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Old 02-26-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Official E46's With 18's

One of the main questions about which wheels to put on has to do with size. People wonder, should I go with 17", 18" or 19"?

So we can use this thread to get an idea of what our cars look like with 18" wheels and what we have to do to make them fit.

If you aren't sure if you want to get 17", 18" or 19" then check out this 18" thread and also the 17" and 19" threads linked here.

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Click Here For The 19" Wheel Thread




For those who have 18" wheels please post pictures, list the specs of the wheels/tires as well as the modifications (if any) to the fenders.


Example:

Wheel Specs:
18x8.5 et 35 front
18x8.5 et 35 rear

Tire Specs:
Achilles ATR Sport 245/35-18 front
Achilles ATR Sport 245/35-18 rear

Fenders:
Rolled fenders. Shaved fenders. Pulled fenders. Widened fenders (mm or inches)

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:18 AM   #4
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:25 AM   #5
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No modification to fenders and I do not rub
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:40 AM   #6
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Wheel Specs:
18x8 ET35 front
18x9 ET40 bag

Tire Specs:
225/40/18 front
255/35/18 rear

Fenders:
Nada

I rub a bit on bigger potholes/bumps unless I go reeeeally slow, and also when I have more than 1 person sitting in the rear

EDIT: Car is lowered on springs with 45mm front and 30mm rear.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:47 AM   #7
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Hey Daniel and peytonracer4, are either of you dropped at all?
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:48 AM   #8
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Snap, I knew I forgot something lol.

Yes, lowered on springs. 45mm front and 30mm rear.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:52 AM   #9
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Looks really clean, man!
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:19 AM   #10
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #11
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Yes. Lowered on h&r sport springs for sport suspension.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:58 AM   #12
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Ok Domg here are my current specs.

I am currently running stock ZHP wheels on my boosted ZHP, i am dropped on H&R cupkit pretty decent drop. new coils are on the way tho. wheels which are 8" front and 8.5" rear in 18", and I'm running snow blizzaks that are 235/40/18 and 265/35/18. Pretty meaty setup but no problems. Next wheels I already have planned are 18" and will be 9" front and 10" rear or 9.5" square will definitely have to roll my fenders but that's for spring/summer setup.

On my old sedan I ran 8.5 front 235/35/19 and 9.5 rear 265/35/19 m3 offset, had lots of rubbing but that was until I rolled my fenders was also slammed.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #13
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Ok Domg here are my current specs.

I am currently running stock ZHP wheels on my boosted ZHP, i am dropped on H&R cupkit pretty decent drop. new coils are on the way tho. wheels which are 8" front and 8.5" rear in 18", and I'm running snow blizzaks that are 235/40/18 and 265/35/18. Pretty meaty setup but no problems. Next wheels I already have planned are 18" and will be 9" front and 10" rear or 9.5" square will definitely have to roll my fenders but that's for spring/summer setup.

On my old sedan I ran 8.5 front 235/35/19 and 9.5 rear 265/35/19 m3 offset, had lots of rubbing but that was until I rolled my fenders was also slammed.
Well post up some pics with the specs
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #14
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Front: 18x8.5 et30 225/40/18 -2.3 degrees of camber.
Rubs plastic fender liner in aggressive cornering. Not a big deal to me.

Rear: 18x8.5 et30 235/40/18 -3.3 degrees of camber.
No rubbing.

Lowered on function and form type 2's

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Front: 18x8.5 et30 225/40/18 -2.3 degrees of camber.
Rubs plastic fender liner in aggressive cornering. Not a big deal to me.

Rear: 18x8.5 et30 235/40/18 -3.3 degrees of camber.
No rubbing.

Lowered on function and form type 2's

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #16
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:07 PM   #17
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Nice cars guys, hopefully more people will post up their set ups.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:20 PM   #18
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:39 PM   #19
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Currently running 18x8.5 et35 vmr v710s all around wrapped in 245/40/18s lowered on an ics adjustable coil setup. I believe I'm at -2.2 camber up front but I'll have to check my spec sheet to confirm.

No fender mods and no rubbing issues. I don't have any pictures of it on the ground but I'll add some soon. Here she is in the shop 2 weeks ago.

Ps, pardon the rusty rotors in the pic, hadn't been driven in 2 months.

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Old 03-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #20
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I guess o have one on the ground but this was before the suspension was adjusted.

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