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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 09-16-2013, 07:31 AM   #1
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Do you have spacers - any regrets?

Thinking about pulling trigger on spacers today (15mm/F & 10mm/R). I have OEM 18 staggered w/Tein S-Tech & Koni Sports. If you have spacers, was just wondering if you wish you installed sooner, or have regrets.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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I have the same wheels and the same size spacers from ecs and only complaint I have would be the silver lug bolts they sent with them.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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No regrets here. I had a 20mm spacer upfront running Tein S and oem 19s, no problems whatsoever. Pic below shows what it looked like back then.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #4
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I have the same wheels and the same size spacers from ecs and only complaint I have would be the silver lug bolts they sent with them.
Any pics? Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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No regrets here. I had a 20mm spacer upfront running Tein S and oem 19s, no problems whatsoever. Pic below shows what it looked like back then.
Thanks No spacers in the back?
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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Found a pair of 15mm from an Ebay vendor. My wheels now sit flush with the rear fender. No more silly tucked in look. My only gripe is that the extended bolts seem to already be rusting and I've had them for only a month.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #7
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Found a pair of 15mm from an Ebay vendor. My wheels now sit flush with the rear fender. No more silly tucked in look. My only gripe is that the extended bolts seem to already be rusting and I've had them for only a month.
That's ebay for ya. I don't think many people have had uck with eBay stuff. Be careful and make sure you inspect those items frequently.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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I'm prob going with Burger/BMS spacers - good?
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:47 AM   #9
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What size spacers do you guys recommend for stock wheels?
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:16 PM   #10
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I'm prob going with Burger/BMS spacers - good?
id recommend buying spacers from rogue engineering. by far the best on the market.



also, people with rusting lugs. go to bimmerworld.com and they sell stainless and black lugs in various lengths. They're pretty cheap and will last a lot longer.

and a general recommendation. stay away from eBay parts, buy from forum Vendors.

Bimmerworld & Turner Motorsport are my 2 favorites. ECS Tuning is also up there for me.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:26 PM   #11
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What size spacers do you guys recommend for stock wheels?
I've read several posts on the net indicating 15mm/F and 12mm/R. However, I have read of some people rubbing in the rear with 12mm when lowered and loaded with passengers - rolling the fender is necessary.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:31 PM   #12
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Thanks No spacers in the back?
Not back then. Since then I baught a pair of rear oem 19s to run upfront. So now I am running a square setup, with no spacers upfront and 20mm spacers in the rear. Pics in my profile if you are interested. Good luck. (square oem 18s look awesome just to put that in your head)
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:25 PM   #13
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Went with 15mm/F 10mm/R - should be here in a few days. I will post pics after install. Thanks for the replies
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #14
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do wheel studs while your at it!
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Found a pair of 15mm from an Ebay vendor. My wheels now sit flush with the rear fender. No more silly tucked in look. My only gripe is that the extended bolts seem to already be rusting and I've had them for only a month.
Nice sig





Got to the thread late, but these are great...




I think the late, great Kpeng used these too...
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:58 PM   #16
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^ does Mango approve of KPeng Approved products?
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:29 AM   #17
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^ does Mango approve of KPeng Approved products?
Lol

I've been running those for almost 3 years... No complaints
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:09 PM   #18
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BMS 15mm/f | 10mm/r. Happy with results.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:27 PM   #19
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Re: Do you have spacers - any regrets?

I have a 10mm front with a 20mm back on my style 44's with 225/45/17 tires. Looks much better and feels more stable. I got mine from ecs tuning with extended bolts. Car is a 2000 323ci

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Old 09-23-2013, 11:13 PM   #20
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Re: Do you have spacers - any regrets?

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I have a 10mm front with a 20mm back on my style 44's with 225/45/17 tires. Looks much better and feels more stable. I got mine from ecs tuning with extended bolts. Car is a 2000 323ci

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