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      08-20-2018, 06:24 PM   #1
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Stud conversion kit

Hey guys like the title says I want to buy a set. I wanna run 12mm and 15mm spacers as well so I believe I need a 90mm kit. I just don't know what brand to go with I don't want to spend more than $150 on the kit. I've seen some like Motorsport but I don't like them too much for some reason. I want your opinions on which ones would be good for just a DD I am not tracking the car Btw. Thanks in advance
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I enjoy my Ecs kit, i take the wheels on and of so many times a week and they are a great upgrade to bolts.

Proper installation is very important. Squeaky clean oil free hub thread, Locktite And most important Wheel stud torqued to spec or they can fail.
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I enjoy my Ecs kit, i take the wheels on and of so many times a week and they are a great upgrade to bolts.

Proper installation is very important. Squeaky clean oil free hub thread, Locktite And most important Wheel stud torqued to spec or they can fail.
How did you clean yours? And how did you torque yours? Is there a special adapter I need to get or is it a tool in itself? I tried googling I and I keep getting these kits for bicycles
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How did you clean yours? And how did you torque yours? Is there a special adapter I need to get or is it a tool in itself? I tried googling I and I keep getting these kits for bicycles
From what I remember there is an allen key in the front of the stud and that's how you torque them down.

I want to get a set as well since I take my wheels off a lot to clean them.
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From what I remember there is an allen key in the front of the stud and that's how you torque them down.

I want to get a set as well since I take my wheels off a lot to clean them.
Yeah I figured it out I actually received my kit yesterday so I will be installing it today! It looks fairly straight forward and I got some loctite which is a must! I'll update you and let you know how the install goes, I'm putting the kit on with some spacers I bought and new wheels I bought as well

Edit I bought mine on APEX great price and quality is top notch
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My apex kit has been great! Regardless, I would go with a reputable brand. Not something you want to cheap out on.

*edit, just saw you went with Apex. nice! great choice. I know you're supposed to change these every 2 years but they've been on for about 4 with no issue. knock on wood!
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My apex kit has been great! Regardless, I would go with a reputable brand. Not something you want to cheap out on.

*edit, just saw you went with Apex. nice! great choice. I know you're supposed to change these every 2 years but they've been on for about 4 with no issue. knock on wood!
Yeah definitely love them I just put them on yesterday and they feel great and look a million times better IMO than lug bolts
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A little install pics
As you can see I also threw on some spacers for the install
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A little install pics
As you can see I also threw on some spacers for the install
Looks great, love those rims!
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Looks great, love those rims!
Thanks man! I was trying to trade them for 219's before I mounted them but no takers so I got these 193's for now
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Looks great, love those rims!
Thanks man! I was trying to trade them for 219's before I mounted them but no takers so I got these 193's for now
I'm kinda new to this. Why would you need to convert your studs? To get some length to make up for the spacer?
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I'm kinda new to this. Why would you need to convert your studs? To get some length to make up for the spacer?
Well most people do it because they track their cars and it's easier to take the wheels on and off. I personally did it because I liked the look over stud bolts and wanted to get some spacers so I thought I'd be the perfect time to knock both out. I also take my wheels off at least once a week and it was a pain in the ass to take off and mount the wheels every time. Hated lining up the holes and the bolts this is so much easier
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I am new to Bimmers.

What is the required torque for the hub bolts with standard 193 wheels?
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I am new to Bimmers.

What is the required torque for the hub bolts with standard 193 wheels?
On the owners manual it says 120nm or 88.5 Ft-lbs, I personally just rounded up to 90ft-lbs per lug nut
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