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DinanBimmer 09-21-2011 01:05 AM

Show me some pics of your e39 with wheel spacers, trying to decide what size to get.
 
Hey guys, just trying to decide what the most practical size would be for wheel spacers. Let me know what you've got and share some pics to make this thread more interesting. Thanks

demas 09-21-2011 08:27 AM

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2668/...ce62c0bc9e.jpg

12mm H&R spacers up front with 18" Style 32's. Nothing in back. OEM M-Sport II drop.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3454/...b615a722_z.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2713/...82f_z.jpg?zz=1


Here are some close-up's on the front.

With spacers:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2472/...04e1fc36_b.jpg


Without:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/...1e6ff4e8_b.jpg

fabby318is 09-21-2011 10:01 AM

Very nice! Loving the apline white. :thumbup:

DennisCooper! 09-21-2011 10:57 AM

Hi,

there is no one size recommendation. You can get spacers in 2,5, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 mm sizing and every size in between if you get custom ones made. You need to assess what wheels you are running and their current offsets for a start, then decide how much further out you want them to be and take into consideration if you are lowered and by how much. You also need to look at the shape of your tyre shoulder, some are more square and others more rounded.

If you are looking to go lower and want to space/stance the wheels out, do your research and evaluate from there!

Cheers, Dennis!

DinanBimmer 09-21-2011 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by demas (Post 6331490)

Why only spacers in the front? Does that make the front wheels even with the back or just personal preference? Car looks great by the way.

DinanBimmer 09-21-2011 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DennisCooper! (Post 6331745)
Hi,

there is no one size recommendation. You can get spacers in 2,5, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 mm sizing and every size in between if you get custom ones made. You need to assess what wheels you are running and their current offsets for a start, then decide how much further out you want them to be and take into consideration if you are lowered and by how much. You also need to look at the shape of your tyre shoulder, some are more square and others more rounded.

If you are looking to go lower and want to space/stance the wheels out, do your research and evaluate from there!

Cheers, Dennis!

Thanks, I'll take this into account before I decide which size.

SilverE39 09-21-2011 01:31 PM

15mm on all corners. You probably can get away with 20mm up front and 10mm in the rear. I had to get my rear fenders roll slightly with 15mm.

18x9 Style 42 Rear
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...n/b1c7773d.jpg

18x9 Style 42 Front
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...n/18d21aea.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...s/IMG_1719.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...s/IMG_1721.jpg

17x8 Style 42 Rear
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...s/IMG_9409.jpg

17x8 Style 42 Front
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...s/IMG_9408.jpg

DinanBimmer 09-21-2011 02:01 PM

Looks good, i'm definitely trying to avoid rolling the fenders. How much would that cost btw?

SilverE39 09-21-2011 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DinanBimmer (Post 6332184)
Looks good, i'm definitely trying to avoid rolling the fenders. How much would that cost btw?

Dinan,

I think it was about $15-$20 per fender. If you're using your OEM rims, then 15mm all around with no problems.

DinanBimmer 09-21-2011 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverE39 (Post 6332200)
Dinan,

I think it was about $15-$20 per fender. If you're using your OEM rims, then 15mm all around with no problems.

Good idea, I think that's what I'll end up doing.

demas 09-23-2011 04:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DinanBimmer (Post 6331765)
Why only spacers in the front? Does that make the front wheels even with the back or just personal preference? Car looks great by the way.

thanks. Just did the fronts (for now) to get rid of the 'sunken in' look. With the OEM wheel offsets, the fronts are almost even with the rears. 15mm spacers would have been almost exact (within 1mm) but for balance, my tuning shop recommended the 12mm.

I'm considering one day to move the 12mm in the rear and go wider up front - but it will be a tight squeeze in my mechanical elevated parking space, especially with the negative camber in the rear.

DinanBimmer 09-23-2011 12:46 PM

I wonder if 15mm all around would effect handling.

DinanBimmer 11-12-2012 11:49 PM

More than a year since my last post about this, but I FINALLY bought a set of 15mm spacers off ebay:http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-pcs-15mm-H...ht_1540wt_1270

They're just standard aluminum ones. I confirmed with Albo on their quality and he says they've held up well on his car. I'll be sure to post pics when I fit them next week.

Albo 11-13-2012 12:13 AM

Did you get some extended bolts as well?

fullthrottle540 11-13-2012 12:43 AM

here's one that had H&R wheel spacers...and tried to drive fast on 'em. Ricer mistake.

http://images.copart.com/website/dat...5383512_2X.JPG

http://images.copart.com/website/dat...5383512_9X.JPG

SilverE39 11-13-2012 02:08 AM

WTF does spacers have to do with driving fast and ricer mistake? :tsk:

Please explain......

AntsE39 11-13-2012 05:35 AM

+1 please explain


Anthony

fullthrottle540 11-13-2012 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverE39 (Post 7191653)
WTF does spacers have to do with driving fast and ricer mistake? :tsk:

Please explain......


It's only ricers who decide that they don't like the way their wheels "look" (first of all, you should have bought the correct offset of wheel) so they sandwich some metal plates between the wheel and the hub, and purchase extended lugs so that they can secure the metal plates.

This is a dangerous ricer practice. I work the tech inspection at my local track and I would not allow any ricer with wheel spacers to risk anybodies life just because they wanted their wheels to "poke out a little more." If you have spacers then you belong with the lowrider club that hangs out at the beach & takes HD photos of cars, NOT with actual racers who USE their cars.

DinanBimmer 11-13-2012 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Albo (Post 7191614)
Did you get some extended bolts as well?

I did, 43 mm and they're 10.9 rated.

1BADBM 11-13-2012 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fullthrottle540 (Post 7192120)
It's only ricers who decide that they don't like the way their wheels "look" (first of all, you should have bought the correct offset of wheel) so they sandwich some metal plates between the wheel and the hub, and purchase extended lugs so that they can secure the metal plates.

This is a dangerous ricer practice. I work the tech inspection at my local track and I would not allow any ricer with wheel spacers to risk anybodies life just because they wanted their wheels to "poke out a little more." If you have spacers then you belong with the lowrider club that hangs out at the beach & takes HD photos of cars, NOT with actual racers who USE their cars.

I doubt the majority of people here are racing their cars on the street or track. How many of us here are "actual racers"? Relax.

DinanBimmer 11-13-2012 02:12 PM

Just what I was going to say. My car won't be seeing the track for a while, if ever. Plus my style 19's have no offset so they require spacers to fill the arches. I don't think it's common for spacers to cause you to crash, unless you're driving extremely hard around turns.

SilverE39 11-13-2012 03:00 PM

Fullthrottle,

Your answer doesn't support anything. I have OEM wheels, yet when lowered, I have too much of a gap still so I use spacers. Spacers give your ride a wider stance. I do agree that the Euro poke looks stupid as hell.

So what if you work for tech inspection? You can't discriminate cars w/or w/o spacers. There's no law against running spacers, unless your lugs are too short/long to affix wheel to hub. Quit stereotyping and using ricer. I use spacers, am I a ricer? :confused:

I've been autocrossing for 3 years with spacers and have no problems. Spacers have nothing to do with crashes.

DHoang 11-14-2012 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DinanBimmer (Post 6336448)
I wonder if 15mm all around would effect handling.

http://www.clubprotege.com/forum/att...1&d=1268630069
anytime you move the wheel inboard or outboard, you are changing the "SCRUB RADIUS" aspect of the suspension. Scrub radius applies mainly to the front suspension b/c this is a steering issue. When this radius is changed, the fulcrum pivot point on which the tire turns is changed, which changes the behavior of steering EFFORT, braking sensitivity, and overall "FEEL" from the steering wheel inputs.

DinanBimmer 11-14-2012 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DHoang (Post 7194038)
http://www.clubprotege.com/forum/att...1&d=1268630069
anytime you move the wheel inboard or outboard, you are changing the "SCRUB RADIUS" aspect of the suspension. Scrub radius applies mainly to the front suspension b/c this is a steering issue. When this radius is changed, the fulcrum pivot point on which the tire turns is changed, which changes the behavior of steering EFFORT, braking sensitivity, and overall "FEEL" from the steering wheel inputs.

Cool, thanks for the info! So would you say that spacers have a positive or negative effect?

champaign777 11-14-2012 12:54 PM

http://images.copart.com/website/dat...5383512_2X.JPG
http://images.copart.com/website/dat...5383512_9X.JPG

Looks like he wanted to eliminate gaps as more as possible
Just look on his real wheel , i see no gap at all

People when lower/add spacers think how your car will drive
Dont be stupid , the look is never != drive

Hope someone will take a lesson from this SAD story ...


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