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      09-17-2012, 03:38 AM   #23
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are the e90/e92 spacers different ?
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are the e90/e92 spacers different ?
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This thread makes me want to sell my wheels and buy some 10 +42 then get some 20mm spacers. Looks like fun and the thing to do in here.
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What effects do adding +20mm spacers have on things like tyre wear? As there is already a bit of camber on the rear and some cars seem to wear inner rear tyres quicker than others? will adding spacers enhance tyre wear, or will the wheel literally be in the exact same position/angle only 20mm further out? Been trying to figure it out, but can't seem to get my brain round it atm...
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Just out of curiosity would 20mm rear spacers work with standard 17" wheels with 225/45 tyres?
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      09-17-2012, 03:08 PM   #28
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the wheel size doesn't affect whether you can or can't have spacers, only if the car is lowered they may hit the arches
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Are you still running stock in the front with the rears at 20mm?

This looks so good. Why do not more people run 20mm?
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SOOOO... When are you getting the 15mm spacers?
I'm thinking I will try 12 just to be safe. But that's the same as saying I'll run 15mm in the rear to be safe.

Keep me posted when you get them.
Will do mate!

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This thread makes me want to sell my wheels and buy some 10 +42 then get some 20mm spacers. Looks like fun and the thing to do in here.
Hahaha its awesome!

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What effects do adding +20mm spacers have on things like tyre wear? As there is already a bit of camber on the rear and some cars seem to wear inner rear tyres quicker than others? will adding spacers enhance tyre wear, or will the wheel literally be in the exact same position/angle only 20mm further out? Been trying to figure it out, but can't seem to get my brain round it atm...
So far tyres appear to be worn evenly...Ive got a service coming up so I can enquire more for you!

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Are you still running stock in the front with the rears at 20mm?

This looks so good. Why do not more people run 20mm?
No idea! It should come standard!
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Why do not more people run 20mm?
I guess it depends on the kind of look you want. I tried 20mm at the rear, but found (in my eyes) it just didn't look right. Went for 15mm rear and 10mm front for a 'flush' look. Each to his own...

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Phil THANK YOU for the great images!

I take it your car is on stock suspension too!

I think 10mm is perfect up front. You could squeeze 12mm but i dont think it is necessary.

For the look i want to achieve on the rear, i think 18 or 20mm is what i need to run. The 15mm still looks a little sunk in for my taste.

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I take it your car is on stock suspension too!
No Josh. As you can see from my sig, I'm running on these:

http://www.roadandtrackbyohlins.com/products/bms-mi00/

And fantastic they are too...if a little pricey!
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So far tyres appear to be worn evenly...Ive got a service coming up so I can enquire more for you!
Yea thanks, just wondering any negarive effects it may have, Other than I'd need to get some new longer lockers
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No Josh. As you can see from my sig, I'm running on these:

http://www.roadandtrackbyohlins.com/products/bms-mi00/

And fantastic they are too...if a little pricey!
Are they adjustable and how much did they set you back?

Sorry, my mistake, I just naturally assume people deck there cars. You have maintained a sensible ride height that looks gd but would not cause me issues tackling London speed bumps.
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Are they adjustable and how much did they set you back?

Sorry, my mistake, I just naturally assume people deck there cars. You have maintained a sensible ride height that looks gd but would not cause me issues tackling London speed bumps.
The R&Ts drop the ride height by 20mm front and 25mm rear. But my drop was less than that, because the MSport is already lower than standard.

They cost 2,200 including VAT, set up, fitting and adjustment, including 4-wheel tracking. A lot, I know, but Ohlins technology really does deliver the holy grail of superb handling with a silk-smooth ride.
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are spacers a job that anyone can do? I've only got experience removing and putting back wheels.
How much more effort is required to fit them using an impact wrench?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Impact-RAC-0.../dp/B0042JLO50
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are spacers a job that anyone can do? I've only got experience removing and putting back wheels.
How much more effort is required to fit them using an impact wrench?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Impact-RAC-0.../dp/B0042JLO50
Once the spacer is on the hub (assuming you've bought the proper hub-centric ones and the longer wheel bolts needed) then there's no more effort involved than changing a standard wheel.

Personal view, but I'd treat electric impact wrenches with caution. So easy to cross-thread/over-tighten/strip thread etc. Hand wrench and torque wrench would be my recommendation.
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Once the spacer is on the hub (assuming you've bought the proper hub-centric ones and the longer wheel bolts needed) then there's no more effort involved than changing a standard wheel.

Personal view, but I'd treat electric impact wrenches with caution. So easy to cross-thread/over-tighten/strip thread etc. Hand wrench and torque wrench would be my recommendation.
+1

No need for an impact wrench at all, especially changing wheels. I managed for years without a torque wrench either, but for the sake of 10 or 15 they're a worthwhile investment.
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I got them from these guys: Precision Autoparts

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-3-Seri...#ht_1866wt_986

They had 20mm's at one point! It would be worth messaging them, they come with free bolts too!
Your rear stance is cool so i've ordered a set aswell. Would you say 15mm for the front is best?

All i need to do now is get some longer locking wheel nuts, any good places to try?
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Once the spacer is on the hub (assuming you've bought the proper hub-centric ones and the longer wheel bolts needed) then there's no more effort involved than changing a standard wheel.

Personal view, but I'd treat electric impact wrenches with caution. So easy to cross-thread/over-tighten/strip thread etc. Hand wrench and torque wrench would be my recommendation.
Thanks, I'll give it a try and save myself some cash by getting someone else to do it.
Been using the impact wrench for many years and never had an issue. Five knocks per bolt and your done, but I understand your reccomendation.
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I have bought some 20mm spacers for my rear from here

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/cbeaney1/m...&_trksid=p3686

Includes wheel nuts and lockers
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Rolled my archers the other day as I was having rubbing on 20mm.

I am all good now.
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Rolled my archers the other day as I was having rubbing on 20mm.

I am all good now.
Pics to follow

YAY!!!!!! Looking forward to pics! Glad you got the problem solved rather than 20 --> 15's!
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