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Speedline wheel bolts

Post by Pluto » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:37 pm

I'm going to fit a set of speedlines to my tgd estate. I have a set of bolts with a flat seating but they measure 55mm from washer to the end of the thread. Does anyone know if this is too long? They protrude about 28mm out the back of the speedlines.

I guess I'll find out when I go to fit them, but it would be nice to know beforehand so I can get replacements or cut down what I've got.

Any experience appreciated! Thanks

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Re: Speedline wheel bolts

Post by rutter123 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:58 pm

The speedlines (from a pug 205) i have on my tzd turbo have bolts with an angled shank seating, not sure flat seats are the correct bolts to use. If your bolts are too long they may foul the hub carriers or if they too short you could end up loosing a wheel or worse.
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Re: Speedline wheel bolts

Post by JayW » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:21 pm

The proper BX speedlines require the flat seat.

The pug ones are different.

The bolt length sounds about right, but just put one in and tighten it up and carefully try to rotate it. The answer will reveal itself.
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Re: Speedline wheel bolts

Post by Pluto » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:42 pm

I'll give it a go tomorrow and see how it goes. Thanks

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Re: Speedline wheel bolts

Post by Kitch » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:58 am

You need at least 6 turns on the bolt to be safe.

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Re: Speedline wheel bolts

Post by JayW » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:25 pm

If you do get stuck, i have one last set of original speedline bolts left I can sell.
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Re: Speedline wheel bolts

Post by Kaapelimies » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:39 pm

Kitch wrote:You need at least 6 turns on the bolt to be safe.
I would say 10. The bolt should be as deep in the thread as it is wide. BX bolt is M12x1.25, which makes 10 turns 12.5mm. I had bolts in my ZX (sorry for the curse word, I sold it 10 years ago) that went 5.5 turns and that really felt unsafe, but the wheels did stay on (under) the car always :roll: .
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Re: Speedline wheel bolts

Post by Pluto » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:04 pm

JayW wrote:If you do get stuck, i have one last set of original speedline bolts left I can sell.
Thanks, I'll let you know if I need them. Much appreciated!

The day has run away with me so I'll attempt the wheel swap tomorrow, weather permitting! The bolts I have will wind in almost 30mm, so definitely ok from a strength point of view. I'll just have to check they are not too long and dont foul anything!

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Re: Speedline wheel bolts

Post by Kitch » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:54 pm

Kaapelimies wrote:
Kitch wrote: that went 5.5 turns and that really felt unsafe, but the wheels did stay on (under) the car always :roll: .
So it was safe then :wink:

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Re: Speedline wheel bolts

Post by Pluto » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:44 am

JayW wrote:If you do get stuck, i have one last set of original speedline bolts left I can sell.
Yes please! Turns out the bolts I have won't fit through the wheels properly! Where the shaft tapers out just before the seating, it makes them too wide to fit all the way through the bolt holes on the wheels!!! I'm glad I checked before I got my tyres swapped over!

I'll send you a PM. Many thanks

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Re: Speedline wheel bolts

Post by JayW » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:34 pm

Kitch wrote:
Kaapelimies wrote:
Kitch wrote: that went 5.5 turns and that really felt unsafe, but the wheels did stay on (under) the car always :roll: .
So it was safe then :wink:
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