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    Cheapest way to 5 lug the trailer?

    I want to 5 lug the trailer if I can do it super cheap. All I really need is a hub and rotor, no caliper etc. I also want whatever hub I use to fit E30 axles to accommodate my custom axle ends.

    Crazy, I know.
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    #2
    :) You like mine, don't you?. I used 84 318i trailing arms and pressed in 318ti hubs.
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      #3
      Originally posted by Aptyp View Post
      :) You like mine, don't you?. I used 84 318i trailing arms and pressed in 318ti hubs.
      Can I use the 318ti hubs in the 325 trailing arms?
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        #4
        only if you machine a spacer for it. OD 42mm x ID 39mm x H 37mm

        or just get z3 hubs. If you already have ti hubs, find someone parting any 84-85 e30 for trailing arms.
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          #5
          It should work. The rear e30 325 & m3 control arm are the same.
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          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=227993
          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=289362

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            #6
            Originally posted by Aptyp View Post
            only if you machine a spacer for it. OD 42mm x ID 39mm x H 37mm

            or just get z3 hubs. If you already have ti hubs, find someone parting any 84-85 e30 for trailing arms.
            Alright, I'd rather go with Z3 then so I don't have to touch that rear subframe/arms.

            Which year/engine Z3?
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              #7
              Originally posted by e30m3s54turbo View Post
              It should work. The rear e30 325 & m3 control arm are the same.
              What does that have to do with 318ti hubs?
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                #8
                Originally posted by e30m3s54turbo View Post
                It should work. The rear e30 325 & m3 control arm are the same.
                no it doesn't work in a regular 325 TA
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by MR 325 View Post
                  Alright, I'd rather go with Z3 then so I don't have to touch that rear subframe/arms.

                  Which year/engine Z3?
                  Any z3 hubs out of an inline-6 model... 4 bangers had small bearing as well. don't have to worry about anything else and can reuse your axle stubs to keep bearing/hub in place.
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                    #10
                    One of rear arms is a e30 325 & changed bearing to e30 m3 bearing so 5 lug hub would fit.
                    Projects Hartge,Alpina & AC Schnitzer Builds.http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=280601
                    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=227993
                    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=289362

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Aptyp View Post
                      Any z3 hubs out of an inline-6 model... 4 bangers had small bearing as well. don't have to worry about anything else and can reuse your axle stubs to keep bearing/hub in place.
                      Awesome, thanks for the info. I knew you'd come through, haha.

                      Know of anywhere online to look or should I hit the local salvage yards?
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                        #12
                        you know...

                        For a trailer, because you don't need brakes or any thing else... You can just use standard e36 rear hubs. Fit right into trailing arms, but will take about 5mm off the rear offset.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Aptyp View Post
                          you know...

                          For a trailer, because you don't need brakes or any thing else... You can just use standard e36 rear hubs. Fit right into trailing arms, but will take about 5mm off the rear offset.
                          Wheel will be 5mm further in, right? Can I mount a wheel without a rotor on there though? I didn't think it would sit right.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by e30m3s54turbo View Post
                            One of rear arms is a e30 325 & changed bearing to e30 m3 bearing so 5 lug hub would fit.
                            What are you saying, M3 and 325i wheel bearings are the same. Which means you just have to pull the 4 lug hub and fit the m3 one... no change in bearing unless it is worn out.

                            @MR325 I would think you would need to make a spacer to fit the face of the hub if you don't want to run brake discs, because there is a mounting spigot for the disc that won't allow the wheel to mount flush.

                            Or another though I'm sure you could machine down the spigot to the same size as the wheel spigot, then mount?

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                              #15
                              ^yup, that's your answer...

                              PS: never heard of the word "spigot" before, but I will gladly use on a the next homosexual mexican I see.
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