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    i hope not :( i dont fancy throwing another £60 at the bimmer for spacers or £200+ for tyres when there brand new


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    My wheels are 17's 7.5j et41. I used to have 215/45's on when I fitted the coilovers and they rubbed and needed 3mm spacers and longer bolts on the front. I used cheapo 3mm spacers and never had any issues with them.
     
     

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    not what i wanted to here :( looks like ill be getting some spacers Stu were your alloys M3 ones ?

    Is it correct from what i have seen and read on eibach and other spacer companys 3-5mm spacers dont need longer bolts and can use factory ones and anything more needs longer ones.

    and would i need 3mm or 5mm spacers would 5mm make my wheels scrub the arches?

    I thought this would be a simple unbolt and bolt on :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by swaynie View Post
    not what i wanted to here :( looks like ill be getting some spacers Stu were your alloys M3 ones ?

    Is it correct from what i have seen and read on eibach and other spacer companys 3-5mm spacers dont need longer bolts and can use factory ones and anything more needs longer ones.

    and would i need 3mm or 5mm spacers would 5mm make my wheels scrub the arches?

    I thought this would be a simple unbolt and bolt on :(
    Not M3 alloys, AC replicas. You require six full turns on the wheel bolts apparently. Most people don't need longer bolts for 3mm spacers, I did though. The lower you go, the more camber you'll get so I doubt it'll scrub. I now have 20mm spacers and needed to shave 5mm off the rear arches and the fronts are fine and it's quite low.

    I think the 3mm spacers I used were about £6 off ebay for the pair and never had a problem. The bolts were a couple of quid each, hopefully you won't need them though.
     
     

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    ive gone for 5mm spacers for the front hopefully i should be ok with standard bolts or hopefull not going to need spacers


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    I am running the same coilovers and same wheels i havent used any spacers on mine seems to clear with a nats **** gap between shock wheel. Plus i am running them on th elowest they go with hardly any scrubage in the arches.
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    shane are you running 225 tyres?


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    Yeah 225/40/17. Handles so much better can really chuck it about and when it goes sideways it glides nice. Lol
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    thats nice to know


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    Can anyone help me and show me a link to the coilovers as im after some myself after new year. When i fit them it they be ok to run on my standard bmw 205/60/15 alloys as i havent had my alloys painted yet.Thanks


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