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Old 08-26-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Need help with making a squared set-up

I'm planning on purchasing a set of squared apex arc-8s in most likely a 18x10 size.

I know there are hundreds of apex wheel fitment threads but please bear with me.

I have a 2002 e46 sedan currently riding on rs2s
Specs are
18x8.5 et40 w/ Dunlop direzza dz101
225/40/18
18x10 et 45 w/ Dunlop direzza dz101
255/35/18
I have spacers front and rear, maybe 10 or 15mm rear(it's tiny) and probably 25mm front. I can get more precise measurements this evening.

Both the front and rear fenders are rolled and flared and the fronts are pulled slightly.

I have roughly 3.5 degrees of camber rear and 1.75 degrees front.

I also have vmaxx coilovers.

I would like to be able to have a squared set up and the 18x10 et27 seems like the best bet. But the question is tires and can that offset even fit?

If I get hankook ventus v12s could I fit 255/35s all around? I want to minimize camber and would have to raise my at which I'm fine with. I want to try to get alittle bit of "poke" in the front which I lack now.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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Need help with making a squared set-up

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2007 Interlagos Blue Z4 ///M Coupe #1197 out of 1815
Porsche gt2/carrera gt cf seats l Apex arc-8s l R888s l BC Coilovers

wanting to get a vf-570 and 315/30s rear, 285s/35 front.The 285s rear arnt enough

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Old 08-26-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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I think you will need spacers if you go with the 18x10 et27. That offset is more than likely too high, and the INSIDE of the wheel/tire is going to rub on your coilover's springs. I am personally running 18x9.5 et25 square, and my front wheels barely clear my coilovers. Every coil over is different though. You might have enough clearance.

Look up the user "GunMoto". He had(s) a square set-up of 18x10 eith 255's on his sedan.
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