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Think I want some new alloys!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Scania, 22 Jan 2006.

  1. Scania

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    I thought I was quite happy with the 18inch wheels on my e38 7 Series, however, browsing Flea Bay today, I've come across the following.

    The rims are made by ASA, the model is AR01 (designed by BBS). The rims have the dimensions 9J20 ET18 (front) and 10,5J20 ET26 (rear).
    The tyres required are 245/40R20Y and 275/35R20Y (speed index up to 300kph)!

    I believe the car requires no modification to get them to fit, please disregard the garish e38 pictured, its not quite to my taste.

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  2. Scania

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    I want those wheels! Talk about a "Chavved" 7 Series though! Those bumpers,I mean, WTF! :D
     
  3. Mr_Sukebe

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    So is the question whether we like the wheels, or whether we'd automatically know that you sell ganga and should chat with you about a a few grams?
     
  4. [TW]Fox

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    Is the driver 12?
     
  5. CaneyJ

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    Those brakes look tiny in those wheels. Am a sucker for deep dishes though :) .
     
  6. Scania

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    Nooo, I don't like the car, I agree with what it says about the driver! :D I just like the wheels! :o - PS, I only deal in bars ;) (j/k)

    I agree, yet in fact, they are quite big! (My discs take up a fair bit of space behind my 18's.....)

    Linky to Car on Flea Bay.
     
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  7. William

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    The rims are quite nice, however there are many things wrong with that car, the biggest one being that the colour is reminiscent of apple puree baby food.
     
  8. Malt_Vinegar

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    My god man, think of the cost of tyres!!

    I dont recon you will get decent fronts for less than 170-180 quid a corner, as for rears? 250quid a corner perhaps?

    Your lookin at about 900quid on tyres and fitting?!
     
  9. Scania

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    Well, my current 235/50/18's (front) cost £140+ each so an extra £30 odd isn't too bad I suppose....
     
  10. Malt_Vinegar

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    I always manage to pickup 235/40/18s for about 100 quid a corner, or pick up special offers when i can. Got falkens for 140quid for two when my rears needed doing last :D
     
  11. Scania

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    Where from mate? >> Interested! << :)
     
  12. Malt_Vinegar

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  13. Sirrel Squirrel

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    Very nice wheels, love the deep dish design, the tyres must be expensive though lol
     
  14. Scania

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  15. Malt_Vinegar

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    No worries :D
     
  16. The_Dark_Side

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    @ the OP....bad choice of wheel if you ask me.




    you'll NEVER get super singles to fit those things ;)
     
  17. Scania

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    Hmm, you saying they'd look more apt on an Artic? ;)


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  18. The_Dark_Side

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    well.....it's about time Alcoa spruced up their range if you ask me,lol.
     
  19. Jez

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    Non BMW Alloys + E38 = no

    And you know i love your car :) Just hate non BMW alloys on 7's
     
  20. Scania

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    I think I'll agree with that Jez, its certainly the cheaper option! :o :D