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Re: Wheel Bolts

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 07.07.2015, 19:52

daveiow wrote:Yes they are the standard 15inch SE wheels with the original centre caps.
I'm sorry but I have no experience of the Fed or S2 wheels and bolts but this being LEC I'm sure someone will be along soon that does :D
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David

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Re: Wheel Bolts

Postby pmb » Wed 08.07.2015, 16:11

OK - considering the input received, I've purchased the wheel centers (black ones, as IMHO it would be 'a bit much' to have coloured ones on the wheels AND the nose), as well as these http://www.ebay.com/itm/331353521131 bolts on the theory that if 26mm works with steel wheels, 28mm will be fine with the alloys. (yes, I'll be swapping out the on-board lug wrench for a BMW piece in 17mm). I had considered getting just the bolt caps, but have found them to be a PIA to deal with in the past.
This operation will also provide an opportunity to properly torque the lugs, which may have contributed to warping the old discs (not sure of any such history with the M100, but it has certainly happened with other models when the garage guy over-applied the impact wrench).
Photos will appear in the gallery when "fully dressed" - centers will take a bit of time to get here from Portugal!
Thanks to all,
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Re: Wheel Bolts

Postby pmb » Mon 13.07.2015, 13:13

Update - aforementioned EBay 331353521131 bolts received (free shipping, only took 2 days). Visually identical in thread length to stock, and the weight reduction is significant (in the best Lotus tradition): Old 95.6 grams, New 67.8 grams Total reduction in unsprung weight = 111.2 grams/corner, or almost half a kilo total
Appearance is significantly better, of course, which was the original mission anyway.
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Re: Wheel Bolts

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 13.07.2015, 16:28

pmb wrote:Update - aforementioned EBay 331353521131 bolts received (free shipping, only took 2 days). Visually identical in thread length to stock, and the weight reduction is significant (in the best Lotus tradition): Old 95.6 grams, New 67.8 grams Total reduction in unsprung weight = 111.2 grams/corner, or almost half a kilo total
Appearance is significantly better, of course, which was the original mission anyway.


If you want a set of security bolts, these are the ones I bought - Says for BMW 3 Series but right thread, right taper & right length for my alloy wheels.
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321070007301?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Wheel Bolts

Postby pmb » Wed 15.07.2015, 16:57

Thanks - they also look to be about the same weight as the new ones I'm using, and I like the 17/19mm head on the key socket. OTOH, has there been much interest in stealing these fairly unique alloys?
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