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      10-31-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Need help urgently with an aftermarket bm160 wheels

hello guys,

I just bought a bm160 wheels(replica of competition wheels)

offset 35 and 38 for a bmw 335i and I am having problems with wheels bolts are starting to loose. I am using original bolts. Please help me there what do I need to do. someone told me that if I dont fix that my hub will get damage and I think that is allready damaged. please guys help me there> Do I need to change the bolts???
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what does "starting to loose" mean?

are you properly torquing them down? is the wheel flat on the hub?
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      10-31-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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I mean they start to get not tight . they start to untight DO. you know what I mean? sorry for my english need helppp I have those wheels
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Make sure you torque them down, 88lbs.
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I don't know if it makes a difference but some bolt head is round paired with a bolt holes that are flat.
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hello guys,

I just bought a bm160 wheels(replica of competition wheels)

offset 35 and 38 for a bmw 335i and I am having problems with wheels bolts are starting to loose. I am using original bolts. Please help me there what do I need to do. someone told me that if I dont fix that my hub will get damage and I think that is allready damaged. please guys help me there> Do I need to change the bolts???
Do you mean that the bolts are coming loose eventually after a bit of driving?
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You need different bolts if the wheels don't have a round depression for the bolts to fit into. Then make sure you know what torque those wheels call for. You could damage them if you put too much torque on them.

A picture of what your wheel looks like at the bolts would help.
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Do you mean that the bolts are coming loose eventually after a bit of driving?
Yes, that's what I mean
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yes thats what I mean

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Do you mean that the bolts are coming loose eventually after a bit of driving?

yes thats what I mean, they start to cominng loose after one day

I need help with someone who has these wheels to know which bolts used and how much torque on the wheels
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what does "starting to loose" mean?

are you properly torquing them down? is the wheel flat on the hub?
What rims do you have on your car?
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I have the bm160 replica wheels

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What rims do you have on your car?

bm160
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Replica wheels are the problem !
The wheel studs are too short, and the are coming out, I have seen it on the customer car.
You need longer studs ! NOW !

I always make sure that there is a minimum of 6 turns of the stud, to assume that it will torque properly, anything under six ( turns ) is unacceptable.

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Soo which bolt do I need??? Any guy here with these wheels BM160?
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      11-07-2013, 09:41 PM   #14
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needing help with this stuff

when I took out the oem bolts they look like they are not fitting the whole concave part just like 50 percent of the base.
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Take your car to autozone and have them see if they have any lug bolts that will fit. You don't have enough information for anyone to help you other than in person.
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Sounds like the OP's bolts may be the wrong type.

https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech...sp?techid=102&

Very important that the bolt type match the wheel. Bad things can happen if they don't.
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