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Black Wheel-bolts

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We’ve been staring at bright shiny wheel-bolts since 2014!  They don’t look awful but we prefer black wheel-bolts for most colors & designs, especially the black 10-spoke forged Evoras.  It’s actually been a long search but we finally have something we’re proud to offer.

Black Wheel Bolts on Lotus Wheels
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We had two important considerations for black wheel-bolts: Quality & Anti-theft:

  • We’ve met the quality goal by procuring fasteners from the same company that supplies wheel-bolts to Lotus!  Like the stock bolts, ours are also Grade 10.9 bolts that have been quenched & tempered for hardening.
  • The original bolts have an anti-theft internal spline which requires a special Lotus wheel-bolt adapter key to tighten & loosen.  Our black wheel-bolts have the exact same internal spline so the Lotus wheel-bolt adapter key you already have is perfectly compatible, and your pricey wheels we stay with your car.

Our wheel-bolts are made by Bimecc and, as mentioned above, they are an Original Equipment (OE) supplier to Lotus.  Located in the U.K. we import these wheel-bolts directly from them in St. Albans.  (These bolts are actually not available from Bimecc USA and we may be the only authorized retailer of these bolts in the states.)

Titanium & Aluminum...

We’ve seen a lot of titanium & aluminum wheel bolts, studs, & nuts on the market, and we've seen failures.  We don’t know what the causes are but our opinion is that these require more maintenance & inspections than traditional steel.

We do not believe these compromises are worth increasing the risk of a loose tire, and we therefore do not recommend these alternative materials for consumer wheel hardware.

As mentioned, the internal security spline is the same as the original wheel-bolts so the wheel-bolt adapter key in your trunk will work for these wheels.  We also offer spare original Lotus wheel-bolt adapters here.  It’s nice to use a key in your garage tool chest so you know you always have one in the trunk (because the one time you forget to put it back will be the one time you need it on the side of the road or in the pits).

Many Evoras have a two-piece wheel bolt.  Like nearly all other OE and aftermarket bolts, ours are one-piece and as a result, our bolts are lighter than the OE two-piece versions.

For Elise & Exige owners, these Black Wheel-bolts will also fit your cars and we offer them in sets of 16 for your cars.

These wheel bolts should not be used with wheel spacers.


Black OEM Wheel Bolts

• Prior to ordering, please read About Us for purchasing & shipping terms;
• Where indicated, reservation months are estimates only;
• Free shipping is for continental US destinations only. Additional shipping charges may be
required for other destinations--see below for some international rates;
• Combined orders do not qualify for reduced shipping.
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Black Wheel Bolts on BC Forged Wheels
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