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early e30 wheel lug conversion

Discussion in 'E30 (1984-1993)' started by mac townsend, Jan 20, 2009.

    mac townsend guest

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    1984 325E with lug bolts

    is it possible to convert to studs? I'm not having fun trying to hoist the wheel into position...
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    mooseheadm5

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    Yes. Contact roadracetech.com for studs, and tell them Paul sent you. Not super cheap, but if you change the wheels lots, they are nice.

    mac townsend guest

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    I have. Thanks, Paul.

    Amazon also has the stud kit!!

    I understand (but not for sure) that the bolt-on cars came with a positioning stud you could screw in and use to hang the darn wheel on while you aligned 1-2 of the bolts.

    can anyone confirm this? what was it officially called?

    it looks like this would this would fit my social security check better than a $100+ solution<<BG>
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    mooseheadm5

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    There is a tool in the trunk tool kit that you can use this way. It is that long punch looking thing, and one end fits into a bolt hole. You can get studs anywhere, but cheap studs are not necessarily a good idea. If you wanted, you can go to a fastener store and buy just one stud to make hanging the wheel easier.
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    MGarrison

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    lol - Paul and I were replying at almost the same time. :p I'd suggest that cheap studs are a BAD idea - they are, after all, what HOLD the wheels on!

    mac townsend guest

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    I do not have anything like that in my rusted tool kit (boy what poor quality stuff I found in my mostly empty tool kit!)

    perhaps I should get a 3" cap screw of right thread, and cut off the head. think that would work?>
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    MGarrison

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    Don't see why not - I'm gonna guess BMW hubs are metric thread - btw, I'm not saying studs are a bad idea at all, (only low quality ones) and as Paul mentions, they're nifty if you swap wheels a lot - If you're not doing driver's schools/auto-x/etc. requiring frequent wheel swaps, studs might be overkill for street usage, unless you just want them.

    mac townsend guest

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    12mmx1.25 -- at least mine are.<G>

    for now I'm going to make a "helper" from a bolt with the head cut off. I can hang the wheel on it to make it easier to maneuver

    looks like the $ to change to studs comes out somewhere north of $100...which is out of my price range.

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