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    APEX EC-7 Wheels

    Just took delivery on a set. Must say, for the money, I am very satisfied. The antracite finish looks nice in person. I'll be sure to throw a pic up when put on the car. How they stand up to Chicago pot holes, to follow. But, for now. if you're considering them. Go for it.
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    What is the money?

    Photo the wheels before you toss them on. Who did you buy them from? Show the packaging, unpackaging, everything.

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    Apex makes some nice stuff. Im considering their rims since i cant afford HREs lol
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    So I threw them on the vehicle this weekend. Looks great. Very pleased. No pictures because it was absiolutely UGLY outside this weekend. However, slight problem. I went with 18x9.5 in the rear with the offset that Apex recommended. On longer dip-like bumps in the road, I do get slight rubbingin the rear. Theres a million of you guys on here that probably know where this usually occurs. Any input would be greatly appreciated. The rear tires are Kuhmo ASXs. I dont know if those tend to run "tall" or what. Installed 265/35-18. Thanks guys...
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    What car?
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    Apex wheels are awesome bc they are cheap, look good, and are light weight. What more could you want?

    Op I would call apex and let them know about your rubbing issues. If anything, just get the fender rolled where it's rubbing, it will be worth it for the flush look I'm assuming you have with wheels that are tucked in that fender.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
    What car?
    08 335 coupe
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    Apex is working with me to get to the bottom of the issue. Again, these wheels are tough to beat given the customer service Ive been receiving. Can anyone recommend a reputable shop in the Chicagoland area that does fender rolling? I know I can rent one and probably do a nice job myself. But, given the mad rush to get year end surgeries done because people have met their deductible. I dont have time to bother with it. Thanks again.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Baron Click here to enlarge
    Can anyone recommend a reputable shop in the Chicagoland area that does fender rolling?
    Wouldn't that be IND?

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    found a recommended shop for $75 per corner. For that price its not even worth messing around with it...
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    pics or links of pics for the wheels?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Wouldn't that be IND?
    Oh yea. DUH...
    called VS. lemme give IND a buzz. VS doesn't want the liability involved w fender rolling. Once again, APEX has been nothing but helpful. Overall, I don't think there is an appreciable difference in acceleration. But, there is an overall sense of the car being lighter on its feet. The OEM wheels are definitely much heavier. Must have freed up a ton of rotational mass.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Baron Click here to enlarge
    Oh yea. DUH...
    called VS. lemme give IND a buzz. VS doesn't want the liability involved w fender rolling. Once again, APEX has been nothing but helpful. Overall, I don't think there is an appreciable difference in acceleration. But, there is an overall sense of the car being lighter on its feet. The OEM wheels are definitely much heavier. Must have freed up a ton of rotational mass.
    Then screw VS, IND is a vendor here and will take care of you. Tell them BimmerBoost sent you.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Then screw VS, IND is a vendor here and will take care of you. Tell them BimmerBoost sent you.
    IND is a no go. They don't offer fender rolling at the shop. Friends w the owner of the Uncharted Territory 2013 M5 and the R8 they put together. Two absolutely beautiful and tastefully modified cars. FYI, they offer a complete cosmetic kit for the 3 series ( same parts as their M5 kit I guess ) Great price.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Baron Click here to enlarge
    IND is a no go. They don't offer fender rolling at the shop.
    I'm baffled why they wouldn't.

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    So far only guys interested are FIZZ auto. Found them recommended on the Supra boards. APEX said to get a good alignment first. See if that alleviates the issue.
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    I'm sure you've done this already but just in case, check and make sure the wheels are the correct size and offset, it will be stamped on the inside of the wheel, Apex sent me the wrong size fronts which rubbed on my strut, they replaced them with the correct size right away. VS and IND don't want to mess with rolling fenders because BMW paint is soft and its very easy to crack/ chip the paint when rolling. I was going to say Fizz, they have a pretty good reputation, but I thought the 9.5's with 265s was conservative and wouldn't rub. If you didn't get an alignment done when you put them on, definitely do that, I'd go to VS for alignment, they have good equipment, I use IND for most other things, they are great.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Wouldn't that be IND?
    iND is always the correct place to look 1st, then VS Motorsports but I do not believe either of them roll fenders.

    Baron try some of the import shops or ask over on JDMChicago

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mr. Nice Click here to enlarge
    I'm sure you've done this already but just in case, check and make sure the wheels are the correct size and offset, it will be stamped on the inside of the wheel, Apex sent me the wrong size fronts which rubbed on my strut, they replaced them with the correct size right away. VS and IND don't want to mess with rolling fenders because BMW paint is soft and its very easy to crack/ chip the paint when rolling. I was going to say Fizz, they have a pretty good reputation, but I thought the 9.5's with 265s was conservative and wouldn't rub. If you didn't get an alignment done when you put them on, definitely do that, I'd go to VS for alignment, they have good equipment, I use IND for most other things, they are great.
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    Hmmm. I don't think it's rubbing on the "outside" edge of the tire. Damn...
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    where are you in Chicago Baron?

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    I have a buddy who rolls fenders, give me a pm and I can provide you his info (seeing you are in chicago)

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    Im actually in the SW burbs now. Ya, I cant tell exactly where its rubbing. I think it has to go on a lift/jack to diagnose what the heck is going on. MK I think Ill just utilize FIZZ if I end up doing the fenders. And, of course, by the time I get home its darker than inside an A$%hole in my garage.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Baron Click here to enlarge
    And, of course, by the time I get home its darker than an A$%hole in my garage.
    May I suggest using a Click here to enlarge?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
    May I suggest using a Click here to enlarge?
    Cut me some slack. Im savin lives over here... Click here to enlarge
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