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Old 11-23-2009, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default Size and grade of allen bolts that go into steerin wheel hubs/adapters?

What is the size and grade of the black allen bolts that go into steering wheel hubs/adapters and quick releases?

I got hubs and adapters, but the bolts are too short... need something longer.
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Seems like a trip to the hardware store with wheel/hub in hand would be easier than asking us. I thought Americans were the lazy ones..
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Seems like a trip to the hardware store with wheel/hub in hand would be easier than asking us. I thought Americans were the lazy ones..
I invented lazy. The hub is in the shop and I am at home looking to online order The weather is THAT bad yeah...
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I got some m5 hex bolts for the steering wheel. Want me to measure them?
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M5 x .8 I ordered a whole box of them from McMaster-Carr for mine, though I still haven't swapped out the silver screws that I got at ACE, lol. I ordered 16mm long for my Momo Prototipo.
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behold my MSpaint skills

disregard the head, it's a regular allen head bolt. Takes a 3mm hex drive. Threaded portion is 12mm long. I didn't measure the taper on the head, but that should be standard. (This is a stock, black, steering wheel to hub bolt though).

And yeah, I was bored...
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Ok, standard M5 issue allen bolts then it is... let's see if I can find them in black...
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every DIY store carries them in silver. I've got a spare set of black ones if you need them though
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every DIY store carries them in silver. I've got a spare set of black ones if you need them though
I need something longer, I will measure tomorrow.
Where did you get them?
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I plundered the local Karwei bolts and nuts section. I've got a box of silver M5x20 allen bolts in front of me. Same specs as the stock ones, but the threaded piece is 16mm long instead of 9mm. €2 for a box of 12 or something like that...
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