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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


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Old Wed, May-04-2016, 12:05:58 AM   #91
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Default Re: ► APEX | E36 M3 Wide Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

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Is it safe to have only a mm of clearance between the tire and spring perch?
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I'd call 1mm space too close. But you can always try it. Remove wheel, mark the strut where the wheel comes close with some fresh paint or chalk or such, go drive as aggressive as you do, and check.
Agreed, 1mm is not an acceptable tolerance, as we must take into account tire deflection etc. Spacers would be required in this scenario.

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I just picked up a set of BBS RE's in 18 x 9 ET45 for my e36 m3 sedan.

Suspension is GC camber plates, Koni struts and Eibach sport springs.

I'm looking to run 255/35/18 tires at a minimum and wondering if a roll is required and what spacers are recommended?

and is there any way I can run 265/35/18's? if so, what's needed for that? I prefer cornering speeds over acceleration, so I don't mind the extra tire weight to run a 265 instead of a 255...
BBS RE's in the spec's mentioned would be 3mm less aggressive in comparison to our 18x9 et42 application (meaning they would sit 3mm further towards the suspension). You will absolutely need spacers up front to clear your suspension, and spacer size will ultimately depend on your tire size and suspension type. Most of our customers use 12mm spacers so that the spacers are hubcentric. In addition, negative camber will be required to clear the fenders, as well as a rear fender roll.

The 9" et42 application with 255 extreme summer tires, r-comps or slicks are our most popular combo for serious track enthusiasts. 265 tires are going to be quite difficult to fit, and you will not have very good sidewall support with the 9" wheel. I recommend sticking with 255's

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I 'm looking into buying a set of aftermarket wheels for y 95 M3. Its on H&R OE springs that has a slight drop. Otherwise, I'm stock. One set of wheels I'm looking at are 17x8 with an ET40. The other set are 17x8 with an ET33. Both are square set ups. I know they aren't considered wide, like some of the wheels discussed here, but I just want to be sure they will work without any issues. I don't want to roll fenders and wont be seeing any tracks. Any input is appreciated..
Are you looking for an APEX wheel? We do not currently offer the sizes that you have mentioned.

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Old Wed, May-04-2016, 02:29:37 AM   #92
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Agreed, 1mm is not an acceptable tolerance, as we must take into account tire deflection etc. Spacers would be required in this scenario.



BBS RE's in the spec's mentioned would be 3mm less aggressive in comparison to our 18x9 et42 application (meaning they would sit 3mm further towards the suspension). You will absolutely need spacers up front to clear your suspension, and spacer size will ultimately depend on your tire size and suspension type. Most of our customers use 12mm spacers so that the spacers are hubcentric. In addition, negative camber will be required to clear the fenders, as well as a rear fender roll.

The 9" et42 application with 255 extreme summer tires, r-comps or slicks are our most popular combo for serious track enthusiasts. 265 tires are going to be quite difficult to fit, and you will not have very good sidewall support with the 9" wheel. I recommend sticking with 255's



Are you looking for an APEX wheel? We do not currently offer the sizes that you have mentioned.

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No Ryan, These are for other wheels I'm interested in. I didn't realize this was only for Apex wheels. Sorry.
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No Ryan, These are for other wheels I'm interested in. I didn't realize this was only for Apex wheels. Sorry.
Don't be sorry! Any customer that has worked with me in regards to setting up their car knows that I am happy to chat about things that may have nothing to do with APEX

I hope that my PM helped in regards to your new fitment, and please feel free to reach out with any more questions.

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Old Fri, May-06-2016, 11:35:26 AM   #94
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It was very helpful. Thanks for your help!


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Don't be sorry! Any customer that has worked with me in regards to setting up their car knows that I am happy to chat about things that may have nothing to do with APEX

I hope that my PM helped in regards to your new fitment, and please feel free to reach out with any more questions.

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What was the answer to this fitment instead of PM? I have someone selling 17x9 et 40 I'm interested in. Missed a recent apex gb
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Old Sun, Jul-24-2016, 11:29:15 PM   #96
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Noob alert... Considering wheels for my E36 M3. I'm sure this has been covered, but how is the fitment of a set of Style 37 staggered set like these?

https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E36-M3...oys/ES2628439/

Also... How would the fitment be on a set of 18x8.5 ET43 fronts and 18x9.5 ET21? Schnitzer Type III

Suspension is stock at the moment, will be going with a V3 and camber adjustable parts (TBD) Any help for the noob is appreciated. Spacers are fine, just trying to figure out what's what for this car. Thanks!

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Wheels: Apex Arc 8's 17x9 et 42 (Kosei K1's on trailer)
Tires: Michelin PSS 2's 245x17x40 (Conti race slicks 225x17x45, wide as a 245 plus some)
Suspension:
- Spacers - NO
- Coilovers - Ground Control Race double adjustable
- Camber Plates - Ground Control
- other parts to aid in wheel/tire fitment - NO
Alignment:
F= -3.3 camber, 6 deg Caster, 0 toe
R= -2.3 camber, 5 deg toe
Fender Modifications:
- Rolled - Heavily
- Pulled - Not yet
Other Modifications: None related to wheel & tire fitament
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Old Wed, Jan-11-2017, 08:49:39 PM   #98
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I have a 1995 m3, bilstein pss9 coilovers in the front and Ground Control camber plates, i have apex arc-8 17x9 et30 (concave), with hankook vetus v12 245x40x17 square setup. How can i fit these wheels.
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