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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-19-2013, 12:50 PM
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E70 Spacers

Have anyone installed spacers and bolt kit from ECS Tuning?

If so any feedback?

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E70-X5_...ers/ES2550799/
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:27 PM
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nachilus,

You've posted this question in (at least) 3 forums -- all with an invalid link

I don't think that you are looking at the correct spacers for your X5 though -- ECS Tuning says these are what they sell for the E70's like ours...

E70 4.8i wheel spacers
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:17 PM
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nachilus,

You've posted this question in (at least) 3 forums -- all with an invalid link

I don't think that you are looking at the correct spacers for your X5 though -- ECS Tuning says these are what they sell for the E70's like ours...

E70 4.8i wheel spacers
based on the info on their site, ECS265E70WB is the MFG# provided for 20mm spacers with bolts.

ECS also sells the H&R DR series 20mm with MFG# 4075740.

So why do you think i am not looking at the correct spacers?

I posted it on multiple forums to see if anyone have any experience with the ECS product.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:36 PM
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Sorry, if I wasn't clear. I wasn't saying that those spacers that you are looking at will not work -- they just don't come up as "matches" for your X5 model.

The H&R spacers have been recommended by many over the years. I think less is known about the "ECS Tuning" branded ones. Haven't seen anything negative about them though.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:12 PM
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Sorry, if I wasn't clear. I wasn't saying that those spacers that you are looking at will not work -- they just don't come up as "matches" for your X5 model.

The H&R spacers have been recommended by many over the years. I think less is known about the "ECS Tuning" branded ones. Haven't seen anything negative about them though.
Got it, thats the kind of info I was looking for...thanks

another thing some members recommend 20mm and other 25mm, any input on that?
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:05 PM
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I have considered spacers (and still sorta considering them).

5mm is obviously not worth the trouble and I have seen 30mm in person. I was able to see the X5 drive and then chat to the driver. I thought that 30mm "cheapened" the look of the X5. Based on that, I don't know if the 25mm would look that great. So 20mm would be my choice.

I wouldn't do anything on the front as you already have the 20" wheels. I think it makes more sense for those with 19" wheels to consider front spacers as well as rear.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:50 AM
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I am currently using the ECS 20mm spacer and bolt combo that they offer on their website. I'm using them on the rear axle for my OE winter wheel/tire setup that has the same offset for all four wheels. I am very happy with the performance of this setup. I have absolutely no vibration or any other negative effects. My only complaint is that their bolts are silver vs. the OE black bolts.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:18 AM
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I am currently using the ECS 20mm spacer and bolt combo that they offer on their website. I'm using them on the rear axle for my OE winter wheel/tire setup that has the same offset for all four wheels. I am very happy with the performance of this setup. I have absolutely no vibration or any other negative effects. My only complaint is that their bolts are silver vs. the OE black bolts.
Thanks for the info. Its between H&R and ECS.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:43 PM
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Have anyone installed spacers and bolt kit from ECS Tuning?

If so any feedback?

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E70-X5_...ers/ES2550799/


I just did on mine. Here is the thread.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...62#post7336462
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:39 PM
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I just did on mine. Here is the thread.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...62#post7336462
any vibration, etc, etc....

I am waiting for the snow to go away so I can install mine.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:06 AM
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any vibration, etc, etc....

I am waiting for the snow to go away so I can install mine.
No vibration or adverse effects at all at any speed. I wrote about that in the review.
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