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Spacers

Post by YaoNg » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:00 am

Just curious what spacers people are using. Also any pics to show it and even better if you can show stock and then with spacers. Also, what concerns or issues you encountered.

I read this thread which was useful:

http://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/showth ... 250&page=4

and this comment was interesting since I'm looking at MPCs right now:

"I'm running the MP coils with 10/10 and I rub on hard dips in the front with the stock Michelins. Got it aligned along with the coilover install.

I'm pretty sure it rubbed before I added the spacers, though. It's a minor rub and it takes some speed over a sharp dip."

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Re: Spacers

Post by BishUK » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:02 pm

I run 10mm all round on Eibach springs (which drop as low as the lowest setting on the MPCoils) and do not encounter any rubbing at all. I had a very, very minor rub at the rear when being "on-it" over dips but this went as soon as i put factory camber/toe-in settings back via a Hawkeye alignment.

I have the Coils too (albeit haven't fitted them yet) and thats the beauty of the system, you can go up/down as necessary for your perfect gap.

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Re: Spacers

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Yao,

Not a fan of spacers and would sooner look at putting wider/grippier rubber on all 4 corners to fill the arches so to speak than phaff about with spacers, longer bolts and longer locking bolts.

Reading the F87post thread and BIsh's comment above confirms my reluctance about using spacers. Pictures below are from post #93 with spacers F&R of 10&12mm

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Re: Spacers

Post by DaleB90 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:25 pm

Spacers seem to work better on lowered cars visually due to the extra neg camber you gain through lowering. They do seem to be a bit too pokey at standard ride height, for me anyway.
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Re: Spacers

Post by sawda » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:46 pm

12mm all round, lowered on eibacj springs since march. No issues with rubbing several track days seen and not a peep if that helps anyone.

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Re: Spacers

Post by YaoNg » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:41 pm

DaleB90 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:25 pm
Spacers seem to work better on lowered cars visually due to the extra neg camber you gain through lowering. They do seem to be a bit too pokey at standard ride height, for me anyway.
I've got coilovers planned as well.
sawda wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:46 pm
12mm all round, lowered on eibacj springs since march. No issues with rubbing several track days seen and not a peep if that helps anyone.
For me, the concern is rubbing from daily driving. London is littered with speed bumps and narrow streets which make them hard to navigate and that's where I worry. Also, there are some multi-storey carparks which are very steep between floors. There is a local one near me which I regular see cars crunching when going up or down.
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Re: Spacers

Post by Shandy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:16 pm

I've 763m wheels on their way so I'm going to do the spacers at the same time. The car is on MPCs already, does 12mm spacers sound about right?

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Re: Spacers

Post by BishUK » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:20 pm

I'm running 10mm on all four corners on MPCs. 12mm was too much poke for me, plus the fronts sticking out extra 2mm = another 2mm of tread firing rocks into the rear arches! You also run the risk of the arches hitting the tire wall at high speed over dips.

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Re: Spacers

Post by Shandy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:33 pm

You're not getting any rub in the arches at 10mm then Bish? I checked there and the Litchfield cars are running 10mm although they're on different suspension.

I'm not after maximum poke I'd just like to fill the arches out a little better.

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Re: Spacers

Post by BishUK » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:27 pm

Correct, no rub on stock set up and no rub when I switched to Eibachs, I have MPCoils now.
10mm all round was absolutely perfect imo, also keeps a nice square car rather than different sizes front and rear.
I went for the turner Motorsport ones with the integrated hub extender. They are not the cheapest by far but again, imo, they are the best spacer.

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Re: Spacers

Post by JonD » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:39 pm

BishUK wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Correct, no rub on stock set up and no rub when I switched to Eibachs, I have MPCoils now.
10mm all round was absolutely perfect imo, also keeps a nice square car rather than different sizes front and rear.
I went for the turner Motorsport ones with the integrated hub extender. They are not the cheapest by far but again, imo, they are the best spacer.
Did you find a supplier in the UK Bish?

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Re: Spacers

Post by BishUK » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:57 pm

No, bought direct from Turner in USA. $290 including 3 day fedex priority shipping ($70).

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