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      05-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Improving appearance with wheel spacers

Hi guys, newbie here

I currently own a: 2008 BMW 330d m sport (alloys are standard 18" MV3 on run-flats).

Can anyone tell me the correct wheel spacers I will need without any rubbing ? Tried the measuring test but I am still not confident about the tyre rubbing problem. Does anyone else have the same car with wheel spacers on which work ok? what is the max size for front and back?
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      05-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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I have got 19inch 313's on standard M Sport suspension. I have measured the gaps as about 20mm front and rear. I have just ordered H&R trak+ spacers for mine and gone for 15mm each side on the rear and 12mm at the front. I have a bit of stretch on my tyres so I think I should be fine. Reading a lot of forums on here that seems to be the way to go. A lot of the M3 guys run with the 12mm in the rear and 15mm on the front so I may try that as well. Hope that helps.
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      05-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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This is where I have ordered mine from, seemed to be the cheapest.

http://www.larkspeed.com/index.pl?p=766HR2475725&a=i
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12MM front
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      05-03-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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so we are thinking 12mm front and 15mm rear for my car which has the standard m sport 18" alloys with standard sports suspension ? with no rubbing issues ?
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      05-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #6
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so we are thinking 12mm front and 15mm rear for my car which has the standard m sport 18" alloys with standard sports suspension ? with no rubbing issues ?
Yup!
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what about 20mm on the rear ?
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      10-24-2012, 02:23 PM   #8
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Hi there sorry to bother you was just wondering how you were getting on with your spacers as am looking to do similar with my 2006 m sport e91 i've fitted genuine mv3's (wider rears.) fronts dont look too bad but rears look way buried in the wheel tubs. Have spoken to couple of companies who both advised me that any more than 12mm per side on rear can rub they also both advised only 5mm on fronts....confused now..........there are no companies within 80 90 mile radius for me to go to to try various sizes so going to have to mail order and would like to get right first time round. want it to make enough difference in looks but not so wide it rubs on inside or arch.

Thanks in advance for any advice you may have Cheers Houch.
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      10-24-2012, 02:54 PM   #9
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12MM front
15MM Rear
Yup. I ordered these from these guys about 2 months ago. Perfect and no rub on my E93 335is. Love them.
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      10-24-2012, 04:15 PM   #10
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I have 20mm on the rear. Looks awesome! Changes my stock 18" MV3s nicely.
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I run 10mm front, 15mm rear on stock sport suspension and 19" 230s on '09 e92. I rub in the rear on big dips/bumps without anyone in the back. I'm always amazed about what some people say they run here and "never rub."
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