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      05-16-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
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► Official APEX Wheels Showroom Gallery Thread



Show Us What You Got!

With an increasing number of F22 2-Series enthusiasts mounting APEX wheels on their vehicles for both street and track use, we see many photographs of APEX wheels shared throughout the forum. This thread will compile photos of different APEX wheel fitments, as well as provide the community with detailed information surrounding wheel and tire fitment, alignment settings, brake and suspension clearances and more! Please feel free to ask questions along the way, we have fitment experts ready to provide technical support for both spirited street driving to weekend track warriors.

Feel free to just share pictures, but we know other enthusiasts would greatly appreciate if you included the following:
  • Wheel Model, Color, Size & Offset
  • Front and Rear Tire sizes, Tire Make & Model
  • Suspension Modifications, Camber Plates
  • Any required alignment settings such as added negative camber
  • Any other required modification (Spacers, fender rolling, etc.)
Let's Kick Things Off!



Wheels:
Flow Formed EC-7 wheels in Race Silver
Front: 19x9.5" ET28 Rear: 19x10.5" ET45

Tires:
Toyo R888
Front: 265/30-19 Rear: 295/30-19

Additional Modifications:
N/A



Wheels:
Flow Formed FL-5 wheels in Satin Black
18x9.5" ET35 Square

Tires:
Nitto NT01
275/35-18 Square

Additional Modifications:
5mm front spacers



Wheels:
Forged ARC-8R wheels in Polished
18x10.5" ET40 Square

Tires:
Toyo Proxes RR
295/35-18 Square

Additional Modifications:
25mm front spacers



Wheels:
Flow Formed EC-7 wheels in Race Silver
18x9.5" ET35 Square

Tires:
Nexen SUR4G
265/35-18 Square

Additional Modifications:
N/A

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We will kick things off with this White M2 from Alekshop:
  • APEX EC-7 18x10” ET33 Square
  • 12mm spacers up front
  • Potenza RE-71R 275/35/18 Tires
  • Track alignment (negative camber)
  • AP Racing Pro 5000 Brakes
Up front: 18x10et21 effective? Holy cow! That's 20mm more poke in front than stock! How much camber, which plates?
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Up front: 18x10et21 effective? Holy cow! That's 20mm more poke in front than stock! How much camber, which plates?
We are not sure which camber plates they used... possibly Ground Control. This car is sorted for track time so my guess is they dialed in around -3 degrees up front. I will try to verify this for you guys.

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Our customer Shaun’s BMW M2 with 18” EC-7 Square Setup

Wheels: APEX EC-7 18x9.5" ET35 Square
Tires: 265/35-18 Toyo R888R
Spacers: 15mm spacers up front
Suspension: MCS 2 way remote suspension
Camber: F: -3.2 | R: -2.9










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What kind of hubcentric spacers would you recommend in 12 and 15 mm sizes? And what material, aluminum? I have a fear of the spacer lip guillotined by the wheel....
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What kind of hubcentric spacers would you recommend in 12 and 15 mm sizes? And what material, aluminum? I have a fear of the spacer lip guillotined by the wheel....
I would recommend our hubcentric APEX spacers paired with the proper length extended hardware (lug bolts or stud kit). We have great product pages that dive into the details about our spacers.

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David shared some great shots of his M2 on EC-7 wheels! We think they look amazing on his car

Wheels: Anthracite EC-7 18x9.5 ET35 square
Tires: Michelin PS4 275/35-18
Spacers: 12mm up front for strut clearance (5mm would have worked). 12mm spacer in rear.
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Looks great!
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I Love it! You really think the 275 would fit with a 35 offset and only a 5mm spacer? I was thinking I would go with the 22mm.
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I Love it! You really think the 275 would fit with a 35 offset and only a 5mm spacer? I was thinking I would go with the 22mm.
Thank you for the compliment. Yes, 275's work very well with the 18x9.5" ET35 square fitment, however spacer thickness requirements up front for proper strut clearance will vary depending on tire brand, vehicle ride height as well as suspension type.

With stock suspension, lowering springs with stock shocks, or most aftermarket coilovers with linear springs, inner clearance is maximized and 5mm spacers can be used with most 275 tires. With height adjustable sleeve kits or coilovers like KW, Bilstein or Ohlins, thicker spacers may be required due to the suspensions design.

Yes, by running the 9.5" ET22 you could bypass the need for spacers. however now you have a very aggressive fitment in the rear. There are pro's and con's to either, and that is ultimately why we are developing the 18x9.5" ET28 for this chassis.

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David shared some great shots of his M2 on EC-7 wheels! We think they look amazing on his car

Wheels: Anthracite EC-7 18x9.5 ET35 square
Tires: Michelin PS4 275/35-18
Spacers: 12mm up front for strut clearance (5mm would have worked). 12mm spacer in rear.
Suspension: KW HAS









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18s with meaty tires looks so good on this car.
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18s with meaty tires looks so good on this car.
yup lked them on my e90m, maybe next set of wheels
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FL-5 18" x 9.5" et22
-3.5 camber up front
hankook rs-4 275/35/18
what do you guys think?
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FL-5 18" x 9.5" et22
-3.5 camber up front
hankook rs-4 275/35/18
what do you guys think?
I think it looks really good, big fan of the apex products.
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FL-5 18" x 9.5" et22
-3.5 camber up front
hankook rs-4 275/35/18
what do you guys think?
Great setup
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Here are some recent customer photos of this Alpine White M2 with FL-5 wheels in satin black wrapped with some meaty Bridgestones.

Square setup:
18x9.5" ET35 FL-5 wheels in Satin Black
12mm front spacers

-3 front camber
275/35 R18, bridgestone potenza RE71Rs up front.

-2.2 rear camber
275/35 R18, bridgestone potenza RE71Rs in the rear



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Love these FL-5... but these specs seem ideal for track setups. What would you recommend for a daily driver M2 without suspension mods and camber plates? How wide can I safely go for wheels and tires?
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Love these FL-5... but these specs seem ideal for track setups. What would you recommend for a daily driver M2 without suspension mods and camber plates? How wide can I safely go for wheels and tires?
Hi ObsidianX

We'd recommend the following fitment...

Front:
18x9" ET30 FL-5 wheels with 245/40-18 tires

Rear:
18x9.5" ET35 FL-5 wheels with 265/40-18* or 275/35-18 tires

*Edited with correct tire size.

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Love these FL-5... but these specs seem ideal for track setups. What would you recommend for a daily driver M2 without suspension mods and camber plates? How wide can I safely go for wheels and tires?
Hi ObsidianX

We'd recommend the following fitment...

Front:
18x9" ET30 FL-5 wheels with 245/40-18 tires

Rear:
18x9.5" ET35 FL-5 wheels with 265/35-18 or 275/35-18 tires
Why not 265/40R18 or 275/40R18 in the rear? Isn't the stock 19" tire 265/35R19?
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Performance Technic's M2 project car with 18" SM-10 Wheels, custom painted in Alpine White.

Specs:
- 18x9.5" ET35 SM-10 (custom painted Alpine White)
- 275/35-18 Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R Tires
- 20mm Spacer in the front (for a flush look)
- 5mm spacer in the rear (to match the front)
- Ohlins Road and Tracks Suspension
- Ground Control Camber Plates
- Dinan Sway Bars
- APEX Extended Stud Kit





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My Swedish '17

Wheel/chassi specs:

- 18x10" ET33 APEX EC-7 Silver
- 265/35-18 Toyo R888
- 10mm H&R Spacers in the front with longer bolts
- KW v3 Suspension
- Millway adjustable Camberplates (Swedish brand)

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