Stuart21UK – Posted July 5
I finally got some new McGard locking wheel bolts during the week.
I managed to get them for £45 (60 Euros from Germany normally plus delivery).
I ordered them through a third party and unknown to me the companies ordering system allowed an order to go through when they had none in stock, so in the end they ordered them elsewhere and I got them delivered directly to me by Eurocarparts…7th June was the original order!
The back story is that I’d done the winter to summer wheel swap at the beginning of the month and in doing so realised I was going to have an issue with the chocolate Porsche OEM locking bolt key again…this is the second key I have had in less than 7 years of ownership and I only just managed to use it to do the wheel change….it was working but getting jammed on the bolts and worried me that badly that I chose not to torque the bolts after fitting the wheels….instead just torquing the standard bolts and waiting for the McGard replacements….so I had a few weeks where 5 bolts present but only 4 on each wheel was torqued…
Slightly nervous of the key failing whilst subsequently swapping over to the new bolts, I just managed it The Porsche key literally jamming itself onto the bolts when I removed each one (and is still jammed on the last of the four bolts)….a pry with a screwdriver releasing it each time (it was very touch and go though!)
Anyway the McGard bolts look much better made, I went for the black version – code 28177 SUB (Chrome also available with a different code.
Here is the Porsche OEM key stuck on the bolt