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      04-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #45
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I would like to hear people's opinion on these- Should I run 255/40/17 on 17x9's or 9.5's? I have camber plates...but it seems like more of an expense with the 9.5's due to the spacer need. Thoughts?
I'd go 9's... 255 is just right for 9" width, and to your point no need to have to purchase spacers.
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      04-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #46
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But the question is why would you want to run that much rubber up front if you're not going to change camber settings? All that rubber up front w/o any negative camber dialed in will lead to worse turn-in.
Haven't ever tracked before, if you couldn't tell

I'll prob end up getting camber plates. Just seeing how big I could go without them.
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      04-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #47
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Just bought the 18" by 9.5" square setup. Vorshlag Camber kit up front and some other little goodies to make it work. I hope it all fits together!

Eddie at APEX has been very helpful. My wheels arrive Friday and hopefully installed on the following week. Wish me luck...
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      04-11-2012, 01:52 PM   #48
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Could you report back with your specific alignment specs, offset, and which tire (and size) you're running?
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      04-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #50
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Wheels arrive the 1st week of May, so we can expect to see photos of complete sets on customer cars by mid May.
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      04-21-2012, 09:46 PM   #51
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Any pics of the 17's on an e90 or e92 that are not close up fitment pics? I would love to see some shots like in the Apex customer gallery to get an idea of how the 17's look on the car.

EDIT: Just saw that there is only one sample of each wheel, never mind!
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Wheels arrive the 1st week of May, so we can expect to see photos of complete sets on customer cars by mid May.
Wheels are on...will post up
thursday. Still needs alignment

18" w/ NT01 275 45 18 rears
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      05-02-2012, 11:52 AM   #53
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Wheels arrive the 1st week of May, so we can expect to see photos of complete sets on customer cars by mid May.
Is this shipping deadline still accurate?
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      05-02-2012, 01:08 PM   #54
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Is this shipping deadline still accurate?
Yes it is. Full on vehicle photos and testing will be posted. We also found a good LCI 335i so we are scheduling a time to do a test fitment of the 17x9" ET30 on that car to see if a 255 r-compound will clear the rear fender.
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      05-03-2012, 07:52 PM   #55
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These are great looking track wheels!

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these wheels look great, do you have any photos from farther away to see the whole car?

i know they work great for the track, but i would also like to see how the car looks :P
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I am so sad. I cannot believe I missed the groupbuy on these. F-me.
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Has anyone taken delivery and want to share pics of their wheels, mounted? Considering them (for street) and would love to see how finishes and fitments look. Thanks
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does 17-8.5 et20 concave fit e90 2006 330i ? Can I fit 225 tires or do I have to go to 245/255 (no tracking envisioned yet, will get proper race tires if so) ?
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Has anyone taken delivery and want to share pics of their wheels, mounted? Considering them (for street) and would love to see how finishes and fitments look. Thanks
Not e90 content but I got in on their latest 17" groupbuy

17x9.5 et35 Hyperblack
255/40-17 Hankook RS-3





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Satin Black on Black Sapphire

17 x 9 ET 30, -3 camber front, -2 rear, 5 mm spacer in front (not necessary)
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Satin Black on Black Sapphire

17 x 9 ET 30, -3 camber front, -2 rear, 5 mm spacer in front (not necessary)
Hankooks 255/40/17 Square
Nice setup
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Not e90 content but I got in on their latest 17" groupbuy

17x9.5 et35 Hyperblack
255/40-17 Hankook RS-3





thanks for the pics. Looks great!
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I really like the plate "DSC OFF"
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thanks for the pics. Looks great!
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I really like the plate "DSC OFF"

Thanks, the wheel/tire combo performed great at the last track event. This setup is as probably light as my Volk RE30's in 18" but the added grip/width is noticeable.

(btw I love the look of beefy tires on 17" rims)





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