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Spacers... Now need longer locking wheel bolts

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DJ-S3, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. DJ-S3
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    Bought some 10mm spacers but not sure how to go about ordering some locking wheel bolts...

    It asks me loads of questions which i dn't know the answer to.

    My car is a 56plate S3 with standard alloys and standard suspension.

    Anyone fancy helping me??

    Thread
    Seat
    Shaft length
    Head size

    Thanks in advance

    Dom
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    Well a standard wheel nut thread is 27mm IIRC, so presumably with a 10 spacer you would need 37mm thread?

    But please, anybody correct me if I'm wrong!
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    From memory, M14 x 1.5 Radiused/Conical Head (for standard wheels) or Tapered/Cone head (for aftermarket wheels). 28mm is standard length.
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    Thread = M14x1.5
    Seat = Radius
    Head = 17mm

    Then as Brad says, think standard length is 27.5mm so add 10mm to that.
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    these days if they could get away with taking the wheels they will usually take the whole car
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    Thanks everyone. If it was 40mm thread that would be alright and not too long? Ie catch anything on the otherside from being too long? Can't find any at 37mm
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    Give Graeme and PM on here (GnJ Motorsport) he sorted me out with some for my 10mm spacers
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    Got some McGuard Black Edition Locking Nuts if your interested, used them when i was running 10mm spacers, but have removed the spacers now as I was having rubbing issues with my coilovers. PM me if interested. George
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    40mm should be fine with 10mm spacers.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    I assume 40mm would be sound with 12mm spacers aswell Damian?
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    [Dec 21, 2012]
    As said, the standard length bolts are 28mm. For a perfect match, you simply add on the length as per the width of the spacer. Its that simple.

    Anything up to 5mm either way on the same length bolt is also fine. I.e. you can run a 5mm spacer with the standard 28mm bolts, or a 15mm spacer with 38mm bolts etc.
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