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      06-07-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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Spacer question

Looking for a little spacer help. I have a 2007 335 e90 with the sport package. I am running stock wheels and tires. Type 162 wheels (Front: 18x8 ET34 225/40 R18) (Rear: 18x8.5 ET37 255/35 R18).

I was wondering if anyone with this setup is running spacers. I was thinking about 10mm up front and 15mm in the rear. I have heard you can run 15 and 20. I am not interested in rolling my fenders BTW.

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*edit: just noticed that your front offsets are 34, so actually i think your right with a 10mm

for the front you can go with a 12mm
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*edit: just noticed that your front offsets are 34, so actually i think your right with a 10mm

for the front you can go with a 12mm
Cool. Thanks. Just curious how can you tell what size spacer I need from the offset?
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Cool. Thanks. Just curious how can you tell what size spacer I need from the offset?
Offset - spacer thickness = new offset.
So ET34-12mm spacer gives a new offset of ET22.
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Offset - spacer thickness = new offset.
So ET34-12mm spacer gives a new offset of ET22.
Got it. But what does that have to do with choosing a spacer size?
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12 up front 20 in the back
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Got it. But what does that have to do with choosing a spacer size?
B/C spacer size comes in 5mm,10mm,15mm, etc...so you have to know what spacer size you need to buy
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