BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wheels + Tires Sponsored by The Tire Rack
  TireRack

KEEP M3POST ALIVE BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER LINK!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-15-2009, 05:19 PM   #67
PKumarM3
Air India
 
Drives: 2003.5 BMW M3
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NJ

Posts: 1,748
iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to PKumarM3
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post
I'm no RE fanboy, but I don't know how they could be any better than these. Sorry for your bad experience. I know they have refined the design more than once. These seem to fit perfectly--not too tight or loose, and the square kerf along the back edge should make prying off easy if necessary. Just MO.

wait till you have some miles on them!

mine were great when you FIRST put them on. Then they go to shit.
__________________

2014 Porsche Cayman S
PKumarM3 is offline   India
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2009, 05:36 PM   #68
rbk1115
Lieutenant
 
rbk1115's Avatar
 
Drives: Acuras & BMWs
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 527
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by PKumarM3 View Post
wait till you have some miles on them!

mine were great when you FIRST put them on. Then they go to shit.
I think all situations are different. I had the older version of the RE spacers on my old E36 M3 for at least 25K miles and never had a problem removing them. Anti-seize was applied to the spacers when I got new tires. About 25K miles later, I got new tires and when I was at the tire shop, I removed the spacers without the use of any tools and reapplied anti-seize while the tires were being mounted and balanced by the technicians. I also inspected the spacers for any deformities, etc. and I could not find any.

I have the Macht Schnell Spacers on my E90 M3 right now because I wanted to try something new. I used the same method with the application of anti-seize and have not had any problems so far. I had remove the rear tire recently to install the OEM alarm, but the spacer did not stick to the hub or wheel. The mileage between installation and removal is 1700. Only time will tell...
__________________

2009 BMW M3 Sedan
2013 BMW 535i M Sport Sedan
2014 Mazda3 i Touring Sedan
rbk1115 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2009, 11:14 PM   #69
GregW / Oregon
Commander-In-Chief
 
Drives: 2015 M4 Coupe, 2012 ML350
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lake Oswego, OR

Posts: 7,500
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
RE spacers

Quote:
wait till you have some miles on them!

mine were great when you FIRST put them on. Then they go to shit.
Preeth, sounds like you have some axe to grind with Ben. Spacers are dead nuts simple. They fit or they don't. They're made of aluminum allow, not pot metal. My RE one fit PERFECTLY, and are quality material. So are my H&Rs. The RE ones are lighter, better finished, and have the removal slot. The Macht Schnell ones look really nice, as well. This isn't rocket science, just a matter of subtleties. Spacers don't "go to shit" unless they are of some very inferior material, which none of these are. Spacers don't "go to shit" unless they're made out of Polish suasage.

RE says their spacers "start from 100% billet 6061-T6 aluminum round (not cut from plate). From there, they are machined entirely on CNC lathes and mills to ensure absolute roundness and thickness. Production runs are tested at random to ensure absolute balance, trueness and dimension." I don't doubt one word. http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merc...t_Code=WSPACER[quote=PKumarM3;5131125]

I'm calling BS on this post.
__________________

Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350

Last edited by GregW / Oregon; 05-16-2009 at 10:28 AM.
GregW / Oregon is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-16-2009, 01:57 AM   #70
Dannys M3
Captain
 
Dannys M3's Avatar
 
Drives: Space Grey E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: South Florida

Posts: 696
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 M3  [5.00]
i talked to James @ Rogue today, the black bolts are back in stock.
Dannys M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-23-2009, 12:47 PM   #71
OC ///M
Dr. Octagon
 
OC ///M's Avatar
 
Drives: Moonstone e92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: So Cal

Posts: 1,813
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post
I've been through wild mod times, but as I "mature" (I would hope so by now), a little restraint goes a long way. I want to respect the basic engineering they did in Munich, but jut subtly tweak to make it "mine".

It's a fabuloous car to start with. These forums are great at getting everyone to try to outmod the next (Mexico, you're untouchable!). In the end, to 98% of the population we've already got a dream car. So, don't do anything to impress. Just tweak to make it personal. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
Greg:

I admire your approach and taste in modding. Your car (like your prev. e46) is aggressive, but not overboard. The car would almost appear "factory" to the untrained eye, but to an enthusiast, the specific improvements are apparent and appreciated.

This thread is an inspiration.
__________________
OC ///M

2013 E92 M3 Individual
Sold: 2011 E92 M3 SSII | Sold: 2008 E92 M3 SSII | Into a Wall: 2008 E92 M3 SSII | Sold: 2007 E92 335i JB
OC ///M is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-23-2009, 02:58 PM   #72
AMPowerJ
One mod leads to another ...
 
AMPowerJ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Blythewood, SC

Posts: 2,475
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom @ eas View Post
While we are a full stocking Rogue dealer, We offer the Macht Schnell units instead on the spacers.
Just out of curosity is there a specific reason that you can share as to why you stock other Rogue products but chose to sell the Macht Schnell spacers instead?
__________________

Current: 2015 F80 M3 (SS, Full Black Interior, 6MT, LED, Adaptive, 19's) - On Order - 10/28 PCD
Previous: 2013 E92 M3, 2013 F10 M5, 2009 E90 M3, 1998 E36 M3
AMPowerJ is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-23-2009, 03:13 PM   #73
tom @ eas
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
tom @ eas's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Anaheim, CA

Posts: 10,164
iTrader: (13)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMPowerJ View Post
Just out of curosity is there a specific reason that you can share as to why you stock other Rogue products but chose to sell the Macht Schnell spacers instead?
I've been a friend of Ben's for years - it's nothing personal.

Shipping weight for one - for the cost of shipping the kits over from Rogue's NJ facility to us in SoCal, we would have to sell the pieces at over retail just to break even. We do not believe in drop shipping and sell items we actively stock in-house so we have full control over inventory and delivery times.

This in no way makes an indirect claim one kit is better than the other, the RE units are just as high quality as the Macht Schnell units.
__________________
tom @ eas is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-23-2009, 03:45 PM   #74
AMPowerJ
One mod leads to another ...
 
AMPowerJ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Blythewood, SC

Posts: 2,475
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
Cool. Thanks.
__________________

Current: 2015 F80 M3 (SS, Full Black Interior, 6MT, LED, Adaptive, 19's) - On Order - 10/28 PCD
Previous: 2013 E92 M3, 2013 F10 M5, 2009 E90 M3, 1998 E36 M3
AMPowerJ is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-08-2009, 02:51 PM   #75
AMPowerJ
One mod leads to another ...
 
AMPowerJ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Blythewood, SC

Posts: 2,475
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
Don't think I am copying you Greg but I have Dinan springs on order and I just ordered the RE 12mm spacers as well. Thanks for the information you provided on this thread.
__________________

Current: 2015 F80 M3 (SS, Full Black Interior, 6MT, LED, Adaptive, 19's) - On Order - 10/28 PCD
Previous: 2013 E92 M3, 2013 F10 M5, 2009 E90 M3, 1998 E36 M3
AMPowerJ is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-15-2009, 03:34 AM   #76
jayjay
Private
 
Drives: BMW station wagons
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: LA

Posts: 93
iTrader: (0)

I'd stick to H&R.

I remember many years back when RE had a bad batch of spacer bolts and kept the failures a secret. I'm sure the quality has improved and the products are safe now but I will never give them any of my business.
jayjay is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-15-2009, 01:40 PM   #77
C17MooseDriver
Captain
 
C17MooseDriver's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 AW M3 6MT
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX

Posts: 868
iTrader: (0)

How tight would you tighten the lug bolt?
__________________
C17MooseDriver is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-15-2009, 02:23 PM   #78
chris s
Major General
 
chris s's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 e92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York

Posts: 5,291
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by C17MooseDriver View Post
How tight would you tighten the lug bolt?
I would imagine standard wheel lug torque specs should apply.
__________________

2012 MR e92 M3 DCT, fully loaded... ESS VT2-625, Brembo 380, BBS FI's, Akra/Challenge Sport, KW Sleeve kit, Full OEM CF Interior
2008 e92 M3 Coupe 6MT | AW/BLK Extended...SOLD!
chris s is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-15-2009, 02:35 PM   #79
rbk1115
Lieutenant
 
rbk1115's Avatar
 
Drives: Acuras & BMWs
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 527
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by C17MooseDriver View Post
How tight would you tighten the lug bolt?
90 ft-lbs. Then double check all lugs again after ~50 miles.
__________________

2009 BMW M3 Sedan
2013 BMW 535i M Sport Sedan
2014 Mazda3 i Touring Sedan
rbk1115 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST