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      11-24-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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235/35/19 wheels need spacers?

Hi...I just bought a square winter set up of 235/35/19 wheels/tires for my M3. Just wondering if I need spacers to push them out a little bit or will they be ok without spacers?
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Winter wheel spacers

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Holy cow, that's gonna look pretty skinny!
Likewise. Has anyone bought any and if so what size for back and front?
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Hi...I just bought a square winter set up of 235/35/19 wheels/tires for my M3. Just wondering if I need spacers to push them out a little bit or will they be ok without spacers?
What are the wheel widths and offsets?
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Likewise. Has anyone bought any and if so what size for back and front?
The OEM M3 winter wheel is 18x8 F and R, and I believe must people running this wheel (or aftermarket 18x8) use a 235 tire F and R.
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Hi...I just bought a square winter set up of 235/35/19 wheels/tires for my M3. Just wondering if I need spacers to push them out a little bit or will they be ok without spacers?
It will be "okay", but if you are narrowing the track of the vehicle by using a narrower wheel with a conservative offset, it will affect your car's handling capabilities. This coupled with narrower and slightly less grippy winter tires isn't a good combination. My advice is to use spacers. Size will depend on the offset of your wheels.
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The OEM M3 winter wheel is 18x8 F and R, and I believe must people running this wheel (or aftermarket 18x8) use a 235 tire F and R.
Yes those are the winter wheels and tyres i've got. What size of spacers do i need to make the car look similar to the standard wheel/tyre combo?
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Yes those are the winter wheels and tyres i've got. What size of spacers do i need to make the car look similar to the standard wheel/tyre combo?
The OEM winter wheel is 18"x8" et20 so if you wanted to match the front-spacing of the ZCP F (9" et31) and R (10" et25) wheels you'd need a ~3 mm F (actually it's 2 mm but 3 mm is the thinnest spacer made) and a ~20 mm R.

The above spacers would give you a stock ZCP stance so you could go with a more aggressive setup for looks but remember this is your winter setup plus a 20 mm spacer is already pretty thick! Also the M engineers selected this OEM winter setup (18x8 et20 F and R) for some reason...
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excellent - thanks
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The OEM winter wheel is 18"x8" et20 so if you wanted to match the front-spacing of the ZCP F (9" et31) and R (10" et25) wheels you'd need a ~3 mm F (actually it's 2 mm but 3 mm is the thinnest spacer made) and a ~20 mm R.

The above spacers would give you a stock ZCP stance so you could go with a more aggressive setup for looks but remember this is your winter setup plus a 20 mm spacer is already pretty thick! Also the M engineers selected this OEM winter setup (18x8 et20 F and R) for some reason...
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I put on the winters two weeks ago with spacers front and back. But I am starting to get a steering vibration if I am going at 70mph (120kph) or higher. I am wondering thats because of the front spacers? Could I remove the front spacers and just leave the spacers at the rears? The tire size is 235/35/19 all around. Rims are 19x8.
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