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      01-25-2019, 06:00 PM   #45
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Absolutely use anti-seize, and doesn't need to be a lot. Aluminum and steel will not play nice together over the long haul. Even if you can get the spacers off, you'll end up with corrosion on both parts that can affect the fit. It's especially sensitive around the center hub lip where the fit is critical to avoid balance issues.

After posting about torque wrenches last night I realized I should have given a recommendation. Amazon sells Tekton brand torque wrenches that are very good quality/accuracy and reasonable cost. For automotive use on wheel lugs, an 18" is the best bet, and these generally cover up to about 150 ft-lb:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C5ZL0RU/

That size will give plenty of leverage but not be too long (length can be a problem if you can't rotate it around without hitting fender/ground/etc). I'd suggest also getting a short 1/2" extension for the socket and/or use a deep socket (which should be hardened if possible). You always want to get the wrench out away from the wheels and fenders. Seen too many knuckleheads whack their fenders because they didn't have an extension.

For large trucks and tractors you can move up to a 24-26" model that will go up to 250 ft-lb. These are generally too unwieldy for cars, plus you are giving up accuracy to go to the higher rating:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C5ZL1NS/
Thanks for the recommendation. I actually found a shop near my office that installed them for $40.
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Thanks for the recommendation. I actually found a shop near my office that installed them for $40.
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Thanks for the recommendation. I actually found a shop near my office that installed them for $40.
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My car is filthy. The weather in Chicago is brutal right now. As soon as I can wash it I will start my build thread. I bought the car about a month ago and have a bunch of Ind goodies installed along with the spacers and tinted the two front windows.
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My car is filthy. The weather in Chicago is brutal right now. As soon as I can wash it I will start my build thread. I bought the car about a month ago and have a bunch of Ind goodies installed along with the spacers and tinted the two front windows.
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My car is filthy. The weather in Chicago is brutal right now. As soon as I can wash it I will start my build thread. I bought the car about a month ago and have a bunch of Ind goodies installed along with the spacers and tinted the two front windows.
Did you match the tint on the rears? What did you do? - 30%
Yep, exactly. It looks good. Not too dark. I think it looks great with the glacier silver.
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Yep, exactly. It looks good. Not too dark. I think it looks great with the glacier silver.
Agreed. too black makes it hard to see outside at night. Plus it also does not look too good with silver
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Yep, exactly. It looks good. Not too dark. I think it looks great with the glacier silver.
Agreed. too black makes it hard to see outside at night. Plus it also does not look too good with silver
I think the lighter the color the car itself, the better it looks in terms of the darkness of the tint. For example, my last car was a grand Cherokee SRT that was black and I had those front windows tinted the same shade as the X3. Without a doubt it looked much darker on the black car even though it was the same.
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This is probably a stupid question but does having spacers affect anything to do with the adaptive suspension on an M40i? Also, can I do this if I have 21" wheels?
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This is probably a stupid question but does having spacers affect anything to do with the adaptive suspension on an M40i? Also, can I do this if I have 21" wheels?
No & yes.
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Can you take a picture of the front from further back? Thanks in advance. I'm really seriously considering this even though it's technically my wife's car
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