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      02-08-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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I'm going to be putting on 30mm spacers on the rear and 15mm in the front using the stock rims on a 2012 x5m.
Any thoughts?

Also does anyone know if the spacers will affect the vehicle mechanically? I read somewhere that spacers can cause more pressure to be exerted on the mounting original hub.. Is this true?
If you are aware of any other negative side effects please reply.

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I'm going to be putting on 30mm spacers on the rear and 15mm in the front using the stock rims on a 2012 x5m.
Any thoughts?

Also does anyone know if the spacers will affect the vehicle mechanically? I read somewhere that spacers can cause more pressure to be exerted on the mounting original hub.. Is this true?
If you are aware of any other negative side effects please reply.

Thanks
I wouldn't go more than 20mm in all 4 corners...may protrude out to far in the back!

I did 20mm all around and looks great.

You'll need a few more people to chime in on the long term safety of spacers and it's effects in the wheel hub and suspension
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told from my BMW dealer when i try put big spacers on my snow tires set, "we don't recommend to put spacers that is more than 20mm, if something goes wrong it's your own fault".
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30mm is huge! 15mm up front should be perfect. You might be poking past fender with 30, I say go 20-25mm rear just incase IMO..
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A friend of mine has 25mm in the rear using 335 tires and they are flush with the fender. My tires are the stock 315 so it should still be a little more recessed then his.
It's comments like before that concern me.. The dealer saying any problems that arise from using over 20mm won't be covered lol
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Spacers of any size increase the load on outer wheel bearings. By how much it shortens their lifespan - who knows...
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A friend of mine has 25mm in the rear using 335 tires and they are flush with the fender. My tires are the stock 315 so it should still be a little more recessed then his.
It's comments like before that concern me.. The dealer saying any problems that arise from using over 20mm won't be covered lol
Well in that case, go for it! My dealer never mentioned any spacer issues with warranty but I'm also tight with my SA... see what your dealer has to say.
Regardless, I say go for it and please post pics...interested in seeing 30mm fitment.
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Spoke to my SA and he said there's no issue with the 30mm spacer, he even checked with the service manager. He told me to just make sure they are on right lol so I'm gonna have them do it when I bring it in for my 1200 mi service
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A friend of mine has 25mm in the rear using 335 tires and they are flush with the fender. My tires are the stock 315 so it should still be a little more recessed then his.
It's comments like before that concern me.. The dealer saying any problems that arise from using over 20mm won't be covered lol
I'm using 335 with 20 and they poke out by 5mm past fender.

30 mm may make it look "rice"
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Maybe it's the rims?? He is using the 215's in black I believe. Not 100 on the model but they are BMW rims and they don't stick out with the 25mm. The 30s made his stick out a little.
I'm going to stick the 30s on since I already have those spacers. Just have to buy the fronts and slap them on Monday. If they stick out and look bad I'm going to switch to 20 or 25mm. Depending on what the 30s look like.
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i was told try not to do anything more than 25...

i'm thinking about doing 15 fronts and 20 rears with the 20s 336m wheels..

i know they have longer bolts but has anyone found longer wheel locks for this configuration? can't seem to find anything...
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I ended up putting 25mm in the rear and 16mm up front. Looks bad ass!

It's going to look even sweeter when everything is blacked out and I get the dinan suspension.

I'll upload pics soon
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I ended up putting 25mm in the rear and 16mm up front. Looks bad ass!

It's going to look even sweeter when everything is blacked out and I get the dinan suspension.

I'll upload pics soon
Is the truck an M??

If so pass in the overpriced Dinan and do the KW v3
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Yeah it's an M.
I'm keeping my options open with the mods but I honestly like dinan just for the warranty and how it works in conjunction with the BMW warranty. I like how they stand behind their product and they do have the best warranty in the business.
Honestly that's the main reason I was thinking about staying with dinan.

That's why I got the dinan tune and not the renntech one.

The car is a daily driver and I can't be coming out of pocket to fix things that broke because of an aftermarket part.
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I'm sorry, but what is the benefit of the wheel spacers again?
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I'm sorry, but what is the benefit of the wheel spacers again?
purely aesthetic
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what wheel spacers did you buy? which manufacturer?
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Yeah it's an M.
I'm keeping my options open with the mods but I honestly like dinan just for the warranty and how it works in conjunction with the BMW warranty. I like how they stand behind their product and they do have the best warranty in the business.
Honestly that's the main reason I was thinking about staying with dinan.

That's why I got the dinan tune and not the renntech one.

The car is a daily driver and I can't be coming out of pocket to fix things that broke because of an aftermarket part.
I can fully agree with your Dinan choice regarding the tune (I have it for warranty reasons) but for the springs recommend the KW.

I chose the Dinan tune but want more!

Im going the the Catless Downpipes and now have to go ESS for the cat delete, so I burnt $$$ on the Dinan...wish someone had told me, but I'm a power freak and if I can scrape more torque and HP I'll do it.

As for the suspension, the KW yield infinite dampening, rebound and height adjustments.

I have mine dialed in to be as comfortable as stock but have completely eliminated all body roll whatsoever. The suspension I preach has been as good if not a better mod than the tune. Truck feels like a car now!

I can't tell you what it's like to powerslide this monster until you have sat in this beast to see for yourself...the Dinan suspension won't deliver unless your not concerned with tracking your truck or getting the most of this beast.

I would not worry about the KW voiding your warranty as the product quality is as good or better than stock.

Just hope you don't waste cash but want more down the road!
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Yeah it's an M.
I'm keeping my options open with the mods but I honestly like dinan just for the warranty and how it works in conjunction with the BMW warranty. I like how they stand behind their product and they do have the best warranty in the business.
Honestly that's the main reason I was thinking about staying with dinan.

That's why I got the dinan tune and not the renntech one.

The car is a daily driver and I can't be coming out of pocket to fix things that broke because of an aftermarket part.
I can fully agree with your Dinan choice regarding the tune (I have it for warranty reasons) but for the springs recommend the KW.

I chose the Dinan tune but want more!

Im going the the Catless Downpipes and now have to go ESS for the cat delete, so I burnt $$$ on the Dinan...wish someone had told me, but I'm a power freak and if I can scrape more torque and HP I'll do it.

As for the suspension, the KW yield infinite dampening, rebound and height adjustments.

I have mine dialed in to be as comfortable as stock but have completely eliminated all body roll whatsoever. The suspension I preach has been as good if not a better mod than the tune. Truck feels like a car now!

I can't tell you what it's like to powerslide this monster until you have sat in this beast to see for yourself...the Dinan suspension won't deliver unless your not concerned with tracking your truck or getting the most of this beast.

I would not worry about the KW voiding your warranty as the product quality is as good or better than stock.

Just hope you don't waste cash but want more down the road!
Northern, if you don't mind me asking; how much did the kw coils run you? I dropped mine on h&r springs, got the look for a lot less but man I'm bouncing all over the place. Eventually I gotta go with coils..
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Yeah it's an M.
I'm keeping my options open with the mods but I honestly like dinan just for the warranty and how it works in conjunction with the BMW warranty. I like how they stand behind their product and they do have the best warranty in the business.
Honestly that's the main reason I was thinking about staying with dinan.

That's why I got the dinan tune and not the renntech one.

The car is a daily driver and I can't be coming out of pocket to fix things that broke because of an aftermarket part.
I can fully agree with your Dinan choice regarding the tune (I have it for warranty reasons) but for the springs recommend the KW.

I chose the Dinan tune but want more!

Im going the the Catless Downpipes and now have to go ESS for the cat delete, so I burnt $$$ on the Dinan...wish someone had told me, but I'm a power freak and if I can scrape more torque and HP I'll do it.

As for the suspension, the KW yield infinite dampening, rebound and height adjustments.

I have mine dialed in to be as comfortable as stock but have completely eliminated all body roll whatsoever. The suspension I preach has been as good if not a better mod than the tune. Truck feels like a car now!

I can't tell you what it's like to powerslide this monster until you have sat in this beast to see for yourself...the Dinan suspension won't deliver unless your not concerned with tracking your truck or getting the most of this beast.

I would not worry about the KW voiding your warranty as the product quality is as good or better than stock.

Just hope you don't waste cash but want more down the road!
Northern, if you don't mind me asking; how much did the kw coils run you? I dropped mine on h&r springs, got the look for a lot less but man I'm bouncing all over the place. Eventually I gotta go with coils..
I think roughly $2700 all in!
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Thanks Northern! Good to know, price I'm gunna have to pay eventually... I can't wait haha
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I got H&R spacers in the rear and race max in the front. I'm going to actually have to log in on the comp to post pics cause I can't figure out how from the iPhone.

I'm pretty sure the dinan suspension is going to fit my needs. I can't see it not performing well. Plus it keeps all the EDC functionality and the warranty..
Also spoke to dinan and they have a down pipe and intake coming in a few months and as soon as they get a new m5 they r going to release stage 2 engine software.
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