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Nice one! Really look forward to seeing photos!
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As requested by wrevilo23 I have some pics of the Bola FLC's that I fitted over the weekend. Specs are Matt Gunmetal 18x8.5 ET42 with MPS4 225/40/18 up front and 245/35/18 rear in conjunction with Motech Eibach Stance Springs. Caution - The rear Motech Spacers took 3 hours to remove as they had welded themselves to the hub/centre bore... never again!

Front Strut Clearance looked a little tight when test fitting...
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And even tighter when fitted properly (excuse the dirty arches it has chucked it down all day and i live in the sticks!) Measured at around 2mm!
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Think I may have to fit a small 3mm spacer to make sure there is enough space to the front struts...

The fitment however does look bang on to my eyes - just need some BMW centre caps to finish them off.
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Very happy with the looks and the 3kg weight saving per corner over the stock wheels. Has anyone else lived with around 2mm strut clearance or should i fit a 3mm spacer at the front?
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ml35i wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:51 pm
As requested by wrevilo23 I have some pics of the Bola FLC's that I fitted over the weekend. Specs are Matt Gunmetal 18x8.5 ET42 with MPS4 225/40/18 up front and 245/35/18 rear in conjunction with Motech Eibach Stance Springs. Caution - The rear Motech Spacers took 3 hours to remove as they had welded themselves to the hub/centre bore... never again!

Front Strut Clearance looked a little tight when test fitting...

And even tighter when fitted properly (excuse the dirty arches it has chucked it down all day and i live in the sticks!) Measured at around 2mm!


Think I may have to fit a small 3mm spacer to make sure there is enough space to the front struts...

The fitment however does look bang on to my eyes - just need some BMW centre caps to finish them off.

Very happy with the looks and the 3kg weight saving per corner over the stock wheels. Has anyone else lived with around 2mm strut clearance or should i fit a 3mm spacer at the front?
Wow they look awesome on your car! I guess with a 235 front they'd be rubbing alright!

Could you post some more pics? I'd really like to see a side on pic and one from the front 3/4.
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wrevilo23 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:21 pm
ml35i wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:51 pm
As requested by wrevilo23 I have some pics of the Bola FLC's that I fitted over the weekend. Specs are Matt Gunmetal 18x8.5 ET42 with MPS4 225/40/18 up front and 245/35/18 rear in conjunction with Motech Eibach Stance Springs. Caution - The rear Motech Spacers took 3 hours to remove as they had welded themselves to the hub/centre bore... never again!

Front Strut Clearance looked a little tight when test fitting...

And even tighter when fitted properly (excuse the dirty arches it has chucked it down all day and i live in the sticks!) Measured at around 2mm!


Think I may have to fit a small 3mm spacer to make sure there is enough space to the front struts...

The fitment however does look bang on to my eyes - just need some BMW centre caps to finish them off.

Very happy with the looks and the 3kg weight saving per corner over the stock wheels. Has anyone else lived with around 2mm strut clearance or should i fit a 3mm spacer at the front?
Wow they look awesome on your car! I guess with a 235 front they'd be rubbing alright!

Could you post some more pics? I'd really like to see a side on pic and one from the front 3/4.
Here you are... Managed to get round to giving it a good clean today so took a couple more pics. Really happy with how they've turned out and they feel great (~3kg weight saving per corner). 8.5 ET42 is definitely a bit tighter to the strut than I am happy with so am going to getting some 3mm spacers sorted for the fronts.

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I like them a lot, 8f fitting spacers use a dab of copper grease prior to fitting .

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Spin wrote:
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I like them a lot, 8f fitting spacers use a dab of copper grease prior to fitting .

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Thanks, yes copper greasing is a lesson that I have learnt the hard way! Main struggle is finding 30mm bolts and lockers for the 3mm spacers. I do have the 43mm bolts that came with the motech spacers but unsure as to whether it’s ok to have 10mm more thread through the hub or not?
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ml35i wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Here you are... Managed to get round to giving it a good clean today so took a couple more pics. Really happy with how they've turned out and they feel great (~3kg weight saving per corner). 8.5 ET42 is definitely a bit tighter to the strut than I am happy with so am going to getting some 3mm spacers sorted for the fronts.
Very, very nice. Good choice!
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I've been exchanging emails with Bola. They say that 18x8.5 ET42 with 225/40 tyres would fit the E81. I'm going to try to clarify further to see whether spacers would be necessary, but I would want a square 235/40 setup if I could.
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235/35/18 would certainly fit, 235/40 are really tall so I'm not 100% sure.
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wrevilo23 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:53 pm
I've been exchanging emails with Bola. They say that 18x8.5 ET42 with 225/40 tyres would fit the E81. I'm going to try to clarify further to see whether spacers would be necessary, but I would want a square 235/40 setup if I could.
For summer/track I'm running 18x9 et42 with 235/40 tyres all round. I use a 10mm spacer on the front to clear the strut and have -3deg negative camber. I'm using 235/40 as they don't make the AD08 in 235/35.

Ride height is set a bit lower than standard. I had 255/35 tyres in the back last year and had to roll the arches a lot. Still rubbed a bit sometimes which is why this year I've gone for 235 all round.

I've got VAC Motorsports hub extenders on the front too so I can run the 10mm spacers and still have hub centricity when fitting the wheels.

Swapping the wheels over later today so I'll get a pic :)

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AidanZ130 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:06 pm
wrevilo23 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:53 pm
I've been exchanging emails with Bola. They say that 18x8.5 ET42 with 225/40 tyres would fit the E81. I'm going to try to clarify further to see whether spacers would be necessary, but I would want a square 235/40 setup if I could.
For summer/track I'm running 18x9 et42 with 235/40 tyres all round. I use a 10mm spacer on the front to clear the strut and have -3deg negative camber. I'm using 235/40 as they don't make the AD08 in 235/35.

Ride height is set a bit lower than standard. I had 255/35 tyres in the back last year and had to roll the arches a lot. Still rubbed a bit sometimes which is why this year I've gone for 235 all round.

I've got VAC Motorsports hub extenders on the front too so I can run the 10mm spacers and still have hub centricity when fitting the wheels.

Swapping the wheels over later today so I'll get a pic :)

Edit:

Pic as promised
Thanks for the detail and pictures! I'm more concerned about the front than the rear in terms of poke. I've calculated that going to an 8.5" rim at ET42 is going to give me 17.7mm of poke. I'm concerned that this would look a bit odd with the wheels sticking out so far. Could you post pictures of the car from different angles including the front so I could see what this potentially looks like? It would really be appreciated!
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wrevilo23 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:23 pm
Thanks for the detail and pictures! I'm more concerned about the front than the rear in terms of poke. I've calculated that going to an 8.5" rim at ET42 is going to give me 17.7mm of poke. I'm concerned that this would look a bit odd with the wheels sticking out so far. Could you post pictures of the car from different angles including the front so I could see what this potentially looks like? It would really be appreciated!
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At -2deg there was some rubbing but at -3deg they clear fine. 8.5" will fit but you might need some of Ian's purple camber plates to get around -2deg camber. Mine are effectively a 9" ET32 wheel if you factor in the 10mm spacer.

These are the hub extenders I mentioned btw:

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They just hammer into the end of the standard hub :)
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AidanZ130 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:21 am
At -2deg there was some rubbing but at -3deg they clear fine. 8.5" will fit but you might need some of Ian's purple camber plates to get around -2deg camber. Mine are effectively a 9" ET32 wheel if you factor in the 10mm spacer.
Thanks again for the pictures. I also posted on the 130i Owners Unite Facebook group and some owners there have also posted pictures of their setups so I think I now have a good understanding of how my car might look with wider fronts. With the lack of camber I currently have (despite M3 LCAs and the camber pin mod) 8.5" might be too much at the front. This is a shame, as I like 235/40 as a tyre size. I'd like a square setup to match the Goodyear ASY5 I have on the rear in that size.
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I saw that post on the fb page too. Most of those (like me) are running track tyres which have squarer shoulders than normal road tyres. Might find the Goodyears fit anyway if the sidewalls lean inwards more.

Could you test your current rear wheel on the front (If that’s 8.5?), maybe with a selection of cheap spacers?
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Yeah the shoulders of the Goodyears on the back of my car are much rounder than your tyres!

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I calculate that putting my rears on the front would move the wheel 17.7mm closer to the suspension, which is likely to result in contact between the two. I'd need a 10mm spacer to get the wheel to ET42.
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