Need different bolts for wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Exovolt, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Exovolt

    Exovolt New Member

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    I invested in a set of aftermarket alloys today for my 2005 C Class Coupe and it turns out the stock bolts are a few mm too long. Any ideas on how to get shorter bolts? I've tried Halfords but they only stock Ripspeed bolts.
     
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    npuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The G.F.P Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    i had this problem with my after market 18's for my w124

    i had to have shorter bolts on the back as when i moved slowly backwards after putting the new bolts & wheels on the new longer bolts pinged the handbrake shoe spring and popped it off

    so i stuck the old ones back on the back with nice black plastic caps to make them look nicer

    oh, i had to use brabus spacers to get the wheels on hence the need for longer bolts at the front
     
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    Exovolt

    Exovolt New Member

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    Could I use a set of 5mm spacers do you reckon? If I measured the stock bolt against the new wheel compared to the stock wheel and I come up with about 5mm I think it might work. I'm not really savvy on this subject though.
     
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