Yes, when adding wheel spacers, you undoubtedly need new lug bolts to keep them centered and secured. The wheels are of great importance all the time. And wheel spacers are installed between the vehicle hub and wheels, which spaces the rims and tires outwards. For many automotive enthusiasts, this is a good way to make the car look aggressive and sporty. Each time you use slip-on spacers, you have to take lug bolts into consideration.
The general rule of thumb is that you need enough thread length as the diameter of the wheel bolt shows. For instance, an M14 wheel bolt would need 14mm threads to ensure a safe engagement. Simply add the spacer thickness to the OEM bolt length. For example, if the OE wheel bolt length is 26mm and you get a 15mm wheel spacer installed, then you would need longer wheel bolts with 41mm length.
What Lug Bolts Are Good for Spacers?
If you intend to use new longer lug bolts for wheel spacers, why not go the rest of the distance to maximize the performance of the wheel bolts. A set of good lug bolts definitely won’t disappoint you. BONOSS forged shell-type wheel lock & bolts consist of ISO grade 12.9 high-strength wheel bolts and 7075-T6 shells. A grade 12.9 marking means the tensile strength of this wheel bolt has reached metric grade 12.9 standards – tensile strength ≥ 1,220 MPa.
Most OEM lug bolts are grade 10.9 (about 1,040 MPa). The stronger the bolt is, the more force it can withstand more force before breaking. Changing to higher grade lug bolts improves safety. A complete BONOSS shell-type bolt kit includes 20 standard bolts and 4 spline drive locking lug bolts. Without corresponding key sockets, even a professional thief will spend more time dealing with these bolts. They are proved to be very useful in wheel protection.
Are BONOSS Shell-Type Lug Bolts Worth It?
Whenever you replace the wheels is the best time to use a new set of lug bolts to fit. For cost savings, OEM lug bolts are usually dull. With trends as of late, more and more drivers like to use some nice lug bolts to make their designs better. BONOSS shell-type lug bolts come with various shells which are good to match your wheel styles. Applying lug bolts of correct colors would improve the appearance greatly.
These shells do more than just look. By covering the exposed part of bolts, the shells effectively prevent the debris and water from accessing. In addition, a good rustproof coating is effective to protect lug bolts from corrosion-related failure. Undergo proper hard anodizing, these shells are not easy to corrode or oxidate which makes them safely work for long-term use. With a high-quality user experience as well as a friendly price, BONOSS shell-type lug bolts are your best wheel upgrading option.
Recommend 140NM (103.5 Ft-tb) for the lug bolts.
Recommend 5 – 10NM (3.6 – 7.3 Ft-tb) for the shells.