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      11-19-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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Running wider spacers up front than rears

There are numerous members here that run say a 15mm spacer up front and a 10mm in the back. It rectifies one of my complaints with the aesthetics but will this have any adverse affects on the handling characteristics with our cars?

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      11-19-2008, 07:05 PM   #2
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I did wider spacers in front on my last e46 M3 , i ran a 12mm Frnts and 8mm rears
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      11-19-2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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i chose 15 up front and 10 in the rear for 2 reasons...

1. looks better
2. i felt that a lil wider track up front would be a lil better for handling
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      11-19-2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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I believe that as long as they are quality spacers, there shouldn't be any adverse effects that you can feel on the road.

Tirerack does recommend that you replace wheel lugs more often since longer lugs are used and they experience more strain.
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I believe that as long as they are quality spacers, there shouldn't be any adverse effects that you can feel on the road.

Tirerack does recommend that you replace wheel lugs more often since longer lugs are used and they experience more strain.
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i chose 15 up front and 10 in the rear for 2 reasons...

1. looks better
2. i felt that a lil wider track up front would be a lil better for handling
Do you have stock wheels and suspension?..18's or 19's...any pics?..
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what do you guys think of 15 mm front and 20mm back??
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      11-19-2008, 09:10 PM   #8
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Do you have stock wheels and suspension?..18's or 19's...any pics?..
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he's on H&R with 18s. use the search function my friend. search for threads started by kingleh.
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what do you guys think of 15 mm front and 20mm back??
u'll probably need 20 front, 15 back. u talking 19's? i've seen 15 mm all around, looked good enough for me
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19's wheels.. So 15mm all around would look good with h&r springs?? (Mantis)..thanks
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I'm on 19s with 10mm front and 15mm rear and they fill out the wheel wells almost perfectly. I think 15mm front may be even a little too much, though I think it would fit no problem. I am also on H&R lowering springs. Ride is great, handling is awesome. No complaints on my end
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he's on H&R with 18s. use the search function my friend. search for threads started by kingleh.
I actually did search and could not find any pics of cars using spacers with stock suspension and springs!!??...(I will say I did not do an "exhaustive" search..)
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      11-20-2008, 04:08 PM   #14
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just search my posts...

there's 2 on the first page of the photo forum.. so u dont even hafta search!...
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Thanks everyone.

But my concern and confusion is with the wider track up front vs the narrower track in the rears. I know its ONLY 5mm but being a rear drive blah blah blah shouldnt the rears always be wider than the front?
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Thanks everyone.

But my concern and confusion is with the wider track up front vs the narrower track in the rears. I know its ONLY 5mm but being a rear drive blah blah blah shouldnt the rears always be wider than the front?
rear offset is more aggressive and your car is wider on the back , so your front wouldn't be wider than rear ...
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rear offset is more aggressive and your car is wider on the back , so your front wouldn't be wider than rear ...
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I'm running 10mm in the front and 20mm in the rear it looks clean with a drop and works just fine...
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There are numerous members here that run say a 15mm spacer up front and a 10mm in the back. It rectifies one of my complaints with the aesthetics but will this have any adverse affects on the handling characteristics with our cars?
I doubt it will be an issue. Here's a new post with 15mm F & R on lowered suspension. I think 10mm rear might be better.
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197416
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great info guys!!!!!!!!!
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FWIW, I would go with 15mm in the rear and 20mm up front. I have 15mm front and back and wish my front was a tad bit more flush with the fender.
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FWIW, I would go with 15mm in the rear and 20mm up front. I have 15mm front and back and wish my front was a tad bit more flush with the fender.
now you have to come to the meet so i can actually check that out in person.
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