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      08-08-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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♦ Sonic MS | First Look : Verstraβe Motorsport Weight Optimized Wheel Spacers

We at Sonic MS are proud to present an industry first - pentagon shaped wheel spacer that is now available to the BMW community.



Inspired by BMW Motorsport and precision milled in the United States out of T6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum, Verstraβe (pronounced Verstrasse) weight optimized wheel spacers utilize an industry first pentagon shaped design in order to minimize weight without sacrificing the structural integrity of the spacer itself.



Verstraβe spacers are machined with surgical grade precision utilizing tolerances within 1/1000th of an inch, this guarantees a perfect fitting spacer that is hubcentric and virtually eliminates any risk of vibration issues. In addition, Finite Element Anaylsis (FEA) simulations are run to ensure the weight optimized design of the spacers does not sacrifice structural integrity.



Due to the unique pentagon shaped design, each spacer must be machined out of a rectangular block of solid aluminum, as shown below.



As a finishing touch, each Verstraβe weight optimized wheel spacer is anodized in a matte silver finish for additional strength and corrosion resistance.



Each Verstraβe Motorsport Technik Wheel Spacer set includes matching extended lug bolts which are dacromet coated in an OEM black finish for corrosion resistance.



These spacers will be available in 5mm, 10mm, 12mm and 15mm sizes.

Please let us know what you think.

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      08-10-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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Here is a quick picture evidencing how much material is physically saved from a traditional rounded wheel spacer. As you can imagine, this would result in a pretty significant amount of weight savings when you get to double digit millimeter thickness.

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^ wow that is an awesome picture to show how much material is cut out by these spacers!
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Any idea what the ball park price will be???
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Any idea what the ball park price will be???
All pricing and ordering info will be in the vendors section .
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      08-11-2011, 01:04 PM   #6
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How much for a raw block of aluminum
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      08-16-2011, 05:42 PM   #7
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^ wow that is an awesome picture to show how much material is cut out by these spacers!
Yep! We will have some solid weight data for comparison purposes soon...
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      10-05-2011, 04:15 PM   #8
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Few more pics showing the the difference between 5mm / 10mm / 12mm / 15mm.







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Excellent cal. Send me pricing on a set of 15mm and 18mm.
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Excellent cal. Send me pricing on a set of 15mm and 18mm.
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      10-06-2011, 08:08 PM   #12
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Gentlemen,

The moment of truth has arrived.

First test was done on a typical shipping scale, measured in lbs.

Traditional Rounded Wheel Spacer - 15mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 1.0 lb


Verstraβe Motorsport Wheel Spacer - 15mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 0.6 lb


Traditional Rounded Wheel Spacer - 10mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 0.6 lb


Verstraβe Motorsport Wheel Spacer - 10mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 0.4 lb


Traditional Rounded Wheel Spacer - 5mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 0.2 lb


Verstraβe Motorsport Wheel Spacer - 5mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - N/A (scale not sensitive enough to record such light weight)


Note that this kind of weight scale is not the most ideal for measuring items that weigh less than 1 pound.



As such, for the next test - we performed on this more sensitive scale, measured in ounces.

Traditional Rounded Wheel Spacer - 5mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 4.5oz / 0.28 lb


Verstraβe Motorsport Wheel Spacer - 5mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 2.8oz / 0.175 lb


Traditional Rounded Wheel Spacer - 10mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - N/A (spacer weight end result out of available range on this particular scale)


Fortunately, the Verstraβe spacers in 10mm / 12mm / 15mm were light enough to be measured on this scale, so without further ado - here are the rest of the results!

Verstraβe Motorsport Wheel Spacer - 10mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 6.075 oz / 0.379 lb


Verstraβe Motorsport Wheel Spacer - 12mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 7.495 oz / 0.468 lb


Verstraβe Motorsport Wheel Spacer - 15mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 8.925 oz / 0.557 lb



And here are a few more pictures detailing direct comparison of the traditional rounded wheel spacer versus the Verstraβe Motorsport Weight Optimized Wheel Spacer.



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Genius design. Not only do you get the looks but less unsprung weight & rotational mass which provides better performance plus better gas savings while looking good.
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Nice looking spacers. I like the grooves in the backside. Should make removing them easier.
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      10-07-2011, 02:31 PM   #15
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Here is one more example. This time we used a cheap 15mm spacer one would commonly find at the local wheel/tire shop.



Traditional Rounded Wheel Spacer - 15mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 1.2 lb


Verstraβe Motorsport Wheel Spacer - 15mm 5x120 72.56mm CB
End Result - 0.6 lb


That is savings of over a half pound per spacer. That is a total weight savings of 2.4 lbs for all 4 wheels, a rather significant amount of rotational mass shaved off.
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      10-12-2011, 01:17 AM   #17
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very nice spacers, what a GREAT idea.
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      10-13-2011, 04:26 PM   #18
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Here's some installed photos - E92 M3. 12mm front and 15mm rear.





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      10-17-2011, 01:04 PM   #19
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AW E92 M3. OEM ZCP 19s. 12mm F / 15mm R.









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