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Old 02-16-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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what size spacers would you recommend for style 73 wheels

Recently I went over some railroad tracks in a construction zone. Apparently they hadn't quite filled in enough asphalt to make it even somewhat level. My 2 front rims got bent at 30 mph. After some research I find that these particular rims are no longer for sale and the vendor went out of business. Now my car is on the stock 17's I had when I bought it. It's dropped and because of the overhang it isn't quite so nice.

What size spacers do you guys recommend to bring them out? I thought about a different set but honestly I'm not interested in making this car that extravagant when I'm pursuing an M5. I forgot how much smoother it was to ride with tires that had a sidewall and rims that didn't jar your teeth on bumpy road so I will not be going back to 19's on this car.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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There are way too many factors to take into account here, especially since alignment specs make a huge difference in what will fit. Measure the amount of fender gap you have and you'll know what fits: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=512527

Wrong forum, btw
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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There are way too many factors to take into account here, especially since alignment specs make a huge difference in what will fit. Measure the amount of fender gap you have and you'll know what fits: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=512527

Wrong forum, btw
why make it complicated.... its a stock wheel that that comes on a lot of e46 sedans he just wants to push it out a bit without hitting fender.

op best thing to do is just measure.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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why make it complicated.... its a stock wheel that that comes on a lot of e46 sedans he just wants to push it out a bit without hitting fender.
A couple degrees of camber in either direction changes the fender gap by many millimeters. Even though we have very similar cars coming out of the factory, by now our alignment specs are all different. That's why I'm saying he should just measure it.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:28 PM   #5
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im actually picking up a set of these and am wondering the same thing.
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Recently I went over some railroad tracks in a construction zone. Apparently they hadn't quite filled in enough asphalt to make it even somewhat level. My 2 front rims got bent at 30 mph. After some research I find that these particular rims are no longer for sale and the vendor went out of business. Now my car is on the stock 17's I had when I bought it. It's dropped and because of the overhang it isn't quite so nice.

What size spacers do you guys recommend to bring them out? I thought about a different set but honestly I'm not interested in making this car that extravagant when I'm pursuing an M5. I forgot how much smoother it was to ride with tires that had a sidewall and rims that didn't jar your teeth on bumpy road so I will not be going back to 19's on this car.
You can Repair Rims if its made from Alloy or Steel and sometimes Chrome
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #7
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It would have to depend on the expense and availability in Houston. Any suggestions?
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