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Old 11-14-2011, 10:46 PM   #11821
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^ best bang for your buck is gonna be the ksport adj rear control arms, they max at -6 iirc. I had turner motorsport on my e46 at -4.2 at the rear (max on those were -7).. -8 camber is not gonna look good (imho) with out a major pull of your rear fenders.. I wouldnt of got those wheels in those specs and not fully understand the work required all because of resell issues.. Which i totally respect, but you cant cheap out per say on ebay parts and not pull or even refab your fenders all together..I would def go with 35 series tireS on this type of set up.. Now once u get that all figured out your next issue is gonna be your rear bumper.. E46 rears are short and slim which is why i got a SRS rear when i had mine just to make everything flow better.. All of this is alot more than just rims/tires/camber/coils and your done.. In relation to your specific specs your gonna have to do alot or work to pull it off correcty..Which i am sure your are aware of now.. Springs rates and the correct coils are gonna essential like say your camber settings and fender work..Either way GL man, it can be done! Take your time and do it right the first time
thanks for your input but I am fully aware of what's involved to make these wheels fit. Just wanted some opinions, always good to have alternatives. I'm all for doing it right the first time but my car has been down for 2 months and it's time to get it going. This isnt my first aggressive setup or car haha. It sucks I went with the 40 series, I knew I should've went 35.

My spring rates are fairly aggressive as well.

Exactly what I heard about the eBay camber kits being really adjustable. I'm getting a set Tommarow! If it doesn't work you'll see it in the marketplace haha.

Ksport discontinued they're arms, I just called

I didn't start off with a 5 inch lip trust me, just some **** happened and my 3.5 were pretty much made useless and 5 inch was the only one left available so I'm just working with what I got now lol. Not going to throw anymore money in this money pit.

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Old 11-15-2011, 09:00 AM   #11822
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What is your camber right now?
What brand/model tire did you get?
I still think a 225/35 is pushing it, I had a 225/35 on a 9.5" and that was the most I'd stretch that size, I wouldn't feel okay about recommending you or anyone a size that I personally wouldn't do myself or feel isn't a safe stretch. The problem isn't your stretch, the stretch is good... your offset is just too low. And even with more negative camber you're not going to tuck rim... it's not even tucking sidewall currently. A 225/35 wouldn't have done much, it just wouldn't have been as tall, the width of the tread would've still been the same.

If possible, I'd try to shave off about 10mm from the center hub and that sh1t would be perfect.

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Just got one of my other wheels mounted, I might get it refinished in black chrome but check it out. I need some more negative camber, what camber kit would you recommend? I'm thinking on going with some eBay **** to get me by for now lol. These wheels really set me back.

For you aggressive guys, what did you guys do with the emergency brake line? It's tugging against my negative camber!

18x10.5 -6 with 225/40/18, kinda wish I went with a 35 so I can tuck rim more.


Some more camber would get it to fit.

The 35 would have probably worked better, what you guys think?
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:12 AM   #11823
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:14 AM   #11824
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:36 AM   #11825
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thanks for your input but I am fully aware of what's involved to make these wheels fit. Just wanted some opinions, always good to have alternatives. I'm all for doing it right the first time but my car has been down for 2 months and it's time to get it going. This isnt my first aggressive setup or car haha. It sucks I went with the 40 series, I knew I should've went 35.

My spring rates are fairly aggressive as well.

Exactly what I heard about the eBay camber kits being really adjustable. I'm getting a set Tommarow! If it doesn't work you'll see it in the marketplace haha.

Ksport discontinued they're arms, I just called

I didn't start off with a 5 inch lip trust me, just some **** happened and my 3.5 were pretty much made useless and 5 inch was the only one left available so I'm just working with what I got now lol. Not going to throw anymore money in this money pit.

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I gotcha man, but really there no other "alternatives" aside from different brands of suspension parts u can choose from. Other than that i mean u still need what u need to make the set up work. But i get your trying to work with circumstances and what u got and your familiar with all this too. GL man! Keep us updated
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:47 PM   #11826
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I could have my center hub shaved about 10mm easy, but it's gonna cost more money&time that I've already dumped into my wheels. If you had any clue what I dumped already then you'd see why I'm working with what I got lol. And again, I didn't start off with 5 inch lips, my 3.5 got ****ed up at the shop and they replaced it with 5's. These wheels been sitting at the shop for almost 6 months. The reason it took so long is because I'm not there customer, I'm there friend so you know how that goes down lol. But the wheels will be perfectly fine, if I was a M I wouldn't have an issue fitting it lol. And as for the 35 series, it'd make it tuck rim a bit more. It's too tall and it hits the fender real easy. My coils are max height and it sits that low. My exhaust sits like 10 inches off the ground with these 40 series. I've done crazier stretches lol.

Say what you want but I really don't care if you think it's going to look like ****. How many VSXX's do you know that have a step lip and a 5 inch lip? And it's been sandwich mounted? The people who sometimes talk the most **** and don't have a clean setup to even back it up. It will work just fine. I just need more camber. If push comes to shove then I can pull the fenders myself but I prefer not too. There's a SEDAN running 18x10.5-12 and he has a 1.5-2 inch widebody. The black one with the cracked tranny pan. Personally, I like the negative camber look, probably because I come from the VIP scene lol. Regardless, I'm not here to please the internet.

Please post YOUR aggressive setup, I would love to see how you have it done.

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Old 11-15-2011, 12:51 PM   #11827
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Well you came in asking people for advice... now you're Mr. Knowitall lol
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #11828
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Yea, u asked for advice.. Nobody was trying to offend you... If i did my bad.. But as Dan pointed out.. Not sure why u asked this thread if u knew what it takes and what is involved.. But lets all digress shall we? GL with it none the less..


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Did u just call me out on my set? Lol i can post pics if u want man.. No prb here..
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:11 PM   #11830
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Please post YOUR aggressive setup, I would love to see how you have it done.
Is this directed at BMW-UDM and me?
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:19 PM   #11831
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I could have my center hub shaved about 10mm easy, but it's gonna cost more money&time that I've already dumped into my wheels. If you had any clue what I dumped already then you'd see why I'm working with what I got lol. And again, I didn't start off with 5 inch lips, my 3.5 got ****ed up at the shop and they replaced it with 5's. These wheels been sitting at the shop for almost 6 months. The reason it took so long is because I'm not there customer, I'm there friend so you know how that goes down lol. But the wheels will be perfectly fine, if I was a M I wouldn't have an issue fitting it lol. And as for the 35 series, it'd make it tuck rim a bit more. It's too tall and it hits the fender real easy. My coils are max height and it sits that low. My exhaust sits like 10 inches off the ground with these 40 series. I've done crazier stretches lol.

Say what you want but I really don't care if you think it's going to look like ****. How many VSXX's do you know that have a step lip and a 5 inch lip? And it's been sandwich mounted? The people who sometimes talk the most **** and don't have a clean setup to even back it up. It will work just fine. I just need more camber. If push comes to shove then I can pull the fenders myself but I prefer not too. There's a SEDAN running 18x10.5-12 and he has a 1.5-2 inch widebody. The black one with the cracked tranny pan. Personally, I like the negative camber look, probably because I come from the VIP scene lol. Regardless, I'm not here to please the internet.

Please post YOUR aggressive setup, I would love to see how you have it done.

ill give my opinion when i see how you get to the properly fit.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:43 PM   #11834
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I'm not attacking Dan I'm just pointing out to the people who are talking crap such as dreamdriftdrive. Dan has been more then helpful including BMW-udm. I can't edit right on my iPhone lmao.

Lol no no I didn't attack any of you guys. Everything is getting blown out of proportion. I'm more then grateful for the advice I'm being given.

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lol just so we're clear... I do wanna see you make this work
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:50 PM   #11836
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Haha yeah you guys are just trying to help. I wouldn't bite the hand that feeds.
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shaving the hub isn't thaaat much. In this case, its kind of a necessity.
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It would've took more time and money that I didn't want to spend. Another 200 bucks to shave the hubs.
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