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      10-20-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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What happened to the 18" RAC Groupbuy?

I know on another forum the E46 GB was successful. But what became of the E9X GB?
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there were 2 successful GBs
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18" RAC wheel was designed for the E46 M3, not specifically for the E9X M3.
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18" RAC wheel was designed for the E46 M3, not specifically for the E9X M3.
... but can be used with a 15mm spacer in front.

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F 18 x 9 et38 19 lbs
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18" RAC wheel was designed for the E46 M3, not specifically for the E9X M3.
Oh! Booooo ..

Wonder if you can just get 4 - 18x10 for a square set up
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Is there interest in an 18" group buy? Seems that most E9X owners are more concerned with looks than performance and what 19 or 20" wheels.
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Oh! Booooo ..

Wonder if you can just get 4 - 18x10 for a square set up
You could use 18x10 with et 27 at all four corners.
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Is there interest in an 18" group buy? Seems that most E9X owners are more concerned with looks than performance and what 19 or 20" wheels.
I would love to see 18" RAC RS110s produced for the E9X M3.
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I would love to see 18" RAC RS110s produced for the E9X M3.
+1 ..the reason I started to poke around again was because I wanted to find something similar to the RS110...

But there's probably not going to be enough interest to get this going.
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Well if there is enough interest I can talk to R of RAC to see what the deal is. I got the gbs going for the Elise and Cayman as well.
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Well if there is enough interest I can talk to R of RAC to see what the deal is. I got the gbs going for the Elise and Cayman as well.
You can add my name to the list.
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Definitely interested, as I've been looking into replacing my wheels with 18s over the winter.
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I only have four sets of wheels right now. You get an e9x specific 18 inch GB going and I might be in.
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I think he mentioned they were done building wheels but I'll find out if there's enough interest 10+ sets most likely if they'd build another. Everyone's thinking 18x10 track wheels right? Styled like the RG63s or???
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I think he mentioned they were done building wheels but I'll find out if there's enough interest 10+ sets most likely if they'd build another. Everyone's thinking 18x10 track wheels right? Styled like the RG63s or???
RS110s please.
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+1 to RS110 in 18".
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I would love to see 18" RAC RS110s produced for the E9X M3.
I remember shep said it would be cheaper to produce such a wheel and that it would be lighter because there's a small lip, which saves weight.
I'd love to see something similar to the BBS F1 style in 18".
I also think most people suggested a staggard set-up with our cars for the track.

IMO, the VOLK TE37-SL are pretty tough to beat for a track wheel. 9.5/10.5 widths, very light, very strong and priced under $3,000.

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I remember shep said it would be cheaper to produce such a wheel and that it would be lighter because there's a small lip, which saves weight.
I'd love to see something similar to the BBS F1 style in 18".
I also think most people suggested a staggard set-up with our cars for the track.

IMO, the VOLK TE37-SL are pretty tough to beat for a track wheel. 9.5/10.5 widths, very light, very strong and priced under $3,000.

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My issue with the Volks is the et20 combined with the width. It's a very aggressive offset IMO. I'd prefer something less aggressive so I can play with tire sizes and brands a little more.
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