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      12-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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Before & After Spacer install performance

Better handling...worse or no change?

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15mmF/12mmR

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      12-14-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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No measurable change. The primary reasons for spacers are 1 - asthetics, 2 - To make a wheel / tire with the wrong offset fit
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No measurable change. The primary reasons for spacers are 1 - asthetics, 2 - To make a wheel / tire with the wrong offset fit
+1 on that
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No measurable change. The primary reasons for spacers are 1 - asthetics, 2 - To make a wheel / tire with the wrong offset fit
Also for big brake kit clearance in some applications!
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I ran a few different size spacers w/my 220M's. No difference in handling noticed, just a more aggressive look achieved. If you're lowered and upsized then you may run into rubbing issues with spacer's.
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Quality issues to watch for? Any particular brand to avoid & why?

Recommendations w/ personal experience on particular manufacturers?

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Quality issues to watch for? Any particular brand to avoid & why?

Recommendations w/ personal experience on particular manufacturers?

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My favorite are Turner Motorsports Spacers. They are very well designed.

You may also want to buy Wheel Studs at the same time you buy spacers. Spacers will require extended lugs. I would put that money towards wheel studs. Wheel studs allow more flexibility because you can run various spacer thicknesses. 75mm studs allow up to a 12mm spacer. 90mm studs allow up to 20mm spacers.
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My favorite are Turner Motorsports Spacers. They are very well designed.

You may also want to buy Wheel Studs at the same time you buy spacers. Spacers will require extended lugs. I would put that money towards wheel studs. Wheel studs allow more flexibility because you can run various spacer thicknesses. 75mm studs allow up to a 12mm spacer. 90mm studs allow up to 20mm spacers.
+1 on both points. I've used 12.5mm Turner spacers before, and I am on my second 75mm Turner stud kit. Both quality products.
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Mach Schnell 15MM front; 12mm rear

Torqued to 88#, drove about 20 miles & re-torqued. About 1/2 the nuts required about another 1/4 turn to get back to 88#.

Stable w/no vibration up to 85 mph. Tracks OK & handling seems equal.

Quality of spacers appears good....bolts, we'll see.

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Mach Schnell 15MM front; 12mm rear

Torqued to 88#, drove about 20 miles & re-torqued. About 1/2 the nuts required about another 1/4 turn to get back to 88#.

Stable w/no vibration up to 85 mph. Tracks OK & handling seems equal.

Quality of spacers appears good....bolts, we'll see.

Anti-seize is my friend.....
You sir, have great taste. Looks awesome!
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75-80 mph steering wheel wobble...still need to search the forum to see if similar issues exist running the same set-up.
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I run 15F 10R spacers, no wobble. There was a slight increase in front turn in radius.
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OP your car looks sweet love the set up
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Reviving old thread but will 18 front & 15 rear on ZCP be ok on the M? Anyone running a setup like that?
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Reviving old thread but will 18 front & 15 rear on ZCP be ok on the M? Anyone running a setup like that?
There is a thread dedicated to this.... 11 pages of various OEM wheels with various spacer sizes. I searched "spacer thread" and the first thing on the list:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=spacer+thread
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