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      07-23-2009, 09:59 AM   #23
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Good thing the E92 M3 has a low offset, so they won't be machining much off of the wheels.

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I might run 285s in the rear to give it more sidewall, was running a little stretched.. but the thing is it wasnt my rear wheel that was bent, but rather my front.
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So what offsets would you guys use for a square track set-up? and what size spacers?
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So what offsets would you guys use for a square track set-up? and what size spacers?
18" x 9.5" ET26
Front w/ 5mm Spacer or None
Rear w/ 10mm Spacer of 15mm Spacer

This way you have all the same tires, and can rotate when needed. I would run a 275/35/18 all the way around probably, maybe a 40 series tire.

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18" x 9.5" ET26
Front w/ 5mm Spacer or None
Rear w/ 10mm Spacer of 15mm Spacer

This way you have all the same tires, and can rotate when needed. I would run a 275/35/18 all the way around probably, maybe a 40 series tire.

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That sounds like a very flexible track setup Andy. Good job.

I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Good stuff. Thanks.
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Anyone has any idea how these ForgeStar wheels compare to the Advan RS? I currently use the TRMotorsport 18's for track, but they are weak, easy to bend etc. I had a flat spot on my front wheel with only minimal injury.(I spinned on the track but never left the tarmack??!!) So I am looking for something stronger but reasonably priced.
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I believe the Forgestar and Yokohama wheels are made the same way, so they would be about the same strength.

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Anyone has any idea how these ForgeStar wheels compare to the Advan RS? I currently use the TRMotorsport 18's for track, but they are weak, easy to bend etc. I had a flat spot on my front wheel with only minimal injury.(I spinned on the track but never left the tarmack??!!) So I am looking for something stronger but reasonably priced.
They are the same manufacturing process. BBS, Yokohama Advan, Enkei, and RAYS just to name the major ones all use the Flow Form Casting process.

Just on ForgeStar's side, their wheels are rated at 1500 LBS / corner. Strength wise, ForgeStar is among the same quality as the other big players in the industry.
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18" x 9.5" ET26
Front w/ 5mm Spacer or None
Rear w/ 10mm Spacer of 15mm Spacer

This way you have all the same tires, and can rotate when needed. I would run a 275/35/18 all the way around probably, maybe a 40 series tire.

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I hope these wheels don't require spacers..
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I hope these wheels don't require spacers..
You only need the spacers if you want to run a square set-up, say for track usage.
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I believe the Forgestar and Yokohama wheels are made the same way, so they would be about the same strength.

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Well, I know that Enkei manufactures the ADVAN wheels for Yokohama using their patented M.A.T. CAST flow-forming manufacturing process.

So it's pretty clear that Advan's CAST wheels are very well made products.

Advan's FORGED wheels are manufactured by RAYS, so Yokohama has some excellent taste when it comes to choosing a third-party to build their wheel products. Very smart moves in both cases.
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18" x 9.5" ET26
Front w/ 5mm Spacer or None
Rear w/ 10mm Spacer of 15mm Spacer

This way you have all the same tires, and can rotate when needed. I would run a 275/35/18 all the way around probably, maybe a 40 series tire.

-Andy
Might want a bigger spacer in the rear. I just put on TE37s 18x9.5 with 12mm spacer and would like it out a little more.
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