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Trunkout
08-30-2015, 08:24 PM
There is a cap on them? 17 mm socket to get them off? They seem to just spin...
can I take the caps off permanently? Are these the replacement size?: M12x1.25 24mm

NGEN
08-30-2015, 08:29 PM
I really dislike the abarth lug bolts because of this problem. If you decide to replace them, they are $17 a piece at the dealer. Or you can buy the standard ones without the chrome caps for $3 a piece. I have replaced all of ours with standard lug bolts.

Trunkout
08-30-2015, 09:46 PM
Would these work? http://www.amazon.com/Otis-Inc-European-M12x1-25-Shank/dp/B005MMQF9Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440985440&sr=8-1&keywords=M12x1.25+24mm+shank+cone+seat

MemoryFoam
08-30-2015, 10:54 PM
Would these work? http://www.amazon.com/Otis-Inc-European-M12x1-25-Shank/dp/B005MMQF9Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440985440&sr=8-1&keywords=M12x1.25+24mm+shank+cone+seat

Yes, but you may be better off buying them direct. Here's what Phil at Otis Inc LA sent me when I asked for bolts for my stock Abarth wheels. http://otisincla.com/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=b-c17b24

Those prices (and your Amazon link) are for 20 bolts. Email phil@OtisIncLA.com for the price on 16.

Trunkout
08-30-2015, 11:16 PM
Awesome thanks man!

Trunkout
08-31-2015, 01:50 PM
Can I simply remove the chrome caps and keep the stock bolts on?

MemoryFoam
08-31-2015, 02:04 PM
Can I simply remove the chrome caps and keep the stock bolts on?

I guess it's possible. The cap goes around the lip and into the cone, so the bolt would have to be removed to do it. I tried cutting the cover off of one of my factory bolts and gave up in frustration. All I had was a hacksaw, but with a Dremel or similar tool it could be done. I'm not sure exactly what's under the chrome though and if the look of the bare bolt would be worth the effort.

Trunkout
08-31-2015, 03:02 PM
Not really concerned about the look... Just wanna be able to rotate my tires with ease!
and it's a 17mm, right?

MemoryFoam
08-31-2015, 04:53 PM
Not really concerned about the look... Just wanna be able to rotate my tires with ease!


I wasn't concerned with the look, either. Just decided it wasn't worth my time to mess with removing the caps vs. buying proper bolts.



and it's a 17mm, right?

It's 17mm with the cap. I don't know what it would be without it.

Trunkout
08-31-2015, 05:20 PM
Well said! Thx!

J.Peterman
08-31-2015, 06:01 PM
I have these from Otis: They come with the special key to remove & tighten them. An extra measure of security for your wheels in addition to replacing the poor quality factory bolts.
http://otisincla.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=117_76_148&product_id=1519

jason3d
08-31-2015, 07:27 PM
I just picked up a new set of black wheels and thinking about either replacing my stock bolts with black ones or getting some sort of black caps to cover the bolt heads. Anyone have any links to either of those?

MemoryFoam
08-31-2015, 07:36 PM
I just picked up a new set of black wheels and thinking about either replacing my stock bolts with black ones or getting some sort of black caps to cover the bolt heads. Anyone have any links to either of those?

See the link in post #4 of this thread.

jason3d
08-31-2015, 07:50 PM
See the link in post #4 of this thread.

Looking for black ones though. Or if some black plastic caps are a cheaper option I could live with those.

streetsurfer
08-31-2015, 08:39 PM
A four-way lug wrench ( + )is the best tool for the chrome capped lug bolts/nuts. They split the torque more evenly across the bolt head. "L" shaped lug wrenches, ratchets, and breaker bars will apply more force to one side. Impacts too much force. If you want to extend the life of capped bolts, get a four-way and don't allow yourself or others use anything else on your bolts.

streetsurfer
08-31-2015, 09:25 PM
Jason,
Same site for the black caps......and I believe you will find black bolts also.


http://otisincla.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=223&product_id=1150

Tweak
09-01-2015, 11:51 PM
I have these from Otis: They come with the special key to remove & tighten them. An extra measure of security for your wheels in addition to replacing the poor quality factory bolts.
http://otisincla.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=117_76_148&product_id=1519

+1 these are my solution as they are more secure but mostly because they help lessen damage to the wheels from sockets and air tools that shops always manage to use and cause damage with!

driving_impaired
09-02-2015, 01:10 AM
Funny this topic came up because I just got some new black wheels which unfortunately didn't come with bolts so the stock chrome are on. I found these tonight... Same brand everyone suggested, different source.

http://www.eurocompulsion.net/abarth%20wheel%20bolts.htm

foxxwoof
09-02-2015, 11:31 AM
I made a thread about this a while back.

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?18455-Swap-out-your-lug-bolts

I ordered from Otis as well, direct off their website. You want M12x1.25 24mm shank cone seat. They are 2mm longer than stock but that won't hurt anything.