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Old 08-26-2005, 01:38 AM   #1
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would you buy these spacers

would u trust putting these spacers on your car? yes/no, why/whynot.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Wheel...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 08-26-2005, 07:31 AM   #2
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I don't see why not? I mean, a wheel spacer is a wheel spacer right? It's not the most complicated part.

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Old 08-26-2005, 08:07 AM   #3
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It's not a mechanically critical part man... it's basically a glorified washer
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Old 08-26-2005, 08:11 AM   #4
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would u trust putting these spacers on your car?
i don't have an opinion on these spacers specifically, but i do have spacers on my 330ci. i put them on only for looks b/c i hated how the rear wheels looked to be too far into the car's body. the car looks more agressive now, with the spacers.

i only have them in the rear, as i was worried putting them in front would have effect the camber too much and have a negitive effect on handling. you do have to worry about camber in the rear, but i didn't feel any difference in handling. the only drawback i might see is increased tire wear on the tread on the inside part of the tire....again b/c of the camber and how it is effected by the spacers.
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Old 08-26-2005, 08:23 AM   #5
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I don't see why not? I mean, a wheel spacer is a wheel spacer right? It's not the most complicated part.

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Old 08-26-2005, 08:54 AM   #6
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i don't have an opinion on these spacers specifically, but i do have spacers on my 330ci. i put them on only for looks b/c i hated how the rear wheels looked to be too far into the car's body. the car looks more agressive now, with the spacers.

i only have them in the rear, as i was worried putting them in front would have effect the camber too much and have a negitive effect on handling. you do have to worry about camber in the rear, but i didn't feel any difference in handling. the only drawback i might see is increased tire wear on the tread on the inside part of the tire....again b/c of the camber and how it is effected by the spacers.
Chris, a wheel spacer will have a negligible effects on your camber. Don't be concerned about it.

I don't see anything wrong with the ebay spacers. They seem to be hub-centric, which would eliminate vibrations due to misalignment. There's not too much you can screw up while machining a spacer. Get 'em!
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Old 08-27-2005, 12:13 AM   #7
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thanks...second question. do the E39 5-series have the same bolt pattern as the e46's? 5x120 such that if it fits an e39, it'll fit an e46. my other concern is if i get 15mm spacers in the front will there be any type of negative drawbacks from putting them on?
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Old 08-27-2005, 02:15 AM   #8
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we have the same bolt pattern but i believe the offset is very different
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:58 AM   #9
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but even though the offset is different it should affect the spacers themselves right?
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Old 08-27-2005, 01:10 PM   #10
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would u trust putting these spacers on your car? yes/no, why/whynot.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Wheel...spagenameZWDVW
Not to sound stupid , but if you need it then put it on , if you dont then who cares .
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:47 PM   #11
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ohh i dont NEED it, i just WANT it...
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