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      12-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #25
E46 + E90

Drives: E46 M3 + E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Illinois

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Originally Posted by bigjae1976 View Post
I just got the Bimmerworld studs the instructions state that I need to tighten the studs down to 50-80ft lbs (the studs, not the lug nuts) and to not use a hex key but jam 2 nuts together.. Wonder what makes these different?
I just ordered the BW Premium Race Studs. I was wondering if you were actually able to torque down those guys between 50-80 ft lbs.

I have heard of some not even being able to get close to it.

I also purchased the two locking nuts they sell for a couple bucks so I don't end up shearing the lug nuts.

Originally Posted by kaiv View Post
I don't bother with aftermarket wheel studs anymore. They're a bit of a PITA imho.

I swap wheels all the time and just use a lug guide. I recently replaced all my lugs with new OE and I'm glad I didn't have to remove and reinstall 20 studs
I use OE Lug Nuts on the E90 M3 and studs on the E46 M3...becauseracecar..........not!
E90 M3 DCT|Melbourne Red . Speed Cloth | My Build Thread
E46 M3 6MT|Jet Black . Black Nappa Leather | My Build Thread

Last edited by flipm3; 12-18-2012 at 12:49 PM.