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      08-05-2016, 02:38 AM   #1
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Will 10mm spacers fit on an E90 hub?

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Read on a website (not sure if I can mention it here), that 10mm spacers might not fit on any BMW:

10mm Fitment Notes You must be very careful when fitting 10mm spacers to any BMW. Since the depth of the hubcentric lip will vary, you risk bottoming out of the spacer before it sits flush with the hub. This will leave a gap between the spacer and the hub, seriously compromising the strength of the spacer. The lip on the car must be shaved down so the 10mm spacer will fit flush on the rotor hat.

However other suppliers don't have this warning. Does anyone know for sure that 10mm hubcentric spacers will fit on an E90 LCI (with 189 style oem wheels)?

And does anyone have a photo of their front wheels with 10mm spacers?

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hi all

Read on a website (not sure if I can mention it here), that 10mm spacers might not fit on any BMW:

10mm Fitment Notes You must be very careful when fitting 10mm spacers to any BMW. Since the depth of the hubcentric lip will vary, you risk bottoming out of the spacer before it sits flush with the hub. This will leave a gap between the spacer and the hub, seriously compromising the strength of the spacer. The lip on the car must be shaved down so the 10mm spacer will fit flush on the rotor hat.

However other suppliers don't have this warning. Does anyone know for sure that 10mm hubcentric spacers will fit on an E90 LCI (with 189 style oem wheels)?

And does anyone have a photo of their front wheels with 10mm spacers?

many thanks
i have 189 and 10 mm spacers, there's about 3-5 mm between 225 tire and the front fender and I have no fender gap.
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10mm Fitment Notes You must be very careful when fitting 10mm spacers to any BMW. Since the depth of the hubcentric lip will vary, you risk bottoming out of the spacer before it sits flush with the hub. This will leave a gap between the spacer and the hub, seriously compromising the strength of the spacer. The lip on the car must be shaved down so the 10mm spacer will fit flush on the rotor hat.
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Why the ?

It certainly IS possible, TurnerMotorsports adds the very same disclaimer on their site with regards to spacers - pretty sure they know what they are talking about...

Now if the was for grinding the hub down to allow them to fit properly I agree

Very reason I would never use a 10mm spacer - just go with 12.5mm (I did) & be safe & done with it. 2.5mm is not gonna make any difference with clearance anyway...
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That's a confusing disclaimer. 10mm spacers will fit a BMW hub. You will want to make sure the spacer you buy is hubcentric to the hub & your wheels. If it's not, you will have vibration issues.
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Hi. I'll definitely be getting hub-centric spacers, but was almost going to place the order for 10mm until I read the warning on this one site. The other site/s didn't have any warning.

Will 12.5mm spacers increase the steering effort, and the tramlining?

Was originally thinking of 10mm front and 12mm rear. I previously tried 20mm at the rear and it made the wheels stick out too far, and also 'softened' the suspension so the rear was sliding out more easily. Plus scraping on the fender (which I don't want to roll).
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That's a confusing disclaimer. 10mm spacers will fit a BMW hub. You will want to make sure the spacer you buy is hubcentric to the hub & your wheels. If it's not, you will have vibration issues.
If you go back far enough, you'll find that some E9x's had thicker hubs from the factory than others.
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602582

OP if you want to know for sure, take your wheels off and measure. I doubt you'll have any problems though.
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purchase spacers from apexraceparts.com, for you I would go for 5-10 mm for the front, 12.5-15 mm for the rear.
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