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      05-23-2022, 03:21 PM   #1101
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Iím in the market for some 19s and am noticing most people go with 18Ē for their e92 (non m). Is there a clear reason for this? Iíve always preferred the look of 19 over 18, but maybe Iím missing a clear reason people go for the latter. For reference, Iím looking at arc8ís in the following spec for my Ď12 e92 335i:

Front 19x8.5Ē +33
Rear 19x9.5Ē +35

Iím lowered on kw v2ís and no camber plates.
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From a performance and functionality standpoint, it is always more beneficial to go with the smallest diameter wheel you can fit over your brakes. When comparing 18" and 19" wheels specifically, 18" wheels will be lighter in overall unsprung weight, which increases performance and agility. 18" wheels will also be less expensive, with cheaper tire options compared to 19"s. Lastly, 18" wheels will use taller sidewall tires, which provides additional ride comfort and compliance, as well as more rim protection for your wheels.

Overall, 18" wheels tend to be the most popular for the non-M E9X chassis but some folks will opt for 19" wheels simply due to aesthetic preference.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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Just purchased a 6-piston wilwood front brake kit with 15" rotors. Do you guys happen to know if it will clear your 18" wheels (depending on offset of course)? Just curious if you guys did any testing with big brake setups.

Potentially debating on downgrading from 19" arc-8 to 18" VS-5RS in the future for better tire selection.
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Hi there,

From a performance and functionality standpoint, it is always more beneficial to go with the smallest diameter wheel you can fit over your brakes. When comparing 18" and 19" wheels specifically, 18" wheels will be lighter in overall unsprung weight, which increases performance and agility. 18" wheels will also be less expensive, with cheaper tire options compared to 19"s. Lastly, 18" wheels will use taller sidewall tires, which provides additional ride comfort and compliance, as well as more rim protection for your wheels.

Overall, 18" wheels tend to be the most popular for the non-M E9X chassis but some folks will opt for 19" wheels simply due to aesthetic preference.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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Thank you for the detailed response. This is very helpful.

Would you happen to know if I can clear the rears on this set Iíve been eyeing:

Front: 19x8.5 ET +32
Rear: 19x9.5 ET +25

The front seems just fine but Iím concerned the rears will rub unless I have camber plates + roll the fenders. Both of which I have no intention of doing.

Let me know your thoughts! It is greatly appreciated.
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Thank you for the detailed response. This is very helpful.

Would you happen to know if I can clear the rears on this set Iíve been eyeing:

Front: 19x8.5 ET +32
Rear: 19x9.5 ET +25

The front seems just fine but Iím concerned the rears will rub unless I have camber plates + roll the fenders. Both of which I have no intention of doing.

Let me know your thoughts! It is greatly appreciated.
Camber plates will only help you with front fitment, That said, while a 19x8.5" ET32 can fit just fine up front without any modifications, that 19x9.5" ET25 will be quite aggressive in the rear. Typically, we recommend running a 19x9.5" ET33 to ET35 for a direct fit on a stock car with a 265 tire. To run that same tire on a 19x9.5" ET25, you will likely need some rear negative camber or a rear fender roll.

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Hi there,

From a performance and functionality standpoint, it is always more beneficial to go with the smallest diameter wheel you can fit over your brakes. When comparing 18" and 19" wheels specifically, 18" wheels will be lighter in overall unsprung weight, which increases performance and agility. 18" wheels will also be less expensive, with cheaper tire options compared to 19"s. Lastly, 18" wheels will use taller sidewall tires, which provides additional ride comfort and compliance, as well as more rim protection for your wheels.

Overall, 18" wheels tend to be the most popular for the non-M E9X chassis but some folks will opt for 19" wheels simply due to aesthetic preference.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

-Geirsen
Thank you for the detailed response. This is very helpful.

Would you happen to know if I can clear the rears on this set I’ve been eyeing:

Front: 19x8.5 ET +32
Rear: 19x9.5 ET +25

The front seems just fine but I’m concerned the rears will rub unless I have camber plates + roll the fenders. Both of which I have no intention of doing.

Let me know your thoughts! It is greatly appreciated.
FWIW I run a 19x9.5 et33 rear set up with 275/30/19 and a slight fender roll. Fits great but will still rub on big undulations in the road
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FWIW I run a 19x9.5 et33 rear set up with 275/30/19 and a slight fender roll. Fits great but will still rub on big undulations in the road
Thank you both for the insights!

Would you mind posting a pic of your car to see the fitment?
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FWIW I run a 19x9.5 et33 rear set up with 275/30/19 and a slight fender roll. Fits great but will still rub on big undulations in the road
Thank you both for the insights!

Would you mind posting a pic of your car to see the fitment?
Here is a couple from when they were first installed
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Anyone run the VS5RS on a 335 e92 yet ?
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Anyone run the VS5RS on a 335 e92 yet ?
Mine are arriving Friday I should have pics in a few days.
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Here’s a few preliminary pics. I haven’t had a chance to take some really good whole car ones yet. Just a few quick pics between thunderstorms

Before (apex arc8 bronze) and After (VS-5RS Brushed)







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Here's a few preliminary pics. I haven't had a chance to take some really good whole car ones yet. Just a few quick pics between thunderstorms

Before (apex arc8 bronze) and After (VS-5RS Brushed)







Wow those look very good
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Beauty!
What size & offset did you get?
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What size & offset did you get?
Front: 18 x 9 et30 (plus I have a 5mm spacer behind my brake rotor so works like ET25)
Rear: 18 x 10 et25
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Hereís a few preliminary pics. I havenít had a chance to take some really good whole car ones yet. Just a few quick pics between thunderstorms

Before (apex arc8 bronze) and After (VS-5RS Brushed)







Loving the look of the VS-5RS wheels on your E92! Can we add these images to our photo libraries and share them on social media? Happy to tag your IG or provide photo credit when sharing.

Thanks for picking up a set!

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Loving the look of the VS-5RS wheels on your E92! Can we add these images to our photo libraries and share them on social media? Happy to tag your IG or provide photo credit when sharing.

Thanks for picking up a set!

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Hi Tom,

Yes of course. I have better pics on the IG page linked in my signature below also. Feel free to use any of them.
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Space Gray E90 335i on 17Ē APEX VS-5RS Forged Wheels



Alecís Space Gray E90 335i on 17Ē APEX VS-5RS wheels

Our Sprint Line forged wheels have already proven to be a huge hit within the BMW community in their 18Ē and 19Ē diameters. As we looked into expanding our VS-5RS forged line, the next logical range of fitments for these new wheels were 17s. With our huge focus on reduced weight and on-track performance, 17Ē wheels were a natural fit. Their inherently reduced weight and the access to affordable tire sizes made these new wheels a no-brainer fit for our classic BMW chassis that naturally suited smaller wheel diameters.

To launch our range of 4 new 17Ē fitments, we kicked off a Group Buy a few weeks ago.

While 18s and 19s are commonly run on the E9x non-m chassis, we wanted to take this opportunity to showcase these 17s on one of these cars. With aggressive drag fitments and taller sidewall tires being a popular option on modified E9X chassis, the VS-5RS are a natural fit.

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Bilstein B14 coilovers
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17x9.5 ET35 Square

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Fitment shown: Brushed clear VS-5RS
17x9.5 ET35 Front & Rear VS-5RS on 255/40-17 NT01 tires
5mm front spacers used for strut clearance

17x9.5 ET35 square isnít often run on the E9X cars but it can work with additional negative camber dialed in up front for clearance. This wheel fitment is an easy fit in the rear of the car with wider tires and taller tire sidewall options including 275/40-17 and is the choice of drag racers looking to exploit a meatier tire option ľ mile at a time. 17x9 ET30 can be run up front for an easy staggered setup or all-around for a perfect OEM+ square fitment.








17x9 ET30 Square

Fitment shown: Anthracite VS-5RS
17x9 ET42 Front & Rear with 255/40-17 Toyo RR slick tires
12mm spacers used Front and Rear to give an effective offset of ET30

17x9 ET30 is our default square recommended fitment for this platform. Despite the smaller diameter wheels, the optimized barrel profile of both of these wheel fitments easily cleared the large aftermarket brembo brakes. Aggressive Toyo Slicks are showcased on this set of wheels as a carryover from our shoots on SPEC E46 3 series race cars.







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I love my EC-7RsÖ but holy moly, I wish I waited. Those are NUTS.
The EC-7Rs are still great wheels, but we are very excited about these new VS-5RS. I honestly personally love the look of these 17s with the taller tire sidewalls on the E90 chassis. Its not everyone's cup of tea but its right up my alley.

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I love my EC-7Rs… but holy moly, I wish I waited. Those are NUTS.
The EC-7Rs are still great wheels, but we are very excited about these new VS-5RS. I honestly personally love the look of these 17s with the taller tire sidewalls on the E90 chassis. Its not everyone's cup of tea but its right up my alley.

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Any pictures of these in black on an E92 chassis?
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Any pictures of these in black on an E92 chassis?
None on an E92 that I know of in satin black but we do have these customer provided shots of 18x10 ET25 on an e90 M3:





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We're still on the hunt for photoshoot volunteers!







Paging BMW owners in the Bay area! If you're interested in free professional photos of your car on brand new APEX wheels, we are looking for volunteers for testfiitting and photoshoots! Volunteers will get copies of the photos, a discount on a future set of APEX wheels, and APEX goodies/swag.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our online webform here. Show us what you've got!

If you'd like to take an inside look at what the photoshoots involve, our good friend Blake made a video detailing the process of an 18" photoshoot on his F82 M4 recently:



Another look at the process of shooting an E46 race car with our Creative Director Yo!

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