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: wheel spacer talk

10-20-2012, 06:08 AM
OK Im looking to order a set of wheel spacers and have a few question for the more "car educated" guys on here.

My goal is to give my x1 a wider & aggressive stance look.

Question is what if any will this effect the handling of the car as it is now?

By adding wheel spacers effect the warranty of the car?

Would this combo work with my X1 with the M Sport suspension with 19'' wheels?

15mm front and 20mm back? Or 15mm front and 18mm back?

or 20mm all around? Hell I have no clue!:tsk:

I see some guys put less mm in back and more mm in front... what would be the advantage? or advantage of Vica Versa?

Are all wheel spacers the same as far as reliability?





I found this thread with lots of info

There is already a great article on spacers that can be found at this link: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336209

Examples of spacer fitments can be found here: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262054

DIY installation instructions can be found here: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=272915

But if anyone has advice it would be appreciated :thumbup:

10-21-2012, 06:07 PM
I was thinking of doing the same - I'm not too fond of the amount of overhang the fender has now - plenty of space to widen the stance! According to Burger's site they improve handling but don't change the ride characteristics during normal driving. probably you won't notice much difference unless you are on the track, so it's mainly just cosmetic. i was planning on going pretty conservative, like 10mm front and back... i want to keep it subtle.

two-five boy
10-23-2012, 11:08 AM
I'm negative on using wheel spacers, as they place additional stress on the wheel hubs and bearings, causing premature wear and tear. I also believe it will void your warranty if u ever have issues with the wheel/hub because of the spacers. Not worth it IMO