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      09-01-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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Anyone Got Apex EC-7s????

Anyone got the ApEX EC-7s that cars to share their pics, tire sizes and clearance notes?
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      09-01-2012, 06:24 AM   #2
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I'm gonna get them anyhow whitin a few months
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      09-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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I'm going to get the 18 inch setup they have on the white 1m on their website. Have not placed the order yet but plan to do so shortly.
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      09-05-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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Here are a couple 1ers with the EC-7s:
Race Silver:






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      09-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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No satin black ones yet?
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      09-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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No satin black ones yet?
We do not have any photos of the Satin Black on a 1-series yet, but we'll be sure to post them once we do!
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      09-06-2012, 02:39 PM   #7
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No satin black ones yet?
Here are photos of Satin Black EC-7's on a 1M. The wheels are 18x9.5" ET22 in the front with a 265/35/18 Toyo R888 and 18x10.5" ET27 in the rear with a 295/30/18 Toyo R888 tire.



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      09-06-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
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Thanks Joe, looks very tough.
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      09-07-2012, 12:29 AM   #9
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Here are photos of Satin Black EC-7's on a 1M. The wheels are 18x9.5" ET22 in the front with a 265/35/18 Toyo R888 and 18x10.5" ET27 in the rear with a 295/30/18 Toyo R888 tire.
Is that the deepest profile? Profile 3 I believe?
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      09-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #10
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Thanks Joe, looks very tough.
No problem! We agree the car works really well with his modifications.

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Is that the deepest profile? Profile 3 I believe?
That is correct, profile 3 is the most concave looking wheel with the deepest curved spokes. He is using profile 3 wheels in the front and rear.
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      09-08-2012, 09:27 AM   #11
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Joe. Can you post up more pics of your white 1M wearing these wheels. The sizes and if you have any rubbing issues?

Thank you
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      09-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #12
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Joe. Can you post up more pics of your white 1M wearing these wheels. The sizes and if you have any rubbing issues?

Thank you
Unfortunately we only have this one picture of that car from Bimmerfest.



That car was running our 18x10" ET25 in the front with a 275/40/18 Toyo R888 that will definitely rub the fender liners with large amounts of steering input. The 40 series front tire is also very tall in comparison to the rear tire. A better fitting front tire would either be a 265/35/18 Toyo R888 or 275/35/18 extreme performance tires. The rear is an 18x11" ET25 with a 295/30/18 Toyo R888. We do not have direct experience running 18x11's on the rear of a 1M since the one at Bimmerfest was purely set up just for the show without a test drive for rubbing. We have another 1M customer running the same size Toyo R888 tire on an 18x10.5" ET27 EC-7 at stock ride height without any rubbing issues.

This is the rear fitment with 18x10.5" ET27's and 295/30/18 R888's. The 18x11" ET25 is 8mm wider on the fender side and if the set up below was any lower you might run into rubbing issues without fender rolling.

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these look great!! whats the main differences between these and the ARC-8's??
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      09-12-2012, 02:38 PM   #14
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these look great!! whats the main differences between these and the ARC-8's??
The EC-7's have much improved brake clearance and the ability to fit a Brembo 380mm big brake kit without the need for spacers. The ARC-8 wheels are a little bit lighter but the EC-7 does have a stronger wheel face built for endurance racing. For the 1M crowd the EC-7 is also available in a new wider 18x11" ET25 size that is wider than any ARC-8 available. One of the largest visual differences is the EC-7 uses curved spokes which can create for a much deeper concave look than the wheel specs actually indicate. Race Silver is also a new finish that many people seem to be preferring over the ARC-8's Hyper Silver finish.
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