cheap anyway.

I can tell you that 16"/17" Selespeeds and 17" GTA alloys will fit 19mm

5 stud conversion would be interesting
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Re: Wheel bolts, not wobbly.

an alternative to normal bolts, are 'tuner' bolts. i have them on my aftermarket alloys. these don't rely on a normal socket/brace, and have an extension 'key', not dissimilar to a lock nut. these suit wheels that have a relatively narrow and/or deep hole.

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Re: Wheel bolts, not wobbly.

Yes they fit, but beward the 19mm ones don't have a 'shoulder' behind the bolt head so if you really tightened them up it might cut into the wheel.
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Re: Wheel bolts, not wobbly.

Only the head of the bolt changed, the thread & taper are the same.
So they are interchangeable.
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..but beward the 19mm ones don't have a 'shoulder' behind the bolt head so if you really tightened them up it might cut into the wheel.
No they won't.
The taper on the bolt is exactly the same.
The shoulder just looks bigger on the 17mm because the hex is smaller.
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No they won't.
The taper on the bolt is exactly the same.
The shoulder just looks bigger on the 17mm because the hex is smaller.
Ah right.. The 19mm bolts I have are slightly longer than the 17mm ones though..
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Ah right.. The 19mm bolts I have are slightly longer than the 17mm ones though..
Slightly longer is Ok, as long as their not shorter
Tuner bolts wont be needed as they are standard 147 wheels.
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