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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject:  interesting wheel bolt Reply with quote

one of the topics that i hear non stop here is the arguement about using wheels with different lug patterns ,safe or not. i also own a 2010 VW Jetta 2.5, that i do not share often. but anyway i get emails from a VW parts company that sent me an email about this

http://www.ecstuning.com/News/.....ts14x15x27

i just thought it was a clever little thing. while i do not know how good they are or anything. its something that some of you who really want to use different lug patterns to look into a aftermarket company that may cater to the many of you that like to use the wrong lug pattern. of course we use lug nuts not bolts but using this collar and a flat nut may be the solution.

i just am fascinated by hardware, maybe because i am a shop teacher.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

As a shop teacher how would you expect to get a wheel stud and a wheel bolt to work together? (Not to mention this is still a really bad idea)

Those are mainly for German cars that have threaded hubs for wheel bolts rather than wheel studs coming out of the hubs

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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As a shop teacher how would you expect to get a wheel stud and a wheel bolt to work together? (Not to mention this is still a really bad idea)

Those are mainly for German cars that have threaded hubs for wheel bolts rather than wheel studs coming out of the hubs

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oh i know this is not for our cars period. we use nuts not bolts. i have used something simular in the past. i mean it is interesting, but i have no idea how this would work on a car. and there is no way i would ever use it. i would not endorse it. i would still use the proper lug pattern no matter what.

but for those that still insist on using the wrong lug pattern, something like this may be a bit safter, not by alot.

just thought it was interesting and not thought of before when i saw it this morning

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I guess I'll never understand the desire to change something on your vehicle as fundamental as the wheel bolt pattern.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I guess I'll never understand the desire to change something on your vehicle as fundamental as the wheel bolt pattern.


either do i. but this is a example of a extreme of what someone would do

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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IffyG wrote:
I guess I'll never understand the desire to change something on your vehicle as fundamental as the wheel bolt pattern.


either do i. but this is a example of a extreme of what someone would do


These really aren't any different than the washers that they sell for cars that utilize lugnuts instead of lug bolts.

My dad's neighbor had a flat and asked for his help getting it off the car. When they got the lugnuts off, the wheel was still stuck. Something didn't seem right to my dad so he asked the guy how he got the wheels on there. I think they were blazer wheels that he put on his Jimmy or something like that. He told my dad that he had to hammer the studs over to get the holes to line up. My guess is that he had 5x5 wheels on his 5x4.75 hub. It's scary when you think that you drive on the same roads as these people.

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