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      06-06-2019, 10:26 AM   #1
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Wider stance - marring and rock chips

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I have a set of spacers that I'm now reconsidering. Have any of you guys with spacers found that a lot of dirt and drums gets kicked up to the rocker panel and the rear door?

My E70 has mudflaps butnit was black so you couldn't really notice them - and tbh they looked awesome. On this gray car I don't know, they may stick out?

What are you guys doing to mitigate the wider stance dirt/grime that's getting kicked up?
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PPF / "Clear Bra"... There was an OEM option for the E70 X5M. I had it on mine because I did not want to install flaps. I am not sure if there is an OEM option for the F85 however any shop can install it and you will not have further issues.
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Regardless of spacers - PPF. Your installer can do a double layer in chip prone areas. I no longer cringe every time I hear some stuff kicked up.

BTW - I also did a windshield film. There are a few very minor areas of distortion but, again, no cringing as stuff hits the windshield.

All in all, it allows me to enjoy my driving much more.
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Amazing thanks guys, I appreciate the advice. Will look into all options but there's no question BMW should not have left the factory like this!
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Don't go off road to the gravel.

3 years owning my F15 with aggressive setup 22" HRE and spaced out 20" stock wheels.
My fenders were still smooth.

I even took it to a track at one point, no damage to the rear fenders.
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Unfortunately that is not an option for me. Our other home has a gravel driveway and the parking lots in town have it in the parking lots. In the winter the streets are treated with a sand and brine mixture. No way around it. Have to protect it.
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Hey!

I have a set of spacers that I'm now reconsidering. Have any of you guys with spacers found that a lot of dirt and drums gets kicked up to the rocker panel and the rear door?

My E70 has mudflaps butnit was black so you couldn't really notice them - and tbh they looked awesome. On this gray car I don't know, they may stick out?

What are you guys doing to mitigate the wider stance dirt/grime that's getting kicked up?
sure you will get more sandblast effect with thicker spacers. like other say, use clear bar to protect these area if is not to late. I didn't use any film protection, my front rocker panels do have the sandblast making but the rear is all good. I think even you don't use spacers you will still have the same problems.
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Bought mine 6 months ago and have not driven mine much 'coz of the same issue, rock chips. Though mine is white, I still decided to get the front mudflaps and I am also putting on the PPF on the front bumper/full hood/front fenders/rocker panels, lower parts of the doors/door sill areas/behind the rear tires, and the rear cargo area

Nothing beats the PPF and has always been the first thing I do to all cars bought.
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