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    Question 8x18 5x120 et35 with 40mm lowering?????discs/pads??? is this a straight fit?

    guys im fresh to modifications in anyway . i have a e36 318is and i want some 18s on there (i know will slow performance but its 318is anyways idc) . iv been reading up loads of different things people are saying to the fitment i just want to know if 8x18 5x120 et35 will fit on my car with 40mm Apex lowering springs and these ebay discs and brembo pads?

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    tell me if all these is good to be a straight fit or what i would need to get a better fit and also what tyre spec i would need. , regards
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    8x18 5x120 et35 with 40mm lowering?????discs/pads??? is this a straight fit?

    I would personally get a set of eibachs if you can find some. I've never heard of Apex

    I would also avoid drilled/grooved discs from eBay. There is absolutely no need for drilled or grooved discs on your streetcar. You will see no increase in performance. You're more likely to see warped or cracked discs however. Just stick to normal Brembo discs. Or get some Meyle platinum discs which are zinc coated (so the hub always looks nice rather than rusty).

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    Taken from http://www.bmwforums.info/bmw-wheels...et-offset.html :- 3 Series E36 = PCD 5x120, centre bore 72.5mm and M12x1.5 bolt thread. ET 30-47 ..........so ET 35 is ok but @Spirit will be able to confirm if that size of wheel will fit with a 40mm drop.

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    I would personally get a set of eibachs if you can find some. I've never heard of Apex
    +1 Eibach will be more expensive but shop around for prices, I've got Apex coilovers fitted and nothing again't them but I'd still opt for Eibach.

    As Johann says, drilled and grooved discs are style over substance...http://www.bmwforums.info/bmw-suspen...rakes-bad.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsays View Post
    Taken from http://www.bmwforums.info/bmw-wheels...et-offset.html :- 3 Series E36 = PCD 5x120, centre bore 72.5mm and M12x1.5 bolt thread. ET 30-47 ..........so ET 35 is ok

    +1 Eibach will be more expensive but shop around for prices, I've got Apex coilovers fitted and nothing again't them but I'd still opt for Eibach.

    As Johann says, drilled and grooved discs are style over substance...http://www.bmwforums.info/bmw-suspen...rakes-bad.html

    yeah i just wanted the grooved for the looks with the alloys as for the lowering springs i will check thoes you guys mentioned aswell thnx man. i have seen so many diffrent specs of offsets to different rim sizes. with the 18 that i want which is the recomended offset and what about the tyre specs? any ideas what tyres? will the 18s sit nice with the 40mm drop?

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    Re: 8x18 5x120 et35 with 40mm lowering?????discs/pads??? is this a straight fit?

    Brembo vented on mine and apex springs are ok
    18s too big on e36 imo

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    but would they fit spirit? are they a straight fit? and would the cornering be cool or will it rub? or does that depend on the tyres?

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    Re: 8x18 5x120 et35 with 40mm lowering?????discs/pads??? is this a straight fit?

    Quote Originally Posted by mert.88 View Post
    but would they fit spirit? are they a straight fit? and would the cornering be cool or will it rub? or does that depend on the tyres?
    They will fit but tyre width will need to be quite skinny to avoid arch problems plus 18s are dear for tyres compared to 17s

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    hmmm would there be the same issue if i dropped it 20mm then? yeah i know they are quite dear iv seen the prices but my cousin owns 2 tyre garages 1 in sydenham and 1 in surrey quays in south london so i can get them near to nothing. you got any tyre sizes/spec which are best suited to prevent the rub ? (40mm drop)

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    I just used this site to compare when I didn't have rolled arches. Here's my old fronts on this link compared to 18's with 205/40/18's Online Wheel & Tyre Fitment calculator. Offset, Tyre stretch and Rolling Radius calculator

    here's my old rears compared to what you want Online Wheel & Tyre Fitment calculator. Offset, Tyre stretch and Rolling Radius calculator

    My car's really quite low too. I think you'll be fine mate

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    Yes they will fit. If you're planning to be a part of the stance scene you will probably want spacers as well. Not sure on tyre size but something like a 215/35/18 springs to mind for a slight stretch. If I'm being completely honest though I agree with @Spirit. 18s are too big for E36s. If you want that sort of design, how about something like Bayern Mesh? They're available for an E36 in both a 17 and an 18 inch rim.

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    Should do the job just fine imo. Although won't set your world a light. Coilovers are generally better for the adjustability.

    Discs look fine, but instead of the rears above, get yourself discs for a 328 instead, get a pair of calipers (I paid 50) and convert the rear from solid to vented discs. Everything is a straight swap. See my project thread for details as that's what I've done.

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