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Old 12-22-2011, 07:00 AM   #61
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Is there any E46 (non M) coupe on 9.5x18 ET35..??
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:40 PM   #62
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Is there any E46 (non M) coupe on 9.5x18 ET35..??
According to this: http://www.1010tires.com/wheeloffsetcalculator.asp those wheels will stick out 29mm more than my rear zhp wheels. I don't think their going to fit, but that'd be pretty awesome if they do.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:44 PM   #63
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if i can do 18 x 9.5et35 on my sedan, you can do it on your coupe.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:04 AM   #64
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According to this: http://www.1010tires.com/wheeloffsetcalculator.asp those wheels will stick out 29mm more than my rear zhp wheels. I don't think their going to fit, but that'd be pretty awesome if they do.
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if i can do 18 x 9.5et35 on my sedan, you can do it on your coupe.
Thanks mate! I was looking at your pics yesterday.. (By the way, your sedan is very nice )
I was thinking the same thing.. if they fit your sedan, they will fit my coupe also..
Any rubbing..?? Any inner wheel lip clearance issues..??
(my set up= Koni FSD+Eibach Pro Kit springs, no fender mods)


Iam thinking of a squared Apex arc-8 set up 9.5x18 ET35..
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:12 AM   #65
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:37 AM   #66
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:37 PM   #67
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here my 05 330ci on coil overs
9.5 squared with 225/40/18 pilot sport 2's rear fenders are shaved and -2 camber offset is 25 with a 10 mm spacer on every corner offset was 35 to start *
fenders are not rolled or pulled.
running a 10mm spacer on all 4 corners
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #68
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #69
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^^^ u need a mad drop browski
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:05 AM   #70
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^^^ u need a mad drop browski
Hahaha.. I wish i could.. Iam on Koni FSDs & Eibach Pro Kit springs. Front is ok for me.. I wish i could lower the rear a bit. I like the ride of my set up, i don't want coilovers for now, maybe later..
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Hahaha.. I wish i could.. Iam on Koni FSDs & Eibach Pro Kit springs. Front is ok for me.. I wish i could lower the rear a bit. I like the ride of my set up, i don't want coilovers for now, maybe later..
thats perfect run the same setup as me. buy racelands and just use the fronts with your koni;s in the rear and either race land springs or custom liners. i have bilstein in the rear with that setup and its very very good and cheap.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:52 AM   #72
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:54 AM   #74
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looks very good
Thanks!! Its nice. I wish i could go lower at the rear. But its ok as it is cause our roads suck!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:40 PM   #75
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I love the wheel and want to get a set for my NASA TTD 330ci, At the least a 255 or wider R compound tire Whats the limit on wheel and tire combo under stock rolled bodywork? Suspension is H&R sports and bilsteins. A true coilover will be next.

17x? 18x? et? spacers?
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:27 PM   #76
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I love the wheel and want to get a set for my NASA TTD 330ci, At the least a 255 or wider R compound tire Whats the limit on wheel and tire combo under stock rolled bodywork? Suspension is H&R sports and bilsteins. A true coilover will be next.

17x? 18x? et? spacers?
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The widest set up for your E46 is either a 17x9" ET42 square with a 255/40/17 tire or 18x9" ET42 square with a 255/35/18 tire. Either set up will need a 12mm spacer in the front. If you were using a street tire I would say that you could get by with a 5mm spacer but the R compound tire would need the wider spacer. Either of these set ups will need camber plates in the front to fit the wider front tire. Down the road a 265/35/18 tire can fit with enough negative camber in the front and fender rolling in the rear.
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Thanks Joe. That was exactly the answer I was hoping to get. I tracked a GTS2 330i yesterday and now I'm all gung ho for my build. I still have to figure out the rest of the car but ARC-8's are going to be the wheels for sure. Thanks for the info man.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #78
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That E46 M3 is using 18x10" ET25 wheels square with a Hankook race slick.
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I want to thank David@ApexRaceParts for helping me out on deciding what setup to run and answering all of my questions!

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Apex ARC-8 18x9.5 ET22 Front -1.8 camber wrapped in Nitto NT05 265/35/18
Apex ARC-8 18x10.5 ET27 Rear -2.5 camber wrapped in Nitto NT05 285/35/18

I had to roll my fenders, but that wasn't a big deal at all. The wheels sit flush with the fender and spacers are NOT needed or required.

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