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    hi all i would appreciate help if any one can help, i have just purchased a set of tsw 19 alloys and the seller says they come from a focus , however they come with special bolts that will fit the vectra. does any one know if you can get locking wheel nuts that fit these special bolts ?

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    The bolts either fit the hub or they dont mate.

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    I take it you're meaning wobbly bolts filey? Let you fit the wheel as it's a different PCD to the car. I've never heard of wobbly bolt locking nuts, but somebody else may have come across them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran
    The bolts either fit the hub or they dont mate.
    Nice constructive answer as ever VV.

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    I am guessing you bought the pace 19`s which were on Ebay ? I looked into wobbly bolts as well, I might be wrong but think you can either get locking ones or put 1 normal locking bolt on with them ?

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    what does a wobbly bolt look like then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    what does a wobbly bolt look like then?
    A bolt but a bit wobbly

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    The bolts are basically the same as normal bolts but the gold bit in the pics, ie the collar, is loose. It means you can set the collar into the wheel hole, yet the bolt can sit offcentric into the hub.

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    Surely with the "run out" in the bolts there would be a bit of wheel wobble at high speed, or is the "run out" negilible.

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