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pranavf01 11-16-2012 07:00 PM

SPACERS!!! effects?
 
Hey guys i like the look of stock 7 but i want my front wheels to pop out a little bit, i was thinking about getting spacers but i have no knowledge of them so i thought you guys can help me out.

i have a stock 7 with no aftermarket wheels or suspension, my question is HOW MANY millimeters is best? and WHAT ARE THE BAD EFFECTS, IF ANY?

thank you

i found this one with 10mm in the front and 20mm in the back H&R on a 3 series
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...84942471_n.jpg

ChrisF01 11-16-2012 11:54 PM

Well if anything at least your front drivers and pass doors will get dirtier faster from it throwing dirt and any moisture up behind it...

PREDATOR 007 11-17-2012 04:00 AM

My initial thoughts are that I like the wider stance; it gives it a "beefier" look. Guess I would need to see a 7 in real life to make the final call. Can you get any good advice from your dealer?

Wolfman64 11-17-2012 11:49 AM

I have used spacers on my MB for a wider stance and the (Brabus) wheels required them.

I think that it doesn't look good to get a wider stance without lowering the car though.
When lowered, a wider stance definitely requires you have a wheel alignment with the proper camber adjustment or you'll wear out the inside of the tires even faster than when just lowered (in 5k miles or less).

Also, you must use hub-centric spacers or your car will vibrate and give you a very poor ride.

Good luck!

Individual750LI 11-17-2012 01:08 PM

If you use spacers under 20MM, you are safer and won't feel any difference while driving.

If I was to put spacers on my stock 20's, I would do 10mm all around. Or 5mm front, 10mm rear.

pranavf01 11-17-2012 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Individual750LI (Post 7200142)
If you use spacers under 20MM, you are safer and won't feel any difference while driving.

If I was to put spacers on my stock 20's, I would do 10mm all around. Or 5mm front, 10mm rear.

do you think that the offset would be disturbed if i get 10mm all-around for my 19s?

pranavf01 11-17-2012 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard109 (Post 7199551)
My initial thoughts are that I like the wider stance; it gives it a "beefier" look. Guess I would need to see a 7 in real life to make the final call. Can you get any good advice from your dealer?

i did not ask the dealer yet, wanted to just get some suggestion before i went that way.

Individual750LI 11-17-2012 10:04 PM

10mm is pretty safe, just give the car a better stance but not affecting the suspension much.

f01driver 11-18-2012 03:26 AM

Could someone post pictures of a stock 7 with spacers?

BaranE 11-18-2012 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by f01driver (Post 7200998)
Could someone post pictures of a stock 7 with spacers?

I just got new rims for the winter yesterday. I'll fit them before December and probably with spacers. So I'll post 'em when I fit 'em


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