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Apex - ARC-8 18" x 8.5" (5 x 120) et45
Apex ARC-8 18" x 8.5" (5 x 120) et45

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Price: $289.00

Part Number: 1885ET45

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New 18x8.5" version of the ARC-8 wheel specifically re-engineered for the 1 series application. Now with a higher offset to improve fender clearance.

These are now a much more street friendly fitment for the front and rear versus the previous wheel that was pushed out an additional 7mm. This new version can be used as a square setup and not just as part of a staggered setup when used with the 1 series specific 9.5" wheels.

This new version is pefect for those who want to run a 225/40/18 or 235/40/18 tires up front on a 100% unmodified 1 series. Previously camber plates were needed to run a 235/40 front, but this new offset provides the needed front fender clearance to make it fit without issue.

For track/autocross/HPDE and extreme setups, this new offset takes better advantage of the clearance between the strut tube and barrel of the wheel. 245/35/18 and 255/35/18's will have additional fender side clearance. Negative camber is still mandatory to fit anything larger then a 235 summer tire up front. A 3mm spacer may be needed up front depending on what tire is used, as street tires, and r-compounds in the same sizes can verify by as much as 3/4" in overall width. Fender rolling may still be required for wide fitments.

We are not responsible for fitment issues. Most Customers will elect to mount a tire that is wider then what the factory recommends. Only stock tire sizes can be guaranteed to fit, but certain over sized tires can fit without issue, and we can direct you down the right path. Suspension components, camber settings, ride height, and tire size all effect fitment. Please consult with us or online forums such as www.1addicts.com for a recommendation. We have an excellent understanding of what is needed to make the most rubber fit the 1 series, and would be happy to go over you specific application.

This new version still maintains all the excellent Big Brake Kit clearance of the previous 8.5" wheel. 2D cad drawings were created with overlapping brake profiles to verify all BBK's for the 1 series will fit behind the spokes, and within the barrel of this wheel with room to spare.

All wheels come with carbon-look APEX center caps. They can be replaced with OEM BMW Roundels. The wheels also work with factory TPMS sensors, and accept OEM lugs. No special mounting hardware required.

Warranty Summary: 2 year Structural warranty. 1 year limited warranty guarantees wheels will be free from defects in materials, workmanship and paint finish under normal and reasonable use.

  • Diameter: 18"
  • Width: 8.5"
  • Offset: 45mm
  • Lug Pattern: 5x120mm
  • Centerbore: 72.6mm
  • Weight: 18.20lbs

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