Lugnuts Replacement with BMW Parts
Other people have had problems with the locking lugnuts. The key has a thin wall and cracks under continued use. So I wanted to replace the keyed lugnut. I decided to replace the keyed lugnut and the other three with an equivalent BMW part, the lugnuts from the BMW E36 M3 series.
There is some concern that the conversion to BMW lug bolts will cause problems with the Elise. There are some reports of bolts loosening with use.
My thanks to Stan (elisetalk.com) for the specifications.
|size||12 x 1.5 bolts||12 x 1.5 bolts|
|head||17mm hex head||splined (specification?)|
|weight||2.2 ounces||2.6 ounces|
|part number||36-13-1-095-390 "213E Wheel Bolt"||?|