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Old 05-11-2010, 11:43 AM   #1
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Spacers for BBS LM Reps, Non-M

Hi Guys,

I wanted to run some spacers on my 2002, vert non-M.

Currently I have linea corse LM's on them:

F: 19x8.5: 235/35/19
R: 19x9.5 265/30/19

I'm dropped with ST V1's, and have the fenders rolled.

My question is, is it ok for me to use 5mm spacers all around? Can i use 10mm? Does anyone have the same setup as me with spacers?

Any insight would help.

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I would measure the gap to see how much clearance you have to work with then you can adjust accordingly.


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Old 05-11-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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whats your offsets?

i did 10mm in the rear with 45 et (making it 35 et) and ran 35 et in the front...with no spacers.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:59 AM   #5
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The best bet is to measure up the gap between the inner fender and the tire. Once you get that, then go ahead and go with the corresponding spacer size. From just looking at the tire sizes that you have I would look at something under 10mm like a 5mm or a 3mm, but without seeing any pictures of the car, or not knowing the offsets it's a tough decision to make. Either way you go though, make sure you go with quality parts like Macht Schnell:

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Old 05-12-2010, 12:02 PM   #6
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thanks for the input guys.

Another question: Before I measure the gap that we're talking about, I should get an alignment first right?
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Yes, alignment first. Measure it w/ a half tank of gas and typical load for the best measurement. I wouldn't want to push it too far with the 265's, you know?


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