Tirerack
Use the following links to go directly to useful tirerack winter items: Tirerack Winter Tires. Gary's Winter Tire FAQ.
Using the links directly supports E90Post with tirerack sales commision!

  E90Post
 


TireRack

   PLEASE HELP SUPPORT E90POST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wheels and Tires Forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack > Any aftermarket light weight lug blots?



Wheels and Tires forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack
Please help to directly support e90post by doing your tirerack shopping from the above link. For every sale made through the link, e90post gets sponsor support to keep the site alive. Disclaimer

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-17-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
Vegas_Sirk
Its All About The Offset
Vegas_Sirk's Avatar
United_States
153
Rep
3,544
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Where you come to vacation and go home on probation: Vegas

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to Vegas_Sirk
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?
__________________

AKA M3This (changed my user name ) | M3 Build Thread | E61 Build Thread
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 04:30 PM   #2
HRC
MAUI BUILT
HRC's Avatar
United_States
140
Rep
7,779
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 330i MT
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NORCAL

iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to HRC
I think Rays might have a set of bolts for our cars.

Danny
__________________
Arctic/Blk Leather/Alum.Trim/MT/ZSP/Sunshades/Blk Lines/M3 Illuminated Knob/Alcantara Performance Wheel/M-E-Brake Handle/Euro Fog Switch/Koni Yellows/H&R Sport Springs/19" VMR V718's w/PS2 Tires/M-Tech Body Kit/Carbon Fiber Spoiler/Bimmian Interior Bulbs/OEM Eye Glass Tray/SSK/Alcantara Boot/Split Armrest/OEM Dual Rear Power Outlets/Rear Ashtray Delete/OEM Alum. Pedals/Osram 6000K/Brex Rings/LED Side Markers/BMS Power Box
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #3
Vegas_Sirk
Its All About The Offset
Vegas_Sirk's Avatar
United_States
153
Rep
3,544
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Where you come to vacation and go home on probation: Vegas

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to Vegas_Sirk
cool I'll look and see if I can find some
__________________

AKA M3This (changed my user name ) | M3 Build Thread | E61 Build Thread
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 05:23 PM   #4
dmkaldas
*Rollin 3rd*
dmkaldas's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
1,024
Posts

 
Drives: Something fast
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chino Hills

iTrader: (13)

titanium FTW!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
montreal_bimmer
Major General
montreal_bimmer's Avatar
Italy
76
Rep
5,500
Posts

 
Drives: E90 AW
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 325i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by M3This View Post
cool I'll look and see if I can find some
let us know if you find them.... could be a fun addition
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 06:45 PM   #6
TurboFan
Ski bum
TurboFan's Avatar
94
Rep
6,207
Posts

 
Drives: sideways
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Knee deep in the pow

iTrader: (8)

Be very careful to follow the torque specs on lightweight Al or Ti bolts. They aren't as tough as traditional steel lug bolts.
__________________

1999 e46 328i Ti Silver / Black[retired]
2007 e90 335xi Jet Black / Black[retired]
2011 e70 X5 35d Vermillion Red / Cinnamon
2011 e92 M3 LeMans / Fox Red extended
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 06:50 PM   #7
VMRWheels
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
VMRWheels's Avatar
262
Rep
16,066
Posts


 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2014 BMW F22  [0.00]
2013 BMW F06  [0.00]
2013 BMW F30  [0.00]
I'm curious as well. Do let us know of your finding. Another alternative would be to install lug studs.
__________________

VMR | Wheels - Mitch A. | p. 714-442-7916 extension 107 | e. Mitch@velocitymotoring.com | ** VMR Holiday Special! **
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 07:16 PM   #8
judec
born to be turbocharged
judec's Avatar
Slovakia
15
Rep
1,347
Posts

 
Drives: Not a bimmer yet
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Slovakia

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via ICQ to judec Send a message via Skype™ to judec
well U have to have damn light wheels when the lug bolts weight is an issue... good luck
__________________
Disclaimer: All this message was written with recycled electrons.

Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 07:37 PM   #9
Vegas_Sirk
Its All About The Offset
Vegas_Sirk's Avatar
United_States
153
Rep
3,544
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Where you come to vacation and go home on probation: Vegas

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to Vegas_Sirk
what about at least anodized ones? that come in different colors besides black and silver???
__________________

AKA M3This (changed my user name ) | M3 Build Thread | E61 Build Thread
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 08:53 PM   #10
vancitye90
newbie
Philippines
0
Rep
69
Posts

 
Drives: bmw e90
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vancouver

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post
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?
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 10:15 PM   #11
shragon
Moderator
shragon's Avatar
No_Country
321
Rep
27,450
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i SG Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (7)

zoeb@wheeldude converted over to studs and is running titanium lug nuts.

__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 10:18 PM   #12
Vegas_Sirk
Its All About The Offset
Vegas_Sirk's Avatar
United_States
153
Rep
3,544
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Where you come to vacation and go home on probation: Vegas

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to Vegas_Sirk
how would someone convert to studs?
__________________

AKA M3This (changed my user name ) | M3 Build Thread | E61 Build Thread
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2008, 10:20 PM   #13
shragon
Moderator
shragon's Avatar
No_Country
321
Rep
27,450
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i SG Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3This View Post
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.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-18-2008, 12:06 AM   #14
brokemywallet
Slaveaholic
United_States
7
Rep
669
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 330I
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: So. Cal

iTrader: (6)

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......
Appreciate 0
      03-18-2008, 10:56 AM   #15
Vegas_Sirk
Its All About The Offset
Vegas_Sirk's Avatar
United_States
153
Rep
3,544
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Where you come to vacation and go home on probation: Vegas

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to Vegas_Sirk
^ Yea I agree ... at least you would have some options on colors if you wanted thou ... it would be purely cosmetic
__________________

AKA M3This (changed my user name ) | M3 Build Thread | E61 Build Thread
Appreciate 0
      03-18-2008, 11:13 AM   #16
shragon
Moderator
shragon's Avatar
No_Country
321
Rep
27,450
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i SG Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (7)

yea, i like that there are so many different options for lug nuts. also installing wheels back onto the car is much easier.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-19-2008, 03:19 AM   #17
Zoeb@WheelDude.com
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Zoeb@WheelDude.com's Avatar
United_States
268
Rep
11,995
Posts


 
Drives: M3 (e92), X5 (E70), 428i (F32)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Fremont, CA

iTrader: (45)

Garage List
1995 BMW M3  [0.00]
2008 BMW M3  [4.83]
Send a message via AIM to Zoeb@WheelDude.com
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
Appreciate 0
      03-19-2008, 12:35 PM   #18
Vegas_Sirk
Its All About The Offset
Vegas_Sirk's Avatar
United_States
153
Rep
3,544
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Where you come to vacation and go home on probation: Vegas

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to Vegas_Sirk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoeb@WheelDude.com View Post
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?
__________________

AKA M3This (changed my user name ) | M3 Build Thread | E61 Build Thread
Appreciate 0
      03-19-2008, 01:55 PM   #19
VMRWheels
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
VMRWheels's Avatar
262
Rep
16,066
Posts


 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2014 BMW F22  [0.00]
2013 BMW F06  [0.00]
2013 BMW F30  [0.00]
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.
__________________

VMR | Wheels - Mitch A. | p. 714-442-7916 extension 107 | e. Mitch@velocitymotoring.com | ** VMR Holiday Special! **
Appreciate 0
      03-19-2008, 02:54 PM   #20
Vegas_Sirk
Its All About The Offset
Vegas_Sirk's Avatar
United_States
153
Rep
3,544
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Where you come to vacation and go home on probation: Vegas

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to Vegas_Sirk
Quote:
Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post
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?
__________________

AKA M3This (changed my user name ) | M3 Build Thread | E61 Build Thread
Appreciate 0
      03-19-2008, 03:02 PM   #21
Zoeb@WheelDude.com
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Zoeb@WheelDude.com's Avatar
United_States
268
Rep
11,995
Posts


 
Drives: M3 (e92), X5 (E70), 428i (F32)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Fremont, CA

iTrader: (45)

Garage List
1995 BMW M3  [0.00]
2008 BMW M3  [4.83]
Send a message via AIM to Zoeb@WheelDude.com
Quote:
Originally Posted by M3This View Post
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.

-Zoeb
Appreciate 0
      03-20-2008, 05:34 AM   #22
Irish Bimmer
Private First Class
2
Rep
142
Posts

 
Drives: M Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Jax, FL

iTrader: (0)

Where did you find your stud's for $45 shipped? On that TMS website - you're looking at over $100 for just the studs...
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST