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    Has anyone here used spacers on standard wheels?
    any photos would help to see results
    Thanks
    Adam














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    Spacers on stock 15" wheels?
    jimmy p.
    87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
    88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
    88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
    92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
    98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
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    • #3
      a 5mm spacer works fine on stock wheels.
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      • #4
        16's but where can you get hub centric spacers?

        any photos ?














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        • #5
          not going to find a hubcentric spacer less than about 10mm. not enough metal to work with. 5mm spacers still allow enough overlap between hub and wheel to work.

          results look like...the wheels are pushed out slightly....
          easy to test on your own car. just put a few washers behind the wheel on the lug bolts. do not drive the car this way, but you can look at to see the difference.
          88 M3 Henna
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          97 M3 Techno

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          • #6
            i think they might give a bit of a balance issue?














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            • #7
              Originally posted by redsportt View Post
              i think they might give a bit of a balance issue?
              spacers? no.
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              95 M3 Orange
              97 M3 Techno

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              • #8
                ok thanks














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                • #9
                  ECS Tuning has some really nice hub-centric spacers. mlytle is right in that 10 mm is the lowest you can go. I'd recommend only hub-centric as they emulate the hub-to-wheel surface. I'm not sure which rim you're talking about when you say "standard wheels" and you say they're 16". There're many Style 5's out there and they have different widths and offsets. Offsets & widths are the key when talking about how much of a spacer you can fit. The stock E30 M3 wheel is 15" with an ET of 24. With that wheel I've fit 17.5 mm spacers for the rear and it looks great and doesn't rub. But, a 16" "standard" EVO Sport wheel is 1/2" wider and has ET of 27. That already sticks out further than the 15" wheel by about 3.3 mm. ECS also offers a spacer fitting kit that you can rent for $160. When you return it you get a $110 credit that you could use towards buying spacers and longer bolts (yes, you'll need those).

                  Here's a good link to various wheel specs on various E30's; https://bimmertips.com/oem-bmw-e30-wheel-style-specs/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ZinnoM View Post
                    ECS Tuning has some really nice hub-centric spacers. mlytle is right in that 10 mm is the lowest you can go. I'd recommend only hub-centric as they emulate the hub-to-wheel surface. I'm not sure which rim you're talking about when you say "standard wheels" and you say they're 16". There're many Style 5's out there and they have different widths and offsets. Offsets & widths are the key when talking about how much of a spacer you can fit. The stock E30 M3 wheel is 15" with an ET of 24. With that wheel I've fit 17.5 mm spacers for the rear and it looks great and doesn't rub. But, a 16" "standard" EVO Sport wheel is 1/2" wider and has ET of 27. That already sticks out further than the 15" wheel by about 3.3 mm. ECS also offers a spacer fitting kit that you can rent for $160. When you return it you get a $110 credit that you could use towards buying spacers and longer bolts (yes, you'll need those).

                    Here's a good link to various wheel specs on various E30's; https://bimmertips.com/oem-bmw-e30-wheel-style-specs/
                    Hi Zinno

                    its an SE that I am running and with the SE standard 16 inch
                    wheels, just would like the wheels to sit out a little further to improve the stances was thinking 5 mm would be the right choice, but would want the hub centric spacers to seat the wheel correctly, nothing worse than a vibration coming through the car due to misaligned wheels.

                    Thanks for your input

                    Adam














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                    • #11
                      Hi Adam

                      For the SE wheel the 12.5 mm spacer may be just right for the rears. Where are you located ?

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                      • #12
                        ireland














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