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      09-21-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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Are spacers bad?

To fit winter wheels, it looks like I'll need 20" spacers? Is there drawbacks of using spacers?
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without it is better.
what is you winter set up maybe you can do without??
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I'm assuming you need them for brake clearance on a 335i. In that case a 20 millimeter (not 20"), hubcentric spacer with the correct longer bolts wouldn't be a large concern for winter wheels.
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Not a big deal at all, so long as you stick with a reputable brand that is hub centric with the longer bolts like Gary mentioned.
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I use them all the time never had any issues.
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alot of people use spacers for different set ups for the track so there should be no issue at all. I also run 20 mm on the rear n 15 in the front
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i used my spacers for a while.no issue at all~
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I'm assuming you need them for brake clearance on a 335i. In that case a 20 millimeter (not 20"), hubcentric spacer with the correct longer bolts wouldn't be a large concern for winter wheels.
Its for an E90 M3, not sure if that makes a difference or not...
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Its for an E90 M3, not sure if that makes a difference or not...
No difference... just make sure you torque the bolts to the correct specs, etc. I've used 15mm spacers without issues, and I would recommend rogue engineering for the brand.
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As long as you have the longer lug bolts you'll have no issues!
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