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    Traditional 5-Lug Conversion vs. 5-Lug adapters

    How much more benefit do I get if I do a traditional 5-Lug swap in regards to brake and suspension upgrades compared to just using these adapters?

    http://e30sports.com/product/bmwvwau...ptor-2-pieces/

    I guess my question is can I upgrade the e30 suspension and brakes to the same level as I could if added the e36 and z3 parts for the traditional 5-lug swap?

    I realize that if I decide to give it a good bit of power then wheel adapters might be a bad idea. I have long term plans for an unhealthy amount of power but am just curious about suspension and braking right now.

    #2
    it depend of what your goal..
    if you need brake upgrade then 5lug adapter kit with bigger brakes
    check this out..
    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=400005

    and if you just to fit 5lug wheels then go with spacer adapters

    its depend on your wallet as well..
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      #3
      Wheels adapters are pretty robust and will handle a decent amount of power. However bigger brakes never hurt anyone so if you're planning on running 5 lug rims and running big power you might as well go 5 lug and get the bigger brakes while you are at it.
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        #4
        And then adjust the shocks and springs to deal with the increase in the unsparing weight?
        How much an adjustment is required? Is it a given that anyone doing the 5 lug conversion is running coilovers?

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