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      09-16-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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18f/15r or 15f/15r spacers for E90 M3?

I have an E90 M3 with stock OEM 19s (non ZCP)
I am debating whether to get 18mm or 15mm spacers for the front.

I am going for the aggressive look but I don't want to compromise handling of the car. I was thinking that getting the 15f/15r spacer square setup would keep the front/rear ratio the same (keeping the handling the same). Wouldn't the 18f/15r spacer setup have some sort of affect on handling/steering? Possibly more oversteer?

what do you guys think?
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10mm in the front and 15mm in the rear, also drop it or else dont put the spacers on. Spacers simply wont do anything to handling
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Wouldn't the 18f/15r spacer setup have some sort of affect on handling/steering? Possibly more oversteer?
We talked a bit about the mechanical effects of spacers in this thread:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=531687
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18/15... i have 15/12 on mine i love it but would have loved something more aggressive though.
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Get an 8" piece of tape and put a coin on the end of it and hang it off the edge of the fender. Then take any measuring device that has metric units on it and place it up against the furthest protruding point of the tire. That will tell you what you should go with. Then if you want to lower later, you wont rub.
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10mm in the front and 15mm in the rear, also drop it or else dont put the spacers on. Spacers simply wont do anything to handling
i say either 15 or 18 and you give me 10 haha
why do you recommend 10mm for the front?
And I prefer not to drop the car in my area (DC area) the roads arent the best but it's not the worst. We also get snow and I don't want to plow snow in my area :P


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We talked a bit about the mechanical effects of spacers in this thread:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=531687
Interesting, but I doubt it'll have too much of an effect. People place on different wheels with different offsets in place of spacers. This will still cause different stresses on the bearing but not significant IMO. Thanks
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