BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 Marketplace > SPONSORS Classifieds/Groupbuys/Specials Area > Wheels | Tires | Spacers
 
BPM Sport
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-02-2012, 07:16 PM   #67
Eddy@ApexRaceParts
BimmerPost Supporting Dealership
109


 
Drives: E30 M3, 2011 335d
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA


Posts: 1,604
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by davem3fan View Post
Eddy: You could not be more clear and concise.
Thanks and congratulations on a very well engineered and appealing design.
I love that Apex wheels are made for these cars!
Thanks. That's what we're here for.



Here are some pics that were just taken!

EC-7 in Anthracite Finish. These were the test wheels we had available it's not the ideal stagger, and the tires are mounted in reverse.

18x10" ET25 with 275/35/18 R888
18x11" ET27 with 295/30/18 R888. Note the car had a 10mm spacer in the rear from the stock wheels, which was stuck. These photos are basically of an 11" rear with an ET17 offset because of this. It should not be run with a spacer in the real world.









__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-04-2012, 12:44 PM   #68
Drifty//
First Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: A4 quattro 3.2 MT6; E92 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Boston


Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddy@ApexRaceParts View Post
You said the fronts rubbed for you, and I'm not sure what that rubbed against, or what tire model you ran in that particular setup.
Thanks for the detailed reply.

I have a 2008 E92 with EDC. I'll add that it came with the 220M 19" wheels, in case any factory adjustments were made for those.

I have 275/35R18 Dunlop Direzza Star Specs mounted on your ARC-8 10" wheels. I added Ground Control camber plates, but I'm still on stock springs. The outside part of the front tires rubbed the wheel well liner both before and after camber plates.

My front camber is currently -2.5 and the rubbing occurs a little past half of the steering range. When I turn the steering wheel left, the outside part of the left tire rubs against the back of the wheel well. When I turn right, the outside part of the right tire rubs against the back of its wheel well.

Switching to 265/35 should give me 5mm less protrusion along the width of the tire and 3.5mm smaller radius. I'd need to know where the pivot for the wheel is to say exactly how much smaller the arc of the tire will be, but if it buys me something like 6mm of additional clearance, that might be enough.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #69
Drifty//
First Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: A4 quattro 3.2 MT6; E92 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Boston


Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddy@ApexRaceParts View Post
Here are some pics that were just taken!
Very nice!

I hope to find someone with a 265/35 tire on a 10" ET25 wheel that will let me do a test fit. Maybe at the track, this weekend.

As soon as I can be reasonably certain I can avoid rubbing at your recommended size, I'll be ordering a set!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #70
Eddy@ApexRaceParts
BimmerPost Supporting Dealership
109


 
Drives: E30 M3, 2011 335d
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA


Posts: 1,604
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drifty// View Post
Very nice!

I hope to find someone with a 265/35 tire on a 10" ET25 wheel that will let me do a test fit. Maybe at the track, this weekend.

As soon as I can be reasonably certain I can avoid rubbing at your recommended size, I'll be ordering a set!
Quote:
The outside part of the front tires rubbed the wheel well liner both before and after
265 on a 10" or 9.5" would definitely not rub.

fender liners are not perfectly molded or consistently attached. Star Specs are not that wide compared to new tires these days and others running significantly meatier tires have not had rubbing issues. Almost everyone running our 10" wheel is on meaty 275's. It may be worth checking to see how your liners are installed as something seems out of spec.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #71
mshab356
Go ///M or go home
United_States
12

 
mshab356's Avatar
 
Drives: a ///Monster
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern VA


Posts: 741
iTrader: (3)

I just may pull the trigger on these. If I wanted to run 18x11 rear, could I fit 305's? I've seen a lowered E92 fit 305 on 19x11et28, and the EC-7 are et25. Please let me know (I am at stock ZCP height and may go lower in the future on coilovers)
__________________
GONE 2011.5 SG E92 ///M3 6MT | CF kidney grills | IND SG painted side grills w/ tinted lenses | Painted bumper reflectors | TMS 90mm stud kit | Rear fog light mod | Active Autowerke exhaust |

Appreciate 0
      07-06-2012, 04:51 PM   #72
Eddy@ApexRaceParts
BimmerPost Supporting Dealership
109


 
Drives: E30 M3, 2011 335d
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA


Posts: 1,604
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mshab356 View Post
I just may pull the trigger on these. If I wanted to run 18x11 rear, could I fit 305's? I've seen a lowered E92 fit 305 on 19x11et28, and the EC-7 are et25. Please let me know (I am at stock ZCP height and may go lower in the future on coilovers)
That will need fender rolling and extra negative camber. How much is needed we could not confirm.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #73
grussell
Private First Class
United_States
11

 
grussell's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 SG E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Valencia, CA


Posts: 124
iTrader: (3)

Eddy,

Ordered my EC-7's now the wait....

Can you tell me if NT05 275/35 and 295/35 fit on EC-7 9.5" and 10.5" ZCP E92 stock without rubbing? Is this a prefered fitment over RS-3 265/285 for track days?

Thanks!
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #74
Eddy@ApexRaceParts
BimmerPost Supporting Dealership
109


 
Drives: E30 M3, 2011 335d
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA


Posts: 1,604
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by grussell View Post
Eddy,

Ordered my EC-7's now the wait....

Can you tell me if NT05 275/35 and 295/35 fit on EC-7 9.5" and 10.5" ZCP E92 stock without rubbing? Is this a prefered fitment over RS-3 265/285 for track days?

Thanks!
Yes that NT-05 combo will fit a stock car. We prefer the RS-3 tires to the NT-05. Even though they are narrower, I would be more confident with the Hankook offering
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #75
grussell
Private First Class
United_States
11

 
grussell's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 SG E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Valencia, CA


Posts: 124
iTrader: (3)

Thanks, Eddy!
Appreciate 0
      07-17-2012, 06:21 PM   #76
David@ApexRaceParts
BimmerPost Supporting Dealership
98


 
David@ApexRaceParts's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bay Area


Posts: 1,454
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by grussell View Post
Thanks, Eddy!
Not a problem! Just trying to help everyone with the perfect fitment for their applications
__________________

| David D. | 925.245.0773 x802 | david@apexraceparts.com | Facebook | Blog |
Appreciate 0
      07-23-2012, 07:11 PM   #77
Eddy@ApexRaceParts
BimmerPost Supporting Dealership
109


 
Drives: E30 M3, 2011 335d
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA


Posts: 1,604
iTrader: (5)

The last day to join is the 26th!

The concave (M3 fitment) EC-7 wheels will be arriving mid August, and will ship out a few days later. They should be here in about 3~ weeks.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-23-2012, 09:00 PM   #78
VSmotorsports
Lieutenant Colonel
128

 
VSmotorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Schaumburg, IL


Posts: 1,633
iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to VSmotorsports
Very Nice, we hope to get a set of these soon for our race car!
Appreciate 0
      07-25-2012, 09:21 AM   #79
yz490
Enlisted Member
1

 
Drives: 08 E90
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Washington DC


Posts: 44
iTrader: (0)

Eddy,

Will there be any problems rubbing if I run the Michelin PSS 275/35 on 10" ET25 square setup? Car is otherwise stock. If you can, let me know by tomorrow! (the 26th)
Appreciate 0
      07-25-2012, 12:51 PM   #80
ApexRaceParts
BimmerPost Supporting Dealership
52


 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bay Area


Posts: 791
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by yz490 View Post
Eddy,

Will there be any problems rubbing if I run the Michelin PSS 275/35 on 10" ET25 square setup? Car is otherwise stock. If you can, let me know by tomorrow! (the 26th)
A square 18x10" ET25 EC-7 running 275/35-18's will have no issues rubbing. That is the combination we recommend most to E9X M3's looking for a square set-up and it is a direct fit.
__________________
| Product Specialist | Phone: 925.245.0773 | Email: info@apexraceparts.com |

Website |Facebook | Instagram |Blog |
Appreciate 0
      07-26-2012, 03:38 PM   #81
David@ApexRaceParts
BimmerPost Supporting Dealership
98


 
David@ApexRaceParts's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bay Area


Posts: 1,454
iTrader: (0)

Don't miss out on your opportunity on the group buy for the EC-7 to be one of the first with these wheels! Pre-order closes at Midnight (PST) tonight!
__________________

| David D. | 925.245.0773 x802 | david@apexraceparts.com | Facebook | Blog |
Appreciate 0
      07-27-2012, 12:11 PM   #82
335iJWC
~~~
United_States
16

 
Drives: JB 335i-M3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Simi Valley


Posts: 590
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [4.50]
I ordered my set last night at 11:45pm

18x10 ET 25 square set up.

when will we know if we made the maximum discount!!!
__________________
.
................
Appreciate 0
      07-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #83
David@ApexRaceParts
BimmerPost Supporting Dealership
98


 
David@ApexRaceParts's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bay Area


Posts: 1,454
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335iJWC View Post
I ordered my set last night at 11:45pm

18x10 ET 25 square set up.

when will we know if we made the maximum discount!!!
We didn't reach the $200 tier, so everyone received the $100 off and free domestic shipping, or discounted international shipping for this EC-7 Pre-order.
__________________

| David D. | 925.245.0773 x802 | david@apexraceparts.com | Facebook | Blog |
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #84
Drifty//
First Lieutenant
United_States
27

 
Drives: A4 quattro 3.2 MT6; E92 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Boston


Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe@ApexRaceParts View Post
A square 18x10" ET25 EC-7 running 275/35-18's will have no issues rubbing. That is the combination we recommend most to E9X M3's looking for a square set-up and it is a direct fit.
Be careful on this. That's exactly what I have on a 2008 E92 EDC car and the wheels do rub at 5/8ths of the turning range against the back of the wheel well. Not a big issue for track, but I don't use that wheel/tire for street. The tires are Dunlop Direzza Star Specs.

I am running -2.5 front camber with GC camber plates, but they also rubbed with stock setup. The shop where I had the alignment done seems pretty good, but I have yet to get a second opinion about whether there's any reasonable way to avoid rubbing.

I have heard of a couple other people rubbing with 275/35R18 up front, but I don't know what offset or whether their setups differ in any other way from mine.
__________________

Last edited by Drifty//; 08-04-2012 at 10:42 AM.
Appreciate 0
      08-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #85
JChan
Second Lieutenant
United_States
8

 
JChan's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 BMW E92 M
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Rowland Heights, CA


Posts: 235
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW M5  [0.00]
2009 BMW M3  [0.00]
when are these shipping out, I can't wait any longer!
Appreciate 0
      08-08-2012, 04:16 PM   #86
lukester
Second Lieutenant
Germany
23

 
Drives: BMW M3
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Munich, Germany


Posts: 269
iTrader: (0)

hmm.
anybody ever tried a 18x10 all around with a 285/30-18 rubber on it?

Sounds like a plan, doesn't it?
Appreciate 0
      08-08-2012, 04:39 PM   #87
ILLuSioNz X
Big girls don't cry; Don't cry,Don't cry,Don't cry
India
7

 
ILLuSioNz X's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 3 Series Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All Over NJ...


Posts: 194
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JChan View Post
when are these shipping out, I can't wait any longer!
Depends on the fitment you ordered, its best to call them with your specifics and find out from the source. When I last spoke to them, they said they have my rears, but "due to an unexpected delay in shipping, your fronts will not be coming in until the end of August".

BRB missing booth exposure at Bimmerfest because Apex had an unexpected delay in shipping.
__________________
2003 E46 M3 COUPE - With "bolt-on's"
Appreciate 0
      08-08-2012, 11:19 PM   #88
Eddy@ApexRaceParts
BimmerPost Supporting Dealership
109


 
Drives: E30 M3, 2011 335d
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA


Posts: 1,604
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ILLuSioNz X View Post
Depends on the fitment you ordered, its best to call them with your specifics and find out from the source. When I last spoke to them, they said they have my rears, but "due to an unexpected delay in shipping, your fronts will not be coming in until the end of August".

BRB missing booth exposure at Bimmerfest because Apex had an unexpected delay in shipping.
I apologize for the inconvenience and any miss communication or misunderstanding regarding delivery dates. The pre-order checkout page stated an ETA of the month of August with no specific time within that month. This was done because all the wheels cannot fit into a single shipment, so some sizes will arrive before others. 4 separate shipments staggered approximately 1 week apart are scheduled to arrive this month.

Prior to the pre-order closing we could not be specific about arrival dates and could not really promise specific ETA dates besides a general "August" arrival date.

The pre-order checkout page listed the following information:
http://www.apexraceparts.com/EC-7-Pr...Buy_p_154.html

Quote:
Ship Date:
  • Wheels are scheduled to ship out to customers throughout the month of August based on the current ETA
  • Wheels are arriving in 4 separate containers spaced out approximately
  • Some profile 1 and 3 wheels will be arriving the 1st week of August
  • Most profile 3 wheels will be arriving mid August
  • Additional profile 1 and 2 wheels will be arriving mid-late August
  • The last container with most profile 2 wheels will be arriving on the last day of August as scheduled. This is the only container that may experience a minor delay of up to 1 week
  • We will update this page with more accurate dates as we get closer to the arrival date
  • Currently the ETA is accurate to +/- one week
We have two new sales staff who are not as intimately familiar with the details of these shipments as I am. One of them started 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure who you spoke to, and I apologize that they were unable to fully explain the situation to you at the time.

They were informed that the last of the 4 shipments is behind our ideal schedule, but they were unaware of when we promised to ship wheel orders out. Stating the month of August including a +/- 1 week buffer disclosed on the purchase page is as accurate as we could promise at the time for a pre-order of over 2000 units of production, since most variable are out of our control.

Once again I apologize that you will not have your wheels in time for Bimmerfest East, but I assure you will are shipping out product immediately after receiving these large shipments and inspecting them for quality.

Thank you for your understanding,

-Eddy Pintacsi
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
18x10, 18x11, 18x9.5, apex, ec-7

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST