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      07-30-2017, 12:52 AM   #1
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Does anyone use spacers/wider tires on stock 17's?

Hey guys, so I'm 2 weeks into penning my 07 328xi and I love it minus the lack of tint and updated led bulbs. I really don't mind my factory 5 spoke 17's,but I hate how far they sit in the wheel well. I am on a quest to fill of the wheel well and try to make them flush with fender, while retaining the brand new tires on The car (installed by dealer not me).

So, does anyone run or have pics of factory 17's with spacers or flush with the wheel well.

And also what size tire can I run to fill up the wheel wells. I'm awd so the size needs to be consistent. Does anyone have pics of wider tires?

Thanks for the help and pics!
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      07-30-2017, 09:10 AM   #2
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Hey guys, so I'm 2 weeks into penning my 07 328xi and I love it minus the lack of tint and updated led bulbs. I really don't mind my factory 5 spoke 17's,but I hate how far they sit in the wheel well. I am on a quest to fill of the wheel well and try to make them flush with fender, while retaining the brand new tires on The car (installed by dealer not me).

So, does anyone run or have pics of factory 17's with spacers or flush with the wheel well.

And also what size tire can I run to fill up the wheel wells. I'm awd so the size needs to be consistent. Does anyone have pics of wider tires?

Thanks for the help and pics!
You should be able to put some spacers in, I remember my e90 had very sunken wheels.

Measure the gap and order some from BMS
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      07-30-2017, 01:29 PM   #3
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I actually don't even mind the smaller 17's and the tires are new, sonits like why waste the $$$ I can get new wheels when these tires are shot.

What's the best method to get an accurate measurement?
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There are several people on here running 255/40/17 on 17 x 8.5 rims.

And I have heard about people running up to 245/45/17 on 8" rims.

I actually run the first setup on BMW 161 Rear rims on all four corners without any spacers. I only get a very slight rub if I'm cornering far more than what is really safe.

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do you know what style rims you have? can you post pics?
Like I stated, BMW 161 Rears... they are 17 x 8.5 et 37. I painted them with VHT Gunmetal wheel paint.
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I guess it depends on how wide the 17" rims are. 17 x 8 or 8.5 or 9"???

That will determine how wide your tires can go. 235, 245 or 255 in the rear.

Most folks with 17's either run 245/45/17 square or 235/45/17 in the front and 255/40/17 in the rear.

Maybe 10mm spacers in the front & 15mm in the rear is a fairly safe number.
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      07-30-2017, 11:13 PM   #7
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Sorry guys it took so long. Does anyone know the name/number of these wheels? What is the width?

I want to retain these wheels and tires but sit flush to the fender. The car is awd so tire size needs to be the same all the way around. The tears seem so sunk in it's ridiculous!
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      07-31-2017, 01:37 AM   #8
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Those look like 157, 17x8 ET34: http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/157

I have 284 which are the same dimensions and I run 12mm and 15mm spacers on my E90 LCI. 12mm upfront is just right while I could've gone 18mm in the rear. Not sure how this translates for the E92 though.
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      07-31-2017, 12:19 PM   #9
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Any pics?^^
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same subject

I'm running spider spoke 160s atm on my 2007 e90 335d and factory m-sport suspension, and I'd like to slap 20mm hubcentric spacers on the rears.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eibach-ProSp...5ZCxy~&vxp=mtr

To all the guys here running spacers:
-Have you noticed vibrations/shaking at higher speeds or any other issues?

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      08-04-2017, 04:22 PM   #11
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I run 17" stock 285 style rims on e90 with 15mm spacers. No issues with vibrations or rubbing at all. Been on for around 5 months now. Nice cheap solution to better looking stance
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      08-09-2017, 04:29 AM   #12
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One more question, which spacer system would you guys recommend out of these two:

Passthrough with longer bolts


or

Double bolts
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      08-09-2017, 06:13 AM   #13
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I would say the width of the spacer will determine that for you. Can't put extra bolts in the thinner ones
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I would say the width of the spacer will determine that for you. Can't put extra bolts in the thinner ones
I'm going for 20mm spacers and they come in both configurations.

Double bolts will marginally increase weight but may be safer/sturdier and offer a more precise fit?
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