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Fitting Wheel Spacers
« on: 25 July 2018, 10:45:23 »

Not for me, but car share buddy's 2018 BMW M140i.

As I've got the tools/driveway space, doing it at mine. I've looked a few videos, looks simple enough: Remove wheel, adding spacer to hub, put wheel back on and using the longer wheel nuts provided.

Anything else I should look out for?
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #1 on: 25 July 2018, 10:49:39 »

Not for me, but car share buddy's 2018 BMW M140i.

As I've got the tools/driveway space, doing it at mine. I've looked a few videos, looks simple enough: Remove wheel, adding spacer to hub, put wheel back on and using the longer wheel nuts provided.

Anything else I should look out for?

The AA will be called out for it shortly.

The One series BMW really is an ugly little fu*cker. :)
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #2 on: 25 July 2018, 10:50:43 »

A lobotomy?

Seriously  :o

If he wants to invalidate his warranty/finance agreement/lease/insurance* then let him do it. But the best thing you can do is talk him out of the reasoning behind fitting them.

Jees, and I thought you were bright... ::)

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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #3 on: 25 July 2018, 10:51:47 »

I did prefer is M235i coupe, blends in and not flashy. Yet seriously, seriously fast.

It sounded considerably better than his 140 as well, which is why he is spending £1.6k on a new exhaust.  :o
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #4 on: 25 July 2018, 10:54:32 »

I did prefer is M235i coupe, blends in and not flashy. Yet seriously, seriously fast.

It sounded considerably better than his 140 as well, which is why he is spending £1.6k on a new exhaust.  :o

The two series looks much better.

The one series resembles a shapeless turd. Totally without style.
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #5 on: 25 July 2018, 10:56:08 »

I did prefer is M235i coupe, blends in and not flashy. Yet seriously, seriously fast.

It sounded considerably better than his 140 as well, which is why he is spending £1.6k on a new exhaust.  :o

The two series looks much better.

The one series resembles a shapeless turd. Totally without style.

If ride was not so damn hard, sorry. Planted as he likes to correct me, I would like 235i. It would get 30 to the gallon, even when driven quickly.

But for that budget, I'd prefer 530d/XF-S/XJ.
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #6 on: 25 July 2018, 11:00:39 »

Not for me, but car share buddy's 2018 BMW M140i.

As I've got the tools/driveway space, doing it at mine. I've looked a few videos, looks simple enough: Remove wheel, adding spacer to hub, put wheel back on and using the longer wheel nuts provided.

Anything else I should look out for?

Has all the style of something manufactured by the Eastern bloc in the seventies. Moskvitch, Polski Fiat, FSO, commie icons such as these. :)

Shame because with a little more grunt the engine could be half decent. :y
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #7 on: 25 July 2018, 11:03:27 »

Is he fitting longer wheel bolts / studs so you still get the required thread engagement and the wheel doesn't fall off*.






* - In the unlikely event that the panzerwagen manages to run long enough without a total electrical failure? ;D
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #8 on: 25 July 2018, 11:09:25 »

Is he fitting longer wheel bolts / studs so you still get the required thread engagement and the wheel doesn't fall off*.






* - In the unlikely event that the panzerwagen manages to run long enough without a total electrical failure? ;D

Wheel falling off?

Could this be important. :)

A couple of plastic pigs I owned (rolled)in the seventies seem to manage reasonably well with 3 wheels. :)
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #9 on: 25 July 2018, 11:12:06 »

Is he fitting longer wheel bolts / studs so you still get the required thread engagement and the wheel doesn't fall off*.






* - In the unlikely event that the panzerwagen manages to run long enough without a total electrical failure? ;D

I think he is getting new wheel nuts with spaces kit, hence asking as I've never done anything with spacers.

His 235i was generally fault free in 45k, only issue being exhaust valve in the back box which became a bit loud when activating, when pressing on. He questioned it and they put a new back box on without any quibble.
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #10 on: 25 July 2018, 14:35:01 »

That'll be the flap that opens to make a farting noise whenever the ECU detects that the driver's fragile EGO needs massaging? ;)

Does it show that I'm not really a BMW fan*?



* - although, if someone wants to give me a mint 1970's 3.0 CSL I might make an exception... 8)


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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #11 on: 25 July 2018, 18:03:25 »

Don't use spacers. Get the proper sixed wheels.
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #12 on: 25 July 2018, 18:54:19 »

Make sure the wheel spacers are hubcentric then happy days  :y

I have 20mm spacers on the Datsun, but this is only for cosmetic purposes as the standard wheels are tucked well into the wheel arch and just looks wrong when stood next to one with spacers.
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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #13 on: 26 July 2018, 12:30:57 »



Why ?

I just don't get it. Is this a boy racer thing ?    ::)

Y'know, young tearaways like STEMO   . . . .

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Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« Reply #14 on: 28 July 2018, 01:40:49 »

How do wheel spacers affect wheel bearing lateral loads, wear and bearing life?
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