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Old 08-25-2013, 03:31 AM   #1
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New rims, Need smaller lug bolts.

I purchased some 18" M6 replica rims on craigslist. Got an amazing deal, Only $250 for the set with tires. However when I went to put them on today I found that my Lug bolts don't fit into the holes on the rim, the flange is too big. I can't even get a 17mm socket in them. A 16mm socket will just fit. Does anyone make wheel bolts with a 16mm head?? The previous owner had them mounted on his z3 if that helps, he found some way to mount them.


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Old 08-26-2013, 12:39 AM   #2
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For the bennifet of anyone that may be searching this same problem I emailed the original owner. He told me he used spline drive locking lug bolts. Ill be picking myself up a set tomorrow.

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Old 08-26-2013, 01:08 PM   #3
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Thin walled sockets may work, as well as a spline drive bolt.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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What about Allen type bolts?
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:08 AM   #5
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Picked up a set of spline drive bolts at Bell Tire for $47 today and mounted them up.

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