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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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OEM ZCP Wheel Spacer Size/Drawbacks

Only had the car a few weeks and thinking about getting spacers. I tried searching on a few forums and didn't have much luck specific to the comp package wheels.

What size front/rear do you guys recommend? Pics would be greatly appreciated.

Are there any drawbacks such as bearing or alignment issues?

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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What look are you going for? There are several threads around here with spacer suggestions for the various degrees of flush and poke you might be after.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:49 PM   #4
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:33 AM   #5
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first you need to decide whether you are keeping stock 225/255 tire sizes, or move up to the common 245/275 size.
I have 245/275, and have 12mm front and 10 mm rear. My car is stock suspension.
If my car was lowered, i would bet that the rear would rub with stockish camber specs.
15mm front and 10mm rear and my recommendation unless you plan on going really low (for 245/275), if u do, i'd get like an 8mm for the rear.
You can even get higher than 15mm in the front if you play with the camber.

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Old 05-03-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
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I have the OEM ZCP's with 265/30/19 rear, 235/35/19 front. 15MM spcer up front, 12mm rear. Only rubbing is the front passenger side during a full left hand turn. The tire slightly rubs the wheel well liner.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:13 AM   #7
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12.5mm front and 10 mm rear is the typical "safe combo" for your wheels. If you'd like to get more aggressive 15mm front and 12.5 rear looks pretty awesome but you run into a chance of rubbing as Laguna01///M3 pointed out. Now if you really want to go nuts, I have a guy that just ordered a set of 17.5s for his front and 15mm for the rears, he'll be pulling the fenders to flush out the wheels completely and not rub.

Remember any time you use spacers you'll need to use extended wheel bolts. I have kits (found HERE about half way down the page) which include the correct wheel bolts for the E46 M3.

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12.5mm front and 10 mm rear is the typical "safe combo" for your wheels. If you'd like to get more aggressive 15mm front and 12.5 rear looks pretty awesome but you run into a chance of rubbing as Laguna01///M3 pointed out.
+1... I'm running 15/12 spacers, a 1" Vogtland drop and no rubbing.
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+1... I'm running 15/12 spacers, a 1" Vogtland drop and no rubbing.
what size are your tires?
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:18 PM   #10
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I have the OEM ZCP's with 265/30/19 rear, 235/35/19 front. 15MM spcer up front, 12mm rear. Only rubbing is the front passenger side during a full left hand turn. The tire slightly rubs the wheel well liner.

I don't know why you didn't keep your ///M like this. In my opinion it looks so much better this way than your Ferrari color.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:32 PM   #11
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OEM ZCP Wheel Spacer Size/Drawbacks

Damn I remember this thread from last year.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:49 PM   #12
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what size are your tires?
Same as Steezy
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just found this thread, thanks for the info
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yup - 15mm spacer up front, 12mm rear - installing them today actually.
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