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Old 05-11-2009, 11:53 AM
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Do spacers = a dirty car and damaged paint ?

Hey guys I know alot of you have spacers .....

How is it working out ?

I would think that you could end up with a dirty car and damaged paint ???

Anyone with 128's ? What size spacers are you running ? Lowered or not lowered ?

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Old 05-11-2009, 12:22 PM
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:17 PM
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I'm running 12mm front and 15mm rear with no issue on oem 128'. Lowered on stock sport package. Makes the car looks alot wider. Hope that help.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:31 PM
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Huh?
I have read about some guys have issues with exrta dirt and rock chips in the lower panels after installing the spacers.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:50 PM
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I have read about some guys have issues with exrta dirt and rock chips in the lower panels after installing the spacers.
my lower panels do seem more dirty since spacers were installed. no chips though.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:50 PM
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Slight vibration at 60 miles per hour only, ive got 15mm upfront and 20mm behind on bmw 128s........the look is killer but the vibration isnt........any ideas why guys? I was think about rebalancing the wheels - Road force Balancing
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Can someone post us pictures of before and after shots of the 7series with spaces and without spaces so I can see the comparison.

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Old 05-11-2009, 10:54 PM
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do not make car more dirty, have not noticed any chipping of paint or panels, i do have a very subtle shimmy @ higher speeds but could be due to the fact the car is lowered, on 21", or a combo of both. Have not noticed it getting worse, so i would say this is a safe product. sorry i don't have any before pics since this was a impulse mod for me (shop happened to have in stock and i had the time to get them put on). but i do have some pretty good after shots.


good: looks sick!
bad: car does rub very very slightly when going over really big ridges or humps in the road. keep in mind my rear fenders have been trimmed out about 5mm and it still rubs ONLY when there are 2+ people in the car.

overall, i think it is a very very nice look! well worth it! i would recommend you get 15mm in front, 20mm in rear.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:38 AM
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Slight vibration at 60 miles per hour only, ive got 15mm upfront and 20mm behind on bmw 128s........the look is killer but the vibration isnt........any ideas why guys? I was think about rebalancing the wheels - Road force Balancing
if the wheels all road force balance to under 14lbs (the lower, the better), then the tires/rims should be ok. You might need to replace the front control arms (there are both lower and upper control arms). Have them inspected to ensure they're in good shape.

I replaced my control arms (all 4 of them) this past winter thanks to the potholes in Chicago - and recently I put the 128s back on and my shimmy is gone. I had the shimmy last summer with the 128s with my original control arms.

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Old 05-12-2009, 03:11 PM
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I have 11" rears and still do not have more dirt and/or scratches than I did with the stock 19's.
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:41 AM
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Had my spacers installed last night, car looks much better, the 15mm and 20mm with the 128's look good. I'll have to get some updated photos now !
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:25 AM
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Have anyone tried these spacers on a 745LI with 18 inch wheels ? Thanks

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RARE-...1%7C240%3A1318
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:28 AM
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Spacers

Actually, these are the spacers for 745I.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RARE-...A1%7C72%3A1171
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:47 AM
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I will say that I have noticed that right behind my tires is more dirty now.

Still worth it tho ....
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:43 AM
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i dont get it, why would spacers make behind you tire dirty??? lol
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:42 AM
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if the wheels all road force balance to under 14lbs (the lower, the better), then the tires/rims should be ok. You might need to replace the front control arms (there are both lower and upper control arms). Have them inspected to ensure they're in good shape.

I replaced my control arms (all 4 of them) this past winter thanks to the potholes in Chicago - and recently I put the 128s back on and my shimmy is gone. I had the shimmy last summer with the 128s with my original control arms.

Good Luck.
u got 22s? I'm thinking of getting 22's but worrying about potholes on chicago roads, what are the chances of bending?
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:28 PM
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i dont get it, why would spacers make behind you tire dirty??? lol
The wheels / tires are now pushed out more so they fling more crap up onto the car.

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