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    Thread: Slightly less than nubby Wheel Advice

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      05-15-2012 02:37 PM #1
      Looking for some advice on a set of wheels. They are called Apex Arc-8 and they are pretty popular apparently in the Bimmer world. I have been doing research I have my heart set on the 18"x9" with 42mm offset.

      According to this calculator: http://www.senebdesign.com/Auto/TT-offsetcalc.htm I will need a 14mm spacer up front and a 20mm spacer in back. This will make the wheels poke slightly by .013's on an inch. I am also trying to get the widest tires I can on this setup for performance reasons mostly and I hate excessive tire stretch. Tires I have been looking at are a set of Hankook Ventus V12.

      Looking for any recommendations to get these wheels and tires combination to fit my TT. I'm not looking for an insane drop on the TT either, just slightly lower than where tire is flush with the wheel well.

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      05-15-2012 04:37 PM #2
      I'm guessing from all of the views that nobody wants to touch this Has anyone ran a setup like this?

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      05-15-2012 05:05 PM #3
      You will be fine man! Im low and have a final offset of 10et up front and 5et in the back and I don't rub! here is a picture for reference


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      05-15-2012 05:33 PM #4
      that's like the perfect stance right there! What tire size are you running?

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      05-15-2012 06:21 PM #5
      something with stretch by the looks of it

      Offsets sound pretty good but the rear will be sitting in the arch.

      How low are you now?
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    6. 05-15-2012 07:31 PM #6
      the wheels are alright, you get a lot of choice in that option

      you need to be low to pull of stretched tires. but def do stretched tires on a tt,. looks hawt

      18x9 with 205 40 look sick , all around

      or you can go crazy with 18x9.5 all round with 215 or 225 40 . 225 for safe, theres someone on this forum who runs that and never rubs , 215 will look a bit better however

      and if you use that calculator,, if your a few mm outside the fender , its still going to look pretty flush. you need major poke like an inch minimum.

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      05-15-2012 10:04 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by deathmetalscottie View Post
      that's like the perfect stance right there! What tire size are you running?
      Im Running 225/35/19

      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      something with stretch by the looks of it
      Yeah I have a wee bit

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      05-15-2012 10:05 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      something with stretch by the looks of it

      Offsets sound pretty good but the rear will be sitting in the arch.

      How low are you now?
      I don't mind a little stretch, just I come from the mk3 world and having the tire have this shape at the bottom \_/ annoys me. Plus I have been told (correct me if I am wrong) that it does not do much for handling. I guess my biggest worry is being able to fit these wheels so they do not rub. The guy who posted the picture has my prefered ride height for the car.

      Currently, I could run them because I am on bilstiens with stock springs (PO). I am planning on a set of k-sports this summer with adjustable camber and caster. I want to be lower, but I want to sacrifice the least amount of handling possible.

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      05-15-2012 10:16 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8 skeet skeet View Post
      Im Running 225/35/19



      Yeah I have a wee bit
      That stretch really does not look that bad actually. Could be because of the size of the wheel. I gotta admit, that does look hot though.
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      05-16-2012 09:45 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by BigBlackTiTTy View Post
      the wheels are alright, you get a lot of choice in that option

      you need to be low to pull of stretched tires. but def do stretched tires on a tt,. looks hawt

      18x9 with 205 40 look sick , all around

      or you can go crazy with 18x9.5 all round with 215 or 225 40 . 225 for safe, theres someone on this forum who runs that and never rubs , 215 will look a bit better however

      and if you use that calculator,, if your a few mm outside the fender , its still going to look pretty flush. you need major poke like an inch minimum.
      225/40/18 on a 9.5 is poop. (see first picture) Very high side profile too.



      235/35/18 is MUCH better IMO (see second picture)

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      05-16-2012 09:57 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      225/40/18 on a 9.5 is poop. (see first picture) Very high side profile too.
      235/35/18 is MUCH better IMO (see second picture)
      So the first made your headlights yellow? I definitely wouldn't run those then. (Honestly I can't tell the difference in the two pictures lol)

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      05-16-2012 11:38 AM #12
      side profile and tire size was way more 'balloony'. I don't really have a better pic of the new tire size yet but it really did make a big difference. (mm's of difference in this case - yes that's big when it comes to offsets)
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      05-17-2012 09:13 PM #13
      2nd pic for the win

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      05-21-2012 10:13 PM #14
      talked to motorsport-tech.com and they can't make a 14mm adapter but apparently they can make a 15mm one So I guess I'll have a little more poke .05 vs. .013. This setup is going to look grand!
      Last edited by deathmetalscottie; 05-21-2012 at 10:28 PM.

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      05-21-2012 10:53 PM #15
      Yeah 15mm is the smallest that's 'safe' to run.
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