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      04-23-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Clearance for Winter Rims with Stoptech ST-60

Thinking of picking up a lightly used Stoptech ST-60 trophy bbk from a friend for my E90 M3. From searching, I've seen a lot of discussion about clearing 18" track rims, nothing so far on clearance for anyone running an 18" winter tire. Any help/advice would be appreciated. For what it's worth, I'm currently running 18x8.5 O.Z. Alleggerita HLT for the wheel, and 245/40R18 for the tire (Blizzak). They clear the stock brakes fine, but I'm not sure what the impact would be with the ST-60.

Seems like I might at least need to run a small spacer. I know there were recommendations against running a spacer on the track, I don't think the concern should be as great for a winter wheel. I know I needed spacers to clear a Stoptech ST-40 (non-trophy) for my R32 for both my track and street wheels, but I'm sure the fitment is a bit different for the M3. Thanks all.
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You could always run cheap-ish track wheels like Apex, with winter tires. Most "winter wheels" aren't going to clear IMO.
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I'm in the same situation. I just installed a set of StopTech Trophies. I was previously using 18x8 ET20 Sport Edition A7's but there is no way they will clear. So I got in on the recent group buy from Apex and ordered a set of 18x8.5 ET35 wheels. They are currently backordered until May (I don't care as long as they show up before November) so I can't test fit them but I was assured they would clear. I'm running the same 245/40-18 Blizzaks.
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My OEM 18's fit Stoptech trophy 380mm with a 12mm spacer in the front. Not sure about non-trophy. See link in my signature for pictures. It's possible your wheels will work. You will most likely need a spacer. I wouldn't have concerns about running spacers at any time (even on track) as long as they are installed properly.
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Thanks all. Apparently the guy I'm likely getting the trophies from already had spacers for his OEM 18s he used for snows, so I think I'll be able to just use those. Sounds like I may already be in better shape with 8.5 vs an 8.
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