Do you swap between race wheels and street wheels often? Do you run different wheels and tires for winter and summer? Do you run wheel spacers? Do you want frustration-free wheel swaps? Ditch the stock wheel bolts that the E36 came with and install some wheel studs.
The whole project can be knocked out in an hour for around $100.
I started with a set of wheel studs: Amazon
And a set of long open-end lug nuts: Amazon
Install the studs into the hubs using red thread locker and torque to 15-18 ft-lb.
Install the wheels and lug nuts.
Done. It’s that easy, and now doing wheel swaps, especially with wheel spacers, is so much easier.