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      06-10-2012, 02:24 AM   #45
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If you want the flexibility from conventional 255/35 to 275/35 on the rear you should go with 9.5 ET35. Front should be OK at 8.5 ET32. Wider and other offsets will depend on suspension choice and setup.
cool, thank you! I doubt I'll ever mess with the stock sport suspension. Now lets get a group buy going
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Which are the staggered fitments for the non-m E90?
I'd love to run a 255 tire up front and 275 out back if it fits.
Also, if you need a test fit car, I'm available. No camber plates or coilovers though. Just dropped 1/2" from sport susp on BMWPS springs.
fitting 255's up front on stock or lowered car without camber plates is difficult. Some narrower tires in that size can fit but meaty tires would be an issue.

18x8.5" ET35 is the wheel to run on the front of an E9X for street use. Most owners run 235/40/18 on this size. 245/40/18 can work but it rather tall. 255/35/18 has worked on some stock cars, but 90% of the time this size causes rubbing unless camber plates are used.

18x9" ET31 is our custom size for the non-m E9X but the assumption is that it is being used with a meaty 255 tire, and so it will need added negative camber in front to fit. With narrower tire sizes it may fit a stock car but that was not our intention. This size can be used square on pre-LCI models with 255's if the front fitment works, as it's a clean rear fitment. on LCI models this wheel would most likely require a fender roll in the rear even with a 255 tire.

18x9" ET42 is our older fitment. It used to be used with a 10-12mm spacer to fit up front but it's been replaced with the spacer free 18x9" ET31 fitment. This wheel is a perfect rear fitment for LCI models and can fit with 265/35/18 tires.

18x9.5" ET35 is our direct bolt on rear wheel for the pre-lci model. This is an easy fit with 265/35 rear tires, and in most cases a 275/35/18 fits no problem. this wheel with a 265/35/18 just barely fits an LCI model if a narrow tire is used. With fender rolling, meatier 265's can be used.

18x9.5" ET43 is the wheel we recommend for LCI models that want to run meaty tires like 265 or 275. We have not performed the 275 test on the LCI yet, but everything we've seen shows this will work.

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depends on offset? according to that photo and the information to the right - it is not the offsets that make the difference, it is the "profile" "1", "2", or "3".

profile 2 and 3 some have similar sizes and offsets, but they are in a different "profile"

my question is are ALL of the wheels in profile 2 the same concavity, as portrayed in that photo?

Also, if I were to go with 18x10 et 33 , how much could I shave off to increase offset?

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Your original question was if the concavity depended on the wheel width or the offset. I answered offset, because if you look at the chart you can see that 9.5" wheel can be found in all 3 profiles. By looking at the needed offset, you can see which profile it is. You are correct, the profile # is the absolute way of determining which face you would get.

All the wheels in each category have the same spoke concavity. Only the center area and the depth of the whole drilled for the lugs is different. So the face is essentially 95% similar.

You cannot shave off any material to increase the offset without putting the wheel at great risk of complete failure. The holes are drilled to a specific depth and any removal of material would significantly weaken this key area. If you need a higher offset, we recommend the 18x10" ET43 wheel plus a spacer.

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Saw these @ Bimmerfest, look great. Do they clear AP7100 Caliper (14.5")?
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Ok, now it's getting interesting, please verify fitment on non-m non-sport suspension on e90.

I am looking at 8.5 et35 front and 10" 33 rear.

Group buy, pre-order, lets goooooo!
The fronts we know work. The 10's we will test with various sizes. The ET33 10" wheel is 8mm more aggressive than the 18x9.5" ET35 wheel. We know many have run 18x10" ET25 on pre-LCI models so we don't believe we'll encounter an issue during testing.

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What would be the widest setup for a track staggered on e92?

Possibly a

Front
18x9.5" ET35 - 21.70lbs
with 255/35/18

and

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18x10" ET33 - 22.50lbs
with 275/35/18
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Assuming this is a pre-LCI non-m, 18x9.5" wheels up front is an extremely difficult fitment for most owners, and we do not recommend it. If the spring perch is above the tire (it is not with most coilovers) then a 5mm spacer at the minimum would be needed to clear the strut tube, and negative camber would have to be set to maximum. If a 265 tire were used, then fenders would need to be shaved. There would also be rubbing on the inner frame and fender liner.

The recommended track setup is the 18x9" ET31 wheel up front with a 255 tire. Anything more aggressive and the fitment becomes significantly more difficult.

18x10" ET33 with 275/35/18 could work for a track setup on pre-lci models. Some tires like r-compounds may need a rear fender roll.

Here's a photo of 18x9" ET31 and 18x9.5" ET35 wrapped in 255/35/18 and 265/35/18 Toyo R888's

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      06-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #47
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Got some test fitting done on my LCI yesterday...phone's battery was dead, but Eddy took a few picks of fitment and will hopefully post them up here! I am trying to do 18x9 +31 on the front and 18x9.5 +22 on the rear.

Thanks again Eddy and team for confirming my aggressive fitment, can't wait until the rims are here!
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Got some test fitting done on my LCI yesterday...phone's battery was dead, but Eddy took a few picks of fitment and will hopefully post them up here! I am trying to do 18x9 +31 on the front and 18x9.5 +22 on the rear.

Thanks again Eddy and team for confirming my aggressive fitment, can't wait until the rims are here!
So the 18x9.5 et22 on the rears fit without any issues? Are you lowered any? And what size tires?
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So the 18x9.5 et22 on the rears fit without any issues? Are you lowered any? And what size tires?
You will need a fender roll, and may need to dial in on negative camber if lowered. It looks like the max tire you'd be able to run is a 255 seeing as the tire/wheel combo which was tested on my car was perfectly flush with the fender. im currently on stock suspension and rubbing is apparent with this aggressive setup. Prolly wouldn't see any major (if) issues until i drop.

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The ET22 fitment was aggressive and will definitely cause rub. It was tested with a 255 instead of the normal 265 size and it was still aggressive as we expected. It was worth the test to understand clearances. With a decent roll, tires that are known to run narrow can fit, but it's purely a street/aesthetic fitment as it really restricts the tire type/size that can be used.
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Is the "race silver" a hyper-silver color?.... or more of a conventional silver finish?
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      07-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #53
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Can i run 18 x10 ET 25 all around on a pre-lci non m-e90? My car is lowered as well as coilovers. What size of tires will i be looking at? =) i am looking to order this week before the groupbuy ends!!
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will 18x10 et25 fit in the rear of an e92?
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Is the "race silver" a hyper-silver color?.... or more of a conventional silver finish?
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Can i run 18 x10 ET 25 all around on a pre-lci non m-e90? My car is lowered as well as coilovers. What size of tires will i be looking at? =) i am looking to order this week before the groupbuy ends!!
It is not possible to run 18x10" ET25 up front. That wheel is far to aggressive for a non-m E9X. Even 18x9.5" ET35 would need camber plates to fit with stretched tires.

Are you trying to fit the most concave wheel possible, or are you trying to get the best track setup?

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will 18x10 et25 fit in the rear of an e92?
18x10" ET25 with the right tire can fit the rear of a pre-lci E9X non-m. We've seen it done with 275/35/18's, but fender rolling is very likely. 265/35/18 would provide more clearance, but even then a fender roll is likely.
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Eddy,

I assume for an LCI E9x one of the confirmed proper fitments (even with a modest drop) is:

Front: 18x8.5 et35 with 235/40
Rear: 18x9.5 et43 with 265/35

I'm never going to the track, hence I do not wish to pose with camber plates, coilovers, negative alignment settings, aggressive looks, etc.

I think this will look very nice for a DD street car...

Also, is there a deposit option for the pre-order - pay half up fron tand then pay the balance when the wheels are ready to ship?

Thanks.
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      07-19-2012, 12:29 PM   #59
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Eddy,

I assume for an LCI E9x one of the confirmed proper fitments (even with a modest drop) is:

Front: 18x8.5 et35 with 235/40
Rear: 18x9.5 et43 with 265/35

I'm never going to the track, hence I do not wish to pose with camber plates, coilovers, negative alignment settings, aggressive looks, etc.

I think this will look very nice for a DD street car...

Also, is there a deposit option for the pre-order - pay half up fron tand then pay the balance when the wheels are ready to ship?

Thanks.
The 18x8.5" ET35 with a 235/40/18 and the 18x9.5" ET43 with the 265/35/18 street tires would be a direct fit for your LCI e9x without any need for modifications. There are no deposit options for the pre-order because when you use a credit card, we only authorize the funds on your card now and capture the funds when the wheels are ready to ship, which is like a deposit.
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Awesome, thanks.
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It is not possible to run 18x10" ET25 up front. That wheel is far to aggressive for a non-m E9X. Even 18x9.5" ET35 would need camber plates to fit with stretched tires.

Are you trying to fit the most concave wheel possible, or are you trying to get the best track setup?
Yes i am trying to run the the most concaved setup. Any suggestions, BMW 325i lowered on coilovers
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I am ready to join the group buy, just need to confirm the size.

1) Would 18x8.5" ET35 be the ideal fitment for a 2009 328i in a square setup? Car is 100% stock right now with 16-in (non sport)

2) What other size do you recommended for a square setup?

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I am ready to join the group buy, just need to confirm the size.

1) Would 18x8.5" ET35 be the ideal fitment for a 2009 328i in a square setup? Car is 100% stock right now with 16-in (non sport)

2) What other size do you recommended for a square setup?
An 18x8.5" ET35 can fit very easily on your car. A 235/40-18 tire size would work very well on that set-up.

I believe you also sent us an email asking for the most concave square set-up on your car. That would be an 18x9 ET31 with a 235/40-18 tire size. You could also run a 245/40-18 in a smaller sized summer performance tire such as a Hankook V12.
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An 18x8.5" ET35 can fit very easily on your car. A 235/40-18 tire size would work very well on that set-up.

I believe you also sent us an email asking for the most concave square set-up on your car. That would be an 18x9 ET31 with a 235/40-18 tire size. You could also run a 245/40-18 in a smaller sized summer performance tire such as a Hankook V12.
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