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Old 04-05-2019, 01:53 PM   #1
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Apex Arc 8 question

Picked up a set of 17x8.5 Arc 8s for my 2002 330ci and I'm questioning the fitment. I had it up in the air and test fit them with 255s on and it looked like they won't fit. I want to put 245s on them but I'm worried they are gonna rub like crazy. My car is lowered on BC coilovers. Any insights? Camber? Spacers?

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Old 04-14-2019, 07:25 AM   #2
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A popular wide square fitment seems to be 17x9 ET30 with 245/40r17 all around. That definitely fits.

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Old 04-19-2019, 07:39 AM   #3
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A popular wide square fitment seems to be 17x9 ET30 with 245/40r17 all around. That definitely fits.
I've been running this setup for almost 2 years. 17x9 ET30 square is aggressive and you need rolled fenders and a minimum of -2.0 camber to get them to fit under the fenders properly.

I would suggest playing with camber and rolling the fenders.

8.5's and 255's would fit depending on how low you are, camber and rolled fenders.

I'll likely go to a 255/40 square with my x9's next go around in tires. I'll need to do another roll in the rear to fit though.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:45 PM   #4
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I've been running this setup for almost 2 years. 17x9 ET30 square is aggressive and you need rolled fenders and a minimum of -2.0 camber to get them to fit under the fenders properly.

I would suggest playing with camber and rolling the fenders.

8.5's and 255's would fit depending on how low you are, camber and rolled fenders.

I'll likely go to a 255/40 square with my x9's next go around in tires. I'll need to do another roll in the rear to fit though.
I just noticed that this is you:

http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/sh...ontent-It-fits

I'm assuming what you claimed in that thread still holds? Just a bit of a roll in the rear? I'm hoping that with Koni Sports + the Eibach Pro-Kit... I may not have any troubles at all with 17x9 ET30 square? Seems like they're a bit higher.

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Old 04-26-2019, 05:48 PM   #5
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That is me, my car.

Little outdated but when I ran the firestones they run narrow so I didn't really need to do a roll. When I changed tires to the continental ExtremeContactSport they run wider. I went ahead and did a rear roll, removed fender clips and did a front roll as well with plans to eventually do a 255/40 square.

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Old 04-26-2019, 05:58 PM   #6
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That is me, my car.

Also check out my Instagram as I keep it updated more than the build threads.

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Dammit I noticed that right as I clicked post & edited my response.

Question above still holds - is what you said initially still true? Minor roll in the rear is all that's needed and -2 degrees up front? Are your fronts wearing reasonably evenly? No rolling up front...? I'm probably gonna stick to driving on Indy 500s.

Like I said I'm hoping I may be able to get away without doing anything special with Koni Sports + the EPK... A lot of threads out there but haven't happened upon one with this exact setup.
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Dammit I noticed that right as I clicked post & edited my response.



Question above still holds - is what you said initially still true? Minor roll in the rear is all that's needed and -2 degrees up front? Are your fronts wearing reasonably evenly? No rolling up front...? I'm probably gonna stick to driving on Indy 500s.



Like I said I'm hoping I may be able to get away without doing anything special with Koni Sports + the EPK... A lot of threads out there but haven't happened upon one with this exact setup.
Yes still true. Once you start driving really aggressive in corners is when you need a roll up front.

My tires wore really good. No excessive edge wear due to camber or feathering. Ill need to pull up my alignment specs but I know my guy did something to the toe to make up for the additional camber. The toe is not at oe specs.

I also rotated every 5k miles.

What's the lowering spec measurements on the koni + epk ?



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Old 04-27-2019, 12:38 PM   #8
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Yes still true. Once you start driving really aggressive in corners is when you need a roll up front.

My tires wore really good. No excessive edge wear due to camber or feathering. Ill need to pull up my alignment specs but I know my guy did something to the toe to make up for the additional camber. The toe is not at oe specs.

I also rotated every 5k miles.

What's the lowering spec measurements on the koni + epk ?



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Hard to say - they give an estimated range & I have a ZHP so I'm guessing the total amount will be <1". It'll probably sit a bit higher than yours, judging by pictures with guys with EPKs that haven't put stupid wheel + tire combos on their cars.

How does one go about rolling the front fenders? Seeing a lot of people saying either it can't be done, or it seriously f**ks things up.

Also, I read about what it takes on the rear. Do you know if removing any of that weather protectant has resulted in rust anywhere?
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Also - in the photo in your sig - I'm guessing the front camber looks that aggressive because of the lens distortion? Probably not that crazy irl?
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Also - in the photo in your sig - I'm guessing the front camber looks that aggressive because of the lens distortion? Probably not that crazy irl?
Could be angle but at that time it was at -2.5

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Old 07-15-2019, 01:49 PM   #11
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Should be fine, I also run 17x9 et30 with 245/40 on coilovers with no special alignment spec. If anything I could go to a meatier tire and I believe coupes have slightly more wiggle room.
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