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      07-21-2010, 11:55 AM   #1
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help with spacers, wheel setup fitment

I just got some new 3pc forged wheels, with the following specs:

(F) 19x9 et 36
(R) 19x10 et 38

These are going on an E90 pre-lci sedan non-sport suspension. This is the current planned route I will be taking:

Tires:
Continental ExtremeContact DW (going for the ride/noise control over handling since I have a newborn on the way . Not planning to track the car at all).
front tires - 235/35/19 (per tirerack: sect width-9.5", tread width-8")
rear tires - 265/30/19 (per tirerack: sect width-10.7", tread width-9.5")

Suspension:
Eibach Pro-kit OR H&R Sports (help me choose, given my comfort over sport approach)
Koni FSD's

Here are my questions:
-With the planned tires mounted on the wheels, how flush (or tucked) will this setup be? I want to be as flush as I can be for a daily driver without running into clearance issues and I plan on rolling the fenders to allow for more room.

-If I were to throw some spacers on, whats the max I can go in the front and rears without rubbing after drop on said tire specs and fender roll?

Any input is greatly appreciated!
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Your going to sit at a manageable level, and spacers wouldnt be needed for you. With your height overly flush wheels might look odd.

Since your going for comfort - do the Eibach springs they are linear and offer a smoother ride.

if your planning on rolling fenders you can do a 10mm rear spacer if you find that the 'Pop' isnt enough for you.
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Your going to sit at a manageable level, and spacers wouldnt be needed for you. With your height overly flush wheels might look odd.

Since your going for comfort - do the Eibach springs they are linear and offer a smoother ride.

if your planning on rolling fenders you can do a 10mm rear spacer if you find that the 'Pop' isnt enough for you.
Thats what I was thinking as well. I guess I'll have to see how it looks first before deciding to throw on some spacers.

Does anyone have any experience with the Conti DW in the planned specs?
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5mm spacers in front, 10mm in the rear with a mild fender roll. Conti Extreme DW will surprise you they are a very good tire!
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Personally I think you would be good without spacers, but if anything maybe like a 3 or a 5mm spacer at most.

Put those wheels on first, then measure it up to see if you can even put some on there.
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Since your going for comfort - do the Eibach springs they are linear and offer a smoother ride.
Craven, I noticed that your on the Sportline springs. Are they linear as well. I know many protest going this route, but I'm planning on starting with springs only first. Once the stock shocks blow, then I will be replacing them. My brother-in-law has a shop so I'm not worried about the extra costs of installs or anything. Would the sportlines on stock shocks be a smooth ride? And lastly, should I forget about the sportlines and go with pro rides since I'm planning on having passengers in the back consistently?

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5mm spacers in front, 10mm in the rear with a mild fender roll. Conti Extreme DW will surprise you they are a very good tire!
I'm truly hoping so. Do you have the DWs?

I know the gap is gonna bug the hell out of me once I get the set up on, so I'm taking my chance on the drop and hoping the Conti DW will smoothen out the roads. But I want to avoid killing the comfort and hearing my wife complain
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Craven, I noticed that your on the Sportline springs. Are they linear as well. I know many protest going this route, but I'm planning on starting with springs only first. Once the stock shocks blow, then I will be replacing them. My brother-in-law has a shop so I'm not worried about the extra costs of installs or anything. Would the sportlines on stock shocks be a smooth ride? And lastly, should I forget about the sportlines and go with pro rides since I'm planning on having passengers in the back consistently?

Thanks all for the input!
I love my sportlines, and have people/parts/stuff in my car all the time and its not an issue. I drive a lot, canyons and freeways both are very stable and the car is very smooth.

What mileage do you have on your stock shocks?

if they are getting up in mileage I wouldnt do it, i would get shocks also then do it at once and be done with it.

the sportline will drop you a little more then the prokit also, so it depends on the look you want out of the car also.

Let me know if I can help in any way, or answer any questions
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I love my sportlines, and have people/parts/stuff in my car all the time and its not an issue. I drive a lot, canyons and freeways both are very stable and the car is very smooth.

What mileage do you have on your stock shocks?

if they are getting up in mileage I wouldnt do it, i would get shocks also then do it at once and be done with it.

the sportline will drop you a little more then the prokit also, so it depends on the look you want out of the car also.

Let me know if I can help in any way, or answer any questions
My ride only has 26K on it so far. Suspension is bone stock non sport. After reading many other posts, I just feel that I'll be left wanting more than the "subtle" drop from the prokit. Since the sportlines are linear, I think the drop would look great on the e90 and compliment the 19" better.
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I'm truly hoping so. Do you have the DWs?

I know the gap is gonna bug the hell out of me once I get the set up on, so I'm taking my chance on the drop and hoping the Conti DW will smoothen out the roads. But I want to avoid killing the comfort and hearing my wife complain

Yes I have the DW's and seriously they are a great tire!! They do run a bit bigger than other tires so it will fill in your fender gap nicely. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised once you get your tires mounted, you might not want to drop it anymore. I haven't lowered mine because I drive in the winter and it's low enough as is!
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Yes I have the DW's and seriously they are a great tire!! They do run a bit bigger than other tires so it will fill in your fender gap nicely. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised once you get your tires mounted, you might not want to drop it anymore. I haven't lowered mine because I drive in the winter and it's low enough as is!
Think you could post a pic of your car? I'd like to see how your ride sits with the DWs on em.
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Ill try and post a new pic tomorrow.
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