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      09-07-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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APEX ARC-8: Official Wheel Gallery

There are a lot of members out there running the ARC-8 wheels now, with a mix of staggered/square setups and different tire sizes.

Lets make this the official ARC-8 wheel gallery for the Z4 M and non-M

Feel free to just post up pictures, BUT If you don't mind, please also include the following since many tire sizes are not a direct fitment, and members would like to know the specifics of how to achieve the same fit/look:
  • Front/Rear Wheel size
  • Front and rear tire size, tire make/model
  • Any required modifications: spacers, camber, rolling..

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      09-10-2010, 12:58 PM   #2
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I pulled together all the info I could find regarding the APEX ARC-8 Wheels. If I post incorrect information or you don't want your pictures posted here, PM me and I'll fix it. I only posted what I found, I made no assumptions. Also, if you give me more information, I'll update the post.

P.S. After making this post, man do I want a set of these

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Hankooks
No rubbing
F: 18x8.5 235/40/18
R: 18.9.5 275/35/18





GothM
Hyperblack
Nitto Invo
F: 18x9 et42 245/40/18
R: 18x10 et25 275/35/18




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F: 18x8.5 245/40/18
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Hankooks
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lowered on KW V3's. Alignment settings are on the aggressive side, also track the car once in a while. Currently running 3.5 degrees camber up front and 2.5 in the back, so needed a 10mm spacers up front in

order to clear the front struts. Have minimal rubbing on the plastic fender liner/front bumper junction area. Tires are NT-01's up front, and Maxxis prototype race compound tires in the back, testing for the company.

F: 18x9.5 245/40/18
R: 18x10, 275/35/18













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Hankook V12
F: 18x9 245/40/18
R: 18x9.5 265/40/18


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      09-11-2010, 10:46 PM   #3
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Well done. I was starting to feel guilty about being too lazy to post my pics.
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the tyre profile looks a bit too chunky in 18". 19's would look way better, but thats only my opinion.
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      10-25-2010, 08:11 PM   #6
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I love the 19.5's up front for their dish. Are there any issues running F: 18x9.5 245/40/18
R: 18x10, 275/35/18 with H&R springs only? Or does it depend on sidewall width of each particular tire brand? I'd love to run this setup
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      10-25-2010, 08:19 PM   #7
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If I could do it agian I'd have gotten these wheels for my winter tires instead of those POS 18" V710 boat anchors.
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      10-25-2010, 08:28 PM   #8
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My track setup 18x9.5" all round. Michelin PSC 265/35.
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My track setup 18x9.5" all round. Michelin PSC 265/35.
looks very good. are those hyberblacks?
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^ Thanks, ya they are hyperblacks.
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Blind32, thank you for putting together that list of member photos along with fitment information!



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I love the 19.5's up front for their dish. Are there any issues running F: 18x9.5 245/40/18
R: 18x10, 275/35/18 with H&R springs only? Or does it depend on sidewall width of each particular tire brand? I'd love to run this setup
The 9.5" up front would clear the strut tube just fine, and you could stretch a 245 onto it, but it will be very clearly stretched, while the rear 275 on a 10" wheel will look meaty. This will result in an out of balanced look.

It's hard to say how it would fit up front, as a stretched 245 may be stretched enough to clear the fender, but with the wheel being pushed out 13mm more then if you were to run a 9" wheel, I would say you're going to want some negative camber up front to make it fit correctly.
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      11-12-2010, 05:07 PM   #12
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The 9.5" up front would clear the strut tube just fine, and you could stretch a 245 onto it, but it will be very clearly stretched, while the rear 275 on a 10" wheel will look meaty. This will result in an out of balanced look.

It's hard to say how it would fit up front, as a stretched 245 may be stretched enough to clear the fender, but with the wheel being pushed out 13mm more then if you were to run a 9" wheel, I would say you're going to want some negative camber up front to make it fit correctly.
How is a 245 possibly a tight fit on a 9.5" wheel? I thought everyone is running 245's on the front with 9"? Do you mean the 245 will almost be too small for the rim? Please advise.
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I love the 19.5's up front for their dish. Are there any issues running F: 18x9.5 245/40/18
R: 18x10, 275/35/18 with H&R springs only? Or does it depend on sidewall width of each particular tire brand? I'd love to run this setup
That was my setup with the 18's. Only I had the 8.5's up front. Too much rubbing w/o camber plates with the 9.5's I believe. As soon asd I have the fundage I'm getting a new black set for the coupe. No rubbing at all with the H&R's and that size tire/wheel. It blows away the stock width and looks mean.
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How is a 245 possibly a tight fit on a 9.5" wheel? I thought everyone is running 245's on the front with 9"? Do you mean the 245 will almost be too small for the rim? Please advise.
The 9.5" wheels have a more aggressive offset and are wider. So other variables like the brand/model tire you run, ride height, and camber will all be a factor in how that setup would fit.
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Those of you running 9.5 all around. What suspension set ups are you all running and what offsets? Any rubbing with stock suspension?
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Those of you running 9.5 all around. What suspension set ups are you all running and what offsets? Any rubbing with stock suspension?
TCKline D/A with 3.5 degrees of camber in the front. Strictly a track setup.
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Do you have a rear shot? I'd like to see the difference from the fender.
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