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      05-08-2013, 03:33 AM   #1
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E90 LCI Msport with M spider spoke 193 - spacers question

Hi All,

I have tried searching the forum and Google but I could not find an exact answer for my question and to be honest I got a bit confused with the offsets and all the technical jargon involved

I currently have an E90 LCI Msport with the standard M spider spoke 193 wheels and tyres. I am thinking of putting spacers in both front and rear wheels to improve the look slightly. Eventually I might also replace the Msport shocks with FK adjustable coilovers, however it won't happen any time soon. What are the maximum safe spacers I can install on the above mentioned wheel configuration, keeping in mind that I might eventually lower the car?
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      05-08-2013, 05:04 AM   #2
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Kind of a trick question since the FKs are height adjustable (I think). I would say 10mm up front and 12mm out back would be the right number. Someone will surely chime in and tel you that you can go wider but there comes a point when pushing the limits for an extra millimeter or two is just not worth it in my opinion. Occasional show car that you want to have mad tyte stance yo, fine. On a daily driven car that has to work in the real world, keep it conservative.
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      05-08-2013, 06:19 AM   #3
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thanks for your reply.

I was actually thinking of 10 in front and 15 at the rear but was not sure if there would be any rubbing issues.

you are correct regarding the fk, they are adjustable but I won't be going mega low as our roads are a total disaster. I would probably go around 30mm lower than I currently am.
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i have 18mm in the rear and 15mm in the front and my back tires scrub a little bit. So im eventually gunna switch to 15mm rear 12mm front. I have the same set up you have e90 msport lci. But if you plan on dropping 10mm and 12mm is probably right
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It is my daily drive so cant really risk rubbing....
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I have kwv1's and I am looking for a very flush, no wheelgap look. I have thought about this alot and am probably going to do 10 and 12mm, but it seems the 12mm and 15mm is pretty common on stock height.

My .03 cents, and what I think I will do this week (if someone is selling let me know!), I am going to buy the 12mm and test them on the back. Not alot of wasted time or money this way because no matter which setup I decide with I will need the 12mm. So either I like the rears at 12 and order a 10 for the front, or move the 12 to the front and order the 15.

You can always get the bigger spacers now, and go smaller if you dont like it lowered, or if they rub too much. Also, if you ever order wheels you can get them offset so you wont even need these.
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Based on the above suggestions and other reading which i have done, i think i am going to try 10mm in Front and 12mm at the rear. It seems that the LCI has a slightly wider track compared to the Pre LCI.
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Measure the gap, convert to millimeters, purchase appropriate spacers.
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i have 18mm in the rear and 15mm in the front and my back tires scrub a little bit. So im eventually gunna switch to 15mm rear 12mm front. I have the same set up you have e90 msport lci. But if you plan on dropping 10mm and 12mm is probably right

Are you lowered or stock?
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I would go with 10mm up front and 12mm in the rear if you plan on lowering. I have the 193's and KW V1's and rub lightly occasionally with the 12mm in the rears. I had the 15mm and it was rubbing on every turn I would make.
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I ended up going for 12mm all round and have no rubbing whatsoever
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Ipace, do you have pics of your ride with the spacers installed? Planning to go 12mm front and 15mm rears sitting on stock msport suspensions. My configuration is exactly identical to yours. Thanks!
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Ipace, ditto on the pics. You helped answer a popular question, show us the result.
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