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My Sport Touring On E38 Style 32S :)

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Hi all, just thought I'd share a few pics of my touring after fitting her new wheels!

I have been wondering what to get for a while now and what would sit right on it etc, I wanted a set of Dare RS rims but to buy them new and new tyres is a lot of money if they didn't fit correctly etc.

So these came up with tyres, so bit the bullet and bought them, with the thought in mind that if I couldn't get them to fit correctly I could easily resell them and get my money back!

The fronts fit perfectly with no issues at all (As yet). I had to raise the rear quite abit or there was no chance they were fitting without constant rubbing lol. I think it looks quite nice with the rake on but would like to roll the rear arches and get it sat down a little more in the future. Anyway here's some pics :)

First fitment. (Oh s**t was my initial thought :lol: )

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After many suspension tweeks to the rear, I have this! :) Some of you may not like it, but I love the look of it now!! Just as I say, would like the rear a little lower!

Straight after fitting, couldn't resist pics! haha (mind the dirty bus!)

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Clean pics from yesterday!

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More pics in my thread in the photo zone, but I hope you all like!!

Comments good or bad are welcome!

Carl.

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Looks awesome! Bit low for my taste but these wheels are so nice on a touring.

Are they 18 inch?

What width and offset are they?

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Cheers mate! I looked for ages for a touring on the same spec wheels and couldn't find one lol, so was abit of a risk but I love it!

Yeah 18" mate, 8j front et20, and 9j rear et22.

Plenty of stretch though lol. 215/35/18 front and 215/40/18 on the rear.

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Very nice :)

I'd be tempted to go for a 225 or 235 rear though personally.

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Looks very nice! But as above, front is a wee bit low for me! :P

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Cheers. :), I'd definitely have to roll the arches with a 225 tyre though lol. I was hoping to not touch them at all incase of going back to standard etc. Front is very low I admit haha.

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I Like That,

I do like the style 32's with the dish and they look good on the car

You could have washed it before taking pics

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Looks spot on mate, I've been looking at options for wheels on my tourer and I had ruled out the style 32's... they're back on the list thanks to you :thumbup:

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Cheers again! :), Yeah I'm going to look into getting the rears rolled I think.

I too ruled out 32s due to not seeing any with them on, which made me think they must be a pig to fit, but glad I went for these now!

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Looks nice. Can you put a bit more camber on the rears to tuck in the arch? The first picture looks like about the right camber but the rest look quite stood up.

I've got a touch of rake on my touring with standard style 32 due to thicker spring pads on the rear. I needed them to get off my drive but actually quite like the look.

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I don't know about the rear camber mate, I don't know how it's adjusted. It's going for 4 wheel alignment next weekend so I presume I could ask them to tweek the camber then? In person though, there's more camber than there looks. I'll have a word with the lad doing the alignment next week.

Cheers.

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You've made my day! I've got a set of these I was debating refurbing or selling over fitment issues.

Definitely keeping them now!

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Haha. I'm glad I've got people liking the wheels and my car, hope the site doesn't flood with cars on 32s now though! Lol

:P :P

Trigger, I had a set in my shed with big tyres that needed refurbing but sold them as I was too scared to throw money at them incase they didn't fit. Glad these came up with decent sized tyres!

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hi mate the wheels look cracking I got a set for my saloon just got them back from the refurbs today done in charcoal (black car) they are 17s can you advise me on tyres?

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yes, you need spiggot rings as the e39 has a different centre bore

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Just reading this thread.

I am looking at these e38 alloys for my 330d sport touring 2002.

Just to recap, they are 8x18 et20 and 9x18 et22 respectively front and rear, and if I fit coilovers and 215/40/18's all round plus get some spigot rings, I should get away with no arch work if I don't go too low right?

Thanks for your advice.

Derek

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