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      11-20-2008, 04:54 AM   #1
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Spacers on Star spoke -style 193 M

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The specs of the wheels are the following:

8 x 18 Front - ET34
8,5 x 18 Rear - ET37

I just put the wheels on my car for the winter and I noticed the rear wheels are waaaay tucked in, like an inch and a half or so. It looks absolutely HORRIBLE. There's no problem with the front, the wheels are aligned with the fender pretty good, but the rear is awful.

I want to add some spacers on the back, so the wheels align with the fender, but I am a total newbie when it comes to tires, wheels, ETs, spacers...

I don't know what (size) spacers to put and where to buy them. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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For an e92 right? I know e90 can fit 15mm spacers with those wheels, but I'm not sure about the e92. Pretty sure a 12mm spacer will fit without rubbing.
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It's E93, but the wheels are the same. Rub where? The fender curve?
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It's E93, but the wheels are the same. Rub where? The fender curve?
Yes, if you put on to big spacers the tires will rub on the fenders.
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it will definitely rub with 15mm, 12 will not...how do i know this because i had experience because I had the 15mm and they rubbed badly
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you can call me a genius because i figured this one out on my own without asking haha. do what i did.... hang a string from the fender edge and let it hang down past the top of the tire. then take a tape measure and press it against the tire and measure the gap to the string. to be safe subtract 3-5 mm from this measurement, unless you want them completely flush and your not lowered.
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20mm H&R/DRA spacers, work for E90 and E92 as well. I have them on my E90 and my GF on her E92.
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20mm on the rear and I use 10mm spacers on front. ther's no problem, is like you run wheels with smaller ET.
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Repeat 20mm you will rub everytime you hit one of those dips on the roads...I have 15mm with a et 29 setup and it rub only on big dips in the road...If I had 12 mm it would have never happened...Currently I sold my 15mm and have yet to buy the 12mm, but that will come in the future after my M3 sideskirts come in!
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when you add 15mm spacers on a 29 ET wheel = 14 ET
when you add 20mm spacers on a 37 ET wheel = 17 ET

"sometimes 3mm matthers"

on my setup, the only time I had rubbing problems, was when I had 4 persons in the car + lowering springs (lower than M suspension), and Michelin PS tires. My GF has the same setup with Bridgestone tires and H&R springs, no rubbing problems at all.
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