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      04-05-2014, 03:58 PM   #1
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What size spacers on E90 LCI to sit flush?

Hello, I'm planning to install my coilovers next week, and want to make the stock wheels fit nice and somewhat flush, (without rubbing of course) Im on stock style 189's with 225/255 michelin super sports. I was thinking 15mm front and 10mm rear, since the LCI sedan rear the wheels sit out a lot more due to extra 8mm width in the rear end.

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Most state laws have a provision about where the tire must be verses the fenders, so take that into consideration...you don't want to be throwing road debris up either on your car or those behind you. It shouldn't be all that hard to measure the space you currently have, then select a spacer. Not all tires are created equal, so if you change tires, and had it close, it may no longer work without a different spacer.

Keep in mind, with the spacer, you will also probably need to buy new wheel bolts. And, while not all that much, lengthening the lever arm means a bit more load on the bearings.
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I ran 10 mm up front and 12 mm in rear and it looked great with no rubbing. 12 mm front and 15 mm in rear looked even better but had rubbing issues in rear with that setup on my 2009 e90 335i. (Was a bit lowered with BMWPS about 13.35 inches center wheel cap to fender). H&R Trak Hubcentric spacers are quality. Their 10 mm even has the Hubcentric lip which you want if going 10 mm in front...
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you can run 15mm front and 10mm rears.... or even 12mm rears..
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i think 12mm front 10mm rear should sit good slammed on coilovers? What you guys think
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What are stock offsets on the 189s (I have the same car in black)?
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What are stock offsets on the 189s (I have the same car in black)?
These are style 287's they come on the sedan LCI's and e92's came with 189's these offsets are 34 front 37 rear.
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I went from stock 37 offset with 8.5 wheels to 35 offset with 9.5 wheels for a total push of 2+12.5 mm = 14.5 mm. Currently running 275/35-18s. You can handle a 15mm with no issue. I have plenty of space to spare. Running on m-sport suspension.
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Easiest way to choose is to measure from wheel face out to fender - this will tell you which size spacers will give you the look you want based on your particular wheel offset...

All though I personally would only go with spacers that are hub centric & at least 10mm thick with their own wheel locating hub. Thinner than 10mm & the spacer doesn't have it's own hub to locate wheel - so your are left with a tiny nub of the OEM hub left to locate.
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I have 10mm front and 12mm rear with no issues on an xdrive car. I think I'm going to buy a pair of 15mm for the back and move the 12mm to the front.
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I have 10mm front and 12mm rear with no issues on an xdrive car. I think I'm going to buy a pair of 15mm for the back and move the 12mm to the front.
Good plan. If no rear rubbing it looks superb that combo. I started with that one and had to switch to your current setup
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At stock height or did you go lower?
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At stock height or did you go lower?
Was a bit lowered with BMWPS. 13.35 inches center cap to arch in rear with -1.7 rear camber Michelin PSS non rft tires. I was rubbing too easily with 15 rear but upon inspection it was barely catching the inside fender but I just said heck with rolling and switched
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i wont be using spacers, becuase i ordered new wheels and tires lol.. Sold these wheels today/
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What'd you end up going with? I'm waiting for AG m590s that I ordered a week ago to get to Sonic Tuning.
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What'd you end up going with? I'm waiting for AG m590s that I ordered a week ago to get to Sonic Tuning.
niceeee, i was actually almost about to order those wheels, but decided on the Linea Corse LM reps. I hope i like them LOL
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niceeee, i was actually almost about to order those wheels, but decided on the Linea Corse LM reps. I hope i like them LOL
What sizes and offsets did you end up settling on? I stayed more on the conservative side and went +35 all around on 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 with 235 and 265 tires.
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What sizes and offsets did you end up settling on? I stayed more on the conservative side and went +35 all around on 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 with 235 and 265 tires.
yea i went with 35front 30 rear, so probably will run a 10mm spacer up front and 5 in back if needed, 30 rear may be good though because its a e90 lci so wider rear track. 235/265 tires as well
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Looking forward to seeing the new setup! We should meet up some time, I've only met 135Pats who I just happened to run into while getting a ProTune from Jake@PTF on Saturday.
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