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scooter44
03-08-2005, 09:58 PM
Just wondering what you guys did... Im debating wheather or not do drive down to palo alto to get new lugs from the dealer. (im lazy!!)

But yea, it would save me time, money, and gas....

but.. the stock lugs are pretty dirty.

they will fit right?

I have some flik wrasp 18x7.5



Just wanted some other suggestions/imput

BoostinA4
03-08-2005, 10:06 PM
what do you mean?? ...be specific and clean up your writing to be more presentable do you mean OEM lug bolts? or after market lug bolts?? if there dirty just clean them with some brake cleaner but if there...

stripped and rusted then yes i would suggest buying new ones from the dealer

if your aftermarket wheels are only compatible with an aftermarket lug bolt kit, then i would highly suggest getting the kit

and also i would make sure you buy hub centric rings if you have not already done so

Rieger_RS4
03-08-2005, 10:12 PM
I needed longer bolts for my REs...got them on e-gay

scooter44
03-08-2005, 10:15 PM
haha sorry.

well i have a '96 a4 2.8. and i just bought flik wrasp 18x7.5's.

i guess my real question is.. does anyone know if i could use the OEM lug bolts for these wheels? or do i need to buy longer bolts?

scott

scooter44
03-08-2005, 10:48 PM
also...how many of you use the locking bolts?

AsianA408
03-08-2005, 11:27 PM
use the lockin bolts dont be like me, and i almost got hit up in south san jo.

scooter44
03-08-2005, 11:50 PM
yea i should use the locking ones...

but to me, its kinda hard to steal 4 wheels off a car. Especially if you park your car in the garage during the night... i mean, jacking the car up, jack stands, unblot them.

it would be pretty scary to walk out ur front door and find your car on 4 jack stands..

tigabalm
03-09-2005, 12:59 AM
exactly it would suck to walk to your car and find it on blocks.... hence the locking bolts...

quick q... how do locking bolts work?

peace

organasised
03-09-2005, 04:23 AM
Originally posted by tigabalm

quick q... how do locking bolts work?

peace [/B]

The ends of the bolts are shaped different so can`t use normal sockets to remove them- they come with their own socket to add to your tool. Their are many combinations ro make it secure.

Mcguard are regarded to be the best on the market

jcs4
03-09-2005, 05:21 AM
Check to see if the wheels are conical or ball seat drilled. Most aftermarket use conical shaped bolts to mount the wheels. Thus the stockers are of no use (ball seat).

MikekiM
03-09-2005, 09:21 AM
Flik Wasps don't use a ball seat bolt. They should use a cone seat. The length they need is most likely 30mm, where the stock bolt is 27.5mm.

We carry a huge array of bolts and matching wheel locks. Feel free to email if you have questions.

A4Rob
03-09-2005, 12:59 PM
Flik wheels come with some new shiney lugs :D

Crisqo
03-09-2005, 01:05 PM
I had to buy hub-rings and new cone-seated bolts for some of my previous wheels

hotani
03-09-2005, 01:32 PM
My CHs came with bbs lug bolts, plus the previous owner had lockers so that's what I'm using.

Lockers are more of a deterrent - not really that secure since everybody knows the key is in the car somewhere. So instead of coming out and finding your car on blocks, you could come out and find it on blocks with a window broken out! Looking forward to it.... [rolleyes]

I haven't looked to see if my bbs bolts are any different in length than the stockers - but I think they are longer.

Starting
03-09-2005, 02:26 PM
if you bought from edge you should get the lug nights and wasps need hubcentric rings.

indichito
03-09-2005, 06:36 PM
B5 A4 takes a 14x1.5 mm right?

nmb
03-10-2005, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by Rieger_RS4
I needed longer bolts for my REs...got them on e-gay

My RE's came with six sets of five bolts from oettinger . two sets extra.

A4 in SC
03-10-2005, 07:07 AM
Yep, my CHs came with lug bolts too. They are longer, although I'm not sure how much. Sorry, I'm not going to take out a lug bolt to see either...[;)]

Why not call Edge Racing and see what lug bolts they recommend?

Quattro
03-10-2005, 09:51 AM
wheel locks are a good idea, but know if the thieves want your rims, they going to get it. my friends dad does shop work, its sad how easy wheel locks can be broken!
-randy

greengravy
03-10-2005, 10:01 AM
vice grips my friends, vice grips. also, if someone is going to jack your wheels odds are they have run into wheel locks in the past and know how to get around that otherwise they woluldnt be looking at steeling the rims they steal

bitterchild
03-10-2005, 07:26 PM
vice grips aren't even necessary. Pin sockets defeat McGuard style locks with ease. They're almost easier to use than the actual key. No fitting required