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      11-15-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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RE 12mm spacers with stock EDC suspensions

Rogue Engineering 12mm F/R spacers installed. Looks are very aggressive and I don't know whether lowering the car will complement the current looks.

Has anyone with spacers experience excessive or unusual tyre wear? That's my biggest concern although I have taken the plunge and installed the spacers.
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My personal taste is if you're using stock wheels and spacers, then lower it. I find it looks like it's sticking out too much when it's not lowered.
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I have the same RE 12MM F&R spacers installed on my otherwise completely OEM car. They've been there for 6K miles, and tire wear is completely even, there is no vibration, or any other issue. I think 12mm x 4 is the perfect look look, without going overboard.
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I have the same RE 12MM F&R spacers installed on my otherwise completely OEM car. They've been there for 6K miles, and tire wear is completely even, there is no vibration, or any other issue. I think 12mm x 4 is the perfect look look, without going overboard.
Same here- just about the same miles with the RE 12mm spacers. No issues.
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I've got the RE spacer with 15 and 12 on EDC going on 5,000 miles now. No problems whatsoever. People who don't know much about the M3 ask me if I had it dropped with the way it looks.
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Do spacers alter the handling at all?
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Do spacers alter the handling at all?
Well, they would have to. They're altering the geometry of the track. And they also putt slightly more stress on wheel bearings.

But I have the feeling that their impact on wheel bearing life is just as miniscule their its impact on handling.
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To be honest I haven't put a lot of m/km since the spacers were installed last weekend. In fact the short drive I had to our Show n Shine, I could feel any difference whatsoever. Same old fluid and accurate turning. Time will only tell as to how much wear of others, especially tyres. I have been assured by other forum members that I shouldn't suffer excessive wear.
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I've put 33,000 miles on my 2009 e90 with 12mm spacers on it since day one. It's been tracked a few times and driven through an Oswego NY winter. No problems. Make sure the hub is clean and that you put a VERY small amount of Never-seize on the id of the spacer center bore when you install them.
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