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Old 12-18-2003, 01:51 AM   #1
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Need spacers with PSS?

I was just looking at the Bilstien PSS for the e36 - and on Bavauto's website, it recommended using wheel spacers with any wheels over 7.5 inches.

Is this true or what? I'm gonna get new rims soon (at least 8 inchers..dunno if I'm gonna go 17 or 18") and I don't want anything interfering with the setup.

AND - who is a good place to go to install them PSS coilovers?
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Old 12-18-2003, 02:45 AM   #2
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I got the PSS system too. I don't think u need them if you decided to use 7.5". I am running 17x7.5 rims w/out spacers. Dunno about bigger the rims thou

I got them installed @ a local shop
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Old 12-18-2003, 02:53 AM   #3
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How much did the install cost you -if you don't mind me asking?

oh yeah, how do you like the ride - compared with stock?
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Old 12-20-2003, 04:26 PM   #4
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I need spacers on both my 17x8" wheels (235/40/17) and my 15x7" winter/storage wheels (205/60/15).

It's not an issue with rim contact, its the tire rubbing (getting cut) with the adjustable spring perch.

It's all dependant on the rim offset and tire width.
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Old 12-21-2003, 02:15 PM   #5
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Are we talking huge spacers here? What width of spacers are you running with the PSS9s?
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Old 12-21-2003, 04:30 PM   #6
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Are we talking huge spacers here? What width of spacers are you running with the PSS9s?
I need 5mm spacers, which is what really bothered me, for 5mm you'd think Bilstein would have just made it work. Koni's and H&R's don't have this issue with similar sized wheels/tires
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Old 12-21-2003, 07:04 PM   #7
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5mm spacers eh? Hmm. I was looking at the GB with the FK coilovers.. seems like a wicked deal - a good alternative to the bilstiens?
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5mm spacers eh? Hmm. I was looking at the GB with the FK coilovers.. seems like a wicked deal - a good alternative to the bilstiens?
I don't know how they feel yet , but I just got my FK konigsports last week from AMI. Cost me $1548can incl tax, shipped to my door, great price for height+damping adjustable susp W/ front dual rate springs. I think the sale is only on till the 24th of dec, better get'em quick!
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Old 12-22-2003, 03:56 AM   #9
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Yeah, I was eyeing the thread with interest.. now that the PSS might be a bit annoying with spacers - I might go for the FK coilovers instead.

the only problem is that i know a few people have tried it.. but the stooopid search thingy on max is busted.. can't check archives..

Wasn't thinking of spending over a grand now.. xmas presents plus me new camera has put me over...
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