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Old 02-19-2013, 12:48 PM
Wihelm G Wihelm G is offline
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Originally Posted by gulshan View Post

1) They improve handling and are not just for looks.
Most people won't even notice the difference in handling or appearance. You would probably have to tell them.

2) You should always use hub centric (which I was planning to use anyway) to avoid vibrations
Yup, unless you have a really good reason not to. I mean a really good reason.

3) Most people with issues had lowered their car with after market springs. The most suspension related mod I will ever do in future is get Koni FSD's installed.
Cannot imagine you having any problems. I'm running 15mm spacers with FSD's, but I got those spacers to bring the offset off the E46 119 style wheels closer to the OE E90 offset.

4) If you plan to track your car, remove spacers first.
Can't imagine why you'd do that.

5) They will wear out wheel bearings prematurely.
They are not so aggressive it would make a difference if you did nothing else. In combination with other mods and very aggressive driving there might be some effect on bearing life, but that would probably be the least of your worries.
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