BimmerWorld TA8S 18 inch Flow-Form Wheel - E46 M3, E9X M3, F8X M2/M3/M4

Strong, lightweight, flow-formed, large brake clearance, classic style

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Price:
$343.99 – $353.99

The BimmerWorld View: we're extremely proud to release these fully featured flow-form wheels for street and race and everything in between. Stronger than what's currently on the market but at fighting weight to compete with the best out there. And with generous caliper clearance that doesn't need spacers. This is a soft launch with select sizes and colors available to ship right away!

Availability: most sizes and colors are in stock now! The 9.5" is only in stock in silver (ETA on gunmetal and black is mid-summer 2022). The 10.0 ET25 is in stock in black. The 10.0 ET33 is in stock in gunmetal and black. ETA on the other colors is mid-summer 2022.

The TA8S follows our forged TA16 and flow-formed TA5R wheels and adds timeless styling that looks amazing on almost any BMW model. The design will be instantly familiar to any BMW enthusiast but we added some unique touches to make it our own design - like spokes that reach all the way to the rim and extra machining on the outside of the Y-spoke. Of course it's instantly familiar because it looks so good on so many cars. Does the world really need another "Style 163" wheel? No but we wanted to offer the best one on the market!

TA8S Wheel SizeWheel Weight
18x9.5" ET35
concave 1
20.15 lbs
18x10.0" ET25
concave 2
20.92 lbs
18x10.0" ET33
concave 2
20.84 lbs
Way more than simply a "replica", the TA8S has all of the features necessary to be one of the best flow-formed wheels on the market. Period.
+ 1,650lb (750kg) load rating
+ Light weight - 18x10 is 20.92lbs
+ Tested and passed SAE, JWL, and VIA testing standards
+ Focus on barrel and rim strength
+ Spokes that extend over the outer rim
+ Flow-formed, roll-forged barrel - high strength but low weight
+ Knurled bead seat reduces tire slippage
+ Large spoke clearance for big brake kits
+ Closed-face hub maximizes strength in the hub
+ Accepts factory lug bolts, wheel locks, or stud conversions
+ Accepts OE BMW center cap (TA8S cap included)
+ Protective recessed valve stem pocket
+ Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) compatible (not included)

Our approach with the TA8S was to add back mass and durability where it would be beneficial, specifically in the barrel. The added strength is key to durability for potholes but also for the harsh race kerbing that will chew up featherweight wheels. The TA8S uses the latest flow-form manufacturing process to produce a light weight, strong, BMW track wheel with plentiful caliper clearance for street, track, autocross, and racing use.

Extensive work was done to produce a high-strength wheel that is the same or only slightly more weight than other track wheels. TA8S uses the latest industry technology known as flow-forging or flow-forming. The process is similar to casting but with a stronger roll-forged barrel and a tighter grain structure that makes the wheel stronger. The superior process far surpasses older designs that use a straight casting process. Our TA8S 18" wheels have a load rating of 750kg (1,650lbs), which is higher than just about every other flow form wheel. Flow-forming and precise machining also allow tight control over weight. Even with a high load rating our 18x10 wheel comes in around 20lbs. The TA8S has passed SAE, JWL, and VIA testing standards.

Spoke profile and shape were studied to give as much clearance as possible for big brake kits. The curved Y-spoke design stretches all the way to the outer lip, a key component to the TA8S' strength. They also allow generous caliper clearance behind the spokes. 18" sizes clear Brembo F40 and Monobloc, StopTech ST60, Alcon, and PFC 355mm and 380mm 4- and 6-piston brake kits.

Our 18" comes in two concave face profiles: a moderate concave (1) and a slightly deeper concave (2). The difference is very subtle and not as dramatic as other wheel designs. The 9.5" only comes in the concave 1 while 10.0 and larger will have the slightly deeper concave 2.

Price is per wheel.

General Fitment Note: we do our best to display wheels that fit your BMW model, based on your model selection. Wheels with aggressive fitments or tight clearances may also be listed. Many variables must be considered for wheel fitment, especially when using larger wheels or different offsets. These variables include: suspension type and settings, ride height, tire size, bodywork changes, and alignment settings. In some cases, additional parts or modifications may be necessary for fitment that may not be listed in our catalog. Final wheel fitment and clearance is the responsibility of the customer, however, we welcome your questions on fitment, size, offset, or other wheel-related inquiries. Wheel returns are limited to quality issues only. These wheels are compatible with 10mm spacers, however, 12mm is a better choice due to known design limitations of 10mm spacers.

Need help deciding on a size or offset for your BMW? No problem! Give us a call at 877.639.9648 or email us at [email protected] for assistance. We're your BMW wheel experts and are happy to help.

BMW Fitments:

2 Series
F22 / F23 (2014+) > M235i-Racing
F22 / F23 (2014+) > M240i-Racing
2 Series
F87 (2016+) > M2 CS Racing
F87 (2016+) > M2 N55 (2016-2018)
3 Series
E46 (99-05) > M3
3 Series
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > M3
3 Series
F80 (2015-2018) > M3 (2015-2018)
4 Series
F82 / F83 (2015-2020) > M4 (2015-2020)
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