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Old 11-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Hey guys I am about to purchase some rims for my M3 and am going to go with the ARC 8's from Apex. I really want to achieve the wide rear tire look and want the rims front and rear to be flush with the wheel well. I spoke to David from Apex and I think I am going to go with 18x9.5 35 Fronts and 18x10 25 Rears. I under stand with the 35 offset in the front I need a spacer which I am fine. I was curious to see what tire sizes people are running on that setup.

Would 245/285 achieve what I want.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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Hey guys I am about to purchase some rims for my M3 and am going to go with the ARC 8's from Apex. I really want to achieve the wide rear tire look and want the rims front and rear to be flush with the wheel well. I spoke to David from Apex and I think I am going to go with 18x9.5 35 Fronts and 18x10 25 Rears. I under stand with the 35 offset in the front I need a spacer which I am fine. I was curious to see what tire sizes people are running on that setup.

Would 245/285 achieve what I want.

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A 245/40/18 or 255/35/18 front tire and a 275/35/18 rear tire would work great for what you are looking for. A 285/30/18 could also work in the rear but it is a very short tire and may look odd compared to the taller front tire. A 285/35/18 rear tire is a little too tall and would need fender rolling to make work.

This car is using a 245/40/18 and 275/35/18 on an 18x9.5" ET35 and 18x10.5" ET27.


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Old 11-08-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:15 PM   #5
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Love the look of that red M3!! My future plan within the next year hopefully is going with a HPF kit. I love the staggered look of these cars, not that the 10 squared wouldn't look good, I just want everything flush with wheel well!

Thanks for your guys help. Question: what ride height is that red M3?

Can others post pictures of what they are running? tire size, offset, ride height?
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Love the look of that red M3!! My future plan within the next year hopefully is going with a HPF kit. I love the staggered look of these cars, not that the 10 squared wouldn't look good, I just want everything flush with wheel well!

Thanks for your guys help. Question: what ride height is that red M3?

Can others post pictures of what they are running? tire size, offset, ride height?
I do not know the exact measurements of his ride height but from the pictures and my experiences that looks to be about 13" in the front and 12.75" in the rear. That measurement would be recorded from the center cap of the wheel up to the fender.

Here is another E46 M3 to please all of the 18x10" ET25 square fans.


18x10" ET25 Hyper Silver ARC-8's with 265/35/18 Dunlop Star Spec tires.

18x10" ET25 Hyper Silver ARC-8's with 265/35/18 Dunlop Star Spec tires.
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I do not know the exact measurements of his ride height but from the pictures and my experiences that looks to be about 13" in the front and 12.75" in the rear. That measurement would be recorded from the center cap of the wheel up to the fender.

Here is another E46 M3 to please all of the 18x10" ET25 square fans.


18x10" ET25 Hyper Silver ARC-8's with 265/35/18 Dunlop Star Spec tires.

18x10" ET25 Hyper Silver ARC-8's with 265/35/18 Dunlop Star Spec tires.
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I just recently purchased 18x10 square set up for my m3. The front sticks out of the fender a bit too much, and the back looks fine with a 12mm spacer. I was wondering if any of you guys had any idea of a good amount of camber to run in the front to get the tire tucked under the fender as much as possible but without having to get new tires every 3,000 miles. I never track the car it would be strictly a street driving set up.

@Joe do you have any idea what that Tiag M3 has camber wise in the front? you mentioned he had a 18x10 square set up as well?
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Sorry OP not trying to thread jack, just needed a questioned answered and didn't want to have to start a brand new thread on it.
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I just recently purchased 18x10 square set up for my m3. The front sticks out of the fender a bit too much, and the back looks fine with a 12mm spacer. I was wondering if any of you guys had any idea of a good amount of camber to run in the front to get the tire tucked under the fender as much as possible but without having to get new tires every 3,000 miles. I never track the car it would be strictly a street driving set up.

@Joe do you have any idea what that Tiag M3 has camber wise in the front? you mentioned he had a 18x10 square set up as well?
Need a pic like this but maybe not so close up so I can get a better idea of the current camber setting....

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^ I don't have one exactly like that but here arethree pictures taken earlier today that give the same look. thanks for the help!



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As you can see there is already a small amount of camber there. Im not sure how much it is...
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I just recently purchased 18x10 square set up for my m3. The front sticks out of the fender a bit too much, and the back looks fine with a 12mm spacer. I was wondering if any of you guys had any idea of a good amount of camber to run in the front to get the tire tucked under the fender as much as possible but without having to get new tires every 3,000 miles. I never track the car it would be strictly a street driving set up.

@Joe do you have any idea what that Tiag M3 has camber wise in the front? you mentioned he had a 18x10 square set up as well?
Usually about -3 degrees is the absolute maximum we suggest using on the street before tire wear starts to become a concern. This is at 0 toe because any toe in or out will greatly accelerate tire wear in the front. -3 degrees is also the minimum we suggest when using 18x10" ET25 wheels square on an E46 M3 because it is a very aggressive front wheel and is normally reserved for track cars, but some do use that wheel set up on the street with it known before hand how aggressive the fitment actually is.
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Usually about -3 degrees is the absolute maximum we suggest using on the street before tire wear starts to become a concern. This is at 0 toe because any toe in or out will greatly accelerate tire wear in the front. -3 degrees is also the minimum we suggest when using 18x10" ET25 wheels square on an E46 M3 because it is a very aggressive front wheel and is normally reserved for track cars, but some do use that wheel set up on the street with it known before hand how aggressive the fitment actually is.
Ok thanks for the information, Ill try right around 3 degrees, and leave the toe at 0. See how that looks and move on from there!
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