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Old 04-16-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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Spacer question

I just got some Type C's for my E46 M, they are in a square fitment so I want to run some spacers in the rear to make them a lil more flush in the back.

They are 18x9.5 all around +38, I'm thinking 10mm spacers which would in theory lower it to +28 in the rear.

I'm thinking the ecs kit with bolts. Is there a better/safer kit, I still have worries about running spacers because of stories I've heard(fairy tale or not).

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:48 AM   #2
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As long as the spacers are machined from a solid billet piece, you shuld be fine there. The more important thing is bolts, proper length. Ie. Not too short. Get a hubcentric spacers, makes for less chance of error when mounting the wheel, and keeps it concentric. If it isn't, the car will ride like its on woodern wimz. And I'd go with a wider spacer on thos rears, since the rim is so narrow. I'd suggest 15mm spacers out back.
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I just got some Type C's for my E46 M, they are in a square fitment so I want to run some spacers in the rear to make them a lil more flush in the back.

They are 18x9.5 all around +38, I'm thinking 10mm spacers which would in theory lower it to +28 in the rear.

I'm thinking the ecs kit with bolts. Is there a better/safer kit, I still have worries about running spacers because of stories I've heard(fairy tale or not).

Thanks for any help.
You can run up to a 15mm spacer safely without having any kind of rubbing issues on a 275 tire in the rear.

Spacers are perfectly fine as long as you run a high quality spacer kit with proper length lug bolts. ECS, Rouge, Mach Schnell, H&R all make high quality spacers with proper length hardware included.

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Stick with a quality brand that is hub centric. H&R TRACK+ Spacers will do just that.
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:17 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'll go with 15's out back then. I want it to be as flush as possible.
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