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E82 1M Coupe (2011 - 2012)
In many ways the spiritual successor to the E30 M3. Powered by a M derivitive of the N54 the inline six makes 340hp and giving the 1M a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds.

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:01 AM
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Lightbulb Spacers - Your opinion

Hey All,

Please before you flame me, I have researched the subject extensively, but I would still like to have your opinions on whether you think it is worth having a set of 15mm spacers on the 1M front and rear.

I bought the car used with KW V3 coilovers and the spacers. Do you think this could create any issues ? For me the gain in looks is not worth any potential mechanical issue this could create down the road. The car holds the road like its on rails but the steering is definitely on the heavy side. I have not driven a standard 1m so cannot compare.

Is the extra stress on the bearings something that will be negligible in the long run or can it make a difference, all other things being equal ?

I must say that I would not think twice about running a low offset wheel but spacers make me hesitate which may be incoherent.
Your thoughts are welcome.

Thanks and cheers from Sunny Switzerland

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Old 04-02-2013, 07:43 PM
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I have over 10,000 miles on my EIBACH spacers front +10mm rear +15mm and have tracked the car and have have zero issues. invest is good quality spacers and you will be fine.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:29 AM
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Thanks for your input Einser, much appreciated Your response is consistent with what I have heard so far, if the spacers are of good quality and properly installed it it should not have negative consequences if I don't go crazy with the width.

Now just need to sort out an exhaust for the damn thing and I am done
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:46 AM
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I have spacers (bought from Turner) installed to use my E46-fitment BBS REs with snow tires. I've had no problems at all over two winters.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:03 AM
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Had some H&R spacers on the 1M and it had a vibration at 80+. Have the H&R's on many vehicles with no issues but the 1M did have vibes.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:12 AM
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Didn't see the replies to this thread.

Got the spacers removed. Night and day difference in steering weight. I like the handling much better without the spacers.
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