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E61 front and rear spacers for standard MV2 wheels

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It's probably been asked a few times but I can't find a definitive answer.

What width spacer should I go for to fit to the rear and the front with the standard 18" mv2's on my e61? Wheels are a bit lost and could do with bringing out a bit.

 

I've seen 15 and 20mm per side been mentioned but do definitive answer from my limited searching.

 

Thank you :)

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With their offset; 15mm spacers will be fine, 20mm on rear may cause a touch of rubbing if over rough roads or undulations in the road/motorways etc

 

Don't forget to get longer bolts; or better still; go for the Mtec 82mm stud conversion and you'll do away with bolts altogether and have a safer option and an easier way of taking wheels off/putting em back on again ;) 

 

2 sets of these will be sufficient: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-Series-E60-2003-2010-2-Hubcentric-15mm-Alloy-Wheel-Spacers-With-Bolts/122574056121?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE60&epid=21004386590&hash=item1c89fbaab9:g:6fQAAOSwBNtbGTVB

 

 

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Hi

I'm running with 20mm up front and 30mm rears,  on 245/45/18 tyres  and 30mm drop on the suspension and only get rubbing over extreme humps in the road  

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Thanks for the quick replies.

I was going to go for the stud conversion, makes life much easier. I have them on the e39.

 

I'll try to have a look in the next few nights, wouldn't like to go much more than 20mm, that's just me but don't want to go to all the bother to find the wheels are still a bit 'lost' in the arches.

 

If anyone else have experience, let me know :)

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3 hours ago, ger said:

I had a look at the car and reckon that these will fit so I've ordered 20mm each side rear and 15mm each side front and an 82mm stud kit.

 

Looking forward to having them on :)

 

Give the holes a bloody good clean before you fit the studs... A good blast with brake/carb cleaner will do them a world of good. You'd be amazed how much shite builds up in there. If you can, a scrub with scolding hot water and fairly liquid and an old toothbrush works really well; just need to get the threads properly cleaned

 

They're a doddle to fit, as above, use Loctite thread lock, just a dab on each and a decent 5mm socket and torque wrench :)

 

Is it the Mtec kit you've gone for?

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Yup, Mtec kit it is.

I'll be giving it all a good clean, new disc, pads and shoes going on at the same time. Loctite should hold well. 

 

Thanks for all the help everyone, much appreciated. I'll post up some pics after they're done. 

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