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    APEX ARC-8 Fitment Thread

    Hello all!

    APEX ARC-8 wheels have become very popular around here, with many members of the Mafia family having taken the plunge. As a result, I think it might be useful to have a thread on different members' APEX ARC-8 fitments and their experience. I have created a spreadsheet below that I can edit (or if anyone knows how to embed a Google Spreadsheet, I'm all ears), and will link to each user's post as well. So here is what I propose each member with ARC-8s does in a post:

    1. Submit their info i.e. wheel size, tire size, camber, rolled fenders yes/no, rubbing yes/no, etc
    2. Submit a picture of the wheels on their car, if available.

    Sound simple? Good. This way, other members who are considering getting a set of ARC-8s or changing to a different size can use this thread as a quick resource. Also, very much open to suggestions to make this whole thread more useful to other people.

    THE SPREADSHEET



    Links to member's posts (listed alphabetically)
    704sw
    az3579
    BMWCurves
    joeybananaz18
    Newjack
    san
    sillieidiot
    slater
    stigissimo
    Vas
    webster
    ZHPizza
    Last edited by BMWCurves; 05-08-2018 at 08:23 PM.

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    APEX ARC-8 Fitment Thread

    18x8.5 ET38 square
    ~-1.6 Front, -1.9 Rear
    3mm spacer in the back
    Rubbing: No
    Rolled: No
    Tires: 235/40-18 Hankook RS4

    Edit: lowered on H&R Sports
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

    Sportline 8s 18x8.5F - 18x9.5R | APEX ARC-8 18x8.5 Square | aFe Intake | 135i Brembo F/R Calipers | 26mm Front/20mm Rear Sway Bars | Z4 Mirror
    M3 Dead Pedal | Lexus ES300 Yellow Fog Light Retrofit | Koni Yellows/H&R Springs | Llumar CTX 40% | Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel & Boots

    Awaiting Install: M3 Wing Mirrors

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    Even though I have already submitted it to the spreadsheet, here are my ARC-8 info with pictures:

    17x8.5" ET40 square wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact DW tires on all four corners. I have factory springs so the ride height is stock, although I do have Z4m front control arm bushings (FCABs) that increase castor a few degrees. AFAIK my alignment hasn't changed although that is 2ish years old, but the front camber (R/L) is -0.97/-0.92 degrees and rear camber (R/L) is -2.06/-2.07. I have not rolled the fenders and I do not have rubbing.

    General impression/notes: I love this wheel set up. It improved the handling and grip an appreciable amount due to the reduced unsprung weight. The only things I don't like about it is the aesthetics; I wish they were larger diameter and had more concavity, but those downsides were outweighed by the current setup's performance, no need for rolling fenders, and money saved thanks to cheaper tire size.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    18x8.5 ET38 square
    ~-1.6 Front, -1.9 Rear
    3mm spacer in the back
    Rubbing: No
    Rolled: No
    Tires: 235/40-18 Hankook RS4

    Edit: lowered on H&R Sports
    Added.

    Which H&R springs do you have? Also, what color wheels, Hyper Silver?

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    Your car is BEAUUUUUUTIFUL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    Added.

    Which H&R springs do you have? Also, what color wheels, Hyper Silver?
    Sports (29484). The wheels are anthracite/gunmetal/whatever Apex calls them.
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

    Sportline 8s 18x8.5F - 18x9.5R | APEX ARC-8 18x8.5 Square | aFe Intake | 135i Brembo F/R Calipers | 26mm Front/20mm Rear Sway Bars | Z4 Mirror
    M3 Dead Pedal | Lexus ES300 Yellow Fog Light Retrofit | Koni Yellows/H&R Springs | Llumar CTX 40% | Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel & Boots

    Awaiting Install: M3 Wing Mirrors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasoned1 View Post
    Your car is BEAUUUUUUTIFUL!
    Thanks!

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    Hyper silver
    18x8.5 ET38 F
    18x9.0 ET42 R
    Dunno camber angles but it's stock
    Stock ride height
    No spacers or fender rolling
    Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s 225/40 F, 255/35 R
    No rubbing yet but i know from experience the rears will rub slightly on big bumps under heavy load (had the same dimensions on my last ZHP)

    --Wes--

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    04 330Ci ZHP Silvergrey/Alcantara (RIP)

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    Updated. I assume yours is Hyper Silver, webster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webster View Post
    Hyper silver
    18x8.5 ET38 F
    18x9.0 ET42 R
    Dunno camber angles but it's stock
    Stock ride height
    No spacers or fender rolling
    Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s 225/40 F, 255/35 R
    No rubbing yet but i know from experience the rears will rub slightly on big bumps under heavy load (had the same dimensions on my last ZHP)

    that's the setup i will likely move to - 9's in the rear. i bet you won't rub with those tires, wes - the PSS you ran before are a bit chubbier than the 500s.

    my setup:

    18x8.5 ET38 square, hyper silver
    3mm spacer in the rear
    245/35/18 michelin PSS (tread width is 9.1" - these suckers are wide for a 245)
    stock ride height - ZHP coupe springs, koni yellows up front, bilstein PSS9 dampers in the rear - both set fairly stiff
    camber: -1.0F, -1.6R
    no fender rolling
    no rubbing without 3mm spacer in rear - slight rubbing in the rear under large compressions with passengers in the rear
    peter

    2018 Subaru BRZ RS 6MT

    2015 VW Golf TSI Comfortline 5MT

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