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      06-30-2010, 05:51 PM   #45
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I really like the added camber with the 9.5" wheels up front. Steering response and turn-in became super sharp with the slightly stretched sidewalls. Understeer is virtually nonexistent with this setup.

There are a few downsides to this setup. Stretched sidewalls will make the ride become a bit harsher, and the added camber will tend to make tires tramline a bit more than normal, but I'm used to driving cars lots of camber, so it is no big deal with me. Also, tires may wear out faster on the inside if you drive mostly on the freeway in a straight line and not doing much cornering. But since I run 0 toe up front, and take my car on canyon runs and trackdays, that should not be much of a concern for me.
Solid info. Thanks for the contribution. Car looks Insane
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      06-30-2010, 06:07 PM   #46
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Solid info. Thanks for the contribution. Car looks Insane
+1 on that. Insanely hot.

And on a side note...God I miss tracking my car...
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      06-30-2010, 09:59 PM   #47
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18x8.5F and 18x10R in HyperBlack.
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Do you have any striaght side shots? I am trying to decide on color and this would help me much!
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      07-01-2010, 12:48 AM   #48
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Do you have any striaght side shots? I am trying to decide on color and this would help me much!
This is the best I have at the moment. Better pics to come soon.
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      07-01-2010, 01:54 PM   #49
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Mako. The wheels look great. From the pics your hyperblack look more silver than mine. I have heard that there is often variation with that finish between batches. Apex is aware of that and makes sure they number all the batches so all the wheels match but for anyone with hyperblack wheels of any brand on the way it never hurts to make sure the finish is consistent before you put them on the car.


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      07-01-2010, 05:16 PM   #50
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That is correct there is slight variation in batches, BUT the biggest variation comes from photography. direct sun light makes the silver pop more in photos and can look like a bright silver or chrome finish. If you take a picture indoors and use a flash, sometimes it will look almost as dark as anthracite or gun metal.

It's the finish that makes for the longest phone conversations
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      07-01-2010, 05:33 PM   #51
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Thought I would add some more pictures that I took before abusing my new tires at the track.





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      07-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #52
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That is correct there is slight variation in batches, BUT the biggest variation comes from photography. direct sun light makes the silver pop more in photos and can look like a bright silver or chrome finish. If you take a picture indoors and use a flash, sometimes it will look almost as dark as anthracite or gun metal.

It's the finish that makes for the longest phone conversations
I absolutely love the finish! The hyperblack can look dark in low lighting and brighter depending on the angle of the light hitting the wheels. As you can see in the closeup of my wheel, the sun is hitting the wheel at an angle so one side looks dark and the other side a brighter silver. The finish is top notch and I am getting a lot of compliments!
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      07-01-2010, 07:14 PM   #53
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It's the finish that makes for the longest phone conversations
Haha, I bet.

@ Mako - I still say mine are darker but that's mostly because I like being antagonistic.

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      07-01-2010, 07:26 PM   #54
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mhrir; Are those the hyper silver? I have a SG and think they would look great on it. I love the look of the Hyperblack but don't think it would look good on a SG.
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Okay so I am totally set on the 9.5f/10r set up but I am so torn between finishes! It is either going to be be hyper black or Anthracite?!?!?!?! I think the gun metal looks to dark and in some pics I think the Hyper Black look to much like chrome.... I don't know what to do! If they only did bronze I would be all over them. Any advice from you guys are which way I should swing?
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      07-01-2010, 08:50 PM   #56
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      07-01-2010, 09:18 PM   #57
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Okay so I am totally set on the 9.5f/10r set up but I am so torn between finishes! It is either going to be be hyper black or Anthracite?!?!?!?! I think the gun metal looks to dark and in some pics I think the Hyper Black look to much like chrome.... I don't know what to do! If they only did bronze I would be all over them. Any advice from you guys are which way I should swing?
I was in the same boat.

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      07-01-2010, 09:45 PM   #58
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Anthracite ftw
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mhrir; Are those the hyper silver? I have a SG and think they would look great on it. I love the look of the Hyperblack but don't think it would look good on a SG.
Correct. It is a bright silver. It makes the OEM wheels look grey by comparison. My only reason for choosing Hyper Silver is that I thought it would not show scratches as easily since the metal under the paint would be light in color also. Otherwise as track wheels, I don't really care what color they are.
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      07-17-2010, 11:42 AM   #60
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Tease photos. Dirty car. Crappy phone cam. Will put up some better ones when shes clean and I get the Canon back.



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      07-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #61
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Damn nice wheels! Tempting, not only for the ///M but for the little piggy too (E92 M3) which could use a diet....

So are you guys running these wheels as exclusively for track days, mixed use, or street use?

Since they're lightweight flow-formed cast (but not gravity cast), I wonder how well they'll hold up for mixed or street only use (ridges, potholes, etc.).... At under 20 pounds (fantastic) there's simply less structural material, and forged > flow-formed cast in strength given a wheel of the same weight. Maybe this is less of an issue with the ///M 3,200 pounds than the M3 3,700 pounds?

Anyone care to opine on street/track use and the concerns in the paragraph above?
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      07-17-2010, 07:20 PM   #62
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Very nice Mousitch, Looking forward to seeing more pics.
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Hell yah, that looks great Mousitch!
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      07-18-2010, 12:19 PM   #64
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Apex Arc-8 wheels on Sepang Z4M

New wheel pics. All clean. Hyperblack 8.5"x18F 10"x18R


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Nice choice Mousitch. You've got a great looking set up. Good pictures too to help us with.
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      07-18-2010, 05:00 PM   #66
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Nice choice Mousitch. You've got a great looking set up. Good pictures too to help us with.
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Your Roadster is really looking good; a very clean look.

I like these wheels more and more each day.
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