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I bought some wheel bolts thinking they would fit okay for some
alloy wheels I bought for my Fiesta edge 1.2 2009.

I bought m12 x 1.5 26mm bolts with a 60 degree taper, which according to

all databases seem to be the right bolts, however the alloy wheels I have bought
which are 15” genuine ford ones were from a fiesta zetec, which according to all
databases and wheel size specifications should fit my car, unfortunately these
wheels have bigger holes where the bolts go through, the m12 bolt head doesnt
seem to be big enough to fill the taper on the zetec alloy wheel, its difficult
for me to measure the exact taper angl and depth so I was just wondering whether
you may know which bolts should fit?
I have spent weeks looking for the correct bolts and been to half a dozen garages but all direct me to ford zetec wheel nuts, I am assuming that the zetec wheel hubs have bolts on
them and the wheels are placed over the bolts and then nuts placed on after, but
my fiesta needs bolts not nuts to fit my wheels...
So to sum up I think I need an m12 x 1.5 bolt with at least a 26mm thread
but with a bigger bolt head than a 19mm hex with a 60 degree taper, or some kind
of collet, or something which will reduce the size of the holes in the
I hope that makes some sort of sense and hope that you will be able to help
me get these alloy wheels on my car.
Thank you in advance.
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Youve got an odd car then , all the thousands of fiestas I seen are wheel studs and nuts holding wheels on., very strange, and thats all ages of fiestas, got a photo to post up to see the issue you have?

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As above, your car should already have studs in the hubs, and just need the standard Ford wheel nuts to fit them.

Similar to the problem with your bolts, the Ford nuts have a much wider bevelled face in comparison to aftermarket wheel nuts. Same thread and hex (M12x1.5, 19mm AF, 60 dergee taper) but much wider, to suit the larger holes Ford use for their wheels

Bit like this


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Thank you so much for your replies. I have however been a fool, its my girlfriends car so shes out and about in it most of the time, and I was convinced I needed bolts and not nuts, without double checking ive spent weeks looking for larger then standard bolts, ive just had a look, and i need nuts!!! the wider ones like you suggested in the photo. Thank you so much for your responses. Problem solved. phew.

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