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      08-14-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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Spacers + OE Suspension & Wheels = Rubbing?

I'm thinking of fitting some 10mm spacers to my 1M, front and rear.

My car is on standard suspension, wheels and tyres.

Is there any risk of rubbing with this set up?

I've done a search but couldn't find the exact information I'm looking for.
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      08-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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I'm thinking of fitting some 10mm spacers to my 1M, front and rear.

My car is on standard suspension, wheels and tyres.

Is there any risk of rubbing with this set up?

I've done a search but couldn't find the exact information I'm looking for.
I ran a 12mm all around and didn't have any issues.
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      08-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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I've been running 5mm front and 12mm back spacers for a while now with no rubbing issues.
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      08-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ghlight=spacer



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Just installed 10mm spacers all around with stock height settings. Noticed a rubbing in the rear tires. I'm using Michelin Sports 275/35/19 stock wheels.

Anyone experienced rubbing with spacers? Did you cut or trim anything to stop the rubbing? Is not a bad rubbing, i'm thinking its coming from the edge of rear bumper. Any ideas?
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My fronts are the stock 245 with 10mm spacers and only rubs at turning almost all the way on the vents which is standard on the 1M, i think 90% of people rubs on the same location and mine is a 2012 model (at least here in Brasil they coded liked that) since it was one of the last production made.

Rear is the same Michelin but one size over which looks way better and beefier.
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Get the redesigned fender liners under warranty. Thats what I did and will be going to 255 pss soon.

I also have 275s in back but without the spacers. It does look beefy!

I'm looking to put 15mm spacers on the rear. Not expecting any problems from what I have heard from people who have gone even bigger.
I guess I'll really find out with trial&error haha. Hopefully without the later part
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275 Michelin and 10mm spacers, light rubbing on rear. fronts ok with stock 245. You can trim plastic on bumper and should be okay on the rear. no big deal so it fits okay
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I just put on Eibach 12mm spacers front and 15mm rears.

Front do rub at almost full lock, but not at full lock.
Rears no rub at all.

Looks great and very clean.
Since the car will never be held at that amount of lock for a long period of time anyway I'll be keeping this set up
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Pictures please!
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Pictures please!
MY bad hahaha Some pics with the rub occurring in the usual problematic fender liner area. All pictures are with the spacers installed.

Eibach 12mm front and 15mm rears
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MY bad hahaha Some pics with the rub occurring in the usual problematic fender liner area. All pictures are with the spacers installed.

Eibach 12mm front and 15mm rears
Good looking for sure! the heavier the spacers the better the looks... as it turns out.

I am having similar fender rubbing issues in the front when switching to a winter set-up. I don't know why a 12mm spacer in the front would cause a rub at the angle that the picture was taken at....

You may have to gently change the aspect ratio in-order to achieve enough clearance.
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