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Old 09-07-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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ApexRaceParts: Official APEX ARC-8 Wheel Gallery

There are a lot of members out there running the ARC-8 wheels now, with a mix of staggered/square setups and different tire sizes.

Lets make this the official ARC-8 wheel gallery for the E46

Feel free to just post up pictures, BUT If you don't mind, please also include the following since many tire sizes are not a direct fitment, and members would like to know the specifics of how to achieve the same fit/look:
  • Wheel size
  • Front and rear tire size, tire make/model
  • Any required modifications: spacers, camber, rolling..
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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-18x9 ARC-8 Square Set-Up
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-10mm Spacers All around final et=32. Running around -3 degrees camber up front with camber plates, rear fenders shaved.

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
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-10mm Spacers All around final et=32. Running around -3 degrees camber up front with camber plates, rear fenders shaved.
Apologize in advance as I'm sure everyone is sick of answering these questions, but with OEM sport suspension on a 2004 330Ci are the spacers and camber plates necessary with the above setup?
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:00 PM   #4
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ug..i need to see the same set-up on a dropped sedan.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:04 PM   #5
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:41 PM   #6
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APEX ARC8 17x9 in matte black
Dunlop DZ Star Spec 255/40R17
Rear fenders rolled, no mods to front fenders. No spacers. 2.5 degrees of camber up front.
Bilstein PSS and UUC/Wilwood BBK (6pot fr/4pot rear)




Close but no signs of rubbing...


This wheel/tire setup is far better on the track. It was good for a 3 second/lap improvement on a 9 turn/2.5km road course. Car feels a lot better in the corners too!

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Old 09-12-2010, 09:19 PM   #7
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Anyone have these wheels on a sedan? Looking into these for my sedan but wanted to see how it would look on it first.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:47 PM   #8
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Anyone have these wheels on a sedan? Looking into these for my sedan but wanted to see how it would look on it first.
I need to get some updated pics as I'm now running a 3mm spacer up front instead of a 10mm but this should give you an idea.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...6&postcount=82

Maybe next weekend I'll have a chance to get some new pics for this thread.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:59 PM   #9
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Looks awesome. You don't happen to have direct side shots do you?
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I need to get some updated pics as I'm now running a 3mm spacer up front instead of a 10mm but this should give you an idea.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...6&postcount=82

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Looks awesome. You don't happen to have direct side shots do you?
No but I'll try to get something from the side when I get around to updating my pics.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:35 PM   #11
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:04 PM   #12
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18x9.5 square
toyo proxes ra-1 275/35/18
ground control coilovers + camber plates.
no mods to fenders, no spacers.
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That looks bada$$! I love the slight concave look. Not too little, not too much. ARC8s are one of the best looking, affordable, and performance oriented wheels out there for E46s!
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18x9.5 square
toyo proxes ra-1 275/35/18
ground control coilovers + camber plates.
no mods to fenders, no spacers.
-3 camber front, -2 rear
what finish is this?
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Thanks Eddy

Got pix of a black M3 with Hyper Blacks by any chance?
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:25 PM   #17
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Thanks Eddy

Got pix of a black M3 with Hyper Blacks by any chance?
I don't have good pics of an E46, but I have pics of a Z4M and an E36


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^ wish they come with a more aggressive offset...

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^ wish they come with a more aggressive offset...

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They come in M3 offsets for the 18's.

I don't think you can really get much more aggressive with the 17s on the non-Ms with 255s. It's a pretty tight fit as is.
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^ wish they come with a more aggressive offset...

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18x9.5" et35 is already very aggressive for a non-m. That setup has been done before by a member on here. Hopefully we'll get some pics of that setup in here soon.
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