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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-21-2007, 07:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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E30 5 bolt axle conversion

I'm just wondering if anyone has done the 5 bolt axle conversion and on what car (ie 318is...325it etc...). Is it expensive? Very difficult?
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To do it right plan on about $2000. You will need E30 M3 parts for almost all of the conversion. You need front bearing with hub flange, new rear wheel bearing because the stock one gets destroyed taking the 4 lug flange off, new 5 lug flanges for the rear, new axle nuts front and back, front axle nut dust covers, complete E30 M3 brakes (discs, pads, calipers, caliper brackets, wear sensors and mounting hardware. It also helps to use the E30 M3 strut housings. You are also going to need to find 5 lug wheels. The easiest and most cost effective way to go is use stock E38 740iL 16x8 basket weaves.

Why are you wanting to do the swap?
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^ i got some basketweave that might be for sale depending on when i get rims for the 7...

lol you would have an m3..... wouldn't it be easyer to buy and e30 m3?
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$1900 FOR EVERYTHING AND HE HAS MISC. E30 M3 PARTS TOO...
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or you could get conversion spacers for $300
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... Spacers arn't as good as the actual conversion....
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yeah i know but if you just want the looks of 7 series wheels, but not out on the track, its fine.
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