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Old 10-25-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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Spacers for M??

Just upgraded to an M about 2 weeks ago. WIth winter coming up i want to tuck the 19's away and throw on the 17' winter set-up i had on my 330ci but im not sure what size spacers i need to clear the breaks or if i need spacers in both front and back. Also i have csl m3 brakes* installed which adds to the confusion. Here are pics of the 19's and the 17' asa's i want to replace them with(all 4 rims are 7.5 inch's wide and all 4 tires are 205/50/17) Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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you might be SOL with clearance on the CSL rotors and 17s. 17s barely cleared the OEM size as I recall...
Testfit and look?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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Brakes, not breaks.

Test fit. If they clear, go to the hardware store and pick up a bunch of large nuts and washers to space the wheel out. You can get away with putting them on 3 points on the wheel. Get the car off the ground, bolt the wheel up with different combinations of washers and and nuts until you get proper clearances. Measure the thickness.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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So if they do fit purchasing spacers from let's say.. bimmian wouldn't suffice?
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