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      02-27-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Avant garde M359 WITH 5mm spacers is it safe?

I have set of Avant Garde M359
19 x 9 et35 front
and 19x10 et38 rear

1) Can I run 5mm spacers all the way around, or is it not recommended to run spacers?

2) Can I run 5mm spacers only in the back, and is it safe and will the tires rub.

I have a 2007 335i with sport package and I do not plan to lower the car.
I keep reading that sedans have more room to push the rims out compare to the coupes.

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      02-27-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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7 posts down from this one

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619540

Edit, just saw you posted in there too
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      02-27-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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lol, i know how to ... could not find the info. been asking and got no replies so decided to create a new thread. Thanks
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spacers are fine, just make sure they are hubcentric, bolted using a star pattern (tightening every other bolt, little by little until tight), and torqued correctly.
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you can add 5mm spacers all around or just in the rear. either way, you wont rub on stock sport suspension.
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Thank you guys. I will give it a try. I think I will go with the H&R spacers since with 5mm I wont need longer bolts.
Also 5mm spacer wont affect drivability right? I have the stupid habit of driving fast when i can....
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spacers are fine, just make sure they are hubcentric, bolted using a star pattern (tightening every other bolt, little by little until tight), and torqued correctly.
Don't think 5mm hubcentrics are available, if at all?! never seen them on this side of the pond
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Don't think 5mm hubcentrics are available, if at all?! never seen them on this side of the pond
Stick with a good brand ie: Eibach or H&R. They have spacers meant for BMW with center fit snug over the hub, unlike universals.
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Stick with a good brand ie: Eibach or H&R. They have spacers meant for BMW with center fit snug over the hub, unlike universals.
Yes. I was planning to stick with h&r . I can use stock bolts right?
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Yes. I was planning to stick with h&r . I can use stock bolts right?
Yes
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Your not going to notice much of a difference with 5mm spacers that's not even a quarter of an inch. If you want it to look more aggressive roll your fenders and do at least 10mm up front and 12mm in the back.
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Your not going to notice much of a difference with 5mm spacers that's not even a quarter of an inch. If you want it to look more aggressive roll your fenders and do at least 10mm up front and 12mm in the back.
I do not want to have any rubbing issues, or I would do 10/12mm. I also like the flexibility of the 5mm because i can use stock bolts.
This would basically change the rear wheels from 19x10 et38 to et33, which is nice IMO, and fairly cheap to do.

I will post pictures of when ever i actually do this, before and after...

I read everywhere that putting 10mm spacer on these would cause rubbing on the e90s

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You'll be fine with the 5mm spacers.
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did you ever do it? My 359 setup is great in the front and very flush on the E93 but the rears are tucked much more.
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actually once i got the rims and tires I loved it and I did not touch it. However, when the time comes, I will be getting 275 in the rears for sure.

I would like wider tires in the front as well but not sure how it would affect drivebility so i wont do it, as of now it seems the rims are too wide for the tires, but these do look amazing on the car.

If i remember I will take some pictures, mine seem pretty flush all the way around.
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you should get 5mm longer bolts.
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actually once i got the rims and tires I loved it and I did not touch it. However, when the time comes, I will be getting 275 in the rears for sure.

I would like wider tires in the front as well but not sure how it would affect drivebility so i wont do it, as of now it seems the rims are too wide for the tires, but these do look amazing on the car.

If i remember I will take some pictures, mine seem pretty flush all the way around.
Just put a set on my car, and feel the same way about 275's. I wish the tires sat more flush with the rim because the 265's are a bit stretched. But with the Eibach springs, I don't have any rubbing issues.

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i just got the 359's a few days ago, everything sits pretty flush to me, although 5mm wouldnt be bad, just dont know if its worth the $ and time. I plan to lower on eibach springs this week (apparently only ones who have a spring especially for e93)

Here are mine with Eibach Springs...




http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=700153
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Squintz82: Car looks good! Agreed on needing wider tires in the rear though...looks too stretched with that setup.
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Hi All, i just wanted to give an update.

I finally did install 5mm spacer with conti 265 in the rear and to be honest I did not like the look to much as the tire seem stretched, but i had no rubbing issues.

I then got the 275 Michelin in the rear and the wheels would rub on big dips with the spacers, so I removed the spacers and it still rub very very rarely, however the look is so much better, the wheel is not stretch.

In the front I went with 245 with no spacer, again the wheel looks a lot better no stretching compared to the 235, I do have some rubbing on full lock but it is not major and only happens at very low speeds.

I will try to take pictures and upload them for you all, after a car wash though... :-)
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