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Old 09-26-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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Finally added 32's...and....

After bugging you guys more than once about wheels/tires/lifts, etc....I finally made a move.
Bought some used 32x11.5x15 Bridgestone Dueller ATs off of craigslist.
Bought some black cragar v-5s (15x8 w/3.75" Backspace) from Summit Racing.
Replaced my 30" tires on stock wheels with them.
Good news is - no rubbing and no spacing related issues (granted, I don't plan on doing any serious off roading).
I can't tell much difference yet regarding power with my little 4 cylinder but with the little bit I have driven I haven't noticed anything.
From an appearance standpoint I was a little surprised that the 32's didn't look wayyyy taller than the 30's but I was also surprised at how much wider the stance is with the 32's (especially with the 3.75" BS).

Total investment: Tires...$150
Wheels...$195 (delivered)
Mounting and balancing....$65
Getting advice from WF members....priceless....

Since there have been numerous threads about 32's lately I thought I would post my experience and add some pictures for those who might be interested.

I almost forgot to add that mine is a 2002 SE with no modifications.

Thank you to all who have been so patient in their replies - especially InfernoGirl.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:10 PM   #2
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Looks good.

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Old 09-26-2010, 01:36 PM   #3
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Looks good...but I wouldn't recommend off-roading with those until you get a lift on there or you may eat your fender flares.
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:58 PM   #4
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glad to here you didn't feel much difference in power...I want to go with a 33 on mine...looks good....
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I think the place you'll see the biggest difference in gearing is highway speeds...you may have lost the use of 5th gear. Aside from that, your acceleration has probably suffered a little but probably not too noticeable as long as you aren't racing it. lol
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Looks good Dan! Do like Sentenced said tho and stay on road till you can get some lift on there...
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:36 PM   #7
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Thanks. I don't plan on going off-road....that's what my mountain bike is for.
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Where did you go where mounting and balancing was only 65?
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:09 AM   #9
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Local guy to whom I have brought a lot of business to lately (unfortunately).

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