Does anyone know if a 2002 VW Eurovan, 16" steel wheel will fit on a 2016 Metris? Just got new snow tires(225 60R 16) and wheels in November for the VW and I'd rather use them than sell them on Craigslist. Thanks
All the Germans do lug bolts these days. So do Fiat/Alfa. Obnoxious habit.MB uses a weird attachment for wheels using bolts instead of nuts. I'm pretty sure they are the only company that does so. But I've never owned a VW. I remember my mother's A6 having nuts, though.
It's a PITA to position 50+ pounds of wheel with one hand while starting a bolt with the other. Manufacturers attempt to band-aid over this problem with an eccentric locator pin which inevitably hangs up in a lug hole, thwarting installation entirely. Lug bolts suck.Obnoxious? What is obnoxious is the fact that anyone still uses lug nuts.
That tool is a workaround to a problem most cars don't even have in the first place.Mercedes supply's a locating pin that screws into a lug hole and is used to position the wheel. It's not hard to use. The advantages are twofold- 1) you don't sheer off the lug spindle, and 2) it is vastly more secure.