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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, May-23-2013, 11:10:41 PM   #21
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Default Re: ► APEX | E36 M3 Wide Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Thanks for the photos ErikB34!

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How much work would be needed to run 255/40/17 on 17x9 et+42mm? The car is on HR springs and bilsteins.

I think it would need 12mm spacer up front and roll in the rear. I'm ok with that.

Any other things that would be necessary? More camber, camber plates, pull fenders, etc?

Edit: Hankook RS-3 tire
With a 255/40/17 street tire to work in conjuction with a 17x9" ET42 ARC-8, at least a 12mm front wheel spacer is needed to clear the front strut. At least -1.5 degrees of negative camber needs to be dialed in up front for the tires to properly clear and not rub on the front fenders. The front fitment is much more aggressive and some may consider that with the 12mm front wheel spacer it is very flush with the fender or on the verge of poking. Fender rolling in the rear will absolutely be required for the RS3s and R-compounds because they run very large for it's sizing. Some even dial in a little more negative camber in the rear to assist in the wheel fitment as well as performance. If you have stock rear camber arms, we'd recommend for you to would max them out and that should yield about -1.75 to -1.9 degrees depending on your ride height. If you have aftermarket adjustable lower rear camber arms a good number would be -2.25.
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David - I actually have a set of 17 X 9 ARC-8s on reserve with you right now and plan on running a 245/40/17 square setup. I'm on H&R springs and Bilsteins as well and was told over the phone that I would simply need a 5mm spacer up front.

Does that sound accurate or do I need to modify my order with you? It's appreciated
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Wheels: Apex 17x9 non-concave
Tires: Continental ExtremeContact 245/40/17
Suspension:
- Spacers - 12mm up front, no rear
- Coilovers - GC street/track, 500/550 springs
- Camber Plates - Vorshlag
- other parts to aid in wheel/tire fitment - TMS rear control arms
- Ride height: 12.5" front, 12" rear
Alignment: 3 front camber, 0 front toe, 1.5 rear camber, stock rear toe
Fender Modifications:
- Rolled - No
- Pulled - No
Other Modifications: None
Advice:


Perfect fit. No rubbing even on track or hard bumps. Seems like there's a little room to go 255, not sure if these tires run narrow or not.
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Old Fri, Jun-28-2013, 09:36:43 PM   #24
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David - I actually have a set of 17 X 9 ARC-8s on reserve with you right now and plan on running a 245/40/17 square setup. I'm on H&R springs and Bilsteins as well and was told over the phone that I would simply need a 5mm spacer up front.

Does that sound accurate or do I need to modify my order with you? It's appreciated
The 245/40/17 may clear with a 5mm spacer with some tires, but tires that run wider, typically extreme summer tires like Dunlop Star Spec and Hankook RS3 would require the 12mm to have the necessary clearance for the strut. The 12mm spacer would be the better option in the larger picture, because when you're ready to step up to a 255/40/17 tire you won't need a new spacer, and it would still work with the 245/40/17 tire size as well. I believe that this was the conclusion we came upon on your car, so please feel free to post up some photos of the car once you have it available!

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Wheels: Apex 17x9 non-concave
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Tires: Continental ExtremeContact 245/40/17
Suspension:
- Spacers - 12mm up front, no rear
- Coilovers - GC street/track, 500/550 springs
- Camber Plates - Vorshlag
- other parts to aid in wheel/tire fitment - TMS rear control arms
Alignment: 3 front camber, 0 front toe, 1.5 rear camber, stock rear toe
Fender Modifications:
- Rolled - No
- Pulled - No
Other Modifications: None
Advice:


Perfect fit. No rubbing even on track or hard bumps. Seems like there's a little room to go 255, not sure if these tires run narrow or not.
Awesome feedback, do you have any photos of your car with this setup?
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No good pictures of the wheels themselves, unfortunately. But here are a couple in action:


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Awesome, thanks for sharing Kalahari!
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Recently put on the 17 X 9 ARC-8s with 245/40 Michelin Pilot Super Sports all the way around. Used a 12mm spacer per David's recommendation.

Looks and runs great.
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Recently put on the 17 X 9 ARC-8s with 245/40 Michelin Pilot Super Sports all the way around. Used a 12mm spacer per David's recommendation.

Looks and runs great.
What offset? Any pics?
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Recently put on the 17 X 9 ARC-8s with 245/40 Michelin Pilot Super Sports all the way around. Used a 12mm spacer per David's recommendation.

Looks and runs great.
I'm glad you are enjoying the way your car looks with the ARC-8's! Please share some photos of your car with the new wheels!

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What offset? Any pics?
He went with the 17x9.0" ET42 ARC-8's with a 12mm spacer in the front.
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Here's my set up.
AC Schitzner rims 18x8.5 with 43mm offset. Front tires 225/40/18, rear 255/35/18. I could definitely space them out to get them closer to fender flush but first want to adjust the alignment and see where they sit. Seems to have a lot of positive toe currently which I know kills tires.

Going to get about approx 15mm spacers and it should sit nice. I wish the original owner bought these rims in 9".

It's sitting on Bilstien Coilovers with caster camber plates up front.


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