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Old 07-30-2013, 02:55 AM   #339201
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I am clearly missing something that everyone else seems to notice here, but I do not find the ARC 8s attractive. I see the appeal if you are getting it for utilitarian purposes, but, meh.


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only if you used that force (to break this) at the gym when you lift...wait a minute...do you even lift?
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I am clearly missing something that everyone else seems to notice here, but I do not find the ARC 8s attractive. I see the appeal if you are getting it for utilitarian purposes, but, meh.


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They are like, the most standard average common aftermarket wheel these days. Partly a trend, and fueled by grandiose dreams of taking one's car to the track on a regular basis and needing pointlessly wide and affordable wheels.

I think they look good, but they are starting to get old, quickly, with how many people are doing their stanceworks/hardpark stuff with them.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:00 AM   #339204
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Because that's such a quick and cheap thing to do.

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if I get 18x8.5 et38 for front and 18x9.5 et35 for rear. there will be no rubbing in the front for sure, just some rubbing in the rear.
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if I get 18x8.5 et38 for front and 18x9.5 et35 for rear. there will be no rubbing in the front for sure, just some rubbing in the rear.
I just hate rubbing. It sounds terrible it makes it no fun to drive fast and corner hard.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:27 AM   #339206
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On the topic of wheels, I think I want to try and get the BBS RG-Rs at the warehouse to fit my 190E.

17x8 is good
32 offset is good
5x114.3 conical seat --> 5x112 conical seat (then I can use more common BMW lug bolts/nuts too)
centerbore is for the BBS PFS centering system so that might just require centering rings
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So making a strut brace spacer will be a lot easier than I thought. The only point of contact between the brace and mount is flat. Roughy 1x2.5." I'd just need a piece of metal that's 3-4mm thick with 2 holes drilled in it.


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Although I need spacers made so it stops eating my engine cover

So much less bump-steer though
wat. why would the bar be contacting your engine cover????
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wat. why would the bar be contacting your engine cover????
Because it's special and you should never mind



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only if you used that force (to break this) at the gym when you lift...wait a minute...do you even lift?
I haven't in a while


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I think they look good, but they are starting to get old, quickly, with how many people are doing their stanceworks/hardpark stuff with them.
Meh. They're nicer than those ricey RGRs that you had on your e46.
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I wonder if it's a coincidence that the issue only happens during TC lockup
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Tempting, but kinda want the M one..
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Hmmm:

Tempting, but kinda want the M one..
Don't get the M one...just get that one, so we can be twinsies
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The ECS strut bar is very pretty and the price is hard to beat.
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