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Old 07-29-2004, 03:02 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by i29gtaylor
Greetings everyone ! I just ordered 18x8.5 wheels, with locking nuts, for a 2001 325CI with sport package. My question is this: will spacers make a noticeable difference for my car, and if they will, do I have to buy new locking nuts, or make any other changes to the existing setup? Looking to weigh the cost/benefit of those spacers! Thanks for info.
It depends on the offset of your wheels. The offset may be aggressive enough that you may not need spacers. Also, if you do get spacers, you will need to get all new (longer) bolts. I had 15mm spacers on my 330ci with the sport package rims and I thought it looked awsome. I took them off because I needed to take my car in for inspection (not sure why I took them off, I didn't really need to), however, once I took them off, I hated the way the rear looks. I plan on putting them back on in a few days. At any rate, wait until the rims are on your car before you order anything.
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