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Old 03-27-2015, 08:18 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if these Volkswagen Lug Bolts would work on a 986? All the specs match up to those of a OEM bolt, except for the non swiveling ball seat. Does it have much effect on our car?

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Old 03-27-2015, 10:50 PM   #2
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The swivelling collar (ball seat) is most important when using the Porsche style wheels to locate the wheel correctly and not scour into the wheel apature face.
I personally wouldn't use non swivelling bolts....
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:10 AM   #3
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Do yourself a favor and get the proper lug bolts. Yes these cost more, but once you're holding them in your hand, you will know why.

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I've been running studs and nuts for years, put a little lube on the face. There is no ill effect. The same would apply to the fixed bolt style
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I have used the vw bolts as stated earlier, lubricate them and do not use a pneumatic impact, and you will be fine. you may find some minor galling on the clamped surface of the rim, but it will not cause a failure. as always, use a torque wrench when tightening your lugs.

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