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      01-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Coilovers on stock wheels

Which coilovers don't require spacers for the stock wheels on a 2012 135i? I had KWs on my old 330i and I had to get spacers for enough clearance. This caused a good amount of vibration at speed over 80mph.

A local shop was able to build a center piece to make it hub centric ( I think) but it was custom and cost like $800 additional. It did fix the problem, but I'd rather skip the spacers if possible or just get a different wheel to accommodate the coils.
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      01-11-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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Buy hubcentric H&R spacers and use KW's again. Make sure to purchase extended lugbolts as well.

If you lube up the hub where the spacer goes on with a bit of anti-seize and make sure to retorque them after ~ 60 miles there shouldn't be any vibrations at all.

I'd imagine that any aftermarket coilover system will cause some rubbing at a more aggressive drop. The only other way I can see you avoiding this is either buying the M3 swaybars for more negative camber, or some camberplates for more negative camber. Either way those cost around the same if not more than the spacers.

I might be wrong, but this is the information I've gathered just from coming on the forums every once in a while so.
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      01-12-2013, 11:22 AM   #3
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I have kw v2 on stock wheels, and I'm tucking tire.
You don't need spacers for coilovers
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