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      02-24-2011, 09:31 PM   #41
Eddy@ApexRaceParts
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Drives: E30 M3, 2011 335d
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA

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No the 18x9" does not need spacers for caliper clearance. Its spokes are flatter, which results in better clearance:

Here is an 18x8.5" wheel with no spacer clearing a 365mm Brembo 6 piston monoblock kit on an E46 M3. The 18x9" wheel has a few millimeters more clearance behind the spokes then the 8.5" wheel.



updated 18" list

Official PAID 18" member list:
1. Davis K. 9.5/9.5
2. Justin N. 8.5/10
3. Charles M. 9/10
4. William G. 10/10
5. Wayne R. 9/10
6. Dale S. 10/10
7. Matt J. 9/9
8. Matt J. 9/9
9. Ivan G. 9.5/10
10. Shafique B. 9.5/9.5
11. Stephen K. 9/9
12. John S. 9/10
13. Thomas S. 10/10
14. Thomas S. 10/10
15. Jason B. 10/10
16. Richard N. 9.5/9.5
17. Jeremy W. 9.5/9.5
18. John B. 9.5/9.5
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