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Old 05-18-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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ok guys, did some research and well still not sure. I have a 04 330ci and im recieving new wheels, looking on ebay for Work RS lug nuts 12x1.5, is this what i need? what all am i looking for? any help thanks
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:34 PM   #2
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those will only work if you have a stud conversion. if so, you have to determine how long your studs are because those work lug nuts are closed ended. they do however have a opened version as well. and yes, your thread pitch is 12x1.5
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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ummm i dont think i have a stud conversion, im currently on stock wheels, but i am getting new wheels but with no lugs, i wanna buy some blue work lugs, dunno what im looking for
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:40 PM   #4
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then your using factory lug bolts. which means that you cannot use the work lug nuts because those are suppose to thread onto a stud, which you do not have. if you want to use those work lug nuts, then you have to do a stud conversion first.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:42 PM   #5
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sooo wait a minute, are you saying i could just use my factory lug nuts? whats a conversion kit?
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:44 PM   #6
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yes, you can just reuse your factory lug bolts aslong as your not using any spacers.

lug bolts (what you currently have):


stud conversion:
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:51 PM   #7
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OP - The way your car is set up, you can not use Work lug nuts. Your OEM hardware is a bolt, rather than a stud. Many Japanese cars for instance, have studs, and the nut is just threaded on the inside and goes over the stud. Since your car uses bolts, the hub has threaded holes to which the bolts feed into. So Work's lug nuts are kind of backwards from what your car already came with.

If you complete a stud conversion you may run them however.
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yes, you can just reuse your factory lug bolts aslong as your not using any spacers.
And as long as his new wheels bolt hole taper matches the taper on the factory bolts. Very important safety wise.
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