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      09-28-2010, 05:34 PM   #1
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Thanks: To Julius and company at WheelSTO (Chicago) for getting the wheels, and thanks to Megawheelz (Toronto) for getting the tires.

Disclaimer: I just got my tires mounted today, the weather was crappy here in Toronto, and I have absolutely no camera skills. I also know I need a drop, but I had an EDC malfunction at 600KM and only have 3200KM on the car now, so I want to wait a while before I drop. Enough people asked for me to post some pics, so i've gone ahead, against my better judgment.

Wheels: Volk TE37SL - 9.5" +22 front - 10.5" +20 rear
Tires: Michelin PS2 - 265/35/18 front - 295/35/18 rear

Again, I apologize for the crappy pictures. Once the weather gets better, I'll clean up the car and take some more pictures. Oh, and I like the decals on the wheels. They came with the wheels, but weren't on them.

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      09-28-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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omg omg.

Lower the car already!
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      09-28-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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oh snap!!! dem is teh shizzle!
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      09-28-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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Glad you clarified about the stickers. Huge fan of the wheels not so much the sticker. Might be downsizing to these by next season.
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      09-28-2010, 07:29 PM   #5
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They look good and the tire sizing is pretty dead on.

I can't wait to see some nice pics. may be I should ask Johan to make the trip to Toronto. He would love to take pics of the car!
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      09-28-2010, 07:32 PM   #6
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Love the wheels!!! Are they really unable to accept center caps? I just hate seeing the rusty hub exposed.
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      09-28-2010, 08:36 PM   #7
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They look good and the tire sizing is pretty dead on.

I can't wait to see some nice pics. may be I should ask Johan to make the trip to Toronto. He would love to take pics of the car!
If you send Johan up, tell him to bring those Modulares as well!

The fitment is great. It's about as aggressive as you can possibly get. It looks pretty beefy on all four corners. From what I can tell 295 is about as big as you can go on the rear with a 35 profile. There's no rubbing, but then again i'm still at stock height.
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Awesome wheels.
Now get some better pics.!!
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Well Played! I almost went with this wheel setup myself!

Congrats!
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      09-29-2010, 12:47 AM   #10
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any rubbing issue? I'm interested in doing the same setup. Thank you
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Can you take a side-profile shot of the car? Really interested in seeing the front wheel gap to see if this would annoy me on stock suspension.

thx so much
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any rubbing issue? I'm interested in doing the same setup. Thank you
I'm at stock height and alignment and have no rubbing issues front or rear. The 295/35 is a very snug fit on the back. It barely tucks in under the fender. I've had a passenger in the car, and gone over some big bumps to test, and no rubbing issues so far.

One thing to note is that i'm going to get longer wheel bolts. Given the offset, you lose about 5mm-7mm of bolt thread depth. My OEM locking bolts actually didn't grab the hub well with these wheels.

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      09-29-2010, 10:31 AM   #13
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Can you take a side-profile shot of the car? Really interested in seeing the front wheel gap to see if this would annoy me on stock suspension.

thx so much
Will do. Weather is looking good today, so a car wash is in order!
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I'm at stock height and have no rubbing issues front or rear. The 295/35 is a very snug fit on the back. It barely tucks in under the fender. I've had a passenger in the car, and gone over some big bumps to test, and no rubbing issues so far.

One thing to note is that i'm going to get longer wheel bolts. Given the offset, you lose about 5mm-7mm of depth. My OEM locking bolts actually didn't grab the hub well with these wheels.
How would the offset be the culprit here? Maybe it's just where the wheel attaches it's thicker?
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How would the offset be the culprit here? Maybe it's just where the wheel attaches it's thicker?
You're right, I didn't know how to word that. I'll try to measure the attachment areas to see if that's where we can attribute the difference.

I'm using 32mm length bolts on all four corners, stock is 27mm.

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that is one sexy set of wheels!
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thank you man - so much appreciated. been looking for a 265/35 side profile.

i guess the angle is important because straight on i don't find the gap to be that big...imo. very liveable without a drop

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wow.. looks amazing.. one of my fav 18's forsure..

edit: sizing looks spot on..
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thank you man - so much appreciated. been looking for a 265/35 side profile.

i guess the angle is important because straight on i don't find the gap to be that big...imo. very liveable without a drop

thanks again
I think the gap on the front is livable, I don't think i'll drop the car anytime soon. From what i've been able to see, I think 275/35 will also work up front, which would fill the gap by another .2 of an inch (or 5mm).

Oh, and to those who PM'd, this is a non-ZCP car.
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Love the wheels on the car man... I would definitely buy these wheels, if I had a M3!
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beautiful wheels! but those tires look kinda beat. are they new?
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