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Old 02-11-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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converting to 5 lug

hey guys i was jus wondering how much work and how much it would cost me to get 5 lugs on a e30 so i could fit sum e46 m3 rims
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Old 02-11-2004, 11:46 PM   #2
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alot of work and cash.
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Old 02-12-2004, 12:26 AM   #3
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These kinds of questions are completely subjective. It depends on how much you can find parts for and where you goto to get it done.

You wont see a sign that says E30 5 lug convesion and give u a price anywhere in toronto.

The only you'd get a price is if someone has done the swap at a shop in toronto, and they tell u how much they paid, and u go there but i dont think anyone has.
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Old 02-12-2004, 02:05 AM   #4
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ok maybe thats out. what about some sort of a wheel adaptor that would make the 4 in to 5 like a spacer of sum sort? ne thing like that on the market?
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Old 02-12-2004, 02:06 AM   #5
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Look to spend around $500-$1500 (USD) on parts. The work isnt too involved if you have all of the correct parts (struts, hubs, rear trailing arms, rear wheel bearing/hub...).

I wouldnt do the swap to put the e46 m3 wheels. I am unsure of their offset and I believe they are 18x8/8.5, you will most likely have clearence problems.

Get a nice set of 4 lug wheels with good rubber and call it a day. No need to go extreme when you wont be using it.

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