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    Default Replacing bbs rs bolts

    So, I was kind of lazy refinishing my rs and reused my crappy looking bolts. I got a good deal on a set of good ones. Would it be possible to replace one at a time without completely dissassembling the wheel?

    Has anyone ever done this?

    My plan would be to take one bolt out. Polish the area around the hole, put the new one in, torque to spec, and then repeat but in a star pattern to keep the whole wheel nice and torqued.

    Any thoughts? What about tires? (Off or on)

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    Deflate tire for sure. Stock sealant or have they been refurbed? Should be fine

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    definitely deflate and then go from there. let them sit fully inflated once your are finished. If it leaks, your taking them apart lol good luck

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    QFT for both posts above. When I was much younger and "even stupider" then now, I once started to take apart what I thought was a two piece wheel when in reality it was a 3pc. Needless to say on about bolt number 4-5 of the 20 bolts a insanely loud rush of air split at the wheel debris went everywhere (dirt and such). ALWAYS DEFLATE A TIRE WHEN REMOVING EVEN ONE BOLT... its not worth it lol.

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    thanks for the advice. if i go for it ill post here how it goes

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchlevy7 View Post
    thanks for the advice. if i go for it ill post here how it goes
    LOL 3 months later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electricalbox View Post
    LOL 3 months later.
    Did it work ? I want to do the same thing

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    Did it work. I want to do the same thing

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    I completely expect this to work. Given that the bolts are only an inch or so apart you are not going to break the seal in such a small area. If you think about the width of the mounting face there is plenty of thickness to stay rigid as you remove them one by one. Good strategy! I am about to build a set of RS for my BMW E9 but am still undecided on whether to step my 16's to 17 or stay at 16".

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