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      10-10-2011, 05:59 PM   #23
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Thanks for the pics. So you say you are rolled in the back or was that a typo? If you're rolled I won't likely be able to fit 5mm in the back then since I am not rolled and I have no plans to roll. Maybe could get away with 3mm in the rear.

What brand spacer are you running? Any vibration issues at speed?

BTW, your car looks great!
Thanks! Yes I am rolled in the back and I have 5mm H&R spacers on the rear. As for the 10mm up front I got these from another member as they are not branded and came with extended bolts. No vibration at all whether driving in low to high speeds as I drove over 1k miles with this setup. Also keep in mind that my tires are more squared than rounded. If you have rounded tires you can go a little more aggressive than my setup. If you're not planning to roll fenders then a 3mm spacer for the rear would be best. I hope this info helps
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      10-10-2011, 06:14 PM   #24
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Thanks! Yes I am rolled in the back and I have 5mm H&R spacers on the rear. As for the 10mm up front I got these from another member as they are not branded and came with extended bolts. No vibration at all whether driving in low to high speeds as I drove over 1k miles with this setup. Also keep in mind that my tires are more squared than rounded. If you have rounded tires you can go a little more aggressive than my setup. If you're not planning to roll fenders then a 3mm spacer for the rear would be best. I hope this info helps
Very helpful. I am running Conti DWS which are more at an angle/rounded. Tonight I took a straight edge up the wheel to the fender and it basically ended up on the fender so not sure I have any room here, the tire is definitely on the inside of the fender though. The wheel seems to stick out farther than my tire not sure that my shocks would/could compress that far.

To confirm, your front fenders are not rolled? When I took the straight edge up the front wheel I have about a half inch clearance between the straight edge and fender edge. again my wheels seems to stick out farther than my tire, so if I was measuring off the widest part of the tire I might be able to get just over a half inch. 10mm is nearly a 1/2" which would be tight. I don't know...

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      10-10-2011, 06:58 PM   #25
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Very helpful. I am running Conti DWS which are more at an angle/rounded. Tonight I took a straight edge up the wheel to the fender and it basically ended up on the fender so not sure I have any room here, the tire is definitely on the inside of the fender though. The wheel seems to stick out farther than my tire not sure that my shocks would/could compress that far.

To confirm, your front fenders are not rolled? When I took the straight edge up the front wheel I have about a half inch clearance between the straight edge and fender edge. again my wheels seems to stick out farther than my tire, so if I was measuring off the widest part of the tire I might be able to get just over a half inch. 10mm is nearly an inch which to me seems like it would not be possible. I don't know.
Yup front fenders are not rolled or could they be? But I do have to say that my camber is slightly negative about 1.0. No rubbing at all up front or rear as my tires have more meat with a squared setup and 235/35 up front and 265/30 on the rear.
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      01-06-2012, 11:48 PM   #26
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I drive a Pre-LCI with 18x8.5 +35 and 18x9.5 +22. 225 and 255. No rubbing on stock sport suspension. I guarantee I wouldn't even rub with coilovers though either, which I plan to get soon, cause coilovers are stiffer than ZSP, and it will only lower my maybe another half inch in the back to be flush.

I plan on installing 12mm or 15mm spacers up front to get it flush. It would effectively be +23 or +20 then, and I've read lots of posts of Pre-LCI E90 sedans running that aggressive up front without issues.

For my summer setup, I'm going to re-install my Miro MO2 wheels which are 19x8.5 +35 and 19x9.5 +33 with 235 and 265, but I'm gonna space out the fronts and rears 12mm or 15mm. It should work with very minimal rubbing on my Pre-LCI.

I wouldn't worry too much about rubbing though, cause you can always roll the fenders if it rubs.
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      01-07-2012, 12:17 AM   #28
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BTW meant to thank everyone for you their input. Ended up getting 5mm spacers so effectively I am running et30 up front now.
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A 5mm spacer could work for you because of your tire size. We recommend a 235 for a 19x8.5 so since you're running a slightly narrower tire you could space the wheels out a tad.
I have a similar situation also. Im waiting to get my avant garde 310s back from the powder coater, and awaiting delivery of tires. The wheels are m3 fitment so the rear is aggressive at 19x9.5 +22. But the fronts I believe are 19x8.5 +35. I got 225/35/19 tires for the fronts and 265/30/19 for the rear. My concern is the rear will be pretty flush because of the +22 offset. But the fronts wont match. Im assuming Ill need spacers for the fronts. Im sure the 225 tire also warrants getting spacers. Is there a recommended spacer size I need for this front wheel setup? Car is lowered on KW V1 coilovers and front fenders are not rolled. Rears are rolled but spacers are not needed for the rear. Can you recommend a spacer size for the fronts?
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Pre LCI e90 can accommodate more aggressive offsets than LCI.
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Pre LCI e90 can accommodate more aggressive offsets than LCI.
I thought there was more room in the rear of a pre lci e90. Do you think Ill be ok running the 9.5 rear with +22 using a 265/30/19 tire? I just had my fenders rolled so hopefully they will fit.
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Ya there is more room in the pre Lci. However, I'm not sure if you can or not but I wouldn't be surprised since I have seen guys here running that type of offset with rolled fenders and some rear camber.

You'll have to try it out.
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Ya there is more room in the pre Lci. However, I'm not sure if you can or not but I wouldn't be surprised since I have seen guys here running that type of offset with rolled fenders and some rear camber.

You'll have to try it out.
Thanks for the help, hopefully the setup works out with no issues.
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I'm currently running 225/35 falken 452 19/9 with 12 mm spacers up front with no rubbing issues lowered with Megan racing.
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I'm currently running 225/35 falken 452 19/9 with 12 mm spacers up front with no rubbing issues lowered with Megan racing.
whats the original et though?
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