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      01-22-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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Spacer question.

I\'m looking to get spacers for the stock 19 inch m sport wheels on my 335i. Not sure what sizes to get them. anyone with this mod that can help me out? Maybe some pictures. Also looking to get H&R sport springs.
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What kinda 335i?
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Don't think I'd do more than 10mm in the rear.
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I'm looking to get spacers for the stock 19 inch m sport wheels on my 335i. Not sure what sizes to get them. anyone with this mod that can help me out? Maybe some pictures. Also looking to get H&R sport springs.
Why are you looking to add spacers? What problem are you trying to solve?
They make swapping wheels trickier, add weight, and are generally a PITA.

If wheel clearance/rubbing is an issue, make sure that:
1). regardless of the size of the spacers, they leave enough exposed lug bolt threads for 7 full turns ~= 10-12mm of thread (assuming 12x1.5 bolts). If you are close or do not have enough - add new/longer lug bolts to your shopping list!
2). spacers are hubcentric (i.e.: see turnermotorsport.com), else the wheels will never mount centered and will drive as if they were unbalanced.

Most OEM BMW bolts have ~20-25mm of exposed protruding thread after the bolt is inserted into an OEM rim. That usually leaves you with ~10mm of "extra" thread to burn on a spacer before you need to buy new bolts.

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P.S.: If you are doing this for looks - don't bother - no-one will be able to tell if you had installed 10-15mm spacers, or not.
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Don't think I'd do more than 10mm in the rear.
Don't you worry I'm currently running 12mm at rear. And I would reckon another 5mm will do just fine. Given the fact mine 2011 335i comes with m suspension.
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