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      11-07-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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TRmotorsports MT1 18x10 stoptech bbk clearance

Anybody know if these wheels will clear the 6-pot 380mm ST-60? I know the APEX wheels of similar size will, but not sure if these will...
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Yep they work with no issues and have more clearance than the Apex 18x10's do.

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Yep they work with no issues and have more clearance than the Apex 18x10's do.

Great! Thxu!
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Out of curiosity, what's driving you to the TR wheels rather than APEX? I'm thinking about a set of EC-7s since I consistently read good things about APEX wheels and see them on the track a lot, plus they clear BBKs, are less expensive than the TR wheel, and come in more finishes. And even though the TR wheel costs more, it's just gravity cast, whereas the EC-7 is flow-formed, which Tire Rack's own article acknowledges is better.
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I picked up a slightly used set of TRs here on the forums wrapped in Rs. The apex EC-7 was my first choice. Then ARC-8..then the TR. So simply cost was my deciding factor. If I didn't nab these, I'd def go w APEX.
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And even though the TR wheel costs more, it's just gravity cast, whereas the EC-7 is flow-formed, which Tire Rack's own article acknowledges is better.
TR MT1 is flow-formed, made by Enkei.
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It's also a little lighter than the EC7. I love my MT1's, I think they look every bit as good as EC7, are lighter, and look a whole bunch better than the buggly Arc-8
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TR MT1 is flow-formed, made by Enkei.
Interesting, that's not what the spec page on Tire Rack says.
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It's also a little lighter than the EC7. I love my MT1's, I think they look every bit as good as EC7, are lighter, and look a whole bunch better than the buggly Arc-8
Whut? I love the low offset ARC8s! I do want APEX to bring out a 6 spoke like the older SSRs which you can't find any more.
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Yep they work with no issues and have more clearance than the Apex 18x10's do.
Do you mean the MT1 has a flatter face? The EC-7 and ARC-8 both have lots of caliper to spoke clearance, any more is unnecessary and does not clear any more kits. Clearance to the barrel is the important factor on the E9X M3 as the calipers are inboard from the mounting point, which is where most wheels fail.

The EC-7 was designed with a specialized barrel shape has a large, sharp step-up after the drop center to clear even a Brembo 380mm kit with lots of room to spare. The Brembo kit is much larger than the Stoptech 380. The EC-7 should have more clearance in this area. The ARC-8 has our older barrel design but can still easily clear a Stoptech 380 kit.
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Thx all for input
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Do you mean the MT1 has a flatter face? The EC-7 and ARC-8 both have lots of caliper to spoke clearance, any more is unnecessary and does not clear any more kits. Clearance to the barrel is the important factor on the E9X M3 as the calipers are inboard from the mounting point, which is where most wheels fail.

The EC-7 was designed with a specialized barrel shape has a large, sharp step-up after the drop center to clear even a Brembo 380mm kit with lots of room to spare. The Brembo kit is much larger than the Stoptech 380. The EC-7 should have more clearance in this area. The ARC-8 has our older barrel design but can still easily clear a Stoptech 380 kit.
When I got these wheels about 4 years ago I was not aware af the Apex wheels being available.I also have a set of Apex's which I got 3 years ago and they have less caliper clearance to the barrel than the TR wheels do but both sets of wheels work great for my application with the Stoptech 380's.
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ARC8s clear the 380mm BBK...just need to be careful with the wheel weight placement.
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