Apex ARC-8

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  1. 9 Aug 2018 at 8:22 PM #1
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    OK, so I've just sold my Supercharged E92 and I should be back in a 46 M3 this weekend, thinking of getting some 18" ARC-8 rims.

    Whats the best set-up on these for a 46? Width, offset etc. Would really like to run a 265 section front tyre. :thumbsup:
     
  2. 9 Aug 2018 at 8:24 PM #2
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    10j et25 or 9.5j et22 are the most popular sizes for a square set up
     
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    10j et25’s all round if I had my time again.
     
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    I went with 9.5j ET35 on the EC7s, fronts fit perfectly, no spacers, flush with no rubbing with aslight bit of negative camber whilst lowered, rears I have on a 10mm spacer, but could probably go to 15mm, but still look good. I'm running 265/35 michelin ps4s all round as well.
     
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    Are you running 18’s? Didn’t think you could get PS4S in 18’s?
     
  6. 10 Aug 2018 at 8:40 AM #6
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    Do the 10j fit with no issues of rubbing?
     
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    Have to run -2.3 camber or more and it also depends on your castor setup because they can hit your front inner arch
     
  8. 10 Aug 2018 at 10:20 AM #8
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    So safer to go with 9.5j?
     
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    I run 18x9.5" ET35 front and 18x10" ET25 rear. I personally think the 9.5" ET27 fits better on the front, if I were to buy again that's what I would go for. Cant say if they'd rub on a standard geo setup but mine clear fine with roughly 2 degrees of camber all round and quite low.
     
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    The car I'm looking at has adjustable top mounts on the front and adjustable rear arms too so I will be able to dial in some negative camber. What tyres do you run front and rear?
     
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    Im not on APex rims but run 10j et25 all round on road tyres and also on slicks with no rubbing.

    Road tyres are zestino soft 265/35/18
     
  12. 10 Aug 2018 at 11:43 AM #12
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    Also forgot to mention I run a 3mm spacer all round.
     
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    You'll be fine then, as you say you can adjust it to suit. Tyre wise I run 265/45 rears and 245/45 fronts.
     
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    45 profile, not 35?
     
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    Sorry yes 35 not 45 :bh:
     
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    Yeah, am running 18s

    Pilot Sport 4s, maybe s for the plural bit confused it a bit? But can get them in 18s no issue, got them off blackcirles in february.
     
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    Ah no worries yeah I know you can get ps4 just wondered if you managed to source some PS4S in 18” as I couldn’t :(
     

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