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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


View Poll Results: Which Wheel?
Apex ARC-8 (17x9) 11 68.75%
ASA AR1 (18x9 for lip) 0 0%
CSL Rep... Avante grade, VMR 2 12.50%
Other? 3 18.75%
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Old Tue, Apr-24-2012, 06:52:46 AM   #11
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Default Re: Which Wheel? Helpz!?? CSL, AR1, ARC8s??

17x9 apex's look awesome tires are cheaper and a 255 or 245 is all you really need for a NA e36, and with the concave, extensive fender modification will be necessary to get them to fit as well as muchos camberos.

The 18s are flat faced just like the 17's, you will only get a concave face by going 17x9 et 30 ( perfect fit for the front as the 17x9et42 uses a 12mm spacer anyways, effectively making them a et30, a hard fit in the rear ) or a 17/18x9.5 et35 and stretching a 245 on the wheel with fender rolling / pulling. For the easiest setup that will result in a faster car that rides better than an 18, the 17x9et42 is the way to go. I contemplated going with the concave faces, but after going to some auto-x's and talking with some people setting top times in e36's and talking to apex, they steered me in the right direction. The concave is for stance(cannot accept BBK, and limited tire sizes) , flat is for performance.
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17x9 apex's look awesome tires are cheaper and a 255 or 245 is all you really need for a NA e36, and with the concave, extensive fender modification will be necessary to get them to fit as well as muchos camberos.

The 18s are flat faced just like the 17's, you will only get a concave face by going 17x9 et 30 ( perfect fit for the front as the 17x9et42 uses a 12mm spacer anyways, effectively making them a et30, a hard fit in the rear ) or a 17/18x9.5 et35 and stretching a 245 on the wheel with fender rolling / pulling. For the easiest setup that will result in a faster car that rides better than an 18, the 17x9et42 is the way to go. I contemplated going with the concave faces, but after going to some auto-x's and talking with some people setting top times in e36's and talking to apex, they steered me in the right direction. The concave is for stance(cannot accept BBK, and limited tire sizes) , flat is for performance.
Awesome, my fenders are already slightly rolled (the lip), and im running a 10mm hubsentric spacer, so i should be good fitment wise. Im thinking of going with the hyperblack color as it would look nice against my artic silver?

if i go 17x9s, so i can rotate, 245/40/17 is the recommended tire size correct? that will be DD and prolly see auto X if i sell the SSRs?
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Awesome, my fenders are already slightly rolled (the lip), and im running a 10mm hubsentric spacer, so i should be good fitment wise. Im thinking of going with the hyperblack color as it would look nice against my artic silver?

if i go 17x9s, so i can rotate, 245/40/17 is the recommended tire size correct? that will be DD and prolly see auto X if i sell the SSRs?


For your purposes, yes.
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humm.....

I am thinking the hyper black would look amazing against my artic silver .

Now, 18s or 17s? Are the 18s concave? I know the 17s are just flat faced...?
I have 18'' CSL styled rims. Its VMR rims. They're in hyperblack. Look at my sig.
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Def take AR1s off your list.
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