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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Oct-20-2017, 10:07:28 PM   #31
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Default Re: Installed Spacers, now ticking noise

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got you, will look into getting shorter bolts. I got a torque wrench and i do 88lbs tq on the bolts..

I think I am having the same ticking noise. Only occurs when the car is warmed up, passenger front corner.. AND the wheel is being turned to the left.

I have 10f/12r macht snell spacers and ZCP wheels with locking nuts.

I wanted to buy studs instead of bolts anyway. I know the Apex studs are annually consumable. Is this true for all wheel studs? If not, is there a different company's studs (hehe) I can buy that aren't consumable? Or at least not annually consumable, seems silly for a street car..
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I think I am having the same ticking noise. Only occurs when the car is warmed up, passenger front corner.. AND the wheel is being turned to the left.

I have 10f/12r macht snell spacers and ZCP wheels with locking nuts.

I wanted to buy studs instead of bolts anyway. I know the Apex studs are annually consumable. Is this true for all wheel studs? If not, is there a different company's studs (hehe) I can buy that aren't consumable? Or at least not annually consumable, seems silly for a street car..
It should not matter up front, unless you are stupidly over length.

Edit: All studs should be regarded as consumable. That said, they are probably being conservative, and also assuming a *lot* of wheel changes.
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I installed the spacers with stock wheels and ticking noise is gone so the extended bolts must be too long. If anyone is buying spacers with extended bolts be aware that they might not fit if you have aftermarket wheels..
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Old Mon, Oct-23-2017, 08:03:58 PM   #34
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So i been reading about the correct wheel bolt torque; the F80 M3 which i got the wheels from calls it for 104ft-lb, but the E46 M3 is 88ft-lbs, I should be using the E46 M3 torque specs, correct?
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Old Mon, Oct-23-2017, 11:19:08 PM   #35
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I’ve used 88lbs for the 12 years I’ve owned E46s without issue.
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It should not matter up front, unless you are stupidly over length.

Edit: All studs should be regarded as consumable. That said, they are probably being conservative, and also assuming a *lot* of wheel changes.
Thank you. I had no idea (about both).
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I’ve used 88lbs for the 12 years I’ve owned E46s without issue.
Cool, so i am good as i been using 88lbs as well.

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Old Tue, Oct-24-2017, 05:41:35 PM   #38
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*** Ticking noise is fixed, i had to grind down the extended bolts (43MM) on the driver side rear wheel to get rid of the ticking noise. The passenger rear wheel is fine, so i'm guessing the ebrake inside the hub on the driver side was hitting the extended bolts but i don't know for sure..
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