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    E36 and style 32 alloys.. help

    Hello

    Need a bit of advise.

    Looking at getting a set of style 32 alloys 17" from a 5 series with the 8j fronts and 9j rears and they currently don't have any tyres fitted, questions are..... will I need arch work or will they fit with a bit of a stretch on the tyres?

    Also what tyre sizes should I go for really not to sure?

    Any help much appreciated

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    maybe 205/40/17 and 215/40/17 rears to get away with arch mods but it will be damm close im sure as the et will be quite low and maybe spigot rings needed

    disco stu would be a good man to ask or devil/prince

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit View Post
    maybe 205/40/17 and 215/40/17 rears to get away with arch mods but it will be damm close im sure as the et will be quite low and maybe spigot rings needed

    disco stu would be a good man to ask or devil/prince
    Cheers for the heads up buddy

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    if they are from a E39 you will need the spigot rings, anything else will bolt on

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    Cheers buddy

    For the rings do I just measure the inside diameter and that it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrlundy36 View Post
    Cheers buddy

    For the rings do I just measure the inside diameter and that it?

    Thanks again
    No I can tell you instead

    You will need... 74.1mm Spigot Rings to go over your current Hub size of 72.6mm IIRC - eBay has a few right now...

    Tyres fitted can be trial and error - You can have wider tyres of 235 but you will need to flare the arches a fair bit! You can run 205/40 (Front) & 215/40 (Rear) and get Nangkangs NS2... I think thatís what they are call as they are cheap... and you use them to stretch on @Disco Stu he will know how to get them on!

    @Prince - He knows whatís safe to stretch on...

    To flare the arches you can do it your self with a heat gun and a arch roller... or you can get Arch Enemy to do it Seb recommends them! Google them...

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    Cheers for the info buddy

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    You will need spigot rings. Buy plastic ones as the metal ones can rust on.

    I quite like the stretch a 215/40 gives over an 8J. Finding 225/40 tyres for the rears might be a struggle but @meka found some Nexen ones. Because of the offsets though you might find you'll have to use 215/40s on the rear too. Really depends on what sort of arch work you're willing to do and how long you want to sit. Obviously the lower you want to sit, the more stretch you'll need to apply.

    This is a 215/40/17 tyre (Falken 452) on an 8J rim (with an offset of ET17).


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    As said elsewhere, 205/40's on the 8j's and 215/40's on the 9's imho. I still think you'll need a roll on the rear arches though.. What are the et (offset) of the rear wheels?

    205's will pump straight up on to the bead on a 8j, I'd imagine you'd be ok on the rears too. If not there are ways to get them on..

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    if this helps buddy

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