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Old 04-07-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Need help with spacers

I have an e39 with rep M5 rims 18x8 square setup 225 45 18 front 255 40 18 on the rear (setup is from previous owner) and i want to make them flush with the fender maybe even a few mm before the fender. Im thinking of getting 20mm spacers all around? any suggestions?
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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10mm front... 3-5mm rear
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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how can you say what size space to use, if you don't even know the current offset of the rims he's using now?
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:55 PM   #4
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only 3-5mm with rear...even with a 18x8 wheel...i would think more no? i believe the offset is 20
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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15mm fr/20mm rr IMO.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:35 AM   #6
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how can you say what size space to use, if you don't even know the current offset of the rims he's using now?
an educated guess, Mr. Honda-uki
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #7
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only 3-5mm with rear...even with a 18x8 wheel...i would think more no? i believe the offset is 20
You should provide the offset so people can stop guessing and give you a good answer.
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You should provide the offset so people can stop guessing and give you a good answer.
i said the offset is 20, its right in my post that you quoted
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10 front 15 rear, will give you a safe clearance
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what about 20 and 20 with a fender roll?
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:13 AM   #11
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ok so i just stepped outside and glanced at my wheels. My tires are considerably wide and sit about 5mm past the lip of the rims so a 20 20 setup would be too much. After measuring distance from tire edge to the fender i think im going with 15mm in the front and 12mm in the back or maybe 15 all around. Going to go see rocco soon anyway so i'll ask him for some advise as well.

Also wondering where is the closest accredited place to brampton to get fenders rolled?
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ok so i just stepped outside and glanced at my wheels. My tires are considerably wide and sit about 5mm past the lip of the rims so a 20 20 setup would be too much. After measuring distance from tire edge to the fender i think im going with 15mm in the front and 12mm in the back or maybe 15 all around. Going to go see rocco soon anyway so i'll ask him for some advise as well.

Also wondering where is the closest accredited place to brampton to get fenders rolled?
don't know about hamilton, but i can roll your fenders in north york. Takes me about 1-2 hours to do it right. 80$ for the rears.
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15mm fr/20mm rr IMO.
OMG! I can't read. ignore my first post.

10fr/10rr would be best.
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OMG! I can't read. ignore my first post.

10fr/10rr would be best.
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18x8 all around should work with his spacer request, no?
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The way i see it, he doesn't want rubbing (because his rear arches have a lip on them we don't have), so 20offset -10mm spacer= 10offset.

Most guys who have 19offset oem 8" wheels on the front usually run a 10 mm spacer.

To me that will improve the look without him worrying about rubbing under load or if carrying passengers.

I could be crazy but who knows. hard to say without seeing the way the wheels sit on the car at the moment.

maybe we can get some pics?
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