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Old 05-21-2009, 04:41 AM
jbag jbag is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002, e21 2 e30's, e28
Originally Posted by BMWTom View Post

Looks like I will need a 5 mm spacer. The wheels fit the hub but tires rub on the control arms on the rear. Haven't checked the front yet. I'm concerned that if I go with the universal spacer that the wheel balance will be off. Has anyone dealt with this problem? Thanks.
You do mean the tie rod ends, correct?
I tried it once...offset is all wrong. Hubcentric spacers needed.

The e21 front end design is very sensitive to shimmy!
I tried many wheels with spacers, new tie rod/control arm bushings, anti shimmy kit, etc. and the only thing that stopped the shimmy was a direct bolt on OEM wheel.
Just my 2 cents.

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