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Old 11-29-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
Bostonbeast
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Need Wheel and Tire Recommendations for Sedan

Hey guys, long story short I hit a pothole a few days ago and immediately dented both left front and left rear rims beyond repair. The pothole has since been repaired by the city. So I can just get the same two wheels again or maybe opt for an entire new set of wheels and tires.

About the car:
2000 328i sedan
Lowered on KW V1 Coilovers
Rear fenders completely rolled
Front fenders partially rolled
No camber plates
Daily driver, no plans for any track or auto-x any time soon

Current Wheel and Tire Setup:
19x8.5 VMR V710s ET 35 - Square Setup
235/35/19 Bridgestone Potenzas

So I've been looking around and really am leaning toward APEX Arc 8s preferably concave. I'd like to keep a square setup but whatever fits is fine. I'd also like to downsize to either 17 or 18" wheels. Would 17x9 et 30 wrapped in 255/40/17s be too aggressive or even fit? Any other wheel and recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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Hey guys, long story short I hit a pothole a few days ago and immediately dented both left front and left rear rims beyond repair. The pothole has since been repaired by the city. So I can just get the same two wheels again or maybe opt for an entire new set of wheels and tires.

About the car:
2000 328i sedan
Lowered on KW V1 Coilovers
Rear fenders completely rolled
Front fenders partially rolled
No camber plates
Daily driver, no plans for any track or auto-x any time soon

Current Wheel and Tire Setup:
19x8.5 VMR V710s ET 35 - Square Setup
235/35/19 Bridgestone Potenzas

So I've been looking around and really am leaning toward APEX Arc 8s preferably concave. I'd like to keep a square setup but whatever fits is fine. I'd also like to downsize to either 17 or 18" wheels. Would 17x9 et 30 wrapped in 255/40/17s be too aggressive or even fit? Any other wheel and recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!
It sounds like you are looking specifically for a square concave wheel fitment for your car. You could definitely use our 17x9" ET30 wheels square but with a 245/40/17 tire. The offset of the wheels are too low to use a 255/40/17 tire in combination with them. For instance our 17x9" ET42 with a 255/40/17 tire is a direct fitment but when extending the wheel 12mm further out from where it was previously you will have rubbing issues even with rolled fenders. Camber plates are a requirement with a 255/40/17 tire and the 17x9" ET42 or the 17x9" ET30 but a 245/40/17 tire should not need them. Also the 17x9" ET30 with it's low offset will provide adequate clearance against your KW V1 coilovers.

Another option is our new EC-7 wheel in 18x9" ET31 with a 245/35/18 tire. This wheel is also concave and is a direct fitment for your car with it's modifications. The most conservative 18" ARC-8 is an 18x9.5" ET35 which is very aggressive for your car and the only people who have used it on your car stretch 245 width tires to make it fit which we do not recommend but is doable. Unfortunately at this time I only have pictures of our flat face wheels on E46's
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