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      01-23-2009, 10:00 PM   #45
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i love the flush look of the op car. i am thinking about going with hre p40s and lowering the car with either eibachs or h&r springs. what is your opinion about the spacers then?
HRE should be able to dial the offsets right in without the need for spacers at all.
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      01-23-2009, 10:08 PM   #46
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HRE should be able to dial the offsets right in without the need for spacers at all.
thanks for the help!!!
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      01-23-2009, 10:09 PM   #47
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i didn't know H&R makes a race spring for the e9X M3?
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      01-25-2009, 12:07 AM   #48
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if you add aftermarket rims, are you suggesting not to add spacers?
Spacers are are not ideal. If I am buying aftermarket wheels for my car, my goal is to get ones designed for the car that have the right offsets to begin with. The RAC Monolite RG4s on my E46 M3 were designed just for that car and were perfect out of the box. There are many options for the E9X M3 as well. The goal of "mods", IMO, is to keep them at least factory quality and fit, or you are compromising the engineering that went into you car.
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      01-25-2009, 09:40 AM   #49
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...so the flush look will compromise the engineering?...Damn! but looks so good...I really do not think having 15mm spacer makes must difference in the way my M handles, specially driving in the streets...And on the track may track better, wider on track is better...right? or I am totally out of base here.

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Spacers are are not ideal. If I am buying aftermarket wheels for my car, my goal is to get ones designed for the car that have the right offsets to begin with. The RAC Monolite RG4s on my E46 M3 were designed just for that car and were perfect out of the box. There are many options for the E9X M3 as well. The goal of "mods", IMO, is to keep them at least factory quality and fit, or you are compromising the engineering that went into you car.
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      01-25-2009, 09:42 AM   #50
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Me either but the springs are red and on the box said race some place...I had a couple of friends who installed the same H&R springs, and they were grey in color.

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      01-25-2009, 09:46 AM   #51
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Yellow on white.. just like the GT car.. nice!!! Thank you for the props
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Yeah men! You are the one, love that agressive 18 plus yellow taillight. I am also fun of my 18s, thinking about spacers like yours and maybe yellow in white also is hot!

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Wow. nice job man. what type of springs (I don't know if I missed reading it somewhere)? Man, gotta love the new chassis. You can go as big as 20s' and still won't rub. Too bad the E36 had that problem; 18s' w/ rolled fenders used to rub like crazy.
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Love the stance - spacers should be among the first mods if keeping stock wheels.
LTRN>>> Doing the yellow too.. crazy...the thing is if you do not like them you can just peel the laminx and go clear-naked again..

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damn that looks cool. i want to do the yellow headlights on mine as well.
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...so the flush look will compromise the engineering?...Damn! but looks so good...I really do not think having 15mm spacer makes must difference in the way my M handles, specially driving in the streets...And on the track may track better, wider on track is better...right? or I am totally out of base here.
I was referrring to spacers as opposed to wheels with more agressive offset a means of achieving a wider track. While changing widths and offsets will effect handling, I'm not too concerned about deleterious effects if done within reason.
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I was referrring to spacers as opposed to wheels with more agressive offset a means of achieving a wider track. While changing widths and offsets will effect handling, I'm not too concerned about deleterious effects if done within reason.
Deleterious....good word
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So anyone notice any difference in handling with the added use of 10, 12, or 15mm spacers? Good or bad?
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Question I'm not seeing here...

Diablito, are you running wheel studs in place of lug bolts,
or are you running longer lug bolts?

My car is a 2008 AW E90 with factory 18's...
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      01-28-2009, 10:55 PM   #56
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Question I'm not seeing here...

Diablito, are you running wheel studs in place of lug bolts,
or are you running longer lug bolts?

My car is a 2008 AW E90 with factory 18's...
running longer wheel studs for now but I will go with studs soon...
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i wonna know 2, if they rub in the back
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      02-02-2009, 12:16 AM   #58
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i wonna know 2, if they rub in the back
No rub at all...
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15mm with 18 inch 10mm with 19 inch for the back
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      02-08-2009, 03:18 AM   #60
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the back wheel is really tight... any shimming?
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      02-09-2009, 06:27 PM   #61
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Very aggressive well done OP the 18' looks really good!
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I must say that I love that color with OEM 18"s. I went with 10mm all the way around and that's far enough out for me, but the 15mm look good on your car.
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      02-11-2009, 08:40 PM   #63
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That looks awesome. I opted for 18s on my e90 and because I preferred the look. I think your car really puts them in their best light.

I'm thinking about getting another set of 9.5 rears for the front of mine and then adding spacers on the rear to achieve a similar affect.
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To have that look with the 19's should u go with 10mm or 15?
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Damn that looks agressive! Love the stance.
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