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      05-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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15/12 Spacers

Which spacers are currently the best bang for the buck? Has anyone used the any of the ebay offerings with success?

I'm planning on using the 15/12 combo, eibach springs (e93 version), oem camber specs, oem 220Ms, and stock size PSS. Can anyone confirm that this setup will not rub?
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      05-20-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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You should be ok I think. I with with RS Technik via PYSpeed.
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      05-20-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Even with stock camber I was running 17.5/12 and was perfect. Had to cut the rear plastic bump though, rears rubbed with stock sizes in pss, this was on eibach e92
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Even with stock camber I was running 17.5/12 and was perfect. Had to cut the rear plastic bump though, rears rubbed with stock sizes in pss, this was on eibach e92
Are you talking about the bump stop or fender liner? I've had my share of rubbing issues in the past and its always been a constant headache that I'd like to avoid at all costs. Maybe 10mm in the back is better?
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I was lowered on RD sport springs with the same set up you have and had zero issues with rubbing. RD is significantly lower than Eibach.
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Are you talking about the bump stop or fender liner? I've had my share of rubbing issues in the past and its always been a constant headache that I'd like to avoid at all costs. Maybe 10mm in the back is better?
I've read of another couple people that have rubbed w/ 12mm in the back on eibach for the e93. Others claim no rubbing. So to play it safe, yes, I'd go w/ the 10mm. Visually, I don't think you'll even notice 2mm. The drop will be the most noticeable effect.
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Even with stock camber I was running 17.5/12 and was perfect. Had to cut the rear plastic bump though, rears rubbed with stock sizes in pss, this was on eibach e92
FWIW.....on stock ZCP suspension with ZCP wheels and stock sized Michelin PSS, I have no rubbing whatsoever with Turner 12.5mm spacers
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Are you talking about the bump stop or fender liner? I've had my share of rubbing issues in the past and its always been a constant headache that I'd like to avoid at all costs. Maybe 10mm in the back is better?
The plastic nub that sticks out above the tire where the two pieces come together in ther rear.
I have 12mm spacers on eibach and it rubbed on every dip till I cut it. I will take a pic when I get home, my 12 look like a lot of peoples 15. My ps2s were fine but the pss rub.
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I rubbed in the rear with 10mm spacers/220's/PZero/Eibachs on my last e92. Trimming out the liner nub probably would've done the trick. PZero's sport some chunky shoulder's and so do PSS's. You might be OK with 10mm spacer's and PSS's, it's hard to tell when the difference between rub/no rub can be just a couple of mm's. I'm a TMS spacer fan.
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Looks like 15/10 might be a safer combo, I'd rather not have to cut away at anything if I can avoid it. Prices on the TMS spacers seem to be pretty good at $89 a pair compared to $119 for MS.
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Looks like 15/10 might be a safer combo, I'd rather not have to cut away at anything if I can avoid it. Prices on the TMS spacers seem to be pretty good at $89 a pair compared to $119 for MS.
That's a safe bet. No need to go gonzo. Here's a crappy pic of my 10mm/12.5mm TMS setup, stock suspension w/PS2's. Subtle but effective and no rub under full compression.

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You should be ok I think. I with with RS Technik via PYSpeed.
This! Im running these in 18/15 with 220Ms and have zero issues. Even with Eibach springs i'd be fine because the drop is conservative to say the least. How about dropping the car then measuring the clearance?
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Looks good Denk, I'll consider the 12.5s up front too...

I was thinking of doing the spacers first, but maybe as you mentioned, I could do the springs and alignment first, then measure the actual gap. I definitely want to get it right the first time.
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Looks good Denk, I'll consider the 12.5s up front too...

I was thinking of doing the spacers first, but maybe as you mentioned, I could do the springs and alignment first, then measure the actual gap. I definitely want to get it right the first time.
I've been through a few suspensions (Dinan, H&R, Eibach) and spacer config's. FWIW, the stock suspension is awesome, IMHO unbeatable for the road/occasional track. Eibach's are conservative but that .6 drop in the back really changes things. I find the stock suspension still better performing than Eibachs. Bottom line, you can get away with a more aggressive offset w/stock suspension than the same offset on a dropped suspension. Depends on if function over form is your thing or vice versa. To me, it's a balance of the two.
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I've been through a few suspensions (Dinan, H&R, Eibach) and spacer config's. FWIW, the stock suspension is awesome, IMHO unbeatable for the road/occasional track. Eibach's are conservative but that .6 drop in the back really changes things. I find the stock suspension still better performing than Eibachs. Bottom line, you can get away with a more aggressive offset w/stock suspension than the same offset on a dropped suspension. Depends on if function over form is your thing or vice versa. To me, it's a balance of the two.
That's really good to hear! Thanks
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I used to have F18MM/R15MM with stock 220m and PS2, and my car is on H&R sports spring, no rubbing on rear and front is rubbing very very minor on full lock.
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I'm a fan of TMS spacers..quality craftsmanship, the little slots to help remove the spacers if need be are clutch also...
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