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Adrian_Lindn 08-03-2011 03:10 PM

Spacers & Bolts- Need advice
Hey Guys,

I’m running 6 mm spacers on the front wheels ( 2003 320i ); I used two 3 mm spacers since my local tire shop only had these. Should I still buy longer bolts or will my stock bolts still be safe?

crxgsr 08-03-2011 05:11 PM

You should just replace them for peace of mind. Otherwise, if someone tells you they are safe, you will always still have this doubt in your mind.

Quickid 08-03-2011 05:37 PM

If you decide to get longer bolts, I happen to have 10 brand new black bolts that will be perfect for your application. PM me if interested.

Mystikal 08-03-2011 07:24 PM

Adrian, it depends on the wheel so no one can really say for sure. Count how many full turns you can get before reaching proper torque spec. 6.5 is safe.

propr'one 08-03-2011 07:57 PM

^^I agree with jay. I ran 5mm spacers and i was not comfortable with with the stock length bolts (althouth they did thread). I got longer bolts.

DIY 08-03-2011 10:44 PM

+1 get new bolts, its not that expensive, plus you can buy 4 permanent lugs so you don't have to hold your wheels up when puttin em on.

Adrian_Lindn 08-04-2011 09:54 AM

Ill take the advice of longer bolts just to be on the safe side....where can i purchase permanent lugs? Anybody have a particular reliable site? Dont like the thought of aftermarket bolts but its my only choice

DIY 08-04-2011 10:31 AM

I went to kipling tire for mine I think I paid 25-30 bucks, also having 1 stud on each hub is a bonus if you remove rims often

Adrian_Lindn 08-04-2011 06:06 PM

I got quoted 7$ a bolt......this sound right?

DIY 08-04-2011 08:03 PM

No! Are they titanium?! That's crazy!! From a tire shop? That's nuts!

Adrian_Lindn 08-05-2011 10:03 AM

I will find out if they are. He said they come with some type of key?

LOWvert 08-05-2011 10:46 AM

if you are selling the spacers I'd be interested... PM :)

Adrian_Lindn 08-05-2011 10:47 AM

I just bought them? :s

andrew.k 08-05-2011 11:34 AM

Should be no more than $5 ea. w/ m/u

Adrian_Lindn 08-05-2011 03:02 PM

buying 8 bolts 6 bucks each plus key = 58$ o wellfcplm

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