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Wheel spacers on the rear

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by heath, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. heath

    heath Regular Member

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    Hi everyone
    I have mv2 replica alloys on my car, they are 8j x 18 with an offset of 35. The front tyres are 225/40 18 rears are 235/40 18
    The problem is the rear wheels just look too far in and I think it ruins the look of the car, I was thinking of fitting some hubcentric spacers but not sure what size to get. I have tried using a tape measure from the tyre measuring outwards to try and work out what size I need but its hard to tell. 20mm looks like it would bring the tyre to the edge but I am not sure if it would be too much but I dont want to buy 15mm ones to find its not enough.
    Is their anyone here who has the same size wheels & offsets on a facelift who has fitted spacers or anyone who knows which size would be the best fit
    Thanks
     
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    on my 2.8 i had 20mm spacers on the rear and they were perfect... go for 20mm
     
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    My 18's are as follows...

    Rim Width: 8.5J
    Diameter: 18 inches
    Offset: 40
    Tyre Width: 225 Rim

    I put 20mm spacers on mine and they are spot on!
     

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    Thanks for the fast replies
    Looks like I will go for 20's then
    Just one thing though with my offsets being 35 & gaz's offset 40 will this make my wheel stick out 5mm further & if so will this still be ok
    Cheers
     
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    yes it will, but if you get a 15mm spacer they will line up same as gazhyde
     
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    My post seems to have disappeared but as Dan says your wheels will stick out another 5mm the rule is the lower the offset the more the wheel sticks out ;) you may still be ok with 20's though.
     
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    Thanks everyone
    I will go for the 20's & let you know how it goes
     
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    Got the spacers & fitted, they are just right. Thanks for your help & advise :)
    Heres a quick pic, its a bit hard to tell by the pic cus it was took on my phone in the dark & before anyone says it, yes it needs washing.
     

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    Looks spot on to me! Good work. :-bd
     
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    Looks spot on to me too :-bd
     
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    Looks brill ;)


    Now get it washed!! :eek:)
     
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    Now washed :)
    Hopefully you can see it better now
     

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