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    10mm spacers, do i need longer bolts

    just a quckie, i need to put 10mm spacers on the front.

    do i need longer bolts or should I be ok?


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    99% yes mate..

    Iirc standard bolts are 26mm thread, so you'd probs get away with 35mm jobbies.

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    If you can't get 6 full turns with your current bolts then you will need longer bolts.

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    Some I bought, decent qualityhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130667394166?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1439.l2649. Are you going hubcentric? I wouldn't use cheapo 10mm spacers because the wheel won't sit on the hub.

    edit 1 * M12 x 1.5 35mm LONG 60deg TAPERED ALLOY WHEEL BOLT BMW 320 E30 E36 3 SERIES | eBay

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    thanks, will order those bolts, and yeah im going hubcentric, will look on ebay now


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    10mm spacers, do i need longer bolts

    I've seen a few sets in there for thirty quid theve dropped in price lately.

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    cheapest are 40 quid

    these are some on ebay, saying they fit e36, hubcentric ones, for 31 quid, but says the centre hole is 78mm? dont i need 72.5?


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    You normally need thread activation of the size of the bolt.

    So is a M12 bolt, you need 12mm of thread activation (minimum) on the hub (if steel).

    I think it was 1.5D for screwing into Aluminium (D = diameter of bolt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykez View Post
    dont i need 72.5?
    Yeah. 72.5mm is the centre bore for an E36. Not sure what 78mm is for though.

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