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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.
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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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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      05-24-2022, 02:05 AM   #1103
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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 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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Beauty!
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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