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      02-29-2016, 12:00 AM   #1
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Which Apex wheels?

Hey guys, Finally decided to go with Apex wheels, just wanted to get your opinions on the Arc-9 or the Ec-7, getting them in 19's, will I need spacers to make it flush?
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the arc-8's are lighter however the ec-7 has a spoke design that makes it look more concave which looks nicer.

for the ec-7 i'd do anthracite

front 19x8.5, et35, face profile 1, with 245/35/19, no spacer, almost flush
rear 19x9, et 35, face profile 2, with 255/35/19, no spacer, almost flush

michelin pilot super sport or bridgestone potenza s-04

this setup almost approaches square and reduces much of the understeer but it retains the staggered look where the front tires are narrower and the rear wheels having more concave.
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the arc-8's are lighter however the ec-7 has a spoke design that makes it look more concave which looks nicer.

for the ec-7 i'd do anthracite

front 19x8.5, et35, face profile 1, with 245/35/19, no spacer, almost flush
rear 19x9, et 35, face profile 2, with 255/35/19, no spacer, almost flush

michelin pilot super sport or bridgestone potenza s-04

this setup almost approaches square and reduces much of the understeer but it retains the staggered look where the front tires are narrower and the rear wheels having more concave.
Why not a 265 in the rear? Sorry for the noob question
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you could definitely do 265. i recommended 255 on 9" wide for best handling/performance by being almost square. 265 increases weight, width, overall diameter and stagger which changes the handling/performance slightly but you probably wouldn't notice it.
if you do 265 you could also get the EC-7 in 19x9.5,et33, profile face 3 more more concavity in the rears, that'll look good.

also, i've read through your thread on the bc coils but haven't posted there. personally i'd go with BMW M-performance suspension which is a 10mm drop or 20mm if you only have a base suspension. if that's not low enough, i've read more positive reviews with KW, although it costs more.

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you could definitely do 265. i recommended 255 on 9" wide for best handling/performance by being almost square. 265 increases weight, width, overall diameter and stagger which changes the handling/performance slightly but you probably wouldn't notice it.
if you do 265 you could also get the EC-7 in 19x9.5,et33, profile face 3 more more concavity in the rears, that'll look good.

also, i've read through your thread on the bc coils but haven't posted there. personally i'd go with BMW M-performance suspension which is a 10mm drop or 20mm if you only have a base suspension. if that's not low enough, i've read more positive reviews with KW, although it costs more.
I'll keep that in mind. Thanks a lot for the advice. And I've been looking into the KW coils as well. Looking at the V1. Thinking about pulling the trigger for the wheels and suspension real soon Thanks again!
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np..post some pics after you've got'em. should be a nice mix of form and function
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