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      10-29-2006, 05:59 PM   #23
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Thanks! According information given to Mindmoxie, the E90/92s are supposed to be torqued to 130 Nm. In any case, you should re-check the torque on each lug a day or so after the switch-over.

I tried to buy those stands but after going to three Canadian Tire stores, I gave up (did get a good deal on a hydraulic lift and pair of axle stands though).

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I'll probably play the middle ground then and torque them to 125nm In the past, I usually re-torque them after 200km of driving to allow the new rims to break-in. As for the lack of stock at Canadian Tire, if it were last year then I'd claim responsibility cause I bought 4 Try again sometime next week and hopefully they'll restock cause these stands are great.
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Probably a silly questions for you guys so don't laugh, but, If I order the 17 winter tire packages from Tirerack with the ASA rims, can I just pull my current wheels off and put the winter ones on myself, or do I have to get them rebalanced or the car alignment?

Also does Tireracks price include the bmw center caps, and should we be ordering through a person here or via website?
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Probably a silly questions for you guys so don't laugh, but, If I order the 17 winter tire packages from Tirerack with the ASA rims, can I just pull my current wheels off and put the winter ones on myself, or do I have to get them rebalanced or the car alignment?

Also does Tireracks price include the bmw center caps, and should we be ordering through a person here or via website?
You can certainly do it yourself, thats what I've been doing for years. But it would be a good idea to have someone around who can show you how to do things properly the first time around, and to advise you as to what equipment you need (typically a torque wrench, breaker bar, floor jack). Re-alignment is not necessary when switching over nor is balancing. The latter is done when the tires are first mounted on the wheels and you only need to have it done again if you feel a vibration while driving at speed.
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You can certainly do it yourself, thats what I've been doing for years. But it would be a good idea to have someone around who can show you how to do things properly the first time around, and to advise you as to what equipment you need (typically a torque wrench, breaker bar, floor jack). Re-alignment is not necessary when switching over nor is balancing. The latter is done when the tires are first mounted on the wheels and you only need to have it done again if you feel a vibration while driving at speed.

Thanks, good to know. Guess I should place my order before it actaully snows. I actaully already have the torque wrench, breaker bar, and floor jack, just havn't used em for much.
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Thanks, good to know. Guess I should place my order before it actaully snows. I actaully already have the torque wrench, breaker bar, and floor jack, just havn't used em for much.
Yup, good idea. Oh, almost forgot, you do have a 17mm socket handy as well right? And test your floor jack that it can clear under the car and jack point. I myself have 2 floor jacks, one 2 ton unit which I ended up using and another 2 1/2 ton unit that goes up higher but couldn't get under the car.
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Yup, good idea. Oh, almost forgot, you do have a 17mm socket handy as well right? And test your floor jack that it can clear under the car and jack point. I myself have 2 floor jacks, one 2 ton unit which I ended up using and another 2 1/2 ton unit that goes up higher but couldn't get under the car.
Good reminder, yeah I have the 17mm socket too. I bought all of that stuff when I started to go to the track earlier this year. I wanted to be prepared if I had to change my tires out for some reason. Luckily I didn't have too.
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