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

DaiRees wrote: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 steve_earwig » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:07 pm

Welly wrote:Might PM the seller but he's asking £650.00 for a set of 4 Wheel 'A' with partly-worn Contimental tyres :(

That seems a bit steep to me, if they were brand new tyres that'd be ok but "partly-worn" could mean just about anything, they could also be hideously old.

What are your tyres like? Perhaps if you do the steelies & winter tyres thing you could sort the wheels out while they're off, maybe even get the tyres either taken off (if they're bad enough) or just the bead broken on the outside of the car so you can get to the edge and as you say rattle can them.

While I'm thinking about it, there was a thread about getting alloys refurbished on the Toyota forum (the original wheels are awful for corrosion :roll: ) and they're are people that come out in a van to do it at your house, opinions seem varied on whether they're any good or not...

And finally, guess who needs to buy another set of wheels for his Toyota :( I can't keep having tyres put on and taken off because it'll destroy them. Turns out it's cheaper for me to get brand new alloys in Slovenia than 2nd hand steelies here :roll: - Possibly http://www.vulkanizerstvo-lasic.si/izde ... 114x5-et40
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Re: Opinion on Alloy wheel choice

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

DaiRees wrote:I like B, but I'd probably choose A cos they're easier to clean.... :oops:


B was my first choice until i thought about the cleaning side of it, i looked at a 52 plate Volvo :supafrisk: in Carmarthen Friday with wheel A they looked nice. :supafrisk:
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