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      06-24-2019, 05:08 PM   #89
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Thank you DVC. That's very helpful. I'll probably end up getting the BW wheels as well.
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This post made me sit up in my seat and smile.... nice to see others running the EWG N55 335i hard : ) We should talk....

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Hell yeah.. 2014 EWG xdrive here... big plans Sitting on 437M's so 275 rears 255 front.. M sport brakes too
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Sorry to bring this up from the first page, but I've been wondering about oil starvation issues since our oil pan isn't baffled. Is there a baffled oil pan upgrade out there? Would a baffled oil pan help keep the pick-up submerged in oil?

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I should have done my research first. It looks like the N55 already has a baffled oil pan to prevent starvation issues. SWEET!!

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This post made me sit up in my seat and smile.... nice to see others running the EWG N55 335i hard : ) We should talk....

Your 335i is awesome.

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Would you mind sharing which 18x10 wheels and the offset you got? Also, did you have to roll the fenders or anything to get the 275s to work? This mod is on my short list. The LSD is going in very soon
Yup, as Polo said, I had to do some rolling/pulling of the front and rear fenders... Hard to tell unless you look close, but it definitely made some more room. My 18x9.5 et35 Apex ARC-8s with 265mm RE-71Rs cleared without rubbing with -3.0° front and -2.0° rear camber. But the 18x10 et33 Bimmerworld TE:AL TA16s with 275mm RE-71Rs seemed much bigger than just 1/2"!! On paper they should have worked, but perhaps the Bimmerworld wheels are a little bigger in the metal than Apex wheels....
I've read that a few people have mounted 275 tires on 9.5" wheels. What do you think of that setup? Would the tires bulge too much and hurt performance?
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I've read that a few people have mounted 275 tires on 9.5" wheels. What do you think of that setup? Would the tires bulge too much and hurt performance?
In my experience, there's a sweet spot in terms of tire width relative to wheel width. Going wider than the sweet spot won't get you much if anything in terms of additional grip, and may instead end up making the tires seem squirmy.

Now as far as determining that sweet spot, that's the real trick. I will say that I've read people claim that Nitto NT01s in 275mm width felt squirmy on 9.5" wheels... but this likely varies significantly from tire to tire, and even possibly from wheel to wheel. (e.g. I've found Bimmerworld TE:AL forged wheels to be wider than the equivalent Apex ARC-8 wheel).

I elaborated a bit more on my thoughts here in post #42 of this thread.
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Thanks very much for the input. It's just that the BW TA16 10" wheels are $500 more than Apex Arc 8 9.5" wheels and weigh a pound more each, so I'd prefer the Apex of course. I'm still debating.

I got the LSD installed, but haven't had it at the track yet. It definitely does some nice controlled drifts now. I also got another 335 as a daily to replace my wife's former daily (aka my new track car) 😂
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