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      06-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 255 square!

255-35/18 Hankook RS-3
-2.8 camber front / -2.1 rear
8.5"x18 ET 45 Apex Arc-8
3mm spacer in the front

Square & rotatable setup ready to Autocross!
No rubbing (fenders are rolled).

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      06-30-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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Wow, that should be a fun and fast set up. Tell us how it preforms.
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      06-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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Nice. This tempts me but I really would prefer to run 245 or 255 square on 17's since the RS3's are dirt cheap on 17" rims.
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      07-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #4
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First Auto-X win on this new setup is in the bag!
Beat a fellow 135i running 235/40-17 Nitto NT01's by nearly 1 second.

This setup handles well and feels very balanced.

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Awesome! this is the setup I was thinking of running. Any pics by any chance?
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      07-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #6
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YUM. Square and RS-3's. Picture please How much fender work?
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More people adopting the square setup! I support it.

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Nice. This tempts me but I really would prefer to run 245 or 255 square on 17's since the RS3's are dirt cheap on 17" rims.
Thats easy. You can run a 245 on any 8in wheel with a 40 offset or greater or a 255 on any 8.5 inch wheel with a greater than 40 offset

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I run 245 square Star Specs on 17x8 et40 OZs
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      07-09-2012, 07:37 AM   #9
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always like the square set up on RWD. does anyone know if 17x9 +42 will fit on both front and rear with rolled fender?
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      07-11-2012, 10:43 AM   #10
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-2.1* in the rear must be scary on a rutted highway. I used to have around that in the back and I HATED it on the road.
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      07-11-2012, 10:51 AM   #11
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Any more details on how you rolled the fenders would be appreciated!
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      07-11-2012, 04:31 PM   #12
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How much fender work?
Rolled the lips in on the front and gave it a slight pull. The new shape is visible from the outside, but only if you know where to look .
The rears have a squared-off lip, so rolling it flat wasn't an option. Just rolled it around the plastic inner liner and gave it a slight pull. Can't tell from the outside on this one.

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-2.1* in the rear must be scary on a rutted highway. I used to have around that in the back and I HATED it on the road.
It's not that bad, but definitely noticeable. I think toe has more to do with rut-following than camber though.

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Any more details on how you rolled the fenders would be appreciated!
See above.
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Rolled the lips in on the front and gave it a slight pull. The new shape is visible from the outside, but only if you know where to look .
The rears have a squared-off lip, so rolling it flat wasn't an option. Just rolled it around the plastic inner liner and gave it a slight pull. Can't tell from the outside on this one.
Thanks for the information... I am about to do this task as I'm trying to fit 255/275 Dunlop Star Specs.

For the front, did you cut that part of metal where the fender and front bumper connect?

For the rear, did you consider cutting any part of the square lip off, and then rolling it? I haven't taken the fender liner out yet to see, but I think two pieces of metal join there, and expect seam sealer as well.
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FYI. These setups work with 255's in front UNTIL you put on M3 suspension bits. If you do that, 255's no longer tuck up into the fender and are significantly too wide for even a roll / pull.

If you have stock geometry, you're good to go with 255's. I won my first autox with 255's up front as well.
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I have all the M3 bits...
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      07-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #16
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Thats easy. You can run a 245 on any 8in wheel with a 40 offset or greater or a 255 on any 8.5 inch wheel with a greater than 40 offset

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I run 245 square Star Specs on 17x8 et40 OZs
Do you have a stock suspension? And I'm assuming 245/35/17.
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Do you have a stock suspension? And I'm assuming 245/35/17.
245/40 R17 and yeah stock for not too much longer
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No fender roll? This maybe what I'll do. I have et40 sparco pista's.
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No fender roll? This maybe what I'll do. I have et40 sparco pista's.
Nope. No roll. Just maxed out camber on the stock links.

As a side note I have pistas as my winter wheels. Love the look...hate having to clean them.
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FYI. These setups work with 255's in front UNTIL you put on M3 suspension bits. If you do that, 255's no longer tuck up into the fender and are significantly too wide for even a roll / pull.

If you have stock geometry, you're good to go with 255's. I won my first autox with 255's up front as well.
the m3 suspension arms increase track at the hub, but the strut hat mounting location remains a constant, so the effect on the positioning of the tire in relation to the fender is mostly angular. i too have the m3 suspension parts and the same front wheels, though i'm using an even wider 255 (star spec), and need a 5mm spacer. rolled and pulled front fenders, no rubbing. ironically i rub a tiny in the rear with 18x9.5 et57 (62mm - 5mm spacer) and 265 star specs.

there's room for more camber, and with my rolled and pulled fenders, i suspect i could fit a 265 with more camber, though to justify that, it would have to be a slick (or at least something stickier than cheater streeters) that can be appropriately loaded at such high amounts of negative camber.
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