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Old 08-23-2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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need spacers?

I have a set of rims, 18X8, et 38, for the fronts. I was told that they will my car, which I don't doubt, but the problem is that I have Stop tech brake kit in the car and the wheels rubs the caliper. How can I determine what size of spacers I need for the wheels to clear the calipers?
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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Unfortunately you just need to try various sizes until you get enough clearance. You should be able to determine around what size (if it barely doesn't clear, or if it's really far off), but the exact size will really come down to trial and error.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:20 AM   #3
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Thanks, looks like I will be doing some measurements and trials until I get them right, I was hoping to be a bit easier, but hey, it's life.... Thanks a million.
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I would suggest possibly using washers to see how many you need to clear the calipers, but because the E46 doesn't have studs, it would be hard. Hopefully you have a few friends with spacers laying around!
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