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      07-25-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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question on spacers with ZCP wheels

The minimum size for hubcentric spacers on the M3 is 12mm. Will these work with the ZCP wheels and stock tires? The ZCP wheels are already 4mm further out toward the fender than either of the other stock wheel options. Not worried about the front, but am a little worried about rubbing in the rear. Using a 12mm spacer on a ZCP wheel is like a 16mm spacer on a stock 18 or 19" non ZCP-wheel.

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      07-25-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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      07-25-2011, 03:18 PM   #3
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The 15/12 is the most common combination for spacers on a ZCP M3. With the 15/12 you won't have any problems with the rear rubbing, some people have even gotten the 18/15 combo. We've got the Macht Schnell spacers in stock and ready to ship!
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      07-25-2011, 03:28 PM   #4
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I run 15/12 from EAS MS Spacers and there is absolutely no rub with stock ZCP setup.
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      07-25-2011, 03:28 PM   #5
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12.5mm TMS spacers all around, no problems whatsoever....
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I bought 12.5mm Turner spacers all-around a few months ago for my E90 ZCP and while the front was fine, the rears rubbed on the fender liners on dips and bumps at around-town speeds. Sounded awful. Turns out your stock tires are a deciding factor, too. My car was delivered with Pirelli PZeros, which are apparently significantly wider for a given size than the Michelin PS2s.
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We recommend the 18mm front and 15mm rear on the stock ZCP setup with PS2 tires. If you have Pirelli's, 15mm front, 12mm rear.
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I run 10mm front and 5mm rear for a more conservative stance (but better the OEM ZCP) and it works well with MS spacers.
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      07-28-2011, 01:05 AM   #9
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I bought 12.5mm Turner spacers all-around a few months ago for my E90 ZCP and while the front was fine, the rears rubbed on the fender liners on dips and bumps at around-town speeds. Sounded awful. Turns out your stock tires are a deciding factor, too. My car was delivered with Pirelli PZeros, which are apparently significantly wider for a given size than the Michelin PS2s.
wow, that's the first time I've read of 12.5mm rubbing, no matter what tire brand...my m3 came with conti's...
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I run PS2's with 15's all around with a 1.5" drop.... had a tiny bit of rubbing when my car was dumped just in one spot..... raised it a hair..perfect.

The back pushed out all flush looks awesome. Front will rub with 18mm's IMO. 15 was VERY close.
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      07-28-2011, 10:38 AM   #11
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Whats the recommended spacer for a non-ZCP car running OEM ZCP wheels + Eibach springs? I know it will depend on tire choice somewhat of course, I'm looking at 255/35 and 275/35 but not sure what tire brand just yet. Any thoughts?
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      07-28-2011, 11:41 AM   #12
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There are tips on how to measure for spacers on the turner site. (look at their spacers they sell)
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      03-13-2013, 05:21 AM   #13
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Hi, I have the zcp wheels and looking to use some spacers. Came accross this video which said the H&R spacers dont fit on the zcp wheels.

Anyone know if this is the case or have experienced a similar problem?

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I run 10mm front and 5mm rear for a more conservative stance (but better the OEM ZCP) and it works well with MS spacers.
^This, MS makes a hub centric spacer in 10 mm. You could try those. I used to run 10/10, but now run 10/5 due to rubbing rear bumper and fender liner.
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I ran 12mm in the rears with ZCP wheels and 275/35 PSS with no rub (stock suspension).
I have since stepped it up to 295/30 PS2 in the rear and had to switch to 10mm spacers. Sits perfectly but will be lowering soon and that may be a different story....
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I got 15mm on my rears, no problems
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Please suggest!!! M3 E90 245/30/19" front and 265/30/19" back. Conti Sport 3 tires, rims are BMW 220's, 8.5 front, 9.5 rear. Basically it's stock 19's. No suspension mods. Car does not have the competition package only rim upgrade. I ordered 15mm spacers for the front and 12 for the back, are they ok or will they rub. Yr input will be much appreciated.
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Please suggest!!! M3 E90 245/30/19" front and 265/30/19" back. Conti Sport 3 tires, rims are BMW 220's, 8.5 front, 9.5 rear. Basically it's stock 19's. No suspension mods. Car does not have the competition package only rim upgrade. I ordered 15mm spacers for the front and 12 for the back, are they ok or will they rub. Yr input will be much appreciated.
I think you have 245/35, 265/35. You won't have any rub issues. Here is my first e92 with 15mm front, 12mm rear with 220's and stock Conti 3's. I also ran 12.5mm all around without any issues on stock 220's/tires.

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I think you have 245/35, 265/35. You won't have any rub issues. Here is my first e92 with 15mm front, 12mm rear with 220's and stock Conti 3's. I also ran 12.5mm all around without any issues on stock 220's/tires.

You are absolutely correct. They are 35's. Thank you
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You are absolutely correct. They are 35's. Thank you
You're welcome! Post some pics after you get them mounted.
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