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      06-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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Photo shoot: APEX EC-7s

Here is a photo session I did recently. Maybe a little too much tire shine

The V3s have been great even at such a low ride height I get good travel and they're comfortable. I'll be tracking them later this month so we'll see how they are when the damping is dialed up.

The APEX EC-7s are as follows:
- Front: 18x9" ET42 w/ 245/40 Toyo T1 Sports
- Rear 18x9.5" ET43 w/ 255/40 Toyo T1 Sports

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F30 3281 w/APEC EC-7s by ApexRaceParts, on Flickr

Front fit has a little more room and there is only -.7 degrees of camber. I think a 255 Toyo T1 Sport could fit in there:

F30 3281 w/APEC EC-7s by ApexRaceParts, on Flickr

The rear has enough room to never rub w/255s but a 265 is doable. It may need a slightly higher offset wheel:

F30 3281 w/APEC EC-7s by ApexRaceParts, on Flickr

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      06-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Wheels look awesome!
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      06-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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I love that splitter BTW

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I love my EC-7's!
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      06-09-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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Alpine F31,I think we met at Bimmerfest.

I love that splitter BTW
Yes we did and thank you very much!
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love the wheels.. love the fitment..
what's the offset ?
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love the wheels.. love the fitment..
what's the offset ?
Front: 18x9" ET42 w/245/40
Rear: 18x9.5" ET43 w/255/40

There is absolutely no rubbing at a low ride height.
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Just thought I would join the Apec EC-7 party..

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I am buying some ARC8s tomorrow. I'll post some pics when it's all set up. Plus, with the $$ I'm saving I can get sport springs : )

I'm thinking 18x8.5 all around. What offset do you guys think would work up front, ET38?
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I am buying some ARC8s tomorrow. I'll post some pics when it's all set up. Plus, with the $$ I'm saving I can get sport springs : )

I'm thinking 18x8.5 all around. What offset do you guys think would work up front, ET38?
You can go lower in the front. I got a square setup with 8.5 ET35 and its perfectly flush in the rear but in the front you could go 30, but since that would be to aggressive for the rear I would say 35 is the way to go.
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Where are you guys buying from?
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I am going to buy from them directly. Nice guys and they are local.

Front - 18x8.5", 38mm offset (5mm closer to struts + fenders than stock)
Rear - 18x8.5", 38mm offset (square)(would need spacer to fill wheel wells) or
Rear - 18x9", 42mm offset (staggered)

They said I would need to roll the rear fenders if I went to a 9.5 I think ET35 would work. Its 7mm closer in the inside and 13mm on the outside.

What do you guys think? Square or staggered? If staggered would the 9.5 fit without rolling the fender of running stretched tires?

Vitico - I dont think they offer a ET35 on the 8.5"
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lots of people here run 9.5 in the rear w ET35 and even 19"
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I am going to buy from them directly. Nice guys and they are local.

Front - 18x8.5", 38mm offset (5mm closer to struts + fenders than stock)
Rear - 18x8.5", 38mm offset (square)(would need spacer to fill wheel wells) or
Rear - 18x9", 42mm offset (staggered)

They said I would need to roll the rear fenders if I went to a 9.5 I think ET35 would work. Its 7mm closer in the inside and 13mm on the outside.

What do you guys think? Square or staggered? If staggered would the 9.5 fit without rolling the fender of running stretched tires?

Vitico - I dont think they offer a ET35 on the 8.5"
Apex EC-7's come in 18x8.5 ET35 and 18x9.5 ET43, that is the set up I have on my car and its a perfect fit.
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Where are you guys buying from?
apexraceparts.com is were I got mine.
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^^^ what tire sizes are you running Suka?
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I am going to buy from them directly. Nice guys and they are local.

Front - 18x8.5", 38mm offset (5mm closer to struts + fenders than stock)
Rear - 18x8.5", 38mm offset (square)(would need spacer to fill wheel wells) or
Rear - 18x9", 42mm offset (staggered)

They said I would need to roll the rear fenders if I went to a 9.5 I think ET35 would work. Its 7mm closer in the inside and 13mm on the outside.

What do you guys think? Square or staggered? If staggered would the 9.5 fit without rolling the fender of running stretched tires?

Vitico - I dont think they offer a ET35 on the 8.5"
I got the 9.5 et43 for the rear but the 9.5 et35 will work as well. Just make sure you get the correct width tire.

And you can't roll the rear fenders on an F30; they already are rolled.
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^^^ what tire sizes are you running Suka?
Have the stock tires on which are 225 45 18 and 255 40 18, but once these run down I will go with the Michelin pilot super sports 235 45 18 and 265 40 18.
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