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Bolts insead of studs and lugs

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Is there a reason European cars use Bolts to attach the wheel and not a stud and lug nut? My wifes BMW, my Mercedes and Porsche I had both had Bolts. But all my non European cars have Studs and Lug nuts.

Is there an advantage of one over the other? Or is it simply the choice they use?

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Re: Bolts insead of studs and lugs

In the case of the 3 luxury brands you mentioned, I would imagine it's because they want to make it as much of a pain in your ass as possible to do any maintenance yourself.


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Re: Bolts insead of studs and lugs

It is a pain. With aftermatket wheels, if the hub doesnt extend and you have hubcentric, its a paint o hold the wheel and line up a Bolt. But with stock wheels its easy because you lift up, place on hub rotate wheel till it all lines up.

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Re: Bolts insead of studs and lugs

All the cars you listed are German...I think VW's are the same way. Don't know why.


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Re: Bolts insead of studs and lugs

yeah VW's are the same way. Europeans are mad, it actually gives you more threads in total contact and less chance of corrosion as these are bolts are usually hidden under caps.....however yes...its a PITA to change wheels using bolts.

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Yeah it kind of sucks changing the wheels on Audi's, etc. unless you have a wheel-hanger. You gotta pay for the luxury somehow, since they're so chea- hmm. :P

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Re: Bolts insead of studs and lugs

[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=161821.msg3435229#msg3435229 date=1259531416]
In the case of the 3 luxury brands you mentioned, I would imagine it's because they want to make it as much of a pain in your ass as possible to do any maintenance yourself.
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Re: Bolts insead of studs and lugs

I mean the BMW's 4-year free maintenance sure sounds nice, but I'm sure like the warranty it's voided the second you touch anything, and the 60K mileage limit is unrealistic by about double.


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[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=161821.msg3435377#msg3435377 date=1259539560]
I mean the BMW's 4-year free maintenance sure sounds nice, but I'm sure like the warranty it's voided the second you touch anything, and the 60K mileage limit is unrealistic by about double.
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800hp and a warranty?

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