WOBBLY BOLTS AKA CORRECTIVE BOLTS
If you are a serious tuning fan, you must already have heard of wobbly bolts.There is always a time for car enthusiasts when they get stuck with their aftermarket alloy wheels. There could be various reasons for that.
You could have bought second-hand wheels from a seller and found out that you had the wrong fitment for your car.Or you could fallen in love with a stunning alloy wheel ( in this case model 7513) with 4x100 fitment while you own a Fiat 500 which requires 4x98 bolt pattern.
So, what are you going to do with your second-hand alloy wheels which are actually 5x110 when you thought they were 5x112 suitable for your VW Passat? If you are a Fiat owner, how are you going to fit 4x100 wheels on your car?
These things can always happen.Back in times there was nothing a car enthusiast could do to fix this.However time has changed and now car tuning sector has a solution to this problem.It is called "wobbly bolts" aka corrective bolts.
Mind you that this is not the ideal solution for fitment errors.We first recommend you to find the correct pattern for your car. However if you really wonder, we can tell you that wobbly bolts have been used many times for different applications and so far we have not received a bad feedback.
So what exactly is a wobbly bolt and how does it work?
These bolts also known as corrective bolts are designed to fit alloy wheels to cars which have slightly bolt patterns.If you do not know what a bolt pattern is,the rest of the page will not mean anything to you. So please have a look at this page to learn about bolt pattern.If you already know what it is, then we can continue.
A very popular application of wobbly bolts is fitting 4x100 wheels to a Fiat which has mainly 4x98 bolt pattern. To have a proper fitment we all know that the bolt patterns have to match but for slight differences like 2-2.5 mm we are able to fit 4x100 wheels to 4x98 hub or vice versa.
Let's say; you have a Vauxhall Corsa (4x100 fitment) and you fall in love with a set of black Fiat alloy wheels.This can be managable! Wobbly bolts can save the day for you and you will get what you want. But please note that bolt pattern is not the only factor you should be looking at when you are buying new alloys.
A common mistake made by the buyers/sellers is that they do not check the centre bore size of the wheels.You might have found the rims that can be fitted with corrective bolts but what if they do not fit on your hub.Always check the bolt pattern and centre bore size of the rims when you are purchasing.If you are not sure about your wheel specs,take a look at our fitment guide.
Wobbly bolts can allow you to fit alloy wheels by the help of their shim which can move up to 2.5mm before it is tightened.It may sound dodgy and unsafe but actually once you tighten them,they become as strong a normal bolt. 2.5 mm of movement will give you the room you need to fit the wheels on your car.
"4x100 to 4x98" is a very common application but there are other applications as well.
So far as alloy-wheels-store we have supplied the following fitments
Please note that these applications are based on the fitments we have done so far. We cannot take responsibilites for applications that we are not aware of.It is highly recommended that you consult your supplier before you try these fitments.If you are unsure, drop us an email including your car specs and we will be able to help you.
Another thing you have to be aware of the size of the bolts you need for your car.Not every bolt will fit your car. You need to know the thread size of your vehicle.
A few examples:
Alfa Romeo-Fiat requires 12x1.25 mm. bolts
PLACE AN ORDER FOR WOBBLY BOLTS
Send us an email using the form below and include your car details(make,model and year) and the bolt pattern of the wheel you are planning to fit. We will get back to you within a few hours during office hours.