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Old 11-18-2016, 06:48 PM   #1
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Major dilemma for winter wheels

So I've been thinking about winter wheels so I can keep my style 32's in good condition, so what do you get to run during the cold weather? My 32's are in pretty good condition but I don't want to run standard 17's or 18's and I don't want to ruin the look of the car so I began to think about getting another set of 32's in poor enough condition, swap the tyres over and away I go !

As we probably know, these rims are difficult to get in any condition and in the past few months there has been none available until last week, I came across a set, 2 hours away ...
here's my current set when I got them

and on the car

and here's the new set I just bought at a great price

These are in better condition than mine, they have been refurbed where as my current ones are original and there are 5 rims, 3 front 2 rear. So I'm keeping these new ones as my summer wheels and my "good" ones for the winter ***128514;

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Old 11-18-2016, 09:06 PM   #2
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sounds like you dont have a dilemma anymore lol. absolutely loves the 32's. which i had the extra cash to have a set of 18" ones laying around
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Old 11-19-2016, 01:21 AM   #3
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those are definitely pretty wheels. i like those in the winter. If you're worried about getting your wheels ruined in the winter, i suggest getting powder coat, or having opti coat applied to them
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Old 11-19-2016, 01:37 AM   #4
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I've said it before, but this really is a beautiful car. Probably my favorite on this site. And that's saying something, because I usually hate red cars, and I usually hate big wheels.

I'm glad you found another set for winter.
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:52 AM   #5
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I've said it before, but this really is a beautiful car. Probably my favorite on this site. And that's saying something, because I usually hate red cars, and I usually hate big wheels.

I'm glad you found another set for winter.
Wow, humbled by your comments ... thanks
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Old 11-19-2016, 05:34 AM   #6
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I've said it before, but this really is a beautiful car. Probably my favorite on this site. And that's saying something, because I usually hate red cars, and I usually hate big wheels.

I'm glad you found another set for winter.
Slick top, manual seats, stick shift, style 32 wheels, japanrot, yup sweet car!
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Old 11-19-2016, 07:56 PM   #7
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Slick top, manual seats, stick shift, style 32 wheels, japanrot, yup sweet car!
Thanks, not sure what slick top means but I'll take it!
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Old 11-19-2016, 08:22 PM   #8
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Thanks, not sure what slick top means but I'll take it!
Slick top means no sunroof. Rare in USA.
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Old 11-20-2016, 12:41 PM   #9
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Ok cool, would have been an option here but with aircon most buyers didn't spec the roof. I have sunroof and aircon on our 93 Aero Wagon and it's great.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:59 AM   #10
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I have a spare 225/40 tyre lying around so going to try that on one of the rears and see how tight it is on the arch. I rolled them myself and seem to have quite a bit of space up there .... only way to find out is try. I like the 215/40 stretched but I think I'd rather run 225/40 out back.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:25 PM   #11
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Looks awesome, which winter tire did you go with?
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