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      12-01-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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Hey guys I did use the search button and saw a whole bunch of posts about running staggered wheel setups but couldn't quite find the answer to my question. I was wondering if there are certain specs/requirements for wheel spacing. Such as do the front wheels have to be wider than the rear? I drive an pre-lci e92 xi. With all these deals on the wheel spacers I am looking to purchase a set. I am also on stock suspension.
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There are no special spacer requirements for an XI vs RWD e9x. Post your wheels/tire and suspension mods and people here can recommend some spacers.
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So I have stock wheels and stock suspension: wheel specs are oem style 188 front 225/45 rear 255/40 (i'm assuming from the chart on the wheels page). Would it look tacky to put spacers on stock wheels/suspension
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Nope. Lots of people do that.

I believe you can run a 12 mm in the front and 15 mm in the rear to make the tires flush. Don't quote me on that though. I search in the tire and wheel forum can confirm this.
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Nope. Lots of people do that.

I believe you can run a 12 mm in the front and 15 mm in the rear to make the tires flush. Don't quote me on that though. I search in the tire and wheel forum can confirm this.
that will work.

188s are 17x8 and 17x8.5 et34/37. with 12/15mm spacers, you would be at et22 pushing the wheels out 12/15 each. should look great!

Turner Motorsports had 25% off their spacers yesterday, shoulda took advantage!
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I bought my spacers from ECS Tunning. I am adding 10mm to the front and 12.5mm to the rear. I will be doing that this week. Looking very forward to having this done, but nervous at the same time. I have the OEM style 286 in the stagged setup so I hope these 17" wheels look good this way.
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that will work.

188s are 17x8 and 17x8.5 et34/37. with 12/15mm spacers, you would be at et22 pushing the wheels out 12/15 each. should look great!

Turner Motorsports had 25% off their spacers yesterday, shoulda took advantage!

Thanks for the quick replies and the help guys, really appreciate it. Hmm should I just go 10mm spacers in the front and 12 in the back if I plan to drop the car in the future? Will there be any issues with rubbing if I go 12/15mm and a possible drop?
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i dont know as i havent lowered my car.
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ive got some bmw z4 wheels with fronts 8x18 et 12 and rears 8.5 x 18 et 20 after spacers on both and they sit perfectly flush with no rub with dinan performance springs.

I tried my 17x8 ET34 wheels with 12mm spacers on front and 20mm spacers on rear and had no rubbing issues either.
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Sweet thanks for the info guys! Man so sad i missed out on turner motor sports deal :\... thinking about going for the Renns. Anyone use renn wheel spacers?
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Try calling Turner and asking. They are a great company to deal with. they may help you out.
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Sweet thanks for the info guys! Man so sad i missed out on turner motor sports deal :\... thinking about going for the Renns. Anyone use renn wheel spacers?
I have brand new 10mm Renn's i'm trying to sell if you're interested
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Sweet thanks for the info guys! Man so sad i missed out on turner motor sports deal :\... thinking about going for the Renns. Anyone use renn wheel spacers?
I use Renn spacers from Sonic Tuning. No problems.

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Thanks for all the input guys, so i took the time to actually measure the space between the wheel and the fenders and i had around 27mm on the rear and like 7mm in the front. I'm now thinking about getting 10mm in the front and 20mm in the rear. is it okay if the wheels poke out a bit in the front tsince i only had 7mm of space?
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Thanks for all the input guys, so i took the time to actually measure the space between the wheel and the fenders and i had around 27mm on the rear and like 7mm in the front. I'm now thinking about getting 10mm in the front and 20mm in the rear. is it okay if the wheels poke out a bit in the front tsince i only had 7mm of space?
You can roll fenders or add camber if it runs. Weird how you only have 7 on stock wheels though... On aftermarket wheels 8.5 ET35 I was able to fit 12.5mm spacers on no problem... Anyways if you do wind up getting 10mm PM me. $65 shipped for brand new RENN with extended lugs
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Thanks for all the input guys, so i took the time to actually measure the space between the wheel and the fenders and i had around 27mm on the rear and like 7mm in the front. I'm now thinking about getting 10mm in the front and 20mm in the rear. is it okay if the wheels poke out a bit in the front tsince i only had 7mm of space?
Only 7mm?? When is the last time you had an alignment, maybe your camber is off.

I run 15/20mm spacers, pre-lci lowered on style162 wheels, no rubbing.
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You can roll fenders or add camber if it runs. Weird how you only have 7 on stock wheels though... On aftermarket wheels 8.5 ET35 I was able to fit 12.5mm spacers on no problem... Anyways if you do wind up getting 10mm PM me. $65 shipped for brand new RENN with extended lugs
he has a pre lci e92, we have an e90 lci?
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he has a pre lci e92, we have an e90 lci?
Hmm that might be true idk to be honest
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Yeah I'm not too sure why.. the front wheels gap to the fender is MUCH less than the rears. The rears sit far too much inside. and as far as the alignment and such i believe it was done like 5 months ago?
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Yeah I'm not too sure why.. the front wheels gap to the fender is MUCH less than the rears. The rears sit far too much inside. and as far as the alignment and such i believe it was done like 5 months ago?
are your wheels staggered and you have the 8s in the back and the 8.5s up front?
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hrmm not sure I don't think so... I'll have to check when I get home though. Is there any danger in running the wheels like that? I honestly don't think they are unless the people who put my wheels on placed them like that.
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Do you guys uninstall the spacers during the winter? I looked around and saw that some people remove them during the winter because the salt may corrode the spacers, but i also saw a lot of people just leaving them on as well.
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