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Old 10-12-2010, 04:33 PM
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Hi,

Just got a 2007 328i w/sport pkg and was looking to push the wheels out a little more. This is stock 17" wheels and don't want to lower.

I was thinking 10mm in the front and 12mm/15mm in the back.

Has anybody doen something similar or have pictures of something similar?

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Old 10-12-2010, 04:36 PM
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Here is my car with rear 15mm spacers. Happy with the result.

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Old 10-12-2010, 04:40 PM
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i did 20mm on the rear of my E90. i have the 162 style 18" wheels and it looks good to me..
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:45 PM
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Here is my car with rear 15mm spacers. Happy with the result.

Is that stock ion the front and just 15mm's on the rear?
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:47 PM
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What is the downside of spacers?
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:52 PM
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Is that stock ion the front and just 15mm's on the rear?
Correct.

One benefit of having rear spacers is that the wheels no longer unduly stick on the drums. Before I had often to fight to remove the wheels even with bolts off.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:04 PM
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i did 20mm on the rear of my E90. i have the 162 style 18" wheels and it looks good to me..
20mm on the rear with sport suspension? Any rubbing issues with people sitting in the back seat? I'm REAL close to pulling the trigger on some rear spacers.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:12 PM
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yeah, i have 20mm on the rear with sport suspension. i rarely ever have anyone in the backseat so i couldnt tell you about any rubbing issues. so far, so good. to me it made just enough of a difference. i would think anything less than 20 wouldnt even be noticeable, although the pic above with the 15's look nice too. i posted a link below that i found on another site with 20mm on rear and 10mm on front.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247130
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:25 PM
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:36 PM
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What is the downside of spacers?
If they are not hubcentric or seated properly, you could have some vibration. You need longer bolts for spacers wider than 3 or 5mm. Other than that, not much. Although I've seen someone posting something as ludicrous as "your wheels might fall off" on these boards
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:39 PM
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Does adding wheel spaces affect the warranty? I know BMW can be quite petty at times.
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ive wondered the same..i hope not. i guess it depends on your dealer and if the spacers have caused a problem with something you bring the car in for.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:49 PM
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Does adding wheel spaces affect the warranty? I know BMW can be quite petty at times.
I suppose anything is possible at a petty dealership, but there's no logical reason for it to affect your warranty
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:33 PM
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Here is a really helpful video to determine spacer size. I always recommend measuring on your specific car to be absolutely sure.

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:44 PM
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Thumbs up Spacers on my 2006 325i vs....

I ended up putting 235/40's all around on my 18X8 wheels. I then added 17.5mm spacers to the back. The front tire sits nice under the wheel well since it is 235/40. Yesterday I parked next to a new coupe with the 255/35/18 set up in back and the 235/30 or whatever it is stock up front. here is what I noticed. Assuming the newer car had no spacers which I certianly dont think it did. My back wheel well looked far more stuffed. Even though he had that nice wide tire, that since it was a bit shorter it looked well more set in. The front however seemed to stand out much more that mine (I dont have front spacers). All is all I was sort of suprised how the overall look - in my prejudging mind of my little 325 looked in comparison. the black grill looked more aggressive as did the tire set up. All I have wanted to do is sell these 8 inch wheels so I could get what this guy had so Im happy. I am wondering about moving to 20mm in back although that such a tiny difference - or to 25mm in back and them putting those 17.5's up front. Do you think the 17.5 will be too much in the front? trying to sell them but nobody wants them. Oh well here are a few pics of the 17.5 in back and nothing in front with the the sport edition 18 inch wheels sporting the 235/40/18 Hankook's. Thanks - any thoughts great!
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those rims look horrendous.. plz drive that car into the ocean
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:31 PM
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Hi,

Just got a 2007 328i w/sport pkg and was looking to push the wheels out a little more. This is stock 17" wheels and don't want to lower.

I was thinking 10mm in the front and 12mm/15mm in the back.

Has anybody doen something similar or have pictures of something similar?

Thanks!
Jeff
I wouldn't go below 12mm. The hub lip is 12mm, so its impossible to have a full lip if the spacer isn't 12mm thick.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:31 AM
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The rims on the black car? what looks horrendous, the style or the condition or both?

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those rims look horrendous.. plz drive that car into the ocean




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Old 03-08-2013, 08:02 PM
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I was being sarcastic...they look really..i think it fits the car very well..
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:11 PM
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:48 PM
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Thumbs down Funny

That's pathetic. It's an 06 low miles and in perfect shape and yes a bit of road rash on the wheels due to an important run to an MD. A Child with cancer comes first. Enjoy your pompous CPO car and it looks really good. In fact the nicest car I've ever seen. I feel sorry for you pal.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:50 PM
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Sorry

Just ralized your just 17. When u grow up you will understand. Enjoy your car.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:02 PM
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yeah only 17..but car seems to be a little sharper looking
mom and dad hooked me up nice...
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:41 PM
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i didnt know what CPO meant but i think it means certified pre owned...nawww sahhnn this baby was bought brand new it had 8 miles when I took her home
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i didnt know what CPO meant but i think it means certified pre owned...nawww sahhnn this baby was bought brand new it had 8 miles when my dad took her home, three years ago.
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