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Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

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Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby Welly » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:35 pm

Which look better?

These, Wheel 'A':
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Or These, Wheel 'B':
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby Captain Jack » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:44 pm

Based on looks alone, wheel B. Tyres look painful though.

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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby Doggy » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:06 pm

It's hard to judge aesthetics in these cicumstances - have you got any pics without a Volvo to spoil the view?

Seriously though, I prefer 'A'
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby gumby6371 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:22 pm

I'd go with Doggy and tick the 'A' box, simpler design always looks better IMO, look easier to clean and buff out any scuffs as well.
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby Welly » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:26 pm

I'm running on Wheels 'B' at the moment but they need new Tyres and refurbing.....at the same time someone on the Volvo Forum has a set of 2011 Wheels 'A' + Conti tyres for sale for around about the same Dollar so I was wondering what to do :|
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby rwb » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:49 pm

All I can see is Volvo. :P

I'm going for 'A' too, but of course it's really down to personal preference. I find the ones with lots of spokes to be a bit fussy.

It doesn't help that 'B' looks like it's on stilts at the back.
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby lozz » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:54 pm

Both sets look good,
but id go for Set A.

Reason. They look a stronger Rim.
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby Welly » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:29 pm

This is my car, sits a bit lower than the one above:
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They're quite a nice wheel (B) really, and help conceal the Ford brakes :frown: :
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Dunno what to think now, and the Wheel 'A' car above has the body kit fitted which makes it all look different (been after a body kit but very rare unless you want a new one for nearly £400.00 BEFORE you start colour-coding it).
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby steve_earwig » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:26 pm

Basically what they said :arrowu: I'd go for A too 'cos the look easier to clean, stronger and have higher profile tyres. What's the difference between the two and do you have no fillings left in your head?

You could also sell you present rims "in need of refurbishment"...
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby Welly » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:52 pm

Mmm, my wheels are a sh*t to clean (had to buy a special ickle brushy thing) and one of them has a tiny bucklerisation :|

I'd almost keep the old wheels, rattle can 'em darker and get some winter tyres on them as spares but 17" winter tyres? costly? not awailable? dunno - most seem to slap on a set of 16" steelies for the winter :|

Might PM the seller but he's asking £650.00 for a set of 4 Wheel 'A' with partly-worn Contimental tyres :(
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby DaiRees » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:03 pm

I like B, but I'd probably choose A cos they're easier to clean.... :oops:
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby teamster1975 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:13 pm

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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby steve_earwig » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:07 pm

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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

Postby scotty73 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:45 pm

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