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      10-06-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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E92 | OEM 19 | 18/15 spacers?

Been doing lots of research on spacers.. found that 18/15 looks the most aggressive on the E92 but wondered if you could go 20/18. Recently I found a thread with someone running 20/15 and now I'm thinking if 20/18 is the ideal setup. Here is some links so you can be the judge. I want to be ABSOLUTELY flush with the fenders without rubbing obviously. Will be lowered on RD sport.

20/15
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308616

12/10
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308691

15/10
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=spacers
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304471

15/12
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=spacers

12/12
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=spacers

0/15
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=spacers

12/12
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=spacers

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after looking at those pics, i think 18/15 is pretty damn perfect [granted that is what's in the pics above]
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after looking at those pics, i think 18/15 is pretty damn perfect [granted that is what's in the pics above]
+1.

20mm is a bit aggressive, it would depend on wheel/tire/suspension setups.

We have quite a few examples of each in our reference thread here:

▀▄ eas - Macht Schnell wheel spacer reference thread
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262054
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after looking at those pics, i think 18/15 is pretty damn perfect [granted that is what's in the pics above]
It all depends on which tire sizes and the suspension drop (aftermarket springs) you have on the car. That will ultimately determine the clearance you'll have once the 18mm front and 15mm rear spacers are installed.

I would advise you to go 15mm front and 12mm rear...but it's your call.

BTW: 15mm spacers on the rear wheels is very aggressive. (borderline rubbing) If you are lowered and buy certain brand name tires there is very little clearance between the tire and the fender. When the suspension compresses, there is a high probability (virtually a guarantee) that you'll rub.
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Been doing lots of research on spacers.. found that 18/15 looks the most aggressive on the E92 but wondered if you could go 20/18. Recently I found a thread with someone running 20/15 and now I'm thinking if 20/18 is the ideal setup. Here is some links so you can be the judge. I want to be ABSOLUTELY flush with the fenders without rubbing obviously. Will be lowered on RD sport.

20/15
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308616

12/10
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308691

15/10
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=spacers

15/12
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=spacers

12/12
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=spacers

0/15
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=spacers

12/12
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...hlight=spacers

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And pics of what [i think is 18/15]



Hey man, thanks for the post/links...pretty useful.
I JUST ordered Match Schnells spacers for my E90 M3 in 15/10....personally, think it is the best look before rubbing...I am also going with RD Sport springs...will post pics when I install.
Cheers and good luck on your quest! haha
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I think that springs and spacers a re a great first mod, as they make the stance looks so much better than stock. Unfortunately the roads here in Houston are terrible so I went with a 10/10 setup, but I really like the look. Works perfectly for a DD in a city where the road quality can be poor.

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But you also should have all the pics I took too, right?
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