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      05-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Help: question about lug nuts

I just got the first set of aftermarket wheels I have ever purchased. I've never had to worry about this before, but I'm unsure as to whether my current lug nuts will work with my new wheels.

If it helps, I had the 220M wheels and I'm going to an offset of +22 on front and rear.

I'm interested in the project kics, but I'm not sure if there's an actual advantage for me, or if I even need them.

Any advice would be great. You guys are awesome
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      05-05-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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i went from the stock 19s to a set of 19x9.5 et 22 all the way around and the stock bolts work fine up front. when i have spacers on i use the set of extended bolts that came with the ms kit.
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most of the time stock bolts will work because with more aggressive offsets the wheel company tends to bore out the wheel a little more so that the lugs will fit. Usually you only need extended bolts for spacers.
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I just got the first set of aftermarket wheels I have ever purchased. I've never had to worry about this before, but I'm unsure as to whether my current lug nuts will work with my new wheels.

If it helps, I had the 220M wheels and I'm going to an offset of +22 on front and rear.

I'm interested in the project kics, but I'm not sure if there's an actual advantage for me, or if I even need them.

Any advice would be great. You guys are awesome
Do this:

1. Take one of the the stock wheels off

2. Put the wheel bolt through one of the holes on the stock wheel and measure how much protrudes out the back of the wheel.

3. Repeat #2 with the new aftermarket wheel. Should be the same. If there is a difference of greater than 2mm less coming out the back, I would get longer bolts.
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Thank you guys, that helps me understand it a lot better. Cheers to all of you and hopefully I can get some pics up soon. I'm coming up on 12 months of owning the car, and I haven't posted any pictures yet.. You all enjoy your saturday!
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Do this:

1. Take one of the the stock wheels off

2. Put the wheel bolt through one of the holes on the stock wheel and measure how much protrudes out the back of the wheel.

3. Repeat #2 with the new aftermarket wheel. Should be the same. If there is a difference of greater than 2mm less coming out the back, I would get longer bolts.
This is what I was going to write - excellent advice
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