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      09-25-2012, 03:16 PM   #23
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So ET47 would be really tucked away? Seems strange that the greater the number the less the outside edge of the wheel extends from the car?! Would be more logical for it to be the other way around.

So essentially a lower offset will give me a wheel which extends further out from the arch (roughly the same effect as a spacer) and a higher offset will give for a more tucked away wheel?
Yes, same effect as spacers.

Offset is the distance from where the wheel sits on the hub of the car to the middle of the wheel.
So when the offset is higher, the distance to the middle of the wheel is longer i.e. the wheels sits more tucked.
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Im going to assume its 18x8 et 34 square (per pyspeed) for reps. You should be okay with 10mm spacers up front and 18-20mm for the back.
Thanks. Yeah they're 18x8 all round but still no luck with the offset(?). They're not great replicas then if they haven't got the same offsets as the originals?

What is meant by the "square" and "per pyspeed"?

If I went up to 20mm on the rears and 12/13mm up front, am I likely to have rubbing problems?

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Thanks. Yeah they're 18x8 all round but still no luck with the offset(?). They're not great replicas then if they haven't got the same offsets as the originals?

What is meant by the "square" and "per pyspeed"?

If I went up to 20mm on the rears and 12/13mm up front, am I likely to have rubbing problems?

Thanks.
"Square" refers to all 4 wheels being the same width.
i.e. 18x8 for both the front and back wheels

"Staggered" refers to the rear wheels being wider than the fronts.
i.e. 19x8.5 for front, 19x9.5 for rear
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Thanks for your help guys. Trying to get this sorted now.

Thinking about getting these for the rears:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-20MM-H...item27c2827c50

And these for the fronts:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-13MM-H...item2a224111a8

Any thoughts or alternative suggestions?
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Spacers ordered. Will post before and after pics once fitted!!
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Quick question, is it better to get spacers before or after a drop, or does it even make a difference? I was planning on getting coilovers and my brother reccomended I should get the spacers after because once I drop it its possible that the gap will be greater since they do have a stock camber. If anyone can help please, thanks
Btw I have a Pre-lci e90 335i w/sport suspension
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Quick question, is it better to get spacers before or after a drop, or does it even make a difference? I was planning on getting coilovers and my brother reccomended I should get the spacers after because once I drop it its possible that the gap will be greater since they do have a stock camber. If anyone can help please, thanks
Btw I have a Pre-lci e90 335i w/sport suspension
I'd get them after, then it's easier to measure what size spacers to get.
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Spacers arrived today. Planning to fit tomorrow. However, the company have sent me 15mm in error for the fronts (should've been 13mm). Shall I fit them and see how they look, or am I going to have problems with 15mm on the fronts right from square one??
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Spacers arrived today. Planning to fit tomorrow. However, the company have sent me 15mm in error for the fronts (should've been 13mm). Shall I fit them and see how they look, or am I going to have problems with 15mm on the fronts right from square one??
Try to fit them, then turn lock to lock with the steering and see if it rubs just sitting. You should be ok I have 12mm in the front and no issues and there is still a little more room. I have 162s on my 330i. I also have 15mm in the rear and love the look.
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Try to fit them, then turn lock to lock with the steering and see if it rubs just sitting. You should be ok I have 12mm in the front and no issues and there is still a little more room. I have 162s on my 330i. I also have 15mm in the rear and love the look.
Thanks, will do. Got any pics of your setup?

I'm pretty sure the offsets are roughly the same as yours so hopefully it should be fine.
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Spacers successfully fitted. Haven't bothered with photos as they don't show an appreciable difference, however it does look considerably better to the naked eye.

The 15mm on the fronts fit fine. Wouldn't go any bigger but there's no rubbing at all and I can get an index finger between the tyre and plastic at the closest point of the turn. If I'm being picky, the 15's make the front look a touch wide maybe, but better than tucked away. Any how, it's massively improved the look and I love it! What an easy mod.

I'm fairly sure there are no ill effects from the spacers (driven 230 miles on them now). I'm sure there is an element of the placebo effect - when I think I hear some vibrating or rubbing, I'm pretty sure it's in my head! Had to retighten the front wheel bolts after the first few miles but they seem to hold nicely now (have checked a couple of times since). All torqued up to 120Nm. Seems to be no vibrating at any speeds at all. The only difference, is I think the steering has got heavier. Would that make sense? Increased moment would increase the weight on the steering wheel maybe?

Next mods - muffler delete and boot lip spoiler.
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Hi

Sorry to hijack this thread - just wanted some advice similar to the OP

I have a pre-LCI and fitted BMS spacers earlier this year - originally went for 12 in the rear and 10 up front. I then changed the rears for 15 as the 12's still looked a little tucked in. The 15 in the rear looked much better although I think I could go to 20. After driving around with this set up for a while I decided the front were too flush or in my opinion sticking out a little so I removed the 10 in the front and they look OK. So been driving around like this for a while and recently while its been raining here and when I push the car on corners I feel the back end is going to go, handling seems strange and bit scary at times when i push it - so I started to think this spacer set up isn't right - should I put the 10's back on the front to even it out?

While I've been thinking about it I'm wondering whether to just go for 20 in the rear and stick the 10's back on the front - do you think this will help with the ride and even it out.

I have 18" MV3s and stock M Sport set up.

Also to the OP - I'd love to see some pics of the 20's you added to yours as you have pre-LCI too. Appreciate if you can get some pics up?

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Hi mate,

I can't really comment too much on the ride other than to say that fitment of the spacers to mine hasn't been detrimental to the handling or ride. Im theory, with spacers fitted, you're driving on a wider wheelbase so the handling could be improved. Although I'm sure there are others on here with a different school of thought.

I think the 20's on the rear look great, and would probably say I'd go to 25 if I could find someone who makes them!! That said, I'm not sure how well 25's would fit on a car with lower offset alloys. My 18" style 269's are a relatively high offset which gives for a flatter face and thus doesn't get too close to the body work at the top of wheel. However, I have read that plenty of guys have put 20mm spacers on pre-LCI motors with standard wheels with no problems at all.

If I was you I'd stick the 20s on the back and get the 10s back on the front. That should even it up a bit and give a great look!

I will try to get some pics up for you ASAP. Might not be until after the weekend but I will do my best.

Hope that helps.
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Hi mate

Thanks for the reply - appreciate that!

Been looking around today and think I have decided to go for 20mm in the back and add the 10mm's I already have on the front. So now on the look out for some 20mm's with the longer bolts preferably in black finish as my front 10mm ones are black finish! Don't suppose anyone knows where I can get a decent pair in black 20mm's??

Look forward to seeing your pics!!

Thanks again!!
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Been looking around today and think I have decided to go for 20mm in the back and add the 10mm's I already have on the front.
Great decision!! That will look perfect!

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Don't suppose anyone knows where I can get a decent pair in black 20mm's??
I'm afraid not.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-20MM-H...item27c2827c50

These are the set I bought and they seem good enough. In a perfect world I'd have gone for a black finish but I don't personally think it's that noticeable. Goes without saying that you should only by hubcentric spacers for a thickness of 20mm!

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Look forward to seeing your pics!!
Hope they give you some idea of the look. Really difficult to accurately tell from photos I find. These are 20mm on the back and 15mm on the front. If I was doing it again I'd stick with the 20's on the back but go 10mm or 12mm on the front - so your setup will be ideal!

Any questions, just shout!
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Hi mate

Thanks for the pics - they really help!

Noticed you have an SE so not as low as mine which is M Sport, but 20 on the back should still be ok.

Going to order my 20mm for the back soon and get this done!

Thanks again!!
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No worries mate.

I don't think the difference is massive, and there is plenty of space so I don't envisage it being a problem for you!

JB

P.s. sling some pics up once you've got them fitted. Would love to see how it looks! Thanks.
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does anyone know if 10mm up front and 15mm are going to produce poke on an otherwise stock post LCI (2009) e90 with factory style 189 wheels?

theres tons of info on pre LCI, but then I hear all the time that post LCI have different tracks and therefore you cannot assume the same fitments.

I want to go as wide as possible without poke...

thanks guys... rest assured i've been searching. Any suggestions/advice?
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I wouldn't know when it comes to LCI models I'm afriad starbai.

I've heard there's less room than on the pre LCI's but how much, I know not.

Hope you've got it sorted by now.
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Unfortunately no, I haven't gotten any kind of solid answer, so I just took the plunge and ordered what I think would work well based on a very basic measurement.

Hopefully it works out... if not, they'll be back up for sale on the forum and I'll have to purchase something else. with hopefully not too much of a hit.

I believe I purchased 12mm for the front and 15 rear...

I think 12 will push the agressive limit that I wanted... and it also has the added benefit of not having the issue of hubcentric spacers when choosing something below 12mm.

the 15 in the rear, I have to say I dont think will be enough for my tastes... I'm already regretting not going for 18mm...

But we'll see.

Thanks for the reply either way. I'll post up my findings as soon as I get em' on!
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Yeah it would be good to see your results!

15mm on the rear should fit fine but whether or not they'll give you enough of the look you desire, only you can decide.

12mm on the front is probably pushing the limits of what will fit but will give you a great look! I've got 15mm on the fronts on mine (ordered 12mm but got sent 15mm in error) - that's as big as I'd go in terms of look and physical fit. I don't think you'd get any bigger on the front, and any wider would give a disproportionate look when compared to the rear. In hindsight I wish I'd gone for 10mm. It would improve the look of the fronts but also make the rear seem

Personally, I'd always pay the extra to go hubcentric. It'll save any additional undue stress on the wheelbolts and ensure that the spacers are aligned properly to prevent any kind of wheel vibration at speed. Each to their own though.

Look forward to seeing your pics.
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