I pulled the trigger on some Apex ARC-8 Matte Bronze wheels in 18×9.5 ET35 last Thursday and just could not wait. I suck at waiting. And I’m the type of person that would drive 50+ miles same-day to pick up parts for my car because waiting is not an option. My new wheels were expected to arrive early next week, but on Saturday I was unexpectedly greeted by a text notification saying that 2 big packages were delivered. I looked outside and there it was. The most heart warming sight for any gear head that loves ordering car parts – boxes on your porch. I found a tire shop that was open on Sundays and so I got them installed immediately.

I’ve always been a fan of White on Bronze since I had a Subaru Legacy back then. I just never thought it would make sense do get that color combination on a BMW, but I never see white on bronze anymore (even on Subaru’s) so I decided to try it. Apex Race Parts is a popular choice for the E46 M3 community. If you remember my previous setups, you’ll know this is my 4th set of wheels from them and they’re all Apex ARC-8s in different colors and sizes. Just a few months back they introduced the Matte Bronze color on the ARC-8s and ever since I saw it, the intent to buy was always on my mind. I got the wheels installed and went straight to the wash to get it clean for a mini photoshoot.

  • Apex ARC-8 Matte Bronze 18×9.5 ET35
  • -2.5 front camber / -1.8 rear camber
  • Federal RSR 265/35/18 tires
  • 3mm spacer in front / 12mm spacer in rear

Comment below and let me know what you think about the new color. Like it? Satin Black was better? Hyper Silver?


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