I recently purchased a 75mm Wheel Stud Conversion Kit from APEX Race Parts to go with my APEX ARC-8 wheels. I chose the kit with hex head studs and silver lug nuts.
This kit makes wheel changing much easier and allows you to use spacers without having to buy extended lug bolts.
As the weather has been getting warmer, I decided it was the perfect time to install them with my summer wheels. So, I documented the process to share!
Step #1 – Loosen all 5 lug bolts while the car is on the ground.
Step #2 – Jack up the car, take off lug bolts, remove the wheel.
Step #3 – Apply a drop or two of thread-locker onto the threads at the short end of the stud.
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My APEX TPMS sensors came in so I was able to get the new wheels mounted. I dropped the car off and couldn’t wait to pick it back up…
No rubbing issues! The fenders are untouched, no rolling/pulling.
Again, the specs:
- Front: 18×8 ET 35 – 215/40/18 Hankook Ventus V12
- Rear: 18×9 ET 40 – 245/35/18 Hankook Ventus V12
- Lowered on Eibach Pro-Kit (~1″ drop all-around)
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You know what that means, right?
…summer wheels! After the first week of April, it’s about time.
My first round of parts for the car are a staggered set of ESM BBS LM replicas with Hankook Ventus V12 tires and APEX TPMS sensors.
- Front: 18×8 ET 35 – 215/40/18
- Rear: 18×9 ET 40 – 245/35/18
I had to unbox/test fit them. I’m pretty impressed with the outcome.
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