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      06-02-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Wheel/Tire Noob. Spacer Question: E90 162's

Hi guys. I don't think I have ever visited this section on the forums nor have looked into messing with my ride height or wheels. I would like to get started and learn a little more!

Anyways, my car is a pre-LCI sport package on the stock BMW 162 rims. I also have the stock RFT if that matters. As of right now, I think I am happy with the overall ride quality of the sport suspension as well as the height, but really would like a more agressive stance.

Now, can anybody reccomend to me a GOOD quality spacer kit (I don't care how much, I just need the best) for my application? I am looking to get the rear wheels done only if that is safe, to close the gap between my wheel and the fender. How big of a spacer do I need to do this, and what is the SAFE route to take while doing this? I am alsways told spacers are risky business.

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well, since the widths of the front are 8 and the rears are 8.5, i think a 12mm would be good for the front, and then a 12mm or 15mm for the rear
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They are 8" et34 and 8.5 et37

If you want to do a spacer in the front 12mm will work . In the rear you can do a 20mm
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well, since the widths of the front are 8 and the rears are 8.5, i think a 12mm would be good for the front, and then a 12mm or 15mm for the rear
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They are 8" et34 and 8.5 et37

If you want to do a spacer in the front 12mm will work . In the rear you can do a 20mm
Thanks guys. Anyone else?
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Just want to add that a 12mm spacer up front is about the same as 8.5 et28 and a 20mm in the rear is about the same as 9.5 et30 you cant go much more than that without rolling your fenders.
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Just want to add that a 12mm spacer up front is about the same as 8.5 et28 and a 20mm in the rear is about the same as 9.5 et30 you cant go much more than that without rolling your fenders.
Is this safe to run? Would it be bad for my car long term?
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