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Looking into getting wheels and also change a set of lock wheel bolts, like red shell or something, 40mm or 45mm (need to measure up still) but I've read a few posts on here about damage caused by them.

Anyone had any experience with wheel bolts? Any downsides to them?

I've done a bit of reading and this post said that light wheel bolts are better than ordinary wheel bolts, not very sure but I think it’s real.
 

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Two points.

1. our cars use wheel studs and lug nuts. You need to look at lug nuts, not wheel bolts.
2. I've seen one too many people put lightweight lug nuts on a car and then lose a wheel because they weren't up to the task of keeping a heavy Mustang wheel attached to the car. One car was one too many.
 
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Lighter wheels .... Big difference in handling and performance.
Lighter lug nuts.... Not worth worrying about IMO.
 
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FWIW, my wife's Dodge Dart uses bolts instead of studs (must be the Italian DNA). Anyway, they are a pain in the a#$ trying to get the holes lined up to get the first bolt started.

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You won't save enough weight to worry about what the lug nuts weigh.
The lightweight "JDM" ones have issues with the steel studs (dissimilar metals) and are prone to cross threading.
A good set of steel name brand lugs is definately beneficial.
 
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