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      08-21-2014, 03:24 AM   #1
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8j rear wheels and spacers questions

Hi guys,

Looking to ditch my cracked style 193 wheels and have found some nice 19" m6 reps but they are 8j all around with the same 37 offset - giving the 193 is staggered with 8.5j rears would there be any issues to moving to 8j all around? The tyres sizes on the rear 8j ones are the same as my current 8.5j at 255 35.

My main concern is losing half an inch (STOP!) and how it will look so I've been looking into spacers - 10mm all around would make up for the loss I think. Would I need extended bolts?

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      08-21-2014, 03:32 AM   #2
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You can have 20-25mm spacers on the rear and you will need extended bolts with it.
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Only problem is an 8j wheel on the back is gonna look rather skinny when looking from behind, as the arse end sits up quite a bit on the e9x range you will notice it, mine are 10's on the back but can you see what i mean where they are very on show
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Problem is an 8j wheel is going to look very skinny from the back, as the arse end of the e9x range sits quite how they are really on show and the last thing you want is skinny wheels as you and others will notice them, il post a pic to sort of show you what i mean, mine are 10's by the way
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A pic to show what i mean
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Thanks for the replies guys very useful... Unfortunately I think you're right which is a shame but 8j on the back isn't wide enough
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      08-22-2014, 12:14 PM   #8
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I have a question regarding spacers as well.

At the moment both summer and winter wheels of my pre-LCI E91 (standard suspension and no m-sport package) are 16x7 with 205/55/16 tyres so the rear looks horrendous with ~35mm gap to the outer fenders (~15mm front right wheel and ~20mm front left wheel - these look ok compared to rear).

So I am thinking of installing 20mm bolt on H&R spacers to get an ~even look on all wheels (~20mm difference rear vs. front right now).

I'm planning to get 285s in the future with 225/45/17 tyres, so the question is, will the 20mm spacers work ok with 17x8 wheels as well?

Since both 16" and 17" wheels would be ET34 it would push all 4 wheels out by 13mm when changing to 285s.

I've seen plenty of posts where people claim to have rubbing on the rear wheels when going over bumps if they use 20mm spacers with 8j ET34/8.5j ET37/9j ET39 wheels but no issues with front wheels even though the gap to fender would be exactly the same.
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You won't notice the width of the wheel if still fitting a 255 to it.
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