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eyeopen
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Hi Guys, just want to know one should I or Shouldn't I, they are on 225/45/17's I like the wheels but not sure if they can be rubbed down, are diamond cut wheels or wheels like this covered in laquer? and how much should I pay, if its good price can be one refurbed, will also enquire of outer rim refurb, but what you guys think? I believe they will suit my black D very well. I like Idea of 225s, will look nice and chunky, the width of wheels is 7.5 too. ET 40

all opinions advice welcomed <3

ps my standard 1.4 design wheels have bit of curbing would these stick out looking bad with curbing etc or be ok? what can I do to clean them up?

thankx





















[Edited on 03-01-2016 by eyeopen]
Jason x
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They look horrendous
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they look decent. I'd probably only pay £800 for them because they could do with a refurb.

thanxs
Ben G
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They also have a load of corrosion on the face which is usual of diamond cut/polished wheels that have been used in winter. Requires a full refurb, probably looking at around 250 quid for that alone.
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Them tyres are top end tyres though! Despite the condition of the diamond cut faces any wheels that are diamond cut with tyres of that calibre fitted are worth £800 minimum!!!! Anything less than that and your getting a bargain not to mention how amazing it'll make the car look!!!!

Wow I can picture it now. I'm excited for you.
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Alloys look like halford specials.
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Where can i get some of those centre caps, want want want
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quote:
Originally posted by nathy_87
Alloys look like halford specials.


Motor world I'd say, crapper than halfords and that's saying something
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quote:
Originally posted by Jason x
They look horrendous


why? condition or choice of wheels?
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quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
they look decent. I'd probably only pay £800 for them because they could do with a refurb.

thanxs


can get them much cheaper than that, infact can buy them and get all refurbed for that much. not that I'm going to spend that much, lol.
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Tyres are nearly 4 years old. Should knock some money off for that alone.
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quote:
Originally posted by --ToM--
Them tyres are top end tyres though! Despite the condition of the diamond cut faces any wheels that are diamond cut with tyres of that calibre fitted are worth £800 minimum!!!! Anything less than that and your getting a bargain not to mention how amazing it'll make the car look!!!!

Wow I can picture it now. I'm excited for you.


lol, thankx, although I feel like Sheldon from the Big Bang theory, Sarcasm?

I wont be spending too much or them after buying, I'm not really one to spend too much on the car, really just want better handling and yeah will look good with 17s, just not sure if these will stand out looking bad without refurbs
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Buy buy!


Will really show off your brakes too!
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quote:
Originally posted by Nic Barnes
Tyres are nearly 4 years old. Should knock some money off for that alone.


how comes?
eyeopen
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can these not be sanded down eg they are covered in laquer? so if sanded down will loose shine?
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quote:
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can these not be sanded down eg they are covered in laquer? so if sanded down will loose shine?



Yea, grinder with 40gritt pad, jobs a good un
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quote:
Originally posted by eyeopen
quote:
Originally posted by Nic Barnes
Tyres are nearly 4 years old. Should knock some money off for that alone.


how comes?


Rubber degrades. When I bought my car it had 3 year old tyres on. On the sidewall you will see 4 number together Eg: 2413. This means they were manufactured in the 24th week of 2013. Over time, the rubber degrades and cracks. You usually see the cracks on the outside of the sidewall.

I got an advisory on my MOT for it and I guess if it's dangerous enough, it would fail.

4 year old tyres on may well be fit for the bin, basically.
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look worse than the Corsa D VXR wheels
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Oh really, will have to look into it, I can get them cheap but will have to consider this, a big plus was good tyres. and that all nearly new.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
quote:
Originally posted by eyeopen
quote:
Originally posted by Nic Barnes
Tyres are nearly 4 years old. Should knock some money off for that alone.


how comes?


Rubber degrades. When I bought my car it had 3 year old tyres on. On the sidewall you will see 4 number together Eg: 2413. This means they were manufactured in the 24th week of 2013. Over time, the rubber degrades and cracks. You usually see the cracks on the outside of the sidewall.

I got an advisory on my MOT for it and I guess if it's dangerous enough, it would fail.

4 year old tyres on may well be fit for the bin, basically.


can be sanded but will loose laquer and shine? or can be sanded and will be ok?
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Don't pay over the odds just because of the Pitelli tyres. Those are woeful tyre performance wise!


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Someone's gotta be honest I'll let it be me.

Everyone's pulling your pisser.

There shit wheels
They look shit
They will look shit on your car
Don't buy them there shit
There not worth anything other than scrap value
The tyres are crap
They won't look better than your standard wheels

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People still falling for this trolling?
Nic Barnes
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Could be genuine
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Could be genuine but lets assume its not and be a bunch of cunts for weeks every time we see a post.

You fuckers are the same pricks who complain the site is quiet.

And this isn't trolling or sarcasm or any other form of faggotry, please do not fucking complain to me that the site is quiet but then act like a gang of utter bully cunts laughing in your pants when you have the opportunity to deal with someone new.

You're all old enough and wise enough to know where the fucking line is. Don't confuse fairly relaxed moderation (one message which has been mostly ignored?) with the absence of a requirement to be a bit fucking adult and have a bit of a joke but not turn it in to a fucking campaign.


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