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Old 05-25-2011, 03:18 AM   #1
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looking to upgrade to v710s or e9x reps

Ive been lookin to upgrade soon and plan on gettin the 18" vmr 710s- squared or staggered setup?? or save a lil $ and get 18" e9x reps from umnitza. For the price this is what im lookin for and I also need some new tires so a wheel tire package is a must. Im lookin at the hankook v12s how are these I like the price and read good reviews. Im lookin to buy from eas.com for the vmrs and wondering if I really need RAD wheel locks and wheel lug bolts??. I want spacers as well but dont want to roll my fenders- my suspension setup is the h&r sport cupkit. also silver or gunmetal for the vmrs?

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RAD locks are just locks we recommend to people, but your OEM bolts should also work fine. If you want to ensure that nobody steals your wheels, I would suggest getting a set of RAD locks. For 18" wheels you can get either staggered or square fitment since the tires are easily obtainable in the sizing we recommend. Some people prefer square because it allows them to rotate their tires, but others like the look of staggered fitment. As for the finish, I think either of those will look great on your car. Silver is timeless, and gunmetal contrasts silver nicely.
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RAD locks are just locks we recommend to people, but your OEM bolts should also work fine. If you want to ensure that nobody steals your wheels, I would suggest getting a set of RAD locks. For 18" wheels you can get either staggered or square fitment since the tires are easily obtainable in the sizing we recommend. Some people prefer square because it allows them to rotate their tires, but others like the look of staggered fitment. As for the finish, I think either of those will look great on your car. Silver is timeless, and gunmetal contrasts silver nicely.
thanks for the reply, i think im heading towards square fitment/silver because its cheaper and rad locks looks like a smart choice aswell. Now what spacers would be a safe bet with that setup btw I dont want to roll my fenders.

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Deciding between squared and staggered comes down to personal preference, and the appearance that you want on your e46. It's difficult to tell what size spacers you would want since there are many variables, especially the tire sizes and brand that you choose. The best way to decide spacer sizes would be to measure the clearance after you mount the wheels on your car
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thanks for the reply, i think im heading towards square fitment/silver because its cheaper and rad locks looks like a smart choice aswell. Now what spacers would be a safe bet with that setup btw I dont want to roll my fenders.

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It's tough to recommend a size for a spacer simply because there are too many variables that will affect the size you should get. IE: tire brand, model, size, alignment specs, etc. You will have to put the wheels on the car first, and then measure how far out you'd like the wheels to stick, or how much room there is between the tire and the fender.
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Oh man. Get those E9x reps. I didn't even know they came in 18's. I'd get those.
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