2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 

2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10 F10 Technical Topics Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes Biggest wheel spacer without extended studs
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-05-2018, 05:25 PM   #1
MOBF10
Private First Class
16
Rep
131
Posts

Drives: 2015 535i Msport
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Socal

iTrader: (0)

Biggest wheel spacer without extended studs

Hi guys. I have a bone stock 535i msport. Stock height, at the moment and will likely go with H&R lowering springs since I liked the drop, with stock msport wheels. Can I get away with a 10mm spacer in the rear without having to buy extended studs? Or is that too much length? I just want to have a nice flush look after the spring install. Thanks.
Appreciate 0
      06-05-2018, 10:30 PM   #2
bake
Lieutenant Colonel
bake's Avatar
United_States
213
Rep
1,721
Posts

Drives: 2011 535i M-Sport
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Long Island, New York

iTrader: (4)

You need extended lug bolts with 10mm spacers. BMS 10mm spacers some with the extended bolts.
__________________
Bake
2011 Alpine White on Black 535i M-Sport
Appreciate 1
MOBF1015.50

      06-06-2018, 04:00 PM   #3
ReyNLyanne
Enlisted Member
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: carbon Black 2014 535i
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: antioch,ca

iTrader: (0)

Bms sells 10mm spacers and if I’m not mistaken they include the extended bolts for the type of spacers you get.
Appreciate 1
MOBF1015.50

      06-06-2018, 04:01 PM   #4
ReyNLyanne
Enlisted Member
8
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: carbon Black 2014 535i
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: antioch,ca

iTrader: (0)

http://www.burgertuning.com/BMW_wheel_spacers.html
Appreciate 1
MOBF1015.50

      06-07-2018, 01:31 PM   #5
MOBF10
Private First Class
16
Rep
131
Posts

Drives: 2015 535i Msport
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Socal

iTrader: (0)

Thanks guys
Appreciate 1
bake213.00

      06-08-2018, 03:04 PM   #6
Ickdeep
Colonel
Ickdeep's Avatar
United_States
1525
Rep
2,115
Posts

Drives: '13 F10 M5
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
I got the ones from Burger Tunning as well. I have 10mm on the fronts and 15mm on the rears. Also lowered on H&R sport springs


More photos here: https://f10.5post.com/forums/showthr...293245&page=14
__________________

Stage 2 Tune by BPM | Dinan Adjustable Coilover Springs

Appreciate 0
      07-06-2018, 03:51 AM   #7
Z10M5
Registered
0
Rep
1
Posts

Drives: 2014 535i
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

I got 10mm in the front and 12mm in the back, and i cant use my oem wheel locks on the 12mm. But on the 10mm they barely thread on. Its fine tho cuz its only one bolt out of 5. I wouldnt recommend using stock bolts on 10mm
Appreciate 0
      07-07-2018, 09:21 AM   #8
Stück
Major
Stück's Avatar
United_States
591
Rep
1,058
Posts

Drives: F10 M5
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
1991 318iS  [0.00]
2014 M5  [5.00]
2013 X3 35i  [0.00]
3mm spacers on stock lug bolts are sketchy, 5mm spacers get about 2 threads of engagement into the hub with stock lug bolts. Enough to hold the wheel on for a picture but not enough to drive on certainly.

You want bolt engagement equal to the diameter of the bolt into the hub.
__________________

Last edited by Stück; 07-07-2018 at 06:37 PM.
Appreciate 0
      07-07-2018, 10:15 AM   #9
Ickdeep
Colonel
Ickdeep's Avatar
United_States
1525
Rep
2,115
Posts

Drives: '13 F10 M5
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z10M5 View Post
I got 10mm in the front and 12mm in the back, and i cant use my oem wheel locks on the 12mm. But on the 10mm they barely thread on. Its fine tho cuz its only one bolt out of 5. I wouldnt recommend using stock bolts on 10mm
I wouldn't use any OEM parts after 5mm spacers. Be safe and invest in aftermarket extended wheel locks. But it also depends on where you live, I dont have wheel locks on my car for that reason. Its honestly a pain when I have to take the wheels off for whatever reason to have to go get the stupid wheel lock key from the trunk and like guard it with my life. Now I just use the same socket for all 20 bolts.

There is a reason why there is 5 bolts and not 4 bolts. Factor mainly such as balance.
__________________

Stage 2 Tune by BPM | Dinan Adjustable Coilover Springs

Appreciate 0
      07-07-2018, 04:10 PM   #10
trbo_bmw
Registered
0
Rep
3
Posts

Drives: 2011 535i
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Humble, Tx

iTrader: (0)

I just put some Rohanna wheels on my 535i and I’m not happy with the fit, but kinda worried about adding spacers from fear of wheel coming off while driving, do you guys run spacers with no issues? ( with the extended bolts of course )
Appreciate 0
      07-07-2018, 06:38 PM   #11
Stück
Major
Stück's Avatar
United_States
591
Rep
1,058
Posts

Drives: F10 M5
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
1991 318iS  [0.00]
2014 M5  [5.00]
2013 X3 35i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by trbo_bmw View Post
I just put some Rohanna wheels on my 535i and I’m not happy with the fit, but kinda worried about adding spacers from fear of wheel coming off while driving, do you guys run spacers with no issues? ( with the extended bolts of course )
There is absolutely nothing wrong or unsafe about a quality hubcentric spacer with appropriately lengthened bolts.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-07-2018, 06:56 PM   #12
trbo_bmw
Registered
0
Rep
3
Posts

Drives: 2011 535i
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Humble, Tx

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stück View Post
There is absolutely nothing wrong or unsafe about a quality hubcentric spacer with appropriately lengthened bolts.
Awesome, thanks 👍🏼
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 PM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST