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Old 11-06-2013, 01:08 PM
loydsk loydsk is offline
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Spacers

Going to install eibach lowering springs along with spacers on 2011 328i.....tire size 225/45/17....suggestions on spacer size....25mm, 30mm? Something else?
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:19 PM
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I would keep it under 25mm if you can. Anything larger just doesn't sit well with me.

Lower you car, let the springs settle, then measure the space you have between the wheel and fender and buy the appropriate spacers.

For reference, I'm lowered to the max on H&R coilovers.
My rear tire sizes are 235/35/19, wheel offset is 33, and 10mm spacers. Sits flush. No rubbing after alignment. After installing the coilovers, I let the car settle, waited 2 weeks, then aligned. Rear tires were rubbing with 15mm spacers.

Front tires are the same sizes as rear, same offset, no spacers. Sits slightly inside, can barely fit my finger in between tire and fender. Rubs on really hard cornering.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:39 PM
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Thx.... Car looks good..... Got a side view pic?
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:42 PM
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Thx.... Car looks good..... Got a side view pic?
Thanks!

Right after installing the coilovers, pre-alignment. This is with 15mm in the back. Also my wheels are 8.5" wide, all around.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:48 PM
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Like the black wheels and kidneys too. Did the same thing to mine. (silver). Was debating going back to original wheels when I change the tires out, but think I'm gonna stick to black.
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