New Shoes and Socks

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Post by Chidda » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:29 pm

So I got some new shoes and socks for the boy today after trying hard (but failing) to love the 108s:
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Got some refurbed Style 32 staggered rims - exact same offset as the 108s.
Then wrapped them all in Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 5's 225/40 front with 12mm spacers and 255/35 rear with 15mm spacers.

Gives a much better overall look (in my biased opinion).
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Post by scootr » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:57 pm

Looks good. :thumbsup:
How many miles were on the old shocks? What shocks did you put on and how's the ride?
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Post by Chidda » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:03 pm

scootr wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Looks good. :thumbsup:
How many miles were on the old shocks? What shocks did you put on and how's the ride?
No new shocks - sorry, I was trying to be cute with "shoes and socks" rather than "wheels and tyres". :oops:
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Post by buzyg » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:10 pm

Very tidy look. 8) :thumbsup:
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Post by mr wilks » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:52 pm

The 32s are a good bit lighter than the 108s (or any other 18inch Bmw wheel for that matter ) so its a winwin situation :driving:
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Post by Chidda » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:31 pm

mr wilks wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:52 pm
The 32s are a good bit lighter than the 108s (or any other 18inch Bmw wheel for that matter ) so its a winwin situation :driving:
Yeah. I couldn’t believe how light they were when they arrived. Spent a couple of hours this weekend whacking a couple of coats of Maxcoat wheel guard sealant on the before the tyres were fitted.
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Post by mr wilks » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:34 pm

Chidda wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:31 pm
mr wilks wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:52 pm
The 32s are a good bit lighter than the 108s (or any other 18inch Bmw wheel for that matter ) so its a winwin situation :driving:
Yeah. I couldn’t believe how light they were when they arrived. Spent a couple of hours this weekend whacking a couple of coats of Maxcoat wheel guard sealant on the before the tyres were fitted.
To the best of my knowledge there isn't a lighter OE Bmw wheel in any size than the staggered 18inch 32 with et 50 et 47 from E46 ( all the other sized style 32 are not lightweight )
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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:51 pm

They look great OP. :thumbsup:

I've always liked the look of the 32s, and they make a change from the 224s and CSLs so many Coupes have now.
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Post by Jollyjoiner » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:00 pm

Looks smart :thumbsup:
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Post by Haggisman » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:54 pm

Wheels suit the car and as has been said, a change from csl’s etc. I am a fan of lightweight wheels, reducing unstrung weight where you can does make a difference though more so on the track than the road. Nice looking coupe.
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