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      05-09-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
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Wheel change helper tool

Does E9x M3s come with the little bolt that screws in to help you line up the wheel bolts when you change your wheels? If not does any aftermarket suppliers offer these?

I will be changing the wheels a lot for autox but don't want to go with stud conversion. That tool will come in handy.

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      05-09-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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I don't have experience with them, but several vendors sell them. Be careful. There are two diameters for the tools and some wheels won't clear the larger ones.
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      05-09-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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Buy one wheel stud.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-M3-...iew_All/ES185/
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Pyspeed sells RS Technik wheel hangers.

http://www.pyspeed.com/RS-Technik-Wh...p/rst-8101.htm
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      05-09-2011, 05:01 PM   #5
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Maybe this is too anal, but I wouldn't use a wheel stud, since if the wheel slips, you are going to scratch the lug holes. The smoother wheel mounting "tools" are better in that regard... (that said, I don't use either)
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      05-09-2011, 06:06 PM   #6
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Older BMWs have a fantastic tool at this:



Basically you stick it in the stud hole, mount your wheel and put a couple of studs on to keep it aligned and then do your torque pattern and remove the tool through the wheel.
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tlp - That looks like the ticket... I'm going to order one, thanks!
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tlp - That looks like the ticket... I'm going to order one, thanks!
I did too... plus the jack adapter. I used an improvised adapter but don't like it or trust it.
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tlp - That looks like the ticket... I'm going to order one, thanks!
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I did too... plus the jack adapter. I used an improvised adapter but don't like it or trust it.
I have both wheel guide in SS and the jack adapter from reverselogic. I haven't been able to use them yet but they appear to be nice and very well made. Order the cheaper blems, they really aren't blemished at all. Mine arrived perfect.
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I have this:

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Wheel_Hanger/ES5965/

may be cheaper ones, but this sucker has been a god send
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I have this jack adapter
http://burgertuning.com/BMW_jack_pad_adapter.html

This thing is sweet!
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Pyspeed sells RS Technik wheel hangers.

http://www.pyspeed.com/RS-Technik-Wh...p/rst-8101.htm
That unit diameter is larger than the BMW bolt diameter so some wheels don't fit... like the RAC wheel.

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I have this jack adapter
http://burgertuning.com/BMW_jack_pad_adapter.html

This thing is sweet!
I have the ECS version - they are very nice!
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Older BMWs have a fantastic tool at this:



Basically you stick it in the stud hole, mount your wheel and put a couple of studs on to keep it aligned and then do your torque pattern and remove the tool through the wheel.
That thing is great. Had that on my E36 and E38, such a handy little piece in the trunk-mounted toolkit.
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