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      11-08-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
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E91 Sport with 19" wheels with Vogtland springs

I just bought the car three weeks ago, but have been away on a business trip for two. I bought the wheels, tires, springs, but am holding off on the spacers.

My car is a 2007 Pre-LCI

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19x8.5 et35 with 235/35/19
19x9.5 et40 with 265/35/19

What size spacer should I be looking at for a more flush look, considering it's going to be lowered soon with vogtland springs?

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      11-09-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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What year e91? No one can answer without this info since the rear track is different from pre-LCi to LCi.

The front is easy...5mm to 8mm depending on how much lowering is going on and how livable you want the car to be.
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      11-09-2012, 07:28 AM   #3
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whoops I was going to edit th post but got side tracked.

Its a 2007 Pre-LCI
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Okay. What you want for the rear then is a 10 or 12mm then. There are those that might tell you to go bigger but this would a) require fender rolling and b) ultimately compromise the utility of the wagon. what good is the wagon if you can't haul things in it because your car will rub?

If I were you I would go with 5mm up front and 10mm rear and be done with it. This will give a very full look to the wheel wells without compromising the utility of the car. Good luck!
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Oops, I just saw that you are fitting 9.5" in the rear. That is already going to stick out pretty far compared to a 9" at the same offset. I would go 5mm all around then. Keep in mind that this will push your rears out a full 15mm per side farther than sport pack cars. That is the max I would go on an e91 for all the reasons I mentioned above.
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Thanks for the info!

Today was the first time Ive seen the car in over two weeks and I took it to pick up some tile at Lowes. 800lbs worth. The car started sitting lower and lower but never rubbed the tires on the drive home. I don't want to ruin the utilityness the car provides me since I traded in my truck for her.

I think that I am going to forgo the springs and spacers til I get the wheels mounted and see what she really looks like.

If I don't like the look, I can always finish the mods.

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I have an e91 and have a non sport suspension but have 225s all the way around. I cant imagine lowering it anymore than the oem ride height if you plan to haul anything. I feel it already sits low enough for a wagon.
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