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Old 10-01-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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Finally new wheels on, style 32 from an E38

I couldn't find how to edit the title of my previous thread, so I made a new one instead

Anyhow, lots of time has passed from the previous thread and I wanted to show off my new wheels and some other mods. The wheels are off an E38 and they measure 18x8 ET20 and 18x9 ET22, wrapped in 225/40/18 all around:

















The wheels are actually in pretty bad condition The edges are fine, no curb rash, but the previous owner drove them in winter on salted roads and the salt has not been generous to the paint. Getting them resprayed in winter, while I roll on some cheap 18" ACS reps and studded tires. No point in buying nice wheels for winter, the salt on the roads is going to eat them anyway.


Next to come:

- LED tail lights. I was so close to getting a pair of OEM amber LED tails from german ebay, but I started hesitating about installing the OEMs and when I finally decided to go for them, someone had already bought them Got to keep looking though.
- coilovers and smaller tires (probably after respraying the wheels)
- CSL trunk
- darker tint?


...and keeping up with the maintenance




Thanks for looking, C&C welcome

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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looks good! what suspension is it on?
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:44 PM   #3
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looks good! what suspension is it on?
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How much did you drop it?
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for the comments guys. I'm dropped on Koni lowering springs and stock (m-sport package) shocks. The springs are supposed to give 40mm drop (~1.6in) all around, but actually they're more like -2.5in front and maybe -1.5in in the back. Rear spring pads are removed (both upper and lower).
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:32 AM   #5
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who da F done that?
prestige warehouse or who?
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:01 AM   #6
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:06 PM   #7
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:13 PM   #8
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Fantastic! Those look awesome from the rear!
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:35 PM   #9
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perfect. Wish I could get those here in a decent cond like those ones. Love them and your car looks So neat!
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #10
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Some of my favorite OEM rims. Looks great! especially with the mtechII
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:01 PM   #11
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:45 AM   #12
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I always see these on 540's and wondered how they look on our cars, the answer is badass
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:22 AM   #13
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Reviving an old thread. Did US E38 have these wheels standard? Ive only seen them on E39 and only in 17s
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:30 AM   #14
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Hi guys,

Didint want to start a new thread because I only have phone pics at the moment, but here are my wheels for the next season:









They will be refinished before they go on, but I was too impatient to get a tire mounted to try the offsets/widths

The tire is 225/40 and the wheels are 18x10 ET19 (with tire on) and 18x8.5 ET6 (lying in snow, without tire). Will probably have to go with different sized tires though, the 225/40 looks odd and too balloonish. Will try to mount the wheel and if it looks out of place I think I'm gonna go with 235/35 rear and 205/40 front.

Also a pic of our freeze-your-ass-off weather:



(it was -18F yesterday but I did not take a pic)

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Old 02-04-2012, 09:36 AM   #15
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Some nice lookin wheels man. Definitely dont risk putting them on in that type of weather

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Old 02-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #16
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Hey man, I know its been awhile but were you roller to be able to fit the 32s?
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