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Old 02-17-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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Spacers M68's on H&R Sport

I have an 04' 330ci coupe(OEM sport suspension). I have stock M68's on stock conti's. I am planning on getting some H&R Sport Springs soon. After I install the springs I will be installing wheel spacers. What is the biggest spacer I could run dropped on H&R Sports and not have a rubbing issue? I was going to get 15mm before I decided on the drop, now Im not sure what will fit. Any info appreciated!
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simple search bro

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Old 02-17-2010, 05:28 PM   #3
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Yeah, I tried that once, didnt trust my reading. I'll do it again though, im not sure I completely understood the directions the first time. Just wondering what spacers others have ran on H&R sport springs? This is a game of mm and I cant return the spacers, so double and triple checking is very important here.

Ive been reading through search results about an hour btw, and this combination is not in one particular thread(that I found), so I feel others experiences would be useful here.
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What directions are you talking about bro? trust your reading and then buy some spacers accordingly. Other members cars alignment specs and suspension heights (true you listed what suspension you have) will vary which can mislead you on what size spacer to buy. What may not rub on one's setup absolutely will and has rubbed on other's setup.
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What directions are you talking about bro? trust your reading and then buy some spacers accordingly. Other members cars alignment specs and suspension heights (true you listed what suspension you have) will vary which can mislead you on what size spacer to buy. What may not rub on one's setup absolutely will and has rubbed on other's setup.
The paragraph below the image? lol. Yeah I understand the differences in cars, one size 32 pant might not fit the same as another size 32 pant. Still if I'm shopping for pants i wouldnt mind asking someone if a company's pant sizes run small, large, or about average. Same thing applies here. If 5 people say "Hey I have H&R sports and 12mm spacers and they don't rub!" and then I go outside and measure up and its all good there as well, I'm going to feel alot better about dropping 300 bucks.
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The paragraph below the image? lol. Yeah I understand the differences in cars, one size 32 pant might not fit the same as another size 32 pant. Still if I'm shopping for pants i wouldnt mind asking someone if a company's pant sizes run small, large, or about average. Same thing applies here. If 5 people say "Hey I have H&R sports and 12mm spacers and they don't rub!" and then I go outside and measure up and its all good there as well, I'm going to feel alot better about dropping 300 bucks.

True that my friend. I can generalize and tell you that if you run the stock Conti's and 15mm spacers, you will not rub. I had this exact setup on my OEM sport suspension, but I tested this and fully compressed each rear wheel separately and there was space up in the fenders and it cleared the non-rolled fender lip. Plus, with 5 passengers I never rubbed. Hope this helps.

This was with a factory spec sport suspension alignment.

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True that my friend. I can generalize and tell you that if you run the stock Conti's and 15mm spacers, you will not rub. I had this exact setup on my OEM sport suspension, but I tested this and fully compressed each rear wheel separately and there was space up in the fenders and it cleared the non-rolled fender lip. Plus, with 5 passengers I never rubbed. Hope this helps.
Yeah, that helps big time. One in the positive side for 15mm. Oh, and I want to thank you for sending me pics of your 15mm spacers on sport suspension a while back. You prolly don't remember it but I appreciated it. I ended up not getting the spacers - and decided wait and drop first. So that's what spurred this question. Im going to measure my space like the diagram when this freaking snow melts off, until then if anyone has this setup please post the details!
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True that my friend. I can generalize and tell you that if you run the stock Conti's and 15mm spacers, you will not rub. I had this exact setup on my OEM sport suspension, but I tested this and fully compressed each rear wheel separately and there was space up in the fenders and it cleared the non-rolled fender lip. Plus, with 5 passengers I never rubbed. Hope this helps.

This was with a factory spec sport suspension alignment.

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Pretty flush, I think a 15 might work, but more measuring and opinions before i make the plunge. To tell you the truth, I think I'd be happy with 12mm with a drop.
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Yeah, that helps big time. One in the positive side for 15mm. Oh, and I want to thank you for sending me pics of your 15mm spacers on sport suspension a while back. You prolly don't remember it but I appreciated it. I ended up not getting the spacers - and decided wait and drop first. So that's what spurred this question. Im going to measure my space like the diagram when this freaking snow melts off, until then if anyone has this setup please post the details!
Ahhh, I just could not remember where I've seen this username before. That explains it haha. I remember now. Well you did things in the right order. drop then spacer.
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I've read that 12mm spacers will take up the clearance that the EU requires for snow chains.
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