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Old 05-12-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
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Lug Bolt Question

I wanted to run 10MM spacers up front on 17x7.5 wrapped with 225/40/17 tires. My question is what size lug bolts would I need?

Could I measure the size of the bolts I have on right now and whatever the number is, I add 10MM to that and that would determine the size?
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:08 PM   #2
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Standard size is 12x1.5x26mm. This page on ECS Tuning's website has loads of them in different lengths...
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:39 PM   #3
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Standard size is 12x1.5x26mm. This page on ECS Tuning's website has loads of them in different lengths...
Thanks for the reply! So with the stock sizes being 26MM, I'll need 36MM lug bolts to safely run 10MM spacers. Correct?
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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The 10mm spacer kit sold by ECS tuning includes 12x1.5x35 bolts. So I guess thats what you would need as well.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...cers/ES205204/
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:22 PM   #5
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The 10mm spacer kit sold by ECS tuning includes 12x1.5x35 bolts. So I guess thats what you would need as well.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...cers/ES205204/
Thanks for the link! Will check it out
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You can buy some nice hubcentric CNC machined billet aluminum spacers with lugs on ebay for literally half that price.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:36 PM   #7
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You can buy some nice hubcentric CNC machined billet aluminum spacers with lugs on ebay for literally half that price.
I actually was looking on eBay. Found a few 5x120 hubcentric spacers. When I input my car's year and model, it says this part isn't compatible with your vehicle.. Maybe because of the centerbore being different?
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/10MM-ALUMINU...14b4fc&vxp=mtr
Heres 10mm although i would get 15mm. i can vouch for these. I have 15mm and 17mm btw http://www.ebay.com/itm/15mm-Hubcent...d77578&vxp=mtr
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/10MM-ALUMINU...14b4fc&vxp=mtr
Heres 10mm although i would get 15mm. i can vouch for these. I have 15mm and 17mm btw http://www.ebay.com/itm/15mm-Hubcent...d77578&vxp=mtr
Thanks for the links

The 10MM one is the one I looked at and this is what it says when I input my car info.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/10MM-ALUMINU...14b4fc&vxp=mtr
Heres 10mm although i would get 15mm. i can vouch for these. I have 15mm and 17mm btw http://www.ebay.com/itm/15mm-Hubcent...d77578&vxp=mtr
There's nothing hub-centric about those. Maybe the spacer fits the hub but what good is that supposed to do? If the wheel doesn't have a hub to sit on, they're not hub-centric.

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There's nothing hub-centric about those. Maybe the spacer fits the hub but what good is that supposed to do? If the wheel doesn't have a hub to sit on, they're not hub-centric.
If you look at the pictures in that link closer, you'll clearly see the hub.
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There's nothing hub-centric about those. Maybe the spacer fits the hub but what good is that supposed to do? If the wheel doesn't have a hub to sit on, they're not hub-centric.
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Trust me lol i already checked it. Its just a picture from the back side or the spacer on the first link look at the direction of the bolts. I would never recommend any non hubcentric spacer.
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So you want to trust the ghosted image compared to the 2 spacers front and center? All you man, not my money.
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Trust me lol i already checked it. Its just a picture from the back side or the spacer on the first link look at the direction of the bolts. I would never recommend any non hubcentric spacer.
Yeah, you're not blind or anything. There's clearly no hub at all on the spacers right in front. You'd be able to see it when looking through the center bore. You'd see a step and the center bore would look thicker than the rest of the hub.

But as I already said, not my money.
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So you want to trust the ghosted image compared to the 2 spacers front and center? All you man, not my money.
No but i trust Ebay buyer protection and if they are not as described i can send them back and the seller will pay return shipping. I also have bought two sets from the second link thats why i said i can vouch for those. I take my wheels on and off more than most every will and have never had a single problem with the spacers or bolts.
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No but i trust Ebay buyer protection and if they are not as described i can send them back and the seller will pay return shipping. I also have bought two sets from the second link thats why i said i can vouch for those. I take my wheels on and off more than most every will and have never had a single problem with the spacers or bolts.
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I'm looking through the items the second link seller has. Trying to find a 10MM one. So far have found a 12MM.
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Yeah, you're not blind or anything. There's clearly no hub at all on the spacers right in front. You'd be able to see it when looking through the center bore. You'd see a step and the center bore would look thicker than the rest of the hub.

But as I already said, not my money.
Your the one that's blind read the description that is cover buy ebay buyer protection.

Specifics and Benefits:
Made of High-Strength Aircraft Brushed T-6061 Aluminum
Anodized Finish for Strength and Durability
Precisely CNC Machined Hub-Centric and Model Specific for Perfect Bolt-On Fitment and Wheel Balance
Reduced Weight Comparing to Steel Wheel Spacers

Bolt Pattern (PCD): 5 X 120 Wheel Lugs Bolt Pattern
Centerbore Diameter: 72.60mm Hub
Bolt Thread Pitch: M12 X 1.5
Spacer Thickness: 10.00mm

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Professional Installer is Highly Recommended (No Instruction Included)
Read the add, look at the pictures, look at the seller rating. If all check out your good to go. Its not hard. I buy things on ebay everyday.
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I'm looking through the items the second link seller has. Trying to find a 10MM one. So far have found a 12MM.
Just buy some 12mm, you can fit 15mm if your slammed or 17mm if your stock height. Trust me once you get them you will want bigger ones anyways lol.
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Just buy some 12mm, you can fit 15mm if your slammed or 17mm if your stock height. Trust me once you get them you will want bigger ones anyways lol.
Yeah I might just pick up the 12's. Maybe some 15's or 17's for the back. Just don't want to run negative camber for the wheels to fit.
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You'd be able to see it when looking through the center bore.
Shows how dumb you are. You are seriously gunna call me out and say something so stupid. If you are looking at it from the backside how the hell do you plan on seeing the lip that is on the completely other side. Unless you got xray vision you re not going to see it.
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