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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 Wed, Oct-18-2017, 11:39:50 PM   #21
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Default Re: Installed Spacers, now ticking noise

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spacers can be used with any wheel applications. as long as the new lugs are long enough to accommodate the depth of the spacer. too long is as bad as too short.
I was told that the spacers with extended bolts are only for stock application, meaning they are meant for wheels that came stock with the car...so no i'm confused..

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I was told that the spacers with extended bolts are only for stock application, meaning they are meant for wheels that came stock with the car...so no i'm confused..
you've been misinformed as spacers can be used in many applications stock or non stock wheels.
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you've been misinformed as spacers can be used in many applications stock or non stock wheels.
That's what i was thinking, but was told that they are for stock applications, so basically i need to grind them down a bit as they are too long and hitting something inside the hub...
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Or get shorter lugnuts
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Default Re: Installed Spacers, now ticking noise

Just to reinforce what everyone is already saying. I had the exact same issue, and it would decrease if I lifted the e-brake lever a little while rolling slowly. That confirmed for me it was a bolt or bolts hitting an e-brake component. Replaced those bolts with slightly shorter bolts and it never happened again.
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Just to reinforce what everyone is already saying. I had the exact same issue, and it would decrease if I lifted the e-brake lever a little while rolling slowly. That confirmed for me it was a bolt or bolts hitting an e-brake component. Replaced those bolts with slightly shorter bolts and it never happened again.
I was thinking of doing that, stock bolts were 28MM and the extended ones i got are 43MM (15MM spacers) so they should fit, but now i am stuck with bolts that i paid for and have to get new ones. Speaking to customer service they suggested to buy 39MM bolts as thats what they have, which to me is a big difference between 43MM and 39MM. Where do you guys get bolts and what size i should get so the wheels don't fall off ? or should i just grind down the ones i have?
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I was thinking of doing that, stock bolts were 28MM and the extended ones i got are 43MM (15MM spacers) so they should fit, but now i am stuck with bolts that i paid for and have to get new ones. Speaking to customer service they suggested to buy 39MM bolts as thats what they have, which to me is a big difference between 43MM and 39MM. Where do you guys get bolts and what size i should get so the wheels don't fall off ? or should i just grind down the ones i have?
Pretty sure you can just have them cut slightly. Or order the 39mm on eBay. They're cheap enough, just make sure to buy black if the rest of your bolts are black
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Pretty sure you can just have them cut slightly. Or order the 39mm on eBay. They're cheap enough, just make sure to buy black if the rest of your bolts are black
Got you, but isn't 39MM a bit too short? thats a 4MM difference, i don't want me wheels to fall off..
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Got you, but isn't 39MM a bit too short? thats a 4MM difference, i don't want me wheels to fall off..
It's fine, as long as it's not more than 5mm too long it should be safe. Just make sure to use torque wrench.
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It's fine, as long as it's not more than 5mm too long it should be safe. Just make sure to use torque wrench.
got you, will look into getting shorter bolts. I got a torque wrench and i do 88lbs tq on the bolts..
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