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Old 07-18-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
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Spacers or no spacers...?

Hey guys, just wondering if someone has had this setup on their cars and can chime in! I'm running in the rear a 19x9.5 ET45 with a 265/30 tire. Was wondering if it were possible to run a 10mm or even a 5mm spacer in the rear to push the wheels out a little without rubbing (as I like the car to be driven as it is supposed too). I'm sitting on Koni Yellow SA with Eibach sportlines. Let me know

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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5mm (LINK) should be no problem on a rear 19x9.5 ET45. 10mm (LINK) you'll want to measure before hand as a 19x9.5 ET35 (ET45 + 10mm spacer) is going to get close and each car being a little different will be enough that it may or may not work. If you follow the guide in the video below you should be able to tell if you'll be able to clear 10mm spacers or not.

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Check your gap, measure the distance, and if you have the space, get the spacers you need.
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you'll want to measure before hand as a 19x9.5 ET35 (ET45 + 10mm spacer) is going to get close and each car being a little different will be enough that it may or may not work. If you follow the guide in the video below you should be able to tell if you'll be able to clear 10mm spacers or not.
Awesome! Thanks for all the info. i'll measure it up and let you guys know! Hoping a 10 will work for me, if not i'll settle with a 5 for now

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Will do! It'll look good slightly spaced out
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Awesome! Thanks for all the info. i'll measure it up and let you guys know! Hoping a 10 will work for me, if not i'll settle with a 5 for now



Will do! It'll look good slightly spaced out
Sounds good Matt. Just let me know what the gaps look like and we'll get you set up with a new set of spacers in a jiffy.
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We've got a local customer running that exact setup (Eibach Pro-Kit) with the Eibach Pro-Spacers we stock here at MJM sell on a car with an ET45 wheels and they do not rub with the Eibachs in 5mm. Not sure about 10mm or 12mm for the front he's currently running (they might have required some fending rolling), but we can ask him to chime in here if possible with some insight on that. He only purchased the 5mm spacers through us. If indeed you do decide to go with GERMAN MADE spacers, the Eibach Pro-Spacers are currently on sale in the Vendor Section HERE on E46Fanatics and do include all the hardware and required bolts (and free shipping). Feel free to PM us here through the forums with any questions about them.
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