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      06-13-2017, 06:02 PM   #1
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► Official APEX Wheels Showroom Gallery Thread



Show Us What You Got!

With an increasing number of F3X 3-Series enthusiasts mounting APEX wheels on their vehicles for both street and track use, we see many photographs of APEX wheels shared throughout the forum. This thread will compile photos of different APEX wheel fitments, as well as provide the community with detailed information surrounding wheel and tire fitment, alignment settings, brake and suspension clearances and more! Please feel free to ask questions along the way, we have fitment experts ready to provide technical support for both spirited street driving to weekend track warriors.

Feel free to just share pictures, but we know other enthusiasts would greatly appreciate if you included the following:
  • 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 (Spacers, fender rolling, etc.)
Let's Kick Things Off!



Wheels:
Forged EC-7R in Brushed Clear
17x9" ET42

Tires:
Toyo Proxes
255/40-17 Square

Additional Modifications:
12mm front spacers
Coilover suspension



Wheels:
Flow Formed SM-10 wheels in Race Silver
18x9" ET30 Square

Tires:
Bridgestone RE71R Tires
255/35-18 Square

Additional Modifications:
KW V3 coilovers
Ground Control camber plates



Wheels:
Flow Formed ARC-8 wheels in Hyper Silver
Front: 19x9" ET30 Rear: 19x9.5" ET33

Tires:
Hankook
Front: 245/35-19 Rear: 275/30-19

Additional Modifications:
D2 coilovers



Wheels:
Flow Formed SM-10 wheels in Race Silver
18x8.5" ET35 Square

Tires:
Michelin Pilot Super Sports
245/40-18 Square

Additional Modifications:
N/A

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Satin Black EC-7 18's 8.5et35/9.5et43
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 245/40 275/35
Dinan Springs, camber is -0.5/-1.3
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Satin Black EC-7 18's 8.5et35/9.5et43
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 245/40 275/35
Dinan Springs, camber is -0.5/-1.3
Lives in Maryland, photos at Nurburgring, Apex wheels already on the car? Did you do Euro delivery and have wheels shipped over there just for the track?

Nonetheless,
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Satin Black EC-7 18's 8.5et35/9.5et43
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 245/40 275/35
Dinan Springs, camber is -0.5/-1.3
Lives in Maryland, photos at Nurburgring, Apex wheels already on the car? Did you do Euro delivery and have wheels shipped over there just for the track?

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I had the opportunity to be stationed in Germany for 4 years and purchase the car a year and a half into my tour.
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Turner Motorsport just took photos of their F30 335i shop car with our new SM-10 wheels in anthracite.

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18x8.5" ET35 SM-10 Wheels in Anthracite
235/40-18 Nexen N5000 Tires



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The wheels look awesome. I wonder why turner would put 5h!t nexen tires in a size one profile down on it. Wish it had mp4s, mpss or conti ECS in 245/40 or 255/40
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Will the 18x9.5 +35 fit okay on the back of an F30 340i? Assuming a tire size of 275/35/18? Usually I see more around the +45 commonly used for the rear.
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The wheels look awesome. I wonder why turner would put 5h!t nexen tires in a size one profile down on it. Wish it had mp4s, mpss or conti ECS in 245/40 or 255/40
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Will the 18x9.5 +35 fit okay on the back of an F30 340i? Assuming a tire size of 275/35/18? Usually I see more around the +45 commonly used for the rear.
Thank you for the question! The 18x9.5" ET35 is quite an aggressive offset for the rear. It would require fender rolling and negative camber in order to fit properly. Even so, it would be very tough to fit a 275/35-18 tire. Ideally you would want to run an 18x9.5" ET43 in the rear. We have that fitment available in our EC-7 design. Most customer run a 255/40 tire. You could run 265's as well but may require a small fender roll. With that said, 265/40-18 is a touch tall, and 265/35-18 is a touch short. Let us know if you have any other questions

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Thank you for the question! The 18x9.5" ET35 is quite an aggressive offset for the rear. It would require fender rolling and negative camber in order to fit properly. Even so, it would be very tough to fit a 275/35-18 tire. Ideally you would want to run an 18x9.5" ET43 in the rear. We have that fitment available in our EC-7 design. Most customer run a 255/40 tire. You could run 265's as well but may require a small fender roll. With that said, 265/40-18 is a touch tall, and 265/35-18 is a touch short. Let us know if you have any other questions

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Any plan to do 18x9.5 ET43 in your SM-10 wheel that I see in your Group Buy? If so, I would be happy to put a deposit down now
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Our customer Peter's F30 320D with APEX SM-10 wheels in anthracite.

Wheels: 18x8.5" ET35 & 18x9" ET30 SM-10 wheels in Anthracite
Tires: Hankook RS-4 245/40/18 square
Suspension: ST-XA (KW)
Brakes: M performance brake





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I am going to be getting new summer rims as I slapped my winter tires on my stock OEM rims. I am really starting to like the look of an 18 wheel. Is it just me or is the sidewalk noticeably thicker? I would image that the ride would be a little more conforming from a comfort standpoint as well? And the overall cost would be less for both rims and tires!

What would be the best setup with your SM-10 wheel on a 2016 340 Xi. I will be lowered on Dinan Springs. I want a flush fitment with no rubbing or needing to roll fenders.

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[QUOTE=Expert@ApexRaceParts;22311008]Turner Motorsport just took photos of their F30 335i shop car with our new SM-10 wheels in anthracite.

Square Setup:
18x8.5" ET35 SM-10 Wheels in Anthracite
235/40-18 Nexen N5000 Tires


[QUOTE]

This is clean and spot on.
Very Nice square set up for us xDrive people.
Would have liked to put on some 255/40 instead perhaps.

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Our customer Peter's F30 320D with APEX SM-10 wheels in anthracite.

Wheels: 18x8.5" ET35 & 18x9" ET30 SM-10 wheels in Anthracite
Tires: Hankook RS-4 245/40/18 square
Suspension: ST-XA (KW)
Brakes: M performance brake





I really like this... Can you please expand on the suspension details please?
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I really like this... Can you please expand on the suspension details please?
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Thanks for the post! All we know at the moment is that the car is on these ST XA Coilovers:

http://www.st-suspensions.net/st/inf...t_xa_coilovers
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Do you know the maximum mm/inch the F30 chassis can go closer to the suspension?
Im looking these two options that et are 58 and will give a the bigger tires size like 285 or 295.

18x9.5" ET58 APEX ARC-8 Wheel
18x9.5" ET58 APEX EC-7 Wheel
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I am looking at getting some ARC-8 19" for my Mineral Gray Metallic F32 iX. Can't decide what colour I should get - Hyper Silver, Anthracite, or Satin Black. I wish there was bronze for the 19". Anyone got some pictures or recommendations please?

I am also torn between the decision of staying 225/340-19 & 255/35-19 or going square with 255/35-19. Suggestions?

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Do you know the maximum mm/inch the F30 chassis can go closer to the suspension?
Im looking these two options that et are 58 and will give a the bigger tires size like 285 or 295.

18x9.5" ET58 APEX ARC-8 Wheel
18x9.5" ET58 APEX EC-7 Wheel
Thanks for the post! We don't have an exact measurement for the F30 inner clearance, but we know the 18x9" ET42 will clear the front suspension with a 245/40-18 tire, and 18x9.5" ET43 will clear the rear suspension with a 265/35-18 tire (rolled fenders may be required).

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I am looking at getting some ARC-8 19" for my Mineral Gray Metallic F32 iX. Can't decide what colour I should get - Hyper Silver, Anthracite, or Satin Black. I wish there was bronze for the 19". Anyone got some pictures or recommendations please?

I am also torn between the decision of staying 225/340-19 & 255/35-19 or going square with 255/35-19. Suggestions?

Thanks!
Here are some photos to help your decision:

Satin Black on Mineral Grey:




Hyper Silver on Mineral Grey




Anthracite photos are posted above with the SM-10s wheels, we don't have any with ARC-8s just yet.


As far as square vs. staggered, it ultimately comes down to how you plan to use the car. A staggered setup will let you run a slightly wider tire on the rear, which can help if the car is tuned for more power. A staggered setup will also tend to induce understeer before oversteer, much like the OEM setups. A staggered setup is often preferred for aesthetic reasons as well, since it lets you fill all available space in the wheel wells.

A square setup allows for proper front-to-rear tire rotation, and provides more neutral handling characteristics by using the same size tire all around. We prefer square setups for performance driving and/or track use, not only for the handling benefits, but also the increased tire life.

Hope this helps!

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Check out our customer Jake's (@jake330 on IG) Estoril Blue 328i M-Sport with 18" SM-10 wheels.

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18x8.5" ET35 SM-10 wheels in Race Silver
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Check out our customer Ashton's F30 with 19" APEX wheels...

19x9" ET28 ARC-8 Wheels
245/35-19 Hankook Tires

19x9.5" ET33 ARC-8 Wheels
275/30-19 Hankook Tires

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Check out our customer Ashton's F30 with 19" APEX wheels...

19x9" ET28 ARC-8 Wheels
245/35-19 Hankook Tires

19x9.5" ET33 ARC-8 Wheels
275/30-19 Hankook Tires

D2 Coilovers







Nice!!!
Does this mean I can run concave apex arc 8 on my 340i? 😁
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Would a EC-7 19x8.5 ET35 with 255/35r19 work for a square setup on a 340i with the m-performance brakes, m-adaptive suspension (stock) work?

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