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Old 02-10-2016, 05:01 AM   #1
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E46 where can I find neo chrome Bolts

I'm looking to get new black wheels for my 2000 323i and I really want to get some neochrome bolts in the 5x120 pattern. Does anyone know where I can get these or any that will work?
Even something other than neochrome which would go good with black and is flashy.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:49 AM   #2
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What pray tell are neochrome bolts, and why do you need them?
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:55 AM   #3
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I got stainless steel bolts from eBay. They were USA made. But there was a issue with them, they were 1/32 to long, almost impossible to tell. They would make a terrible scraping sound when driving. So I took them out and put the original ones back in. So anyways what I'm saying is that after you get them, measure all of them first before wasting time installing them, and if any are to long, grind them down a little.
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:44 AM   #4
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Check ebay, idk if we have the lug bolts that come in fancy style because the lug wrench will eventually ruin the finish on them, you can always try a lug stud conversion and do it that way
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Check ebay, idk if we have the lug bolts that come in fancy style because the lug wrench will eventually ruin the finish on them, you can always try a lug stud conversion and do it that way

Why would you ever want to do that? I think the bolts are the best design ever. No more stripped studs
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:18 AM   #6
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I don't see why you guys are making such a huge deal over this. Good grief.
Here they are
Enjoy
http://m.ebay.com/itm/20-12x1-5-M12X...131?nav=SEARCH
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:06 PM   #7
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google search "Mevius Lug Bolts (Blue Neon)"
you'll need to find the correct length and thread pitch for the e46. i can't remember what it is.
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google search "Mevius Lug Bolts (Blue Neon)"

you'll need to find the correct length and thread pitch for the e46. i can't remember what it is.

This is conflicting information, because I know for a fact that the bolts are m12 not m14 and when I googled what you said, m14 come up

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Old 02-10-2016, 02:13 PM   #9
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the OEM were only black. We need chrome
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convert to studs, motorsport hardware has neochrome lugs
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Why would you ever want to do that? I think the bolts are the best design ever. No more stripped studs
I think the current set up is the best too. Easier to mount wheels. It was just a suggestion because lots of people have done it, for reasons I will never know
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I think the current set up is the best too. Easier to mount wheels. It was just a suggestion because lots of people have done it, for reasons I will never know

Haha yeah, I remember the first time I took the tire off. I took that bolt out, held it in my hand and was so confused at what just happened. Few seconds passed and I just said out loud " this is ****ing genius" I just feel that it makes sense. Those damn studs cause nothing but havoc
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Neochrome on an e46? please no
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google search "Mevius Lug Bolts (Blue Neon)"
you'll need to find the correct length and thread pitch for the e46. i can't remember what it is.
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This is conflicting information, because I know for a fact that the bolts are m12 not m14 and when I googled what you said, m14 come up
are you high? i said find the ones that fit the e46. they make them in both m14 and m12. here, let me help you since you can't google properly apparently

http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/mm...Code=MEVIUS-UN
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are you high? i said find the ones that fit the e46. they make them in both m14 and m12. here, let me help you since you can't google properly apparently



http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/mm...Code=MEVIUS-UN

Ahh my bad, I read that as "you'll find" not "you'll need to find"
English is my second language so I'm not to good at it
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Not chrome lug bolts but covers, I've got black ones on my black e36 wheels. They clean things up nicely. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-CHROME-L...NSI8DX&vxp=mtr
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What pray tell are neochrome bolts, and why do you need them?
Look up neochrome on google and you'll see. It just looks cool in my opinion
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I got stainless steel bolts from eBay. They were USA made. But there was a issue with them, they were 1/32 to long, almost impossible to tell. They would make a terrible scraping sound when driving. So I took them out and put the original ones back in. So anyways what I'm saying is that after you get them, measure all of them first before wasting time installing them, and if any are to long, grind them down a little.
Good advice, thank you
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google search "Mevius Lug Bolts (Blue Neon)"
you'll need to find the correct length and thread pitch for the e46. i can't remember what it is.
Perfect thank you
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