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Old 11-29-2012, 03:15 PM
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I have a 2006 BMW 325i with 235/40 18's all around and 25mm spacers on the back to add a staggered look and fill out the wheel well. I was a victim of a freak flying trire incident where my back quarter on the right side was struck. it has been replaced. When driving home I hit a dip in the road and BAM the right fender struck the right rear tire. I took it back and since then they took it to BMW who of course blamed the spacers and the non stock tires which are less than the 255/35 option they themselves sell. But said well we don't know try the shock and spring. They took it elsewhere to a place that most often knows everything there is to know as I listen to them on the radio every Saturday and they said to also replace the shock and spring which they did. Same rub on the tire however.

So after much frustration I said to yank the spacers and of course it does not rub. I put them back on yesterday and marked the fender to see where it rubs and it does bottom out onto the front lip of the fender at about 2PM if you were looking at the rear tire. I hate the look without the spacers but it really does hit the entire fender lip not just part of it. So I am toying with using 15mm spacers which I think will clear it. The suspension is stock. ANY IDEAS?????
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:28 PM
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get your fenders rolled. or dont use spacers. 25mm is way too much unless your rims are really high offset. the offset of stock rims that take a 255 tire is 37.
i was able to do an effective ET15 with no rubbing using 235/35/19s on my 07, but it was really really close.
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So after much frustration I said to yank the spacers and of course it does not rub. ... I hate the look without the spacers but it really does hit the entire fender lip not just part of it. So I am toying with using 15mm spacers which I think will clear it. The suspension is stock. ANY IDEAS?????
You could roll the fenders (google it if you're never heard of it) if you really must have that stuffed-full-of-tire look. Otherwise you have answered your own question: Install a less aggressive spacer.

FYI, you are not doing your suspension or wheel bearings any favors and are causing premature wear. The only question is whether the expensive failures will happen before or after you part with the car.
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I have a 2006 BMW 325i with 235/40 18's all around and 25mm spacers on the back to add a staggered look and fill out the wheel well. I was a victim of a freak flying trire incident where my back quarter on the right side was struck. it has been replaced.

ANY IDEAS?????

Yeah, that's weird. Guessing a tire came sailing through the air and hit your car....???

How'd that happen? And have you measured clearances to see if a match, left/right?
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