Thread: e30 hubs
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:02 PM   #11
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Decent bump here, but if you're thinking about E30 M3 hubs, you may want to look into E87 rear hubs (P/N 33416760056 for Xref), as they're what the iX guys are using to go 5-lug as a lower offset, cheaper alternative to e30 m3 hubs. Only issue with them is that they're lower offset than e30 m3 hubs.

Originally Posted by jute91 View Post
there it many ways to make 5 lug swap to e30, but i want to check this out. they say e87 hub comes 9mm outer on front and goes 20mm inside on rear
Heres what i found on BTCF

E30 325ix (front) 51mm
E30 325ix (rear) 81mm
E30 325i (rear) 65,5mm
E30 M3 (rear) 70mm
E87 1-sarja (rear) 60mm
E36 323ti compact (rear) 85mm

Because i want to get offset as low as possible on the wheel more lip to me

It's good to search bearing sizes from, because they show the dimensions. If the bearing inner size is same, it usually tells you that it wears same splines. I guess those that i have listed from btcf have been used for 5 lug swap on rwd and awd models.
So the hub would be 5.5mm further inboard after the hub swap, or 10mm further I/B than e30 m3 hubs, but the price through turner is $101 vs $167 for e30 m3 hubs. this guy says a lot more is involved, but I think it is because of his choice of brakes and not wanting to space the rotor away from the hub for whatever reason, even though it seems easier.

Last edited by North; 01-27-2014 at 06:35 PM.
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