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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:24 PM
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True but when you introduce spacers your wheels are no longer hubcentric...
:massive facepalm: WRONG. What do you think a hubcentric spacers is, anyway? IT IS STILL HUBCENTRIC! If it's made correctly, it will still result in a wheel perfectly centered on the hub

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this is so incorrect........

i dont understand how people dont get this.
Neither do I. It's about as simple a concept as there can be.


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If your putting your wheel on your hub... which makes your wheel hub centric right? no disagreeing that?

now.... you take your brake rotor and you make it farther out 1 inch. (lengths differing on spacer sizes... and you put the correct bolts on.


Assuming it is a CORRECT wheel spacer (meaning hub centric) it will STILL be hub centric with very little/no weight on the bolts.
Exactly.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:11 AM
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It's easy to see where Tim2Fly got a little confused, though. If you were to use a non-hub-centric spacer, then yes, it would no longer be hub-centric. But if you use the correct spacer (i.e. one that has a hub lip), it will remain hub-centric. This is why selecting the correct spacer for our cars is important. Now we can simmer down.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:01 AM
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Ok depending on the width of the spacers I guess this could be true also. When I look at the hubs on my 325 there isn't much between the wheel and the rotor to lose before your not on the hub. Your comment eight thirty make some sense until you get to the rotor part, you make it sound like you put the spacer behind the rotor I'm sure your not serious about that just want to clear that up.
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what i meant by that was you put the spacer sitting flush against the rotor moving the "face" of the rotor out farther.

just trying to help people understand what i was meaning. haha.
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I find the idea of moving the "face" of the rotor confusing, also. The rotor obviously does not move at all when spacers are added, but I guess what you're getting at is that the distance between the rotor and inside of the wheel is increased, since this is usually the intended purpose of spacers.
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