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    Holla,

    I get my new 19" CSL wheels this week, 8.5" (245) front and 9.5" (275) on the rear...

    However, I have seen/read that 15mm spacers on front and 12mm spacers on the rear will push the wheels out to arch edge - for that even meaner stance (along with lowering)...

    But i've read mixed reviews everywhere. Some people say they're awesome, others say they are a big no-no!? Why??

    Any opinions? Good places to get them?? I did do a quick search and found some previous threads on this forum - but all quite old.

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    Go with a company with a good rep and good reviews cause some cheaper ones have apparently been known to not be so good.Am sure A20RYM will be along shortly to give you some good advice.........
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Go with a company with a good rep and good reviews cause some cheaper ones have apparently been known to not be so good.Am sure A20RYM will be along shortly to give you some good advice.........
    Thankyou!!

    Really want to get some - seen some pics "before and after".. they make such a difference to looks!
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    why do you think you will need spacers?
    those widths should fill the arches quite nicely...wait til they're on and take it from there

    oh...and photos will be required
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    why do you think you will need spacers?
    those widths should fill the arches quite nicely...wait til they're on and take it from there

    oh...and photos will be required
    Seen pics of M3 with exact same wheel/tyres on WITH spacers, and it looks awesome... but like you say, will see what they are like without first.

    It is not a must have, they shouldn't rub or anything, just something I want to consider
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    the wider track they would provide will help cornering...but at the expense of service life out of your wheel bearings and wishbones/bushes.

    oh,and you need a different username now lol
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    Can you post a picture up of how your wheels are positioned in the arch on your car and a link to the picture you have seen with the spacers on please
     
     

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    Speaking from experience, the wider track may make steering feel a little heavier.......

    But I like the stance, I saw a pick of a similar set up over on mtorque before it went down.. Black CSL looking mean.
    Shiny Shiny Shiny!
     
     

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