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How many mm's or threads of the wheel bolts should go into the hubs (2001 s3)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by hank3944, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. hank3944
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    Hi There, I just wondered if there is a measurement that anyone new of about how much wheel bolt should screw into the hub??

    Basically I have just removed my standard 17" avus wheels and replaced them with 2 x genuine audi 18" et33 & 2 x aftermarket et35 wheels, And I might have been a bit paranoid but when I was turning the nuts it felt like a lot less revolutions on the old wheel brace than normal.

    Any info appreciated?
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    I used to run my TT with spacers which meant 5-6 full turns on each bolt maximum. Worried me initially, but never had any issues at all in k's of miles.
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    I have known people to run with 3 turns and not had any issues (think that equates to 3mm in the thread). I would go for >10mm in the thread given the option :yes:
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    aaaa so one's not enough then :whistle2:
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    Ones enough until your wheel falls off ....
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    I am guessing if you only used one you would strip the thread when trying to tighten it up anyhow
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    Dangerous game that.
    I just hope you don't take anyone else out with you when your wheel falls off!
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