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      09-05-2017, 06:13 PM   #661
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So I got EC-7 et35, 9.5 w/ 265/35r18 with Aelous all-season tires. And the fitment was disappointing. Added a 10mm spacers and it looked better with an ideal flush. No rubbing as well.

I have an '08 328xi and the suspension sits high.

Will an et25 10 with 275/35r18 will work w/o rubbing?

Might just move the 9.5s to the front.
The 18x9.5" ET35 is a go-to rear fitment for the E9X 3 series because it is a direct fit with just about any 265 tire, and even many 275 tires. For enthusiasts wanting to install a proven rear fitment that will easily accommodate 265 and even 275 tires without trouble, this is a great option that will not require modification to the car. It accommodates different ride heights, alignment settings and the variance present between different tire brands.

With that said, for coupes or pre-lci sedan owners looking for a flush rear fitment, a more aggressive wheel can be used. There a a few options depending on tire size and how much modification the owner is willing to make.

18x9.5" ET35 - Play with 5mm to 15mm spacers depending on where you want the wheel positioned within the rear fenders.

18x10" ET33 - This wheel is 8mm more aggressive towards the rear fenders than the 18x9.5" ET33. Typically direct fit with 265 tires, however some tires may require fender rolling or negative camber to prevent rubbing under compression.

18x9.5" ET22 - This wheel is 13mm more aggressive towards the rear fenders than the 18x9.5" ET35. Rolling rear fenders or dialing in negative camber to prevent rubbing under load may be required.

18x10" ET25 - This is the most aggressive option that is still do-able with stock fenders. This wheel is 16mm more aggressive towards the rear fenders than the 18x9.5" ET35. These will almost certainly require fender rolling and/or negative camber to prevent rubbing under compression.

I hope this helps

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My 19" Satin Black ARC-8's sittin' pretty
Nice fitment
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Uh, sorry for being that guy but I haven't really found the setup that I have in mind..

I was looking to do a squared 265 set up 17 Inch 9.5 Apex Arc-8s.. is that possible? I have an E92 335i that's still at stock ride height
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Uh, sorry for being that guy but I haven't really found the setup that I have in mind..

I was looking to do a squared 265 set up 17 Inch 9.5 Apex Arc-8s.. is that possible? I have an E92 335i that's still at stock ride height
No problem! We are happy to help. The 17x9.5" ET35 squared can fit, but it is an aggressive fitment and will require some work. Up front, you will need at least an 8mm spacer to clear your suspension, and then negative camber will need to be dialed in. Spacer size is dependent on what type of suspension and tires you have, so a larger spacer may be needed in some cases. In the rear, a 265 is typically a direct fit.

If you are looking for a direct fit, then I would recommend going with our 17x9" ET30 wheels. This provides the same concavity as the 17x9.5" ET35, but usually does not require spacers to be installed up front (unless you are using a conical style suspension such as KW, or Ohlins. In that case, a 5mm spacer may be needed up front). You would be able to run 245/40-17 or 255/40-17 tires on that fitment. A touch of negative camber may be needed with 255's depending on your ride height and tire brand/compound.

Let us know if you have any other questions!

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No problem! We are happy to help. The 17x9.5" ET35 squared can fit, but it is an aggressive fitment and will require some work. Up front, you will need at least an 8mm spacer to clear your suspension, and then negative camber will need to be dialed in. Spacer size is dependent on what type of suspension and tires you have, so a larger spacer may be needed in some cases. In the rear, a 265 is typically a direct fit.

If you are looking for a direct fit, then I would recommend going with our 17x9" ET30 wheels. This provides the same concavity as the 17x9.5" ET35, but usually does not require spacers to be installed up front (unless you are using a conical style suspension such as KW, or Ohlins. In that case, a 5mm spacer may be needed up front). You would be able to run 245/40-17 or 255/40-17 tires on that fitment. A touch of negative camber may be needed with 255's depending on your ride height and tire brand/compound.

Let us know if you have any other questions!

-Matt
I appreciate your reply Matt, great customer service . Always a pleasure seeing that.

Anyways, thanks for the reply Matt. My goal is to have the rims by the end of the year so if anyone's looking to the same setup I'll be more than happy to share it when it's all set!

FBO E50 + ARC-8s are the goal for the end of the year.. time will tell.
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