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      01-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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5MM spacer question

I have basically new lugs, just got coilovers and my rim barley scuffs the coilover (white line on rim) and I am guessing I have to use a 5MM spacer. Is there a spacer less than 5MM? Do I really need longer bolts with such a small spacer?
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I am getting new bolts so scratch that question.
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you guys think the 2MM or 3MM would be best to keep rim from barely rubbing strutt? I have never used spacers and would like o use as least as possible. If I use spacers in front do I have to do this in back also?

2MM:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-335...acers/ES11201/

3MM:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-335...acers/ES11294/
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I am using 5mm spacers with stock Lugs without issues for the last 2 years.
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dude go with 5mm. it is very very minimal from 3mm look on a ruler that shows mm. Get 8mm if you can to be honest
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Yeah, 5mm will be fine. Plus wider 'track' in the front = less under steer
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I'd go 5mm. ECS seems a bit pricey also.
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Just buy H&R 5mm. They cost less than ECS.
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I've seen high quality 5mm aluminum spacers for less than $50.
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I went with the 3MM since I have pretty aggressive wheels...had to shave the front fenders without the spacers lol!!
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5mm is not going to make any visual difference.
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VAC makes high quality spacers & extended lug kits:
http://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-...its-p1587.aspx
I would get extended lugs with any spacer to be on the safe side (or a stud kit).

I have F/R spacers from VAC on my car. Beautifully machined and not expensive.
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