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View Poll Results: Who makes the best spacers?
Eibach 4 16.00%
H&R 9 36.00%
Rogue Engineering 12 48.00%
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      02-08-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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Best spacers?

Just wanted to see what the general consensus was on who makes the best spacers. I have come across three brands:

- Eibach
- H&R
- Rogue Engineering

Which is best, and why?
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What would you be basing this on?

And how many of the voters have first hand experience with all three?
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      02-10-2006, 10:27 AM   #4
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What would you be basing this on?

And how many of the voters have first hand experience with all three?
Relax Francis... it's just a poll - I'm not reporting my results to Consumer Reports or Which? Magazine
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I'm completely relaxed.


I'm also looking into getting some 12mm spacers. However I think this is just like a pissing contest. Its going to be the name that people have heard the most since very few actually own one or have seen all three. This makes the poll pretty useless.
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I agree with some of your comments... but consider this. Even if folks haven't owned all three, you'll be able to see which of the three brands is most widely tried and tested. If 25 people say they have the Rogue Spacers (and think they are best) then I'd be far more likely to buy those, as they are proven. Make sense?
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I voted H&R cuz that's what my retailer sold me.
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I agree with some of your comments... but consider this. Even if folks haven't owned all three, you'll be able to see which of the three brands is most widely tried and tested. If 25 people say they have the Rogue Spacers (and think they are best) then I'd be far more likely to buy those, as they are proven. Make sense?
I see your point, but at that, this poll only tells you which are most widely known, not tried and tested unless each of the person voting has owened them. This poll wont really answer the question asked of who makes the best spacers, but rather which ones have you heard of the most.
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I like my RE b/c I love machined parts, nothing beats a metal alloy parts coming off a CNC machine.
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RE is getting along good for me. No idea on Eibachs and H&R but pretty sure they work good as well!
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Where did you guys get your spacers from? I'm looking for a set of H&R 10mm -- not sure where to get from, and where to get the bolts.
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I like my RE b/c I love machined parts, nothing beats a metal alloy parts coming off a CNC machine.

I like that also, but I havent seen the compeition. When I looked at their site I was considering getting some 12mm.
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I posted some pic of my 15mm RE last time and someone ask for better pic, wash & wax my car and here they are:
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Here are PittWm's 15mm http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11487

Here are my 10mm (and for fun, 140mm on page 2 of the thread)

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I have H&R, they were the best price. Spacers are spacers though, it's a piece of metal wedged between the wheel and hub, I don't see any benefits in choosing one over the other. Although the hub centric ring is a must I think they all have that.
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I have H&R, they were the best price. Spacers are spacers though, it's a piece of metal wedged between the wheel and hub, I don't see any benefits in choosing one over the other. Although the hub centric ring is a must I think they all have that.
Agreed. I did like the RE ones, appear to be well machined, and they specialize w/BMW. But, a rose is a rose....
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I have H&R, they were the best price. Spacers are spacers though, it's a piece of metal wedged between the wheel and hub, I don't see any benefits in choosing one over the other. Although the hub centric ring is a must I think they all have that.
What size are you running?
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10mm just on the rear hubs.
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spacers are spacers. just make sure you get the hub centric kind. i ran no name spacers and they worked fine. cheaper too. they are all machine th e same way. its the marketing that makes them cost more.
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I think I'll be looking into some 15mm some time relatively soon...
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