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      04-17-2019, 07:27 PM   #177
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Thanks for the post! You have many options for a square 18" setup. The tried-and-true fitment is 18x10" ET25 with 275/35-18 tires all around. This fitment is available in all of our designs, and is a direct fit on stock suspension. However it may require 5mm front spacers in order to clear your particular suspension setup. For those wishing to avoid spacers, the 18x9.5" ET22 with 265/35-18 or 275/35-18 can be used as a square setup as well.

All of our 18" designs will clear the standard F8x brakes, but the ARC-8 has extremely tight clearance and isn't recommended.

The weights of each design are listed below:
EC-7 18x10" ET25: 22.45 lbs
SM-10 18x10" ET25: 21.0 lbs
FL-5 18x10" ET25: 20.5 lbs

Additionally, we do offer a great staggered set for the F8X chassis. We recommend 18x10" ET25 up front with 275/35-18 tires, and 18x11" ET44 in the rear with 295/35-18 or 305/35-18 tires. The staggered setup is a great way to control the massive torque of the car, while the 18" wheels will give you a nice meaty tire setup.

Hope this helps!

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Hmm, well the benefit of me going with the 18 square setup as opposed to my current wheels is to have a meaty tire and the ability to rotate my tires.

I'm finding that ever since I went to a 285/35/19 rear setup on my current set of wheels, I'm not having any issues managing the torque of my car. IS it possible to go with a 285 square 18inch setup? or even better, to get super meaty, a 285/40/18 square setup? If not, my current 19inch forged wheels are lighter than your 18s and I'd probably just keep my setup. I feel like going with 275/35/18 square will basically give me a smaller total wheel diameter setup than what I currently have.

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      04-18-2019, 02:11 PM   #178
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Hmm, well the benefit of me going with the 18 square setup as opposed to my current wheels is to have a meaty tire and the ability to rotate my tires.

I'm finding that ever since I went to a 285/35/19 rear setup on my current set of wheels, I'm not having any issues managing the torque of my car. IS it possible to go with a 285 square 18inch setup? or even better, to get super meaty, a 285/40/18 square setup? If not, my current 19inch forged wheels are lighter than your 18s and I'd probably just keep my setup. I feel like going with 275/35/18 square will basically give me a smaller total wheel diameter setup than what I currently have.

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That's a good question. 285 is a bit aggressive and may require additional modifications to fit. The 19x10" ET25 is 2.7mm more aggressive in the rear than your current setup, and 3.4mm more aggressive in the front. so you'd need to make sure you have the clearance available. 285s will also increase the front spacer requirement with Damptronic coilovers.

Given the more aggressive offset, the taller sidewall of a 275/40-18 would only make fitment more difficult, which is why we recommend the 275/35-18 in this scenario.

The reduction in overall diameter is about 4.8% or 32.4mm. This will trade a reduced top speed in each gear for a noticeable bump in acceleration.

Ultimately it comes down to what your priorities are for the car. 285 square can be done, but it'll definitely take some work.

Hope this helps!

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      04-18-2019, 03:51 PM   #179
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Running 295/30 r 19 toyo 888r slammed with a just a tad of rubbing under full compression.


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      04-18-2019, 05:29 PM   #180
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Running 295/30 r 19 toyo 888r slammed with a just a tad of rubbing under full compression.
Dialed! Thanks for sharing the photos!
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That's a good question. 285 is a bit aggressive and may require additional modifications to fit. The 19x10" ET25 is 2.7mm more aggressive in the rear than your current setup, and 3.4mm more aggressive in the front. so you'd need to make sure you have the clearance available. 285s will also increase the front spacer requirement with Damptronic coilovers.

Given the more aggressive offset, the taller sidewall of a 275/40-18 would only make fitment more difficult, which is why we recommend the 275/35-18 in this scenario.

The reduction in overall diameter is about 4.8% or 32.4mm. This will trade a reduced top speed in each gear for a noticeable bump in acceleration.

Ultimately it comes down to what your priorities are for the car. 285 square can be done, but it'll definitely take some work.

Hope this helps!

--Dylan
Thanks for that!

What work would need to be done?

I currently have -2.5 camber in the front and -2 in the rear.

Car is not slammed as well but flush in the rear and 1 finger in the front.
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      04-19-2019, 02:31 PM   #183
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Thanks for that!

What work would need to be done?

I currently have -2.5 camber in the front and -2 in the rear.

Car is not slammed as well but flush in the rear and 1 finger in the front.
The biggest area of concern is the front suspension, since the way it limits inner clearance can vary based on ride height, spring configuration, etc. The best way to test-fit, would be to mount one of your current 19x10.5" ET34 rear wheels on the front with a 15mm spacer. This will simulate the clearance of the 18x10" ET25 and give you an idea of how much additional spacer you'll need in order to clear the suspension. The 19x10.5" ET34 will of course be to aggressive up front to drive with, but this test is simply to simulate the inner clearance to figure out your exact spacer requirement. It can be quite a process, so feel free to give us a call and we can talk you through all the specifics.

The rear will likely be less of an issue since we know 275/35-18 fits without a problem. Only a light fender roll or slight negative camber adjustment may be required. However in most cases, tire compound makes far more of a difference than the width itself, so it might be worth just finding a more appropriate tire and avoiding the extra work of stuffing 285s up front. But hey that's all part of the fun.

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I took a couple real world pics of how the 19x10 ET25 front & rear SM-10s in Anthracite look on a completely stock M3 ZCP with 275/35/19 Pilot Sport 4S tires.
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I took a couple real world pics of how the 19x10 ET25 front & rear SM-10s in Anthracite look on a completely stock M3 ZCP with 275/35/19 Pilot Sport 4S tires.
I was like I donít remember taken those pictures, then remembered you had the same color as me. I am biased, but they look great.
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Hmmm after looking at all the photos, I think Iíll just go with an aggressive staggered setup in 18s.

Anyone in SoCal with 18 inch Apex wheels want to trade wheels with me? I currently have 19 inch Titan7 ts5 forged wheels.
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Here is my summer/track setup installed... 19x10 et25 square with federal 595 rs-rr 275/35/19. Front has eibach v1 springs. Rear has stock springs.
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