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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 04-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hi y'all!
I'm thinking of using wheel spacers and not what size to get and safe from rubbing. As stated I have stock ZCP wheels (19 x 8" fronts and 19 x 9.5 rears) with 245 tires front and 275 rears. I just wanted wider stance and fill fender gaps. I just want spacer sizes that will not rub the tires especially when I drop the car down by about 1" later on. I would appreciate all you guys recommendations. Thanks!


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Old 04-24-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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I have 12's on my frnt and 15s on the rear..had to flare out my fenders in the rear..id say 12mm all around should be good

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Old 04-24-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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Under hard turning you will rub in the rear with 12mm's and ZCP's.

I'm running 12 in the rear and 15 up front with no issues.. I should've gone 18MM up front though.

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Old 04-24-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:11 PM   #5
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What do you guys think about 12mm fronts and 10mm rears? Would these be safe all around?


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Old 04-25-2013, 02:54 AM   #6
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Wheel spacers for ZCP stock wheels.

I'm dropped on KW V2 pretty low and I have vb3s with 245s in front and 5mm spacers, I rubbed a hope through my fender liner when I make hard lefts. No spacers in the rear 275s, no rubbing.


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..had to flare out my fenders in the rear..
Just curious what you meant by flaring fender? I am on 19in. OEM with 275 on the rear and with just 5mm spacers, the rear tires would rub if going over bumps.
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i think he means by flaring fenders would be pulling/rolling?
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Running 18mm front and 12mm rear on stock tire size 225/255. Pretty sure you will be rubbing hard if you put anything over 5mm running a 275 with stock fender.
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Just curious what you meant by flaring fender? I am on 19in. OEM with 275 on the rear and with just 5mm spacers, the rear tires would rub if going over bumps.
Literally rolling out the fenders to prevent the tire from rubbin with spacers, not sure if you'll notice in the pic, id do it with 275s

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:51 AM   #11
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You're going to get a million different suggestions for spacers. Everyone's ride height, tire size, taste, etc is a little bit different. Due to this I always suggest measuring for spacers. Below is a video showing our suggested method for doing this. Once you measure you can easily select your spacers and new extended wheel bolts from my selection found HERE.

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As always, thanks very much for the suggestions!


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