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    Quote Originally Posted by allycooke View Post
    we just use the service road down the left-hand-side from the overflow carpark before you get to the roundabout at reception....the gate(s) are usually open from 7am until the security blokes start wandering around later at night.
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    Plus it's far easier than navigating the speed bumps inside the compound. We generally get a house close to the gate at the bottom so it works well. Some nice roads down there as well, I had the pleasure of ragging Dotty's M2 around there. And shortly after bought an M140i.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    Plus it's far easier than navigating the speed bumps inside the compound. We generally get a house close to the gate at the bottom so it works well. Some nice roads down there as well, I had the pleasure of ragging Dotty's M2 around there. And shortly after bought an M140i.


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    Finally got the 57DRs fitted with red Rays locking wheel nuts. Looks very aggressive now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellytwenty3 View Post
    Finally got the 57DRs fitted with red Rays locking wheel nuts. Looks very aggressive now.
    Any pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer13 View Post
    Any pictures?
    Of course sir!

    I have some to show how far out they sit from the car but I'm too excited to take really nice ones right now. As soon as I do I'll post more.

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    Looks superb!!

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    They look good. What's the ride like compared to the 20s?
    Also, what width and offset?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer13 View Post
    They look good. What's the ride like compared to the 20s?
    Also, what width and offset?
    They are 18x9.5 +38 on Eibach Pros, I was originally going to go for 255s but decided against it.

    The drive is heavily opinionated. I wouldn't say I'm a wizard in wheels, suspension, etc. so I'll just describe what I can and hopefully reasons for it will jump out and someone can chirp in or something.

    Originally, I used to drive on Sport, I wouldn't touch Comfort unless I wanted to cruise one handed down the motorway. Over time I just got used to the heaviness of the steering wheel on Sport and R.

    With the Eibachs it was a lot more planted and steering felt even better.

    Now with the wheel and tyre change I would say I would always set it to R, just to get the best feeling out of it. It does feel a little bouncy but I think that's down to the fact there's more tyre on the bumps. And the fact that it's a lot wider I'm just a lot more careful right now. When reversing you can see the rear tyre staring you down.

    So in a nutshell R mode now feels like the original Sport mode but with the benefits of R mode because of the tyres (presumably). Make sense?

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