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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Jan-19-2020, 01:45:29 AM   #1
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What is the preferred size wheel spacers for the 19inch rims? What brand is good ?
I want quality. I am thinking 15 fr and 12 rear
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I've used turner, ecs, and motorsports hardware spacers. The motorsports hardware spacers are only 6 months old so it's hard to give a solid review other then they fit and look good. Turner spacers still look nice after 2 years. Ecs is about the same. Apex makes a nice spacer, buddy has some and said good things.

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I guess you're refering to oem style 67.
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My number one concern is no vibration. Willing to spend more to make sure that doesn’t happen. If it’s necessary I notice some are hub centric. What’s this mean?
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I have various sets of BimmerWorld spacers floating around between both my cars. They are all hub centric which means they sit flush on the 72.5mm hub on one side, and the wheel mounting surface of the spacer has a "hub" area that your wheel sits flush and secure onto. Hard to explain with words. This is for sure important though because it will keep your wheels lined up properly to the hub. Some small spacers are just like plates with holes in them basically but anything bigger than like 5mm you will want hub centric design.

I have 12mm on the front of the E46 with the stock 19-inch Style 67s, fills out the gap nicely without looking too weird relative to the rear. You could probably throw a small spacer on the rear too but I don't think that's needed. You'll also need extended wheel bolts or wheel studs for any spacer 5mm or larger.

Sorry I don't have any photos of the setup...
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Thanks for the comment on the bolts. I was wondering what size requires new bolts.

I did a little searching. It seems the hr are the premium brand and they are priced higher. Ecs seems cheap. No idea if there is an actual difference.

I agree the fronts are what looks awful. But I think I mind as well beef up the rear too.
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BimmerWorld is great quality and price point, smarter not harder, etc...
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BimmerWorld is great quality and price point, smarter not harder, etc...
What do u mean smarter not harder. That went over my head
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With stock OEM wheels and tyres you’re best look will be 20 mm front and 10 mm rear. Good with 2 or 3 degrees negative camber.


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Bimmerworld amd rogue look interesting. They are lightweight.
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