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      10-22-2022, 12:58 PM   #1
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Need help on wheel selection to clear AP brakes

I'm looking for some advice on wheel selection.

Bought some AP radical 6 pot calipers and 383mm discs

I need wheels that would clear them and really want Apex ARC-8, i would prefer to stay 18", can anyone point me in the right direction of size and ET to buy. Would prefer not to use a spacer if i can.

My standard 18inch wheels aren't a million miles away from fitting so hoping not to go to big.

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Sick brakes btw, Iím curious as well. Anybody know of any 18Ē wheels that will clear a big brake kit?
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You can email apex btw, they provide lots of help with BBK clearance. I did the f80 f+r brakes on my car and the arc-8 18.8.5 et38 do not clear. Apex EC7 has the most clearance
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You can email apex btw, they provide lots of help with BBK clearance. I did the f80 f+r brakes on my car and the arc-8 18.8.5 et38 do not clear. Apex EC7 has the most clearance
Was it the rotors that didnít fit or the calipers?
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Was it the rotors that didnít fit or the calipers?
Calipers didnít clear the barrel.
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To add, the 1 series (e82) group is a good source of wheels that will work.
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Calipers didnít clear the barrel.
You had the standard 4 piston front / 2 piston rear setup correct? That should fit on an 18Ē wheel.
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You had the standard 4 piston front / 2 piston rear setup correct? That should fit on an 18Ē wheel.
Yes, 380mm fronts and 370mm rears.
Not all apex arc8s are made equally. If you go to the apex fitment page on f80Ö they specify that only some arc8s have bigger barrel clearance designed for f80. The ones that fit 2er (18x8.5 et38) are not part of that.
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Yes, 380mm fronts and 370mm rears.
Not all apex arc8s are made equally. If you go to the apex fitment page on f80Ö they specify that only some arc8s have bigger barrel clearance designed for f80. The ones that fit 2er (18x8.5 et38) are not part of that.
That sucks to hear, this chassis is somewhat problematic when it comes to finding the perfect wheel/tire setup.
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That sucks to hear, this chassis is somewhat problematic when it comes to finding the perfect wheel/tire setup.
I just bit the bullet and bought some vs5rs. Iím gonna buy EC7 for winter
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I just bit the bullet and bought some vs5rs. Iím gonna buy EC7 for winter
The VS-5RS wheels were my top choice, however Iím trying to stick with a square setup and a lower offset but it doesnít look like that will happen until some suspension modifications are done. Titan 7 TS-5ís or BBS RI-Aís are my next option. But it looks like some camber plates and other mods will be necessary regardless.
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The VS-5RS wheels were my top choice, however Iím trying to stick with a square setup and a lower offset but it doesnít look like that will happen until some suspension modifications are done. Titan 7 TS-5ís or BBS RI-Aís are my next option. But it looks like some camber plates and other mods will be necessary regardless.
I got the 18x8.5 et 40 VS-5RS, I'm already upgraded to ohlins R+T and Millway camber plates
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I got the 18x8.5 et 40 VS-5RS, I'm already upgraded to ohlins R+T and Millway camber plates
Sweet, how do you like the Ohlins Coilover system?
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