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    I'm quite new to this forum, but I've had a 1995 E34 TDS for almost a year now and what a cracking car it is!

    Thought i'd share a couple of photo's after I cleaned it this morning It's not without it's problems, namely the 50-60Mph shimmy , but recently it's had a new clutch, service and the wheels in the picture and it looks half it's age.

    Any comments welcome...even bad one's


     
     

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    Looks tidy matey You're right, doesnt look as old as it is
     
     

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    I see you have later wheels on there.

    Do you have spigot rings on them? Because if I'm not mistaken, the hubs (the small bit in the center) on the E34 are smaller than later models, so the wheels don't locate properly.

    I bought a set of aftermarket wheels for an E34 I once had, and they neglected to supply me with the spigot rings, which gave me shimmy as well.

    I certainly didn't need the spigot rings when I used the same wheels on my E39.

    Car looks very nice by the way!

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    oooh, shiny! looks very clean - needs lowering though
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwfan View Post
    I see you have later wheels on there.

    Do you have spigot rings on them? Because if I'm not mistaken, the hubs (the small bit in the center) on the E34 are smaller than later models, so the wheels don't locate properly.

    I bought a set of aftermarket wheels for an E34 I once had, and they neglected to supply me with the spigot rings, which gave me shimmy as well.

    I certainly didn't need the spigot rings when I used the same wheels on my E39.

    Car looks very nice by the way!

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    Only need spigot rings to put e39 wheels on an e34. later than that and they fit spot on.

    IIRC the e39 was the only bm to have the bigger hubs???
     
     

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    yeah, only BMW to have 74.1, every other model, including the E34's/60's etc was 72.6.

    Nice looking bus matey, very tidy for its age
     
     

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    My bad, I was under the (obviously misguided) idea that all later cars had the bigger diameter hub.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwfan View Post
    I see you have later wheels on there.

    Do you have spigot rings on them? Because if I'm not mistaken, the hubs (the small bit in the center) on the E34 are smaller than later models, so the wheels don't locate properly.

    I bought a set of aftermarket wheels for an E34 I once had, and they neglected to supply me with the spigot rings, which gave me shimmy as well.

    I certainly didn't need the spigot rings when I used the same wheels on my E39.

    Car looks very nice by the way!

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    I've had them off today actually and they do have very thim shim rings on, but I didn't fit the wheels so I couldn't tell you if they were on before, but i'd be surprised if they were thicker than 0.3mm. I had the shimmy with the original wheels, so I don't think thats the problem...upper thrust arms look a bit tired, so thats the next job when funds allow
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mowgs View Post
    oooh, shiny! looks very clean - needs lowering though
    I've been thinking about that, but I have 2 issues:
    1 - money is fairly tight at the mo
    2 - with the wheels I've got on, it looks very tight on the rear arches, also, how will it affect the camber settings and all the bushes?

    It seems to look really high at the front and low at the back, is that normal on E34's?
     
     

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    Old bus.. for a moment there I thought you were ACTUALLY cleaning a bus!

    Looks clean and really not that old at all! I think it's the wheels that set off the modern look!

     
     

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