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Old 01-12-2013, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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wheel spacer size?

what size wheel spacer will be needed to clear the lower control arm on a 94 525i. the wheel is 18x9 1/2 for the rear and it won't fit due to hitting the lower control arm. thanks for any help that's given
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What's the offset of the wheel ?


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Not sure what the offset is like mentioned before they were given to me
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Give or take u prob only need 5mm to 10mm. Try mounting your wheel as properly as u can until it hits then measure the gap between the to top of the wheel to where it sits flush and then convert it to mm and that will give you proper clearance of the wheel.


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Thanks i.ll give it a try in a couple days after all the rain is gone
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Yeah no problem. Let me know how it goes.


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Ok sure will
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I finally figured out what the offset on the wheels.... the fronts are 35 and the rears are 46 thats plus on both offsets. Just wondering what size spacers u guys would use on ur own ride. Let me know ur opinion
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+35 & +46 is way too high for E34. Your rims probably came off 3-series bimmer. You'll need about 20 to 25MM spacers.

Here are specs for your 1994 BMW 5-Series-(E34)
Bolt Pattern: 5x120
Center Bore: 72.56
Hardware:12x1.50 Bolt
Offset: Front: 10-25mm, Rear: 15-25mm
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I bought some one inch for the rear just to see if they would work and they do. Thinking about getting a different onr though want them to sit out just a bit more. And use the ones i got now for the front
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yeah 1-inch spacers would work, but you'll them for the front and rear.
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