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      03-17-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
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Any aftermarket light weight lug blots?

Im new to German cars in general but On my old evo I had Alum lug nuts ... do they make anything like that for german cars? like alum lug bolts or ti ones?
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      03-17-2008, 04:30 PM   #2
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I think Rays might have a set of bolts for our cars.

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      03-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #3
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cool I'll look and see if I can find some
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cool I'll look and see if I can find some
let us know if you find them.... could be a fun addition
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Be very careful to follow the torque specs on lightweight Al or Ti bolts. They aren't as tough as traditional steel lug bolts.
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I'm curious as well. Do let us know of your finding. Another alternative would be to install lug studs.
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well U have to have damn light wheels when the lug bolts weight is an issue... good luck
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what about at least anodized ones? that come in different colors besides black and silver???
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I'm curious as well. Do let us know of your finding. Another alternative would be to install lug studs.
where can you buy lug studs for our car?
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zoeb@wheeldude converted over to studs and is running titanium lug nuts.

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how would someone convert to studs?
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how would someone convert to studs?
from what i know, the studs get threadlocked in place. i believe zoeb is able to source conversion kits. you could pm him for more info.
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well, if it is a stud conversion then the actual studs are made out of steel and the lug nuts are of lightweight aluminum or titanium. but it will still be the same weight as as if it were a standard bmw lugbolt only a little lighter which wouldn't really help......
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^ Yea I agree ... at least you would have some options on colors if you wanted thou ... it would be purely cosmetic
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yea, i like that there are so many different options for lug nuts. also installing wheels back onto the car is much easier.
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the studs are super light weight.. Even with the studs and some light weight lugs you will be lighter than the stock lug bolts

However, this difference in weight is not huge, the unsprung weight that the bolts add is very little, just do the conversion if you are looking for nicer lugnut options
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the studs are super light weight.. Even with the studs and some light weight lugs you will be lighter than the stock lug bolts

However, this difference in weight is not huge, the unsprung weight that the bolts add is very little, just do the conversion if you are looking for nicer lugnut options
Can you post up some info on whats involved in the stud conversion? How safe is it?
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It's very safe. If anything, I believe lug studs can offer much higher tensile strength when compared to lug bolts. I found a place that offers the stud conversion for pretty cheap at Turner Motorsports. Clicking through the link will bring you to the page of available studs in lengths from 75mm to 90mm.

The basic instructions to installing these studs is to make sure the stud holes are clean and free of any debris. Use locktite on the threads, I recommend red, but blue will work as well. Torque the studs down to 16ft/lb and you're all ready to go.

You should be also able to install spacers with ease with these lug studs, as they are much longer and probably can handle 10-15mm spacers with room to spare.
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It's very safe. If anything, I believe lug studs can offer much higher tensile strength when compared to lug bolts. I found a place that offers the stud conversion for pretty cheap at Turner Motorsports. Clicking through the link will bring you to the page of available studs in lengths from 75mm to 90mm.

The basic instructions to installing these studs is to make sure the stud holes are clean and free of any debris. Use locktite on the threads, I recommend red, but blue will work as well. Torque the studs down to 16ft/lb and you're all ready to go.

You should be also able to install spacers with ease with these lug studs, as they are much longer and probably can handle 10-15mm spacers with room to spare.
Oh they are not that expensive either ....like $100 for all the BBS ones. So any of those will work?

EDIT: Also what is the length of the stock lug bolts?
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Can you post up some info on whats involved in the stud conversion? How safe is it?
It is a very easy process

Basically you remove your wheels, put a little lock-tite on the stud, screw it into where the bolts would usually screw in, then tighten it with an allen wrench.

It is a very safe thing to do, the studs we have a very strong, i have them on my car and they are great.

There are a few other local guys here running them as well

They are priced pretty cheap, $45 shipped for a set of 20.

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Where did you find your stud's for $45 shipped? On that TMS website - you're looking at over $100 for just the studs...
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