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      05-05-2011, 06:30 PM   #38
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Drives: E30 M3, F10 M5
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Originally Posted by Never-Enough View Post
Are these fine for a daily driver?
Any problems with 18x9.5" all around on a pre-LCI E90 AWD? What offset to go with?

Also, are the 8.5" wheels concave? What would be the right offset for those on same car?
Sorry for the delayed response. We're understaffed, I've been interviewing people all week for new positions.

Yes, these are fine for a daily driver. These wheels are VIA certified with authentic registration numbers. Many of the vendors on here selling wheels claim JWL and VIA certification when they are not in fact certified. The ARC-8 wheels exceed the load rating requirements for street wheels. The reason these are popular for the track besides their weight is the fitments available. The offsets and widths produced are spec'ed to fit r-compounds and extreme summer tires properly for track use. Most wheels can't do that, since the average consumer runs narrow tires with a stretched sidewall to get a flush look. These look close to flush when you have wide tires on them.

We do not at all recommend running a square 9.5" wheel on your car unless you have camber plates, and rolled fenders. Customers trying to do that are going for a stretched aesthetic fitment, and not a performance orienteded fitment. We can't provide advice for that fitment as it's prone to issues.

The 8.5" wheels have concavity. They are not totally flat. They are about 1" concave before the deep center drop in. From a sharp angle you can notice it easily.