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      01-16-2011, 01:12 AM   #133
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I am awaiting the delivery of my 2011 AW E93 M3 (on a vessel). After reading this thread, adding spacers will be my first mod! I am new to this forum and this will be my first M3, so I have no idea how to go about doing this. Any recommendations on where I can take it to get it done (I am not DIY when it comes to cars...yet)? I live in LA County. Thanks.
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      01-16-2011, 11:55 AM   #134
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amazing thread! definitely helped me pick the right spacers.
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      01-16-2011, 05:03 PM   #135
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I am awaiting the delivery of my 2011 AW E93 M3 (on a vessel). After reading this thread, adding spacers will be my first mod! I am new to this forum and this will be my first M3, so I have no idea how to go about doing this. Any recommendations on where I can take it to get it done (I am not DIY when it comes to cars...yet)? I live in LA County. Thanks.
Did you order the ZCP option with your M3?
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      01-16-2011, 08:21 PM   #136
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I ordered the "19" Light alloy Double-spoke wheels style 220M-with performance tires" with my M3 (19 x 8.5 front, 19 x 9.5 rear, 245/35 front, 265/35 rear). No ZCP.

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      01-17-2011, 12:50 PM   #137
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I ordered the "19" Light alloy Double-spoke wheels style 220M-with performance tires" with my M3 (19 x 8.5 front, 19 x 9.5 rear, 245/35 front, 265/35 rear). No ZCP.
Recommended sizes are 15mm front and 10mm rear for M3s with ZCP. This will get the wheels flush with the fenders.
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      01-18-2011, 02:25 PM   #138
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Tom,

We should add pictures of my car when I come in for the SmartTV install. It will offer good perspective for someone looking for spacers with BBS LM's.
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      01-18-2011, 02:35 PM   #139
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We should add pictures of my car when I come in for the SmartTV install. It will offer good perspective for someone looking for spacers with BBS LM's.
Absolutely - congrats on the new Coupe!

We'll be sure to get before/after images and update the thread.
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Gents, I have what many will consider a stupid question. Today, while talking with some other M3 owners, I mentioned that I was going to pick up a set of wheel spacers. One of the guys had mentioned that it's a stupid idea. His reasoning was that at over 130 mph the car will vibrate pretty harshly and won't stop until below 80. Now, I'm not driving at these speeds regularly, if ever, but it's a consideration worth mentioning. Anyone with more knowledge on this subject who could confirm or deny this please chime in. Thanks.
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Not true at all. Ive run spacers on cars for years. If they're installed properly, you should have ZERO vibrations at any speeds. I run spacers right now on my winter setup and have hit these high speeds in question without any vibrations. Your friends are just dead wrong.
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Not true at all. Ive run spacers on cars for years. If they're installed properly, you should have ZERO vibrations at any speeds. I run spacers right now on my winter setup and have hit these high speeds in question without any vibrations. Your friends are just dead wrong.
Thanks for the quick response. You've squashed my doubts and now to the ordering!
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      02-07-2011, 08:01 PM   #143
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Installed my spacers over the weekend...went with the 18/15 setup:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=1#post8862520
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      02-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #144
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Year/model BMW:
2011 e90 M3 ZCP

Wheels/offset:
Front: 19x9.0 OEM M3 ZCP, ET31
Rear: 19x10.0 OEM M3 ZCP, ET25

Tire size:
Front:Michelin PS2 245/35-19
Rear: Michelin PS2 265/35-19

Suspension:
B&G Sport Springs

Spacer size:
Front: 18mm
Rear: 12mm
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      02-10-2011, 10:58 AM   #145
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great thread.

Is there a reason to go with eas MS spacers instead of any other brand?
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      02-10-2011, 12:26 PM   #146
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great thread.

Is there a reason to go with eas MS spacers instead of any other brand?
Quality and support go a long way on making a purchase.
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      02-10-2011, 04:37 PM   #147
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Is E93 any different than E90/E92?

Specifically I have OEM 19"s, and was interested in running 18mm front / 15mm rear spacers. Any problems there?
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Is E93 any different than E90/E92?

Specifically I have OEM 19"s, and was interested in running 18mm front / 15mm rear spacers. Any problems there?
e90/e92/e93 M3s are all the same. You will be fine running that set-up.
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Year/model BMW:
2011 e90 M3 ZCP

Wheels/offset:
Front: 19x9 OEM M3 ZCP, ET31
Rear: 19x10 OEM M3 ZCP, ET25

Tire size:
Front:Michelin PS2 245/35-19
Rear: Michelin PS2 265/35-19

Suspension:
Eibach Pro-Kit Springs

Spacer size:
Front: 15mm
Rear: 12mm
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Just had my 18mm/15mm spacers installed, looks great! http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=490859

(feel free to include those photos in this thread)
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Year/model BMW:
2011 e90 M3 ZCP

Wheels/offset:
Front: 19x9 OEM M3, ET31
Rear: 19x10 OEM M3, ET25

Tire size:
Front:Michelin PS2 245/35-19
Rear: Michelin PS2 265/35-19

Suspension:
Eibach Pro-Kit Springs

Spacer size:
Front: 15mm
Rear: 12mm
Fixed.
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^ DOH!

I fixed the original post. Good catch.
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Just had my 18mm/15mm spacers installed, looks great! http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=490859

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Before:


After:


Before:


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Year/model BMW:
2011 e93 M3

Wheels/offset:
Front: 19x8.5 OEM M3, ET29
Rear: 19x9.5 OEM M3, ET23

Tire size:
Front:Michelin PS2 245/35-19
Rear: Michelin PS2 265/35-19

Suspension:
Stock

Spacer size:
Front: 18mm
Rear: 15mm
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FYI I noticed occasional rubbing with 15mm rear spacers on my E93 + 19" when going over large bumps with 2 or 3 passengers, all EDC settings, top up or down. Front 18mm's seem to be fine so far.
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