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Old 08-03-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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Spacers & Bolts- Need advice

Hey Guys,

Iím 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?
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:11 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:24 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:57 PM   #5
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^^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.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:44 PM   #6
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+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.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:54 AM   #7
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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
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:31 AM   #8
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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
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:06 PM   #9
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I got quoted 7$ a bolt......this sound right?
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:03 PM   #10
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No! Are they titanium?! That's crazy!! From a tire shop? That's nuts!
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:03 AM   #11
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I will find out if they are. He said they come with some type of key?
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:46 AM   #12
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if you are selling the spacers I'd be interested... PM
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:47 AM   #13
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I just bought them? :s
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:34 AM   #14
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Should be no more than $5 ea. w/ m/u
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:02 PM   #15
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buying 8 bolts 6 bucks each plus key = 58$ o well
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