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Old 03-11-2014, 03:50 PM
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Question Wheel spacer size advice

Hello everyone. I'm ready to order spacers for my e93 convertible stock wheels 17" and would appreciate some advice on how wide to go. I would like the wheels to come out flush or just inside the wheel well. I'm thinking 5mm in the front and 16 in the rear?
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I don't have a good answer for you, but I did find some photos, some of the links may point to some pages where specs are noted:

https://www.google.com/search?q=bmw+...hp%3B500%3B400
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The size you require will depend on wheel and tire type. Only foolproof way is to measure. Here's a guide:

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Here in Taxifornia, there's a law about that (and nearly everything else). It prohibits tires from protruding beyond the wheel well, if I'm not mistaken. But you're not in Taxifornia, although New Jersey isn't exactly the Land of the Free either.
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Here in Taxifornia, there's a law about that (and nearly everything else). It prohibits tires from protruding beyond the wheel well, if I'm not mistaken. But you're not in Taxifornia, although New Jersey isn't exactly the Land of the Free either.

With hi-def cameras in every police car, if your wheels protrude over 1mm, a policeman will stop you and, on verifying your identity, become bellicose as a negative reinforcement.

Thereafter, after review by a California psychologist, you will periodically be checked for compliance, and additional negative reinforcement applied until your compliance is verified. If you do not comply within their 'timely manner' guideline, after-compliance neg reinforcement is applied as often as necessary to impress upon you the importance of obedience re: anything they wish.

As all vehicles are tracked by license plate readers here, when matched to your cell phone location, an officer can be dispatched for a psych conditioning stop as they are available.

For the good of all, Obama wishes to implement this nationwide....venues are many! Control of your health, vital to every serf, was a huge step.
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With hi-def cameras in every police car, if your wheels protrude over 1mm, a policeman will stop you and, on verifying your identity, become bellicose as a negative reinforcement.

Thereafter, after review by a California psychologist, you will periodically be checked for compliance, and additional negative reinforcement applied until your compliance is verified. If you do not comply within their 'timely manner' guideline, after-compliance neg reinforcement is applied as often as necessary to impress upon you the importance of obedience re: anything they wish.

As all vehicles are tracked by license plate readers here, when matched to your cell phone location, an officer can be dispatched for a psych conditioning stop as they are available.

For the good of all, Obama wishes to implement this nationwide....venues are many! Control of your health, vital to every serf, was a huge step.
Yes, Calwaterboy, I think your description is frightening, Orwellian, and accurate. I've heard a rumor that the 5th stage conditioning is waterboarding, and as a result, there is no 6th stage conditioning. Don't forget to turn in all your plastic bags, water pistols, and e-cigarettes. You don't want to get caught with any.
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Decided to play it safe and get ECS 5mm and 15mm rear, take it to my BMW dealership and they tell car is shaking and rattling. I call other dealer nearby and they tell me you can't put spacers on a stock wheel. Is this true??
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Decided to play it safe and get ECS 5mm and 15mm rear, take it to my BMW dealership and they tell car is shaking and rattling. I call other dealer nearby and they tell me you can't put spacers on a stock wheel. Is this true??
Not true as long as you purchased hubcentric spacers.
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Not true as long as you purchased hubcentric spacers.
There's no such thing as a hubcentric 5mm. They're too small and allow the remaining portion of the existing hub flange to be used. AFAIR hubcentrics start from 10mm upwards...
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There's no such thing as a hubcentric 5mm. They're too small and allow the remaining portion of the existing hub flange to be used. AFAIR hubcentrics start from 10mm upwards...
you are correct Sir!
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Decided to play it safe and get ECS 5mm and 15mm rear, take it to my BMW dealership and they tell car is shaking and rattling. I call other dealer nearby and they tell me you can't put spacers on a stock wheel. Is this true??
typical dealership nonsense
you can use spacers on stock wheels
the question is what spacers to use...
we recommend hub centric spacers with extended bolts.
in the case of smaller sized spacers like a 5mm i have used them before and never had any issues....
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:43 PM
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Exactly. The one dealer (Prestige of Ramsey) couldn't do it. Then I go to Park Ave and they said it can't be done. I was like WTF
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