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      04-11-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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NEW Wheels...Opinions on Lug nuts.

Just sold my e46 m3 and got an e92 m3. 1st mod is lowering springs and 2nd is wheels. Any opinions on aftermarket lug nuts. Is there a choice lug nuts that are far superior then the rest. Any response would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Buy a stud conversion and run basically any lugs you want
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I like the MSI studs with yellow zinc coated lugs that Turner Motorsports sells
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I like the MSI studs with yellow zinc coated lugs that Turner Motorsports sells
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I like the MSI studs with yellow zinc coated lugs that Turner Motorsports sells
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Just sold my e46 m3 and got an e92 m3. 1st mod is lowering springs and 2nd is wheels. Any opinions on aftermarket lug nuts. Is there a choice lug nuts that are far superior then the rest. Any response would be appreciated. Thank you.
If you do a stud conversion, you can basically run whatever conical seat lug nuts you want. I've been using Work Wheels Extended Open-End forged aluminum nuts and they seem to do the job fine. You could go real nuts and get titanium hardware I suppose, but that can get very expensive very quickly.
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Just an FYI Dorman sells the exact same Zinc coated nuts as Turner for 1/3 the price
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Maybe I'm paranoid coming from England, you can't leave a pile of bricks outside your house there without them being lifted by some gypo's. I'm surprised you guys don't run keyed lugs to prevent theft even if you park your car inside 363 days a year.
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Maybe I'm paranoid coming from England, you can't leave a pile of bricks outside your house there without them being lifted by some gypo's. I'm surprised you guys don't run keyed lugs to prevent theft even if you park your car inside 363 days a year.
Mostly because anyone with a 5lbs hammer and a socket set can get them off no problem
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Maybe I'm paranoid coming from England, you can't leave a pile of bricks outside your house there without them being lifted by some gypo's. I'm surprised you guys don't run keyed lugs to prevent theft even if you park your car inside 363 days a year.
Mostly because anyone with a 5lbs hammer and a socket set can get them off no problem
You'll need 20 sockets doing it that way

Plus wheel thieves wanna be quick and quiet, hammering sockets on lugs is neither of those..

That rationale is like saying why bother locking your door when anyone can smash the window and unlock it from the inside..
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Wheel locks discourage casual theft. The pros have sets of keys to get them off.
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You'll need 20 sockets doing it that way

Plus wheel thieves wanna be quick and quiet, hammering sockets on lugs is neither of those..

That rationale is like saying why bother locking your door when anyone can smash the window and unlock it from the inside..
There’s not much point in arguing it. It’s not speculation it’s what thieves do on top of the fact you wondered why a lot of people don’t add wheel locks over here
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You'll need 20 sockets doing it that way

Plus wheel thieves wanna be quick and quiet, hammering sockets on lugs is neither of those..

That rationale is like saying why bother locking your door when anyone can smash the window and unlock it from the inside..
There’s not much point in arguing it. It’s not speculation it’s what thieves do on top of the fact you wondered why a lot of people don’t add wheel locks over here
I come here to argue EJ, now you engaged me so you'll listen to every gd thing I have to say!!
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what is a gypo?

Thank you for bringing this up. I am looking at a conversion too.

To those with studs, can a wheel spacer run on those long studs?

7 gears.
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what is a gypo?

Thank you for bringing this up. I am looking at a conversion too.

To those with studs, can a wheel spacer run on those long studs?

7 gears.
Yes they’re sold in multiple sizes. 75mm, 90mm. 75 should be fine unless you plan on a liberty walk kit. One of the reasons to switch to studs is to easily run spacers
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Maybe I'm paranoid coming from England, you can't leave a pile of bricks outside your house there without them being lifted by some gypo's. I'm surprised you guys don't run keyed lugs to prevent theft even if you park your car inside 363 days a year.
Mostly because anyone with a 5lbs hammer and a socket set can get them off no problem
You'll need 20 sockets doing it that way

Plus wheel thieves wanna be quick and quiet, hammering sockets on lugs is neither of those..

That rationale is like saying why bother locking your door when anyone can smash the window and unlock it from the inside..
Technically this is not true. You can use a pick/flathead and hammer to get the socket out from the back side to reuse it. My Miata came with wheel locks and the previous owner did not have the keys, so I have actually done this before with only one socket (one locking lug per wheel). Time consuming / loud, yes. But impossible, no.
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I got basically the same ones Turner sells for a lot cheaper
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Interesting - are the 17mm or 19mm lugs?
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Interesting - are the 17mm or 19mm lugs?
19mm just like the Turner ones
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