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Fuch Alloy Lug Bolts

I'm shopping for lug bolts for 4 spoke fuchs.

Will a 40mm or 33mm shank work with fuch alloys?

Does the hex matter? 17mm vs 19mm.

Is R14 ball the correct specification?

Is it important to have the no threaded section below the head?

Thanks to all for the great advice.
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I'm shopping for lug bolts for 4 spoke fuchs.

Will a 40mm or 33mm shank work with fuch alloys?

Does the hex matter? 17mm vs 19mm.

Is R14 ball the correct specification?

Is it important to have the no threaded section below the head?

Thanks to all for the great advice.
When using the 4 lug 2 Liter Fuchs, you only want to use the original 62mm (2.5") alloy lug bolts. There are some aftermarket lug bolts that are acceptable and cost less but they're still 62mm long.
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I thought 38mm was the factory alloy lug bolt. Is there an issue if the bolt entends outside the hub? Why do the fuchs require so much thread?

Thanks again for all the help.
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The 38mm (1.5") lug bolts were the one's used for the stock steel wheels. The way the optional 914 alloy wheels are designed they require the longer bolt so an adequate amount of threads penetrate the hub. Using the 38mm bolts for the optional 914 alloy wheels would be extremely dangerous because they are way too short.
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I think Audi lug bolts are 17 mm with the appropriate seat and length of threads.
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Stick with the 19mm heads. The Fuchs need the correct taper. DO NOT buy anything from that asshat "The Andante" on eBay.
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i found some lug bolts from RAD that have a R14 ball, 40mm length, and have an unthreaded length under the head (which I understand is important to protect the rims), but they have a 17mm head. Does the head size make a difference if the ball seat is correct?

To get a 19mm head I need to reduce bolt length to 33mm.

Is the unthreaded portion below the head important to protect the rim?

Any more opinions would be appreciated.
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There is a difference in the front and rears. The rears thread into the hub.

The 17mm is not a deal breaker, just a sign that they are not stock. 19mm = 3/4 on the lug wrench.
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Porsche 914 Miscellaneous - Page 10

I had to dig around until I found them in "Miscellaneous"... Ugh.

We carry factory original ones, and slightly cheaper substitutes which have a 17mm head rather than 19mm, but are otherwise identical.

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One more question. The Haynes manual says to add some grease to the ball for the alloy wheels; everything I've read says to torque the wheels dry. Any opinions?

Thanks.
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Porsche Crest Stock Lug Bolt Availability

Hi,

Having had the same questions in the past, the best solution is to acquire original lug bolts from Porsche. The correct bolts are still available new. Phil at Sunset Porsche in Beaverton, Oregon, (800.346.0182) sells the new Porsche lug bolts for about $13 per. I have purchased and received a full set from Phil within the last couple of months.

Also, if you're interested in a used set of the correct lug bolts, please call (303.250.4608) or email as I have 16 used ones available.
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We carry factory original ones

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Not true, tried to order some and they said no longer in stock have to be special ordered from Germany at a 25% cost up. Also a 25% cost up if they are returned for any reason.

Yikes that makes them a $23.00 lug bolt !
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Fuchs Lug Bolts Cost

Hi Pete,
Soryy I hadn't checked to see if Pelican offered the new Porsche lug bolts. However, regarding cost and availability from Sunset, my wife ordered 4 Porsche lug bolts from Phil at Sunset on December 23rd. Because the only lug bolts were in Germany, we received them about tens days ago. The cost was $12.86 each, delivered.
Thanks for the response and info.
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JB, those are lug nuts, not lug bolts, different animal altogether.
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Ooopsie, wrong thread, my bad.
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