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      02-22-2011, 12:54 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by tlr View Post
Are there any downsides to spacers? Does extending the wheel out further put any extra torque on the lugs or anything?

Someone mentioned this to me regarding spacers in general. I'm wondering if it's ever a problem on our cars?
This has been brought up a number of times, likely it would have it would appeared first on the e46 models since they touched US soil back in 2001. For example - 30mm spacers are a common first upgrade for X5 owners, which are much heavier than our M3 brethren with 0 reports of issues and have been here since 2000.

The GT4 M3 even comes pre-equipped with spacers from BMW.

BMWs are not the only vehicles to utilize spacers. With the minimal amounts we're discussing about on M3 applications, I doubt this is even an issue to be concerned about.
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