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      10-08-2019, 10:49 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I'm looking at getting new wheels and tires as my current setup can't handle the power of the mhd stage 2 tune. Currently I have a square setup 18x8 wheels with 225/40/18 Continental Control Contact Sport.

What size tires can generally hold the stage 2+ mhd tune off the line while also giving me at least better traction in wet weather?

I'm willing to stagger. I just need more traction with not too much under-steer. I've thought about the 1 series specific Arc 8's with 235 front/ 265 rear. or is 225 front/ 255 rear enough to hold the power of the tuned n54? Thanks.
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I like my 275/35/18 mp4s. Great traction, decent sidewall height for straight line, wet performance is phenomenal.

But you'll need wider wheels and at least a 245 up front which requires more work.

225/255 should be fine.
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I like my 275/35/18 mp4s. Great traction, decent sidewall height for straight line, wet performance is phenomenal.

But you'll need wider wheels and at least a 245 up front which requires more work.

225/255 should be fine.
Assuming you're running the 1 series specific Arc 8?
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Assuming you're running the 1 series specific Arc 8?
EC7 18x9.5et58 rear
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Cool, those look great. But yes, I plan on getting new wheels. Bummed that Apex doesn't offer the 1 series specific fitment in matte bronze.
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Cool, those look great. But yes, I plan on getting new wheels. Bummed that Apex doesn't offer the 1 series specific fitment in matte bronze.
Call them up and see if they have a B line or scratch and dent set. Buy them at a discount and have them refinished in whatever you want.

If you're willing to do the fender work and add negative camber, look into the 18x9et42 with 255/35/18 up front.
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Call them up and see if they have a B line or scratch and dent set. Buy them at a discount and have them refinished in whatever you want.

If you're willing to do the fender work and add negative camber, look into the 18x9et42 with 255/35/18 up front.
Good call, I'll see what they might have. Did you roll your fenders/add camber? I'm a little concerned about the uneven wear with negative camber as I'm slightly on a budget and can't burn through tires. I don't track it but drive it fairly aggressively on mountain roads nearby.
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Good call, I'll see what they might have. Did you roll your fenders/add camber? I'm a little concerned about the uneven wear with negative camber as I'm slightly on a budget and can't burn through tires. I don't track it but drive it fairly aggressively on mountain roads nearby.
I have -1.8 degrees in rear.

That said.. set toe to stock and it'll wear basically like stock. Toe eats tires not camber.

My fenders are rolled, slightly pulled and trimmed.
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