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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Feb-12-2018, 05:03:01 PM   #1
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Default IR + APEX FL-5 Hyper Silver

Just thought I'd share some photos of my car since I got my new FL-5s on last Friday. I had test fitted some bronze Arc 8's as a 4-day temp and got slightly attached to the color but at the end of the day, I prefer a refreshing racey silver look.

ARC 8s are definitely timeless and the go-to, but I'm happy to see FL-5s are picking up in popularity. I spent so much time debating between these or the SM-10s, but the dish won me over and kinda gives it a little more character imo.
  • 18x9.5 et 35 squared
  • Federal RSR 265/35/18
  • -2.5 camber, 3mm spacers front
  • -1.8 camber, 15mm spacers rear
  • ST XTA Coilovers
  • 90mm APEX stud kit (not really a fitment mod but it's there)

If you have FL-5s on, post pics!



More pics here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/oUDDrryM6JAG58Mq2

Bonus pic of the bronze:
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Default Re: IR + APEX FL-5 Hyper Silver

I want a set of bronze apex wheels for my AW...looks fantastic.

Oh, the FL-5s look good too!
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Default Re: IR + APEX FL-5 Hyper Silver

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I want a set of bronze apex wheels for my AW...looks fantastic.

Oh, the FL-5s look good too!
Looks amazing on AW: https://thebuildjournal.com/photosho...-white-e46-m3/

Probably my favorite color with bronze.
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Looks amazing on AW: https://thebuildjournal.com/photosho...-white-e46-m3/

Probably my favorite color with bronze.
Yeah...thatís what sold me. If anyone has a set for sale......
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Looks damn good
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Default Re: IR + APEX FL-5 Hyper Silver

Love the Fl5 wheels.
If they had a matte bronze option I'd go with those instead of my bronze arc 8s (which I also loooove)

Thanks for sharing!

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Looks great!


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You got me thinking..
Any mods to the suspension to make these fit?
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You got me thinking..
Any mods to the suspension to make these fit?
Oh yeah, sorry forgot to include specs:
  • 18x9.5 et 35 squared
  • Federal RSR 265/35/18
  • -2.5 camber, 3mm spacers front
  • -1.8 camber, 15mm spacers rear
  • ST XTA Coilvers
  • 90mm APEX stud kit (not really a fitment mod but it's there)
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Default Re: IR + APEX FL-5 Hyper Silver

The scalloped spokes are a nice touch, like the look of these wheels in silver.
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