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Old 02-02-2014, 10:21 PM   #1
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2004 325Ci Sport with 15mm Spacers! Before/After with pics!

What up fanatics?! I recently became disgusted with the fact that the rear wheels on my 325 were so sunken-in looking, being a non-staggered setup. I didn't find much on the subject of putting spacers on stock, non-staggered rims, so I decided to post up and share my experience. I did some research, and ended up ordering some 15mm spacers, which were installed behind the rear rims (Style 119).

The product I ended up purchasing was from "FSID Innovation" on Amazon, a 15mm hub-centric spacer set with elongated lug-bolts, which came out to $12 after a Gift Card. I figured, if they suck, I can always uninstall them and even return them. I'm happy to report no vibrations all the way up to 90mph, and it may be in my head, but I feel like there's a little more stability in hard cornering with these installed. They get the stamp of approval! Any commentary or questions about them are welcome!
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Before (Also before I finished restoring my headlights FWIW. haha)


And all of the different angles for a good idea of the final product.





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Old 02-02-2014, 10:33 PM   #2
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I was actually thinking of doing the same thing if I didn't get any new wheels soon! Looks good

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Old 02-02-2014, 11:47 PM   #3
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Have you had any issues with the spacers yet? wondering if this will work on my xi?
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:13 AM   #4
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Spacers for $12? In for update 2 weeks from now.

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Old 02-03-2014, 12:17 AM   #5
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Spacers for $12? In for update 2 weeks from now.

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Ahh I see. I missed that.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:17 AM   #7
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Have you had any issues with the spacers yet? wondering if this will work on my xi?
I haven't. It's been a few days of Southern California freeway driving, with some rough roads in between, and everything seems great! I don't foresee any issues cropping up, though. Being XI shouldn't make a difference, either. Only thing I'd recommend from the research, would be a layer of anti-seize on both sides of the spacer to make sure they don't get stuck when you go to take them off. Otherwise, like I said, I approve. I'm pretty particular about the way things work, though, so it would have to be pretty much perfect for me to not have anything to critique, which is the case. Build quality was also top-notch. The only thing I'm thinking now, is that I might get some thin ones (~5mm or so) for the front wheels, but the fitment definitely looks pretty even without any in the front.

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Old 02-03-2014, 07:03 AM   #8
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Well, I guess I'll be doing some online shopping soon. Thanks for the feedback!

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Looks good. I have 12.5mm spacers behind my 119s on the rear.
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