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      05-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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BMW lugs are bolts or nuts?

This will be the first time for me changing my OEM 189's to after market 19's. I have heard through the grapevine that BMW use OEM LUG "Bolts" not LUG NUTS. Is this true? Yes i know im gonna get alot of answer like "take it out and see what it is" Just wanted to know if I need to get a stud conversion to get my 12x1.5 "nuts" on? If so, what length stud conversion do I need to purchase to get my after market lugnuts on. Thanks for all the info you guys provide.

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This will be the first time for me changing my OEM 189's to after market 19's. I have heard through the grapevine that BMW use OEM LUG "Bolts" not LUG NUTS. Is this true? Yes i know im gonna get alot of answer like "take it out and see what it is" Just wanted to know if I need to get a stud conversion to get my 12x1.5 "nuts" on? If so, what length stud conversion do I need to purchase to get my after market lugnuts on. Thanks for all the info you guys provide.

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what color is your car?
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Yes, they are lug bolts.
Thanks.. To make my new wheels fit, do you know what size lug conversion i need to make my lug nuts stick? i have 12x1.5 lug nuts.

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you dont be needing any "conversions" the oem bolts have the 60 degree taper. which is pretty standard on any aftermarket wheel.
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same factory Bolts will do for aftermarket wheels.
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Sounds good didnt know the OEM bolts has a taper (acorn/spline). Well for future reference, what stud length do I need to fit some project kics or T1R spline drive nuts? Im not looking for extended just OEM 12x1.5 fit.
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57 is the oem replacement size, if you goona run a open ended kics/t1r nut then most likely it should be a 75mm stud naamean?
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Like stretch I ran 75 mm on my e90 and e92. Sits like 1/8 inch past the lug naaaameannn
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