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      01-26-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Apex Arc-8's or VMR 718's

I'm finally pulling the trigger on wheels since my cars paid off! Can't decide between the two and wanted to get some opinions... don't hold back!
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      01-26-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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What are you looking for in the wheels? They are very different in their designed purpose. The ARC8s will be the perfect offset to run wide tires without much/any fender modification. These are also one of the lightest wheels offered in an 18" staggered setup.

The VMRs come in 19" diameter but the offset is a little more aggressive, requiring either a narrower tire or significant fender rolling. The wheels are a bit heavier, which means something to those racing/autox'ing.

Both wheels have been used extensively on this platform and both "work" but offer different benefits/draw backs.

What do YOU want from a wheel? Looks? Performance? Hella-flush/slammed?
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      01-26-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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^like he said, best performer vs looks
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      01-26-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
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here are some pictures of 18" VMR V718 on 135i



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      01-26-2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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Arc 8.

Aside from lighter and perfect offset as mentioned, IMO (which is just that of course, an opinion) they simply look better. I don't care for the somewhat rounded spokes on the VMR's for a boxy car like ours. I think the flatter spokes of the Apex's just look better matched. And they recall the classic BMW BBS spoked wheels to an extent as well, without flat-out trying to duplicate them.

Better function + better looks = win.
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Ok its settled Apex wheels it is... no real difference in the Arc-8 and the EC7 besides the curve right?
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      01-27-2013, 01:35 AM   #7
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EC7 is slightly heavier and, in my opinion, better-looking.
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Ok its settled Apex wheels it is... no real difference in the Arc-8 and the EC7 besides the curve right?
Well, the EC7 is a 14 spoke wheel (7x2 split) and the Arc8 is a 16 spoke wheel (8x2 split). I'm *this* close to pulling the trigger on Arc8s myself. Courage....
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I've got the ARC-8s on my old M3... it would be pretty cool to put them on the 1, too! I say do it!
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