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      11-09-2017, 11:43 PM   #1
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Help with winter set up

I know I am a little late to the game with purchasing my winter wheel set up but, I am having trouble with deciding on what set up to purchase. My car currently is lowered on H&R race springs and I am looking to get 18" wheels for the winter. I would love to do a squared set up with either VMR wheels or maybe APEX, but in terms of width of wheels / tire sizes, I am a little confused. Any help would be appreciated.

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There is a set I'm looking into now that has an offset of 25 on both wheels and are staggered. 8" fronts/9" rears. With my car being lowered would these fit?
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Hey William - I have a set of 18 inch Apex Arc-8's that have just been re powder coated on Blizzak's. The Blizzaks were driven for one season. They are 9inch front Et42, 10 inch rear ET25. I believe the tires are 245 / 275, I don't have any pictures to hand yet. I'm not sure if the fronts would fit your lowered suspension at the front, but I'd probably run them with a 12 or 15 spacer.

I'm selling them as I'm switching my summer 220m rims to winters and buying 359's for summer. I'm based in NY, the tires are currently at ACM in NJ. Selling for $800 if your interested. I haven't advertised them yet but will do shortly.
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I? would be interested but not sure on the fitment. If anyone can chime in on either set up that would be great. Also with the 275 rears....I? feel like that's a pretty wide winter tire. You have any trouble in the snow with that?
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I'm running a performance winter, since we don't see much snow (maybe 2 weeks a year). Though another member here ran up a pretty snowy pass with them in the area without much trouble. I'm running a Pilot Alpine PA4. They grip pretty well in the dry and wet, so much so that it made me realize I need to replace my summers.

Regards to tire and wheel setup, I have 18x8.5 et22 Apex PS-7s. Running 245/40/18 square. Fit is about perfect.
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I'm running a performance winter, since we don't see much snow (maybe 2 weeks a year). Though another member here ran up a pretty snowy pass with them in the area without much trouble. I'm running a Pilot Alpine PA4. They grip pretty well in the dry and wet, so much so that it made me realize I need to replace my summers.

Regards to tire and wheel setup, I have 18x8.5 et22 Apex PS-7s. Running 245/40/18 square. Fit is about perfect.
I've run the PA4's for years in some incredible blizzards on the way to Canada and always gotten through them. It's an incredible tire!
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I? would be interested but not sure on the fitment. If anyone can chime in on either set up that would be great. Also with the 275 rears....I? feel like that's a pretty wide winter tire. You have any trouble in the snow with that?
Guy who had them before me said they were great in snow. Plenty of Porsches run wider winter tires and have no problem in snow conditions. I was going to run them myself, but I want a set of ZCP's for summer so I'm going to run my 220M's for winter.
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