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Old 11-21-2008, 03:39 PM   #21
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Im just curious....because (and I wish I could get pics up) with the setup I have (stock ZHP suspension with the spacers), I rub with a passenger in the back....and they look to be sitting the exact same....I was expecting 25mm to be sitting past the fender lol

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Don't forget that 10mm = 1cm. 1cm is not very much; look at a ruler.

Also, negative camber plays a large factor in how big of spacers you can fit.

Thanks for the compliment!

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Old 11-21-2008, 03:41 PM   #22
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:00 PM   #23
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:20 PM   #24
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do you fit extended bolts with your 5mm spacers?
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:23 PM   #25
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Don't forget that 10mm = 1cm. 1cm is not very much; look at a ruler.
Thanks for the in-depth math lesson

We have the same car, so I was just surprised you have no rubbing issues, especially wo rolled fenders

But, it looks great for sure

I also love the fact that there are no more ugly bolt covers; the silver extended bolts look ****
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:28 PM   #26
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:55 PM   #27
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do you fit extended bolts with your 5mm spacers?
Of course, I would consider it dangerous not to. The shop that installed the coilovers for me just loaned me the 5mm spacers and bolts since the car was undriveable without them.
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Of course, I would consider it dangerous not to. The shop that installed the coilovers for me just loaned me the 5mm spacers and bolts since the car was undriveable without them.
Well, you can drive without them if you set the coils like 10 thread high. I, like you, found out that the stock zhp wheels didn't clear the coil, neither did the CSL reps. It was a long 3 days wait for them to get here so I could lower the car.
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to not rub with passenger in back, what the max spacers for the rear?

(with stock sport suspension and stock 18 wheels (255/35/18)

Iwould like to fit H&H DRA SERIES 20mm;;;
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Well, you can drive without them if you set the coils like 10 thread high. I, like you, found out that the stock zhp wheels didn't clear the coil, neither did the CSL reps. It was a long 3 days wait for them to get here so I could lower the car.
I bet, the shop that lowered my car was telling me that they had never ran into this problem before with an E46, but I think the other E46s they had lowered either had 16/17" OEM wheels or low offset aftermarket wheels.
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Well, you can drive without them if you set the coils like 10 thread high. I, like you, found out that the stock zhp wheels didn't clear the coil, neither did the CSL reps. It was a long 3 days wait for them to get here so I could lower the car.
Depending on some coilovers, they may rub on the adjustable collar depending on height of the car. 5-10mm spacers might need to be used.

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I'm sorry for the false info... the shop that installed my rear spacers screwed up and had the spacers in the wrong box and I just measured them today. Apparently they are actually only 15mm spacers which actually didn't fit once I put my new Z1 Star Spec tires so now I'm only running 10mm spacers in the rear with 5mm in the front.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:13 AM   #35
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So here's an update on everything... Even the 10mm spacers with my 255/35-18 Z1 Star Spec tires caused rubbing. Rolling the fenders took care of the rubbing though.

I'll post pictures later today once I get a chance to give the car a bath and take it somewhere that works for a photo shoot. I still need to put on my M3 strut bar on but that won't affect aesthetics on the outside of the car. Next week I'm going to have some front strut tower reinforcement plates put on and have a full alignment and corner balance done.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:59 AM   #36
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Can I get a good deal on the used 15 mm spacers?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:57 AM   #37
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How much will you buy them for? $80 shipped?
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