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well went and done it 18's on now!

Post by spanwah » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 12:10

wont be everyones cup of tea! just wanted some straight swaps no faffing about the only real dilemma was going to 225's allround and have to say it deosnt tramline like it used to? feels better but from the back looks worse as tyres smaller :D
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Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Post by Del » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 12:24

Nice looking, classic wheels. Did you come down in size from a 19 inch wheel - I only ask as you say the tramlining has gone and that generally seems to get worse with bigger wheels.

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Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Post by Gazza » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 12:25

Looks good to me 8-)
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Post by spanwah » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 12:30

Gazza wrote:Looks good to me 8-)

cheers gazza !

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Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Post by Gazza » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 13:10

What make are the tyres ?
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Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Post by spanwah » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 13:21

Del wrote:Nice looking, classic wheels. Did you come down in size from a 19 inch wheel - I only ask as you say the tramlining has gone and that generally seems to get worse with bigger wheels.

i had the original 2.2 sport wheels 17's(so still wanted the classic look) went up to 18's thought 19's at first! guy put me off them saying they'd done plenty of zeds and 19's foooked the ride (his opinion not mine) said go with 18's better allround should have no issues the tramlining maybe be because it aint a staggered setup with bigger rears? i have no idea dont shoot!!!! :D
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Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Post by spanwah » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 13:25

Gazza wrote:What make are the tyres ?

some shite i think to be honest because it was a cheap deal ! havnt looked because i dont care as i dont batter this car! it gets driven normally so cheapie cheap suits me :oops:
i'll have a look later!!!

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Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Post by Brian H » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 19:21

Nice, the wheels really suit the car :thumb:

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Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Post by Pierrick » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 19:42

Looking good! Not too big... not too small!

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Post by barbancourt » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 19:51

Nice!

Needs MOAR low though. :D
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Post by stu » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 20:50

Works for me too.
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Post by billz » Mon 03 Jun, 2013 21:05

Look the same as the Inovit DTMs. Think this is the best style of aftermarket alloys for the zed. But i am a bit biased :D
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Post by c_w » Tue 04 Jun, 2013 15:37

They look really nice for an aftermarket wheel!

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Post by spanwah » Tue 04 Jun, 2013 21:20

cheers for the replies guys was expecting to get slated :shock: had the rear wheel bearing done today 75squid all in thought it was cheap!!!
just ordered the bmw centre caps aswell!!!

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Post by g8jka » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 00:05

Looks very nice with them wheels, should look even better with BMW centre caps. Could you not fit wider tyres on the rears or are the wheels the same width front and rear? You could probably fit a 235 or stretch a 245/255 on the rears to make them look better. What widths are the wheels?
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Re: well went and done it 18's on now!

Post by spanwah » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 13:24

g8jka wrote:Looks very nice with them wheels, should look even better with BMW centre caps. Could you not fit wider tyres on the rears or are the wheels the same width front and rear? You could probably fit a 235 or stretch a 245/255 on the rears to make them look better. What widths are the wheels?

looked into it myself and found the front and rears are 7.5" :head: :head: so i reckon at a push maybe 235's ??? i am actually annoyed now :head: knowing i cant get bigger tyres the alloys are sweet !!look nice !! but am going to shoot myself :evil: should have got wider rears but as usual salesman bullshit saying there absolutley fine no problems which there wont be but its the look from the rear :head: thinking must have been all he had left lesson learnt ffs :head:

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Post by Brian H » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 19:26

Speak to the salesman and see if you can get a full set of 8.5s, split the two sets and sell one set on :wink:

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Post by spanwah » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 21:49

Brian H wrote:Speak to the salesman and see if you can get a full set of 8.5s, split the two sets and sell one set on :wink:

they only do these rims in 7.5" been looking already!!! that said mate they do look the nuts in the flesh!!! but i parked near a blue z3 today with 18,s and he had 255's on and the difference is chalk and cheese they looked HUGE!(filled the arches properly) ffs :head: love the alloys not the rear tyre's my own fault!!!!

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Post by Robert T » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 21:53

spanwah wrote:i parked near a blue z3 today with 18,s and he had 255's on and the difference is chalk and cheese they looked HUGE!(filled the arches properly) ffs :head:
How do you mean "filled the arches" - if viewed from the side, then there should be no difference whatsoever if the correct profile tyres are fitted. If you mean the wheels sit back from the wheelarch, then spacers would fix that. If you mean the tyres don't look as wide when viewed from the rear, then there is not a lot you can do about that.

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Post by sirius-c » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:03

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Post by spanwah » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:19

Robert T wrote:
spanwah wrote:i parked near a blue z3 today with 18,s and he had 255's on and the difference is chalk and cheese they looked HUGE!(filled the arches properly) ffs :head:
How do you mean "filled the arches" - if viewed from the side, then there should be no difference whatsoever if the correct profile tyres are fitted. If you mean the wheels sit back from the wheelarch, then spacers would fix that. If you mean the tyres don't look as wide when viewed from the rear, then there is not a lot you can do about that.

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viewed from the side they looked no different ! his tyres filled the arches because they seemed so big from behind mine seem to sit on a slight camber the top going inwards slightly if you get what i mean? you can see it on the 3rd pic if you look closely!
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Post by spanwah » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:20

sirius-c wrote:
spanwah wrote: Image
Thats a lovely colour for a Zed, I'm well Jell!
its not everybodys favourite colour thats for sure :lol:

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Post by sirius-c » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:22

have you got a black and yellow interior?
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Post by spanwah » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:25

sirius-c wrote:have you got a black and yellow interior?

all black !

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Post by sirius-c » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:27

its gorgeous, I want one!

are the a-pillars standard or re-sprayed?
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Post by Badman gee » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:29

Looks jacked up at the back
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Post by spanwah » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:30

sirius-c wrote:its gorgeous, I want one!

are the a-pillars standard or re-sprayed?

not touched this car apart from the new wheels!

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Post by spanwah » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:31

Badman gee wrote:Looks jacked up at the back

not touched it mate 2.2 sport all original!!!!
my drive deos slope downwards deosnt show in pic

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Post by Badman gee » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:32

Oh :)
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Post by gookah » Wed 05 Jun, 2013 22:59

a view from behind will show us,
from the side they could be 6inch or 12inch, they would all look similar
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Post by spanwah » Thu 06 Jun, 2013 08:16

gookah wrote:a view from behind will show us,
from the side they could be 6inch or 12inch, they would all look similar

here you go mate from the rear look tiny ?(they are 225's aswell i think the mudflaps dont help) tyres i cant change does it need spacers??? cheers
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Post by BladeRunner919 » Thu 06 Jun, 2013 09:07

Just stick some spacers on the rear and it'll look great.

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Post by spanwah » Thu 06 Jun, 2013 10:18

BladeRunner919 wrote:Just stick some spacers on the rear and it'll look great.

any ideas on size etc. best place to get them? fleabay?
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Post by gookah » Thu 06 Jun, 2013 11:33

Don't worry, spacers will sort it nicely.
Put a straight edge against your wheel up inside the arch and measure the distance between that and the folded lip of the wheel arch at the top of the curve
IE between the two lines below, and see what you have, Make sure you have the straight edge across the wheel top and bottom and behind the arch

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I would then take 5 mm off and look for that size spacer (or closest to it) on eBay. Get 'hubcentric' ones for BMW E36/Z3 fitment (5 bolts 120mm pcd and 72.6 bore) and make sure you get bolts with them, that way they will be long enough to account for the new spacer.
(Hubcentric ones re-create the circular lip that you wheel goes over on your brake discs, keeping the wheel centred)
Also if you have locking wheel bolts you will need two new ones that are longer by the width of your spacer.
Once they are on they will fill the arches nicely, !!


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Post by sirius-c » Thu 06 Jun, 2013 11:36

stop posting pictures of this car will ya!

I'm seriously thinking of a re-spray :lol:
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Post by spanwah » Thu 06 Jun, 2013 13:48

gookah wrote:Don't worry, spacers will sort it nicely.
Put a straight edge against your wheel up inside the arch and measure the distance between that and the folded lip of the wheel arch at the top of the curve
IE between the two lines below, and see what you have, Make sure you have the straight edge across the wheel top and bottom

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I would then take 5 mm off and look for that size spacer (or closest to it) on eBay. Get 'hubcentric' ones for BMW E36/Z3 fitment (5 bolts 120mm pcd and 72.6 bore) and make sure you get bolts with them, that way they will be long enough to account for the new spacer.
(Hubcentric ones re-create the circular lip that you wheel goes over on your brake discs, keeping the wheel centred)
Also if you have locking wheel bolts you will need two new ones that are longer by the width of your spacer.
Once they are on they will fill the arches nicely, !!


(Well it will show the lines on the photo when Photobucket actually updates itself)

cheers mate just been down spoke to the alloy wheel dealer and guess what he said? yeah it could do with some hubcentric spacers to bring them out :head: why didnt he say that in the first place :evil: apparently he deos alot of them for audi's and is a common problem :evil:
the guys off ill who deals with them and have to ring back tommorrow!

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Post by BladeRunner919 » Thu 06 Jun, 2013 13:50

Would be good to seem some 'after' pics once the spacers are fitted.

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Post by spanwah » Mon 10 Jun, 2013 17:00

spacers now fitted what a difference :D cheers for the advice!!!
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Post by Phil » Mon 10 Jun, 2013 17:14

Looks good - understated, subtle and desirable.
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Post by Brian H » Mon 10 Jun, 2013 17:38

Much Better :thumb:

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Post by gookah » Mon 10 Jun, 2013 17:46

spanwah wrote: i am actually annoyed now :head: knowing i cant get bigger tyres the alloys are sweet !!look nice !! but am going to shoot myself :evil: should have got wider rears but as usual salesman bullshit saying there absolutley fine no problems which there wont be but its the look from the rear :head: thinking must have been all he had left lesson learnt ffs :head:


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