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WTB: Mercedes Lug Bolts W163

I've got the short lug bolts on my ML and would prefer getting the longer lug bolts. If anyone has a set lying around please let me know.
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If you are talking about the ones with the longer shank above the ball seat so that the head is closer to flush with the wheel surface, I'd strongly encourage you not to do so. Even in dry climates they are problematic, that's why MB doesn't make them any more, and you're in a place known for corrosion. The shaft is prone to breakage just above the ball seat, then you have to drill them out, often damaging a wheel in the process. Too big a risk just for a look IMHO.

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If you are talking about the ones with the longer shank above the ball seat so that the head is closer to flush with the wheel surface, I'd strongly encourage you not to do so. Even in dry climates they are problematic, that's why MB doesn't make them any more, and you're in a place known for corrosion. The shaft is prone to breakage just above the ball seat, then you have to drill them out, often damaging a wheel in the process. Too big a risk just for a look IMHO.

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Greg, wow, thanks for the advice!
I just got a set with a set of wheels I bought for my E55 and thought they were the way to go.
I'll stick with the ones I've got.
Fortunately, corrosion on lug bolts isn't too much of a problem here. I've never seen any on BMW's or Mercedes that looked problematic.
I also torque them down properly so don't need a six foot long breaker bar to get them off.
Thanks again!
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For future reference, I've got a bunch of lug bolts for most newer MB's.

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