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      07-05-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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Apex square setup question

Let me know if this will fit. Thanks in advance

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Apex 18x9.5 et 35 w/ 275/35/18 all around

will these fit with no rubbing.

I have searched and searched and could not find any clear answer.

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I would think that they are a too positive setup to have enough tire clearance at the front strut.My 18x10 setup with 275/35's only has about 2-3mm of clearance.
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So add spacers on the front?
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So add spacers on the front?
I would say yes.I also have a set of 9.5's at 30 & 25 P and the 30's do not work on the front with stock brakes.
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I'm planning on doing a Apex 18x10 ET25 square setup with 275/35-18's also, and I was thinking I would need 10mm spacers on fronts to clear strut. Hoping I won't need them, but was planning on it.
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Stock brakes or struts?
Brakes or at least not with my 30P wheels which were not Apex.
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I'm planning on doing a Apex 18x10 ET25 square setup with 275/35-18's also, and I was thinking I would need 10mm spacers on fronts to clear strut. Hoping I won't need them, but was planning on it.
The Apex 18X10's @ 25p are perfect fit for the front without spacers.
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How about the rear with 18x10 square?
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Let me know if this will fit. Thanks in advance

2011 e92 ZCP

Apex 18x9.5 et 35 w/ 275/35/18 all around

will these fit with no rubbing.

I have searched and searched and could not find any clear answer.

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18x9.5" ET35 was not designed for use on the E9X M3, but it does technically work. The M3 is low offset both front and rear. With the right tire size the front will fit cleanly, but the rear will be very inboard. The rear will need 12-20mm spacers for proper fitment.

18x9.5" ET35 will just barely clear the strut tube with a 265/35/18 street tire. 275/35/18 would definitely touch the strut tube. R-componds would be even worse. The ideal offset for the E9X M3 is 22-25mm with a 9.5" wheel. We would recommend a 12mm front spacer when used with this wheel size. But this would result in having to spend money on a total of 4 spacers just to fit the wheels.



18x9.5" ET22 is the recommended size for the E9X M3. This can be used front and rear with a 275/35/18 tire with no issues, and no need for spacers.

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How about the rear with 18x10 square?
18x10" ET25 is a direct fitment both front and rear. No spacers are needed front or rear.
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Got spacers today and fit is perfect. the price on the set I bought was to good to pass so buying spacers where not a big deal.
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I'm 18x10" sq no issue. I would think 18x9.5 sq would cause more heat in the rears.

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I'm planning on doing a Apex 18x10 ET25 square setup with 275/35-18's also, and I was thinking I would need 10mm spacers on fronts to clear strut. Hoping I won't need them, but was planning on it.
You should be fine without any spacers.

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Thanks for the inputs, yes my 18x10ET25 square setup did not require spacer on fronts to clear strut. I thought the fronts stuck out much more than rears, and so placed the 10mm spacers on back instead. I have two track days on new setup and no problems to report. I'm running 35-38psi hot with -1.6 camber up front. I am planning to use the new Vorshlag camber plates as soon as they are available.
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