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installing wheels with lug bolts is not easy!! any solutions

i find it quite challenging to line up the monster 275/35/18 18inch wheel to the hub and put in the bolts. lug nuts would be so much easier. is there a way to simplify this..???

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The tool that comes in your kit, thread it in, line up the wheel, start some bolts and remove the tool
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If your car came with alloy wheels, the wheel alignment pin is probably in one of the lug holes of the spare tire in the trunk/boot.

126 403 00 74 is the part number for the 12mm bolt pin

140 403 00 74 is the wheel pin for cars that take the 14mm
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Man, some people will find anything to complain about.
Pro, I've got a 2000 Chevy* I'll trade you straight across for your rotten old car. I'm happy to struggle with the lug bolts, you can have the "nutted" chevy.

Seriously, if you don't have the pin get one, note that you want to make sure you slide the wheel all the way up onto the hub and not rest wheel weight on the pin, or it will bend or break.

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