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      05-14-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Help with spacers?

Can anyone recomend a good set of spacers an what size for a slammed e90 ? What would i need to install and any good brands?
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since this can f your day up if you go with the wrong kind....

post this in the wheel forum. better responses.

you will want to have your current wheel size and offset. if they are OEM, post up what kind.

also what suspension modifications you have. tire brand and all that.

generally you measure how much you want to "push" your wheels out toward the fender and then buy a spacer that is the same size.

it has to be made for our cars, hubcentric with a lip. make sure they have the lip.
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Before this gets moved... Velocity Motorcars, if you can get a hold of them, offer screw down spacers. These screw into your hubs so they don't get stuck to your wheel.

It is impossible to accurately answer your questions because there are too many variables - car year, suspension, tires, wheels, rolled fenders, hub extenders, etc. The generic answer is 10-25mm spacers, installation is easy if you know how to change a wheel out.
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Well its an e90 on oem wheels with stv1 pretty low.. The stock wheels i think are the 189s? Im not sure i call them the sunflower ones with stock runflats
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It can be a little hit or miss depending on your driving style. You can measure the outside of your tire's distance to the inner part of your fender well for a start. There's a chance that if you are running some decent neg camber, you could get away with larger spacers. As a general rule of thumb, you can get away with 12mm to 15mm, more if your fenders are rolled.

PYSpeed is offering a really sweet deal on the RS Spacers right now. PM him.
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e90 or e92, lci or not??
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I am not lowered, on stock sport suspension and I fitted 12mm front and 10mm rears on stock 18's (both 162 and 189) with no issues. You can definitely go more, but it depends on how low you are adjusted to.
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This all depends on how much poke you want, how much camber you're running, how low you are, what size tires you're running and what specs your wheels are. No one can help you until you answer those questions.
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d335ilove - take a few measurements to help figure out how large or small of a spacer you'd like to run, HERE is a pdf which shows how to measure for your spacers.

As for brands, currently I am running our ECS Spacers on my track car and H&R spacers on my daily driver. I love both, they preform flawlessly. One thing to keep in mind when putting spacers on the car is you're going to need to also pick up the proper length wheel bolts.


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d335ilove - the best way to figure out what spacers to use is to measure the distance between the outer most edge on your tire to the inner most edge on your fender. this will give you a good idea of what you can run.

As for brands, we do a lot of Macht Schnell for spacers (great solution packages with bolts and spacers included) and we also do full custom spacers and wheel adapters for those with custom needs.
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opps, posted the wrong message!
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