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Official APEX Wheels Showroom Gallery Thread



With an increasing amount of BMW owners mounting APEX wheels on their vehicles now, we see many photographs of APEX wheels being shared on the forums. This thread is meant to be a collective effort of various pictures of the APEX wheels, as the official APEX wheel gallery for the 3-series.

Feel free to just post up pictures, but If you don't mind, please also include the following since many tire sizes are not a direct fitment, and members would like to know the specifics of how to achieve the same fit/look:

  • Wheel Model, Color, Size & Offset
  • Front and Rear Tire sizes, Tire Make & Model
  • Suspension Modifications, Camber Plates
  • Any required alignment settings such as added negative camber
  • Any other required modification (Fender Rolling, etc.)
We will start here with one of our all time favorite E46 sedans, executed by Brian N. He chose to go with an aggressive fitment, but the outcome is fire!

  • Front & Rear: ARC-8 18x9.5" ET35 - Hyper Silver
  • Ront & Rear: 255/35/18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports
  • AST4100 coilovers with Vorshag adjustable camber plates
  • Rolled and shaved fenders






 

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I'll begin :)
-18x9 ARC-8 Square Set-Up
-255/35/18 Nitto Invo
-10mm Spacers All around final et=32. Running around -3 degrees camber up front with camber plates, rear fenders shaved.

FYI more pics in my photoshoots under sig

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4850844293/" title="IMG180.14 by secono330ci, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4850844293_6966014779_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="IMG180.14" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4667537812/" title="4661375193_e7f61ba83d_b by secono330ci, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4667537812_1b97af572f_b.jpg" width="1024" height="459" alt="4661375193_e7f61ba83d_b" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4666917051/" title="4661996138_bfa54bb49a_b by secono330ci, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4666917051_85cf39f3d9_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="4661996138_bfa54bb49a_b" /></a>

 

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APEX ARC8 17x9 in matte black
Dunlop DZ Star Spec 255/40R17
Rear fenders rolled, no mods to front fenders. No spacers. 2.5 degrees of camber up front.
Bilstein PSS and UUC/Wilwood BBK (6pot fr/4pot rear)




Close but no signs of rubbing...


This wheel/tire setup is far better on the track. It was good for a 3 second/lap improvement on a 9 turn/2.5km road course. Car feels a lot better in the corners too!
 

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18x9.5 square
toyo proxes ra-1 275/35/18
ground control coilovers + camber plates.
no mods to fenders, no spacers.
-3 camber front, -2 rear
 

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That looks bada$$!:thumbsup: I love the slight concave look. Not too little, not too much. ARC8s are one of the best looking, affordable, and performance oriented wheels out there for E46s!
 

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^ wish they come with a more aggressive offset...

-TrippinBimmer
 

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^ wish they come with a more aggressive offset...

-TrippinBimmer
They come in M3 offsets for the 18's.

I don't think you can really get much more aggressive with the 17s on the non-Ms with 255s. It's a pretty tight fit as is.
 

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I was able to grab a few new shots of my car this evening...

18x9 Hypersilver with 255/35/18 Dunlop Z1 Star Specs, 3 mm spacer and -2 deg camber up front. No spacers and -1.5 deg camber in the rear.






...and a few old shots, same setup as above except with 10 mm spacers up front


 
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