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Old 18-07-2017, 04:44 PM
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Default S50 wheel spacers

Has anyone been using wheel spacers on their coupé? Can anyone recommend using them? I'm thinking of using 10-20mm spacers on the rear so should I match this on the front too?

I've heard this can put extra strain on wheel bearings but not sure how big this issue this is?

Is this a stupid cosmetic mistake? Should I leave it standard?

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Old 18-07-2017, 05:26 PM
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The car really benefits from 10mm spacers all round, especially when lowered. I've used spacers on and off on mine for years, no wheel bearing issues.

However there is a chance of vibration, and with 10mm (Eibach) you need to ensure it sits on the hub face (they didn't with mine, they sat on the spigot/dust cover and left 0.5mm gap between the spacer and hubface - glad I checked before tightening the wheel bolts other wise it would just crack the spacer!). 12mm H&R are a safer bet. Get longer wheels bolts on ebay 35mm thread length is what you need at the size.

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Old 18-07-2017, 09:50 PM
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I've been running 12mm hubcentric spacers with longer bolts for a couple of years now. No probs at all
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Old 13-09-2017, 05:53 PM
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Went with 12mm bimmec spacers and lock nut set... handling feels great and looks great!
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Old 14-09-2017, 09:13 AM
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agreed! 10mm upfront, 12mm on the rear.
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Old 15-09-2017, 07:25 AM
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Went with 12mm bimmec spacers and lock nut set... handling feels great and looks great!
I have exactly the same - 12mm all round. I think it looks just right and have had no issues with them.
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