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Old 07-15-2014, 09:19 AM   #141
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Love these wheels but I would like to stick with 17"s for comfort purposes and the fact that I just got a new set of 225/45 17s. Since I want to use my current tire set, should I go with the 17x8.5" ET40 or 17x9" ET42?

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Old 07-15-2014, 02:09 PM   #142
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Love these wheels but I would like to stick with 17"s for comfort purposes and the fact that I just got a new set of 225/45 17s. Since I want to use my current tire set, should I go with the 17x8.5" ET40 or 17x9" ET42?

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With the 225/35/17 tires that you currently have, we would recommend the 17x8.5" ET40 ARC-8 wheel, as the tires would be too undersized for a 9" wide wheel We would recommend a 235/40/17 tire when it comes time to replace the tires in the future for the 17x8.5" ET40 ARC-8's though.
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:40 AM   #143
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:52 PM   #144
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Very beautiful shot of your E46 zaharias, thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:58 PM   #145
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:31 PM   #146
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18x8.5 +45 Offset 245/35/18 Michelin PSS Square set up.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:13 PM   #147
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Great looking e46, dirtypinguin, thank you for sharing!
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:02 PM   #150
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Beautiful E46's zaharias & drlph25, thank you for sharing with us!
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:18 PM   #151
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Here are my 18x9 on 255/35/18 all around. Stock Sport Suspension, no spacers no fender modifications, no rubbing

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Old 09-11-2014, 01:09 PM   #152
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Great color choice for wheels ElrichMeister, they really compliment the car. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:32 AM   #153
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I must have looked at every wheel out there, but kept coming back to the ARC-8's. Their style/performance/value equation can't be beat.

They're 18x8.5 (square) setup in Hyperblack and the tires are Bridgestone RE760's. They were bought to mount on another set of wheels so they're narrow at 225/40-18 - will go to 235/40-18 next time.

A nice E39 M5 pulled up beside me right after I got them mounted and we shared a little mutual admiration moment - couldn't be happier with the purchase.
What Offset? Looking to mount my set of BBS RC303s 18x8.5 ET38 on my 330I ZHP and am trying to figure out tire size.
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Thinking concave black ARC8s with some camber and extended wheel studs on a wagon... Anyone have pictures of something similar?
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