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      04-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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♦ Sonic MS | MR E92 M3 x HRE R40 x MICH PSS

Greetings Gents,

We just finished installing this set of wheels and tires for one of our clients.



HRE R40 Forged Monoblock / Aerospace Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum
Spec - 18x10 ET20 5x120 72.56mm CB
Weight info - 20.2 lb/each







Our client wanted no compromises in terms of performance. So we opted for a custom spec of 18x10 ET20 square setup with 285/35/18 Michelin PSS tires to eliminate the factory understeer that is apparent with the stock staggered rim/tire setup.









The end result is a nice meaty stance that offers both form and function. Enjoy the pics!



















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      04-26-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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Does he rub? 285 at the front?!!! Fender liner trimmed? Any spacers?
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Does he rub? 285 at the front?!!! Fender liner trimmed? Any spacers?
No spacers, no fender work, no rubbing.
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      04-26-2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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Gorgeous car! Room to go wider in the back?

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Gorgeous car! Room to go wider in the back?

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He can go wider in the back, but it won't be a square setup. We can push for more aggressive offset to +15 but he won't be able to rotate the tires.

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      04-26-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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+1 looks good D
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      04-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #8
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Spacer in the back to put the rear more flush and that thing is about perfect.
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      04-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #9
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they look small.

but phenomenal
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      04-27-2012, 12:55 AM   #10
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refreshing to see.. I've been getting dizzy seeing all these concave designs..they look dope
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      04-27-2012, 01:29 AM   #11
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red on red is so HOT
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      04-27-2012, 02:24 AM   #12
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      04-27-2012, 02:32 AM   #13
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looks sick.. any of you guys want to come to big willow on may 4th? i know you guys are into tracking!
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      04-27-2012, 03:24 AM   #14
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Looks awesome.
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      04-27-2012, 03:56 AM   #15
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      04-27-2012, 07:46 AM   #16
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Looks good !
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That's nice as!

Red is my favorite color for that M3
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Looks really good. So nice to see function over bling for a change. By sizing the tires correctly and with the correct wheel offset and stance of the car, an 18" square setup like this doesn't look small at all. I just saw the brand new Boxster at the New York auto show and was bothered by Porsche's use of 20" wheels on such a small car--the big, open barrels with a relatively small 4-piston brake setup swimming inside look really silly.

It's interesting that you're not getting rubbing by using a relatively aggressive offset and tire width. Most 18" square setups are 18x10" et25 instead of et20, and most use 275/35-18 tires. I don't have rubbing with my 275/35-18 Nitto NT01 track setup, so maybe the Nittos run relatively wide and are roughly equivalent to a 285 Michelin PSS?
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Perfect. Square always wins.
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looks sick.. any of you guys want to come to big willow on may 4th? i know you guys are into tracking!
Josh I may want to do this.....is it only Friday? I would drive down Friday morning...rip...then head back. Let me know the deal. Hopefully this car will be done with the boost by then.
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Josh I may want to do this.....is it only Friday? I would drive down Friday morning...rip...then head back. Let me know the deal. Hopefully this car will be done with the boost by then.
Yes, come on down. I gave Darwin the information last night. Bring a few friends and drive down together, we will have alot of track time and a photo cd from the track thats normally 65$ is included for free.

The link is in my signature, check it out. PM me or email me if you have any questions
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Looks great! the color contrast.

I agree with paradocs98 - 18" setups are function over form and if done correctly, just like this R40 setup, they don't look too small on e9x M3s. However, perhaps I'm biased because I have a set of R40's
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