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      04-03-2013, 08:33 PM   #199
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235/40/18 street tires are generally a direct fitment for the front of a stock car, and are a great improvement in width and grip over the stock 215/40/18 front tire size. Not all 235/40/18 tires will fit. R-compounds, slicks and some other tires may touch the strut tube, requiring a spacer to fit. This fitment is tight on both the strut tube side and on the fender side, so there is little room to play with on a stock car. If a 3-5mm spacer is used to clear the strut tube with some tires, then it would be ideal to dial in some negative camber into the front suspension to help clear the fender. The 235/40/18 tires are tall and could potentially rub the plastic inner fender liner if it is out of alignment. Plastic liner rubbing is usually considered acceptable by most owners, but it is something to look out for as the gills in the liner for the oil cooler can some times stick out towards the tire more than normal.

Since the R888 is an R-compound tire, they run much wider than a street tire so they may cause rubbing on your fenders. Because of this, you may have to downsize the tire size. Most people run staggered setups on the 135i, but there have been race cars that do switch over to a squared setup so that they have a more neutral steering feel, and the ability to rotate tires.
Thank you for the great input. I have a couple of track days coming up and the EC-7's are my favorite. I'm leaning toards the square set up.
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      04-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #200
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Here are the photos. Unfortunately, the fronts rub on the bumper tabs, so Dinan camber plates are on order.

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Awesome! Thanks! Very excited, just picked up my rims today.

The car looks perfect!

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      04-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #201
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Since I referenced this thread quite a bit when researching new wheels, I thought I'd contribute back with my own personal experience in case it helps someone else out down the road. Just installed new EC-7s in Satin Black with Hankook Ventus V12s last night. Fronts are 18x8.5 ET45, 245/35/18 and rears are 18x9.5 ET58 w/5mm spacers, 265/35/18. Stock m-sport suspension and getting no rub whatsoever. Thought I would get a little rub up front and even purchased Dinan camber plates and M3 control arms to install later with my new TC Kline coilovers but I'm happy to say no rub so far on stock setup. I'll probably pass on installing the camber plates for now but will still go with the M3 bits for better handling and feel, along with the coilovers. Love these wheels!

Here's a crappy phone pic:

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      04-10-2013, 04:13 PM   #202
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Looks great drufe! Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you for the great input. I have a couple of track days coming up and the EC-7's are my favorite. I'm leaning toards the square set up.
Sounds good! I'll be here ready for your order when you make a decision

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Awesome! Thanks! Very excited, just picked up my rims today.

The car looks perfect!
Let's see some photos!
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      05-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #203
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Any photos of Anthracite on AW?
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      05-09-2013, 07:41 PM   #204
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Any photos of Anthracite on AW?
Hi,

Anthracite is a great color wheel to accompany Alpine White due to the high contrast of the wheels that really make them pop.

Here is a photo of Anthracite 18x8.5" ET45 square ARC-8's on an Alpine White 1-series:



Not a 135i, but here is one of Anthracite 18x10" ET25 front and 18x11" ET25 rear EC-7's on an Alpine White 1M:



If you have any other questions, please give us a call and we'd be happy to help you find the right set for your car!
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      05-09-2013, 07:45 PM   #205
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Yeah, I know about those 2. was hoping for actually EC-7 Anthracite on an AW 135i.

The 1M for sure will look nice, cuz of the awesome concativity on it's offset. But 135i unfortunately have extremely sucky offsets...
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      05-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #206
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valve stems on Anthracite

I am ordering TPMS for my anthracite EC-7's (on AW) -- anybody have strong opinions or pics of various valve stem options (gun metal, black, other)?
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      05-13-2013, 10:41 AM   #207
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Nice, now make some in 17"!
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