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Offline Jayc87

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Re: 17" or 18" alloys? - need some help!
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2008, 07:43:30 PM »
Have just purchased 17" MAK Veleno Mirror alloys - opted for these as I thought when there is weight in the car I can see problems occuring with 18"'s and rubbing and the fact of 'unsprung mass' on the dampers for alloys over 17" and then there is feeling every little rut in the road! Anyways... I will upload pics when they are on!   :P
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Re: 17" or 18" alloys? - need some help!
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2008, 07:29:05 AM »
Pics of new alloys (at the local hand car wash!)!! Oh, Now that I have these new alloys I will be looking to sell my old Mazda alloys - with tyres if any one is interested!>?

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Re: 17" or 18" alloys? - need some help!
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2008, 10:12:19 AM »
Nice! Not too dis-similar to the ultraleggeras i want. Good work mate.
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Re: 17" or 18" alloys? - need some help!
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2008, 11:04:59 AM »
what tyres & alloys you had before?
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Re: 17" or 18" alloys? - need some help!
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2008, 02:28:35 PM »
comfort > wheel gap...I went for the less wheel gap option...and with these neglected cotswold roads i regreat it sometimes.

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Re: 17" or 18" alloys? - need some help!
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2008, 01:44:42 PM »
what tyres & alloys you had before?

The alloys before were standard 15" Mazda alloys. The tyres are Yokohama Aspec's 195 / 65 / 15.

The alloys are in tip top condition only two very small marks to the outside edge - hardly noticeable! There is a small amount of corrosion around the centre caps on all four wheels.

Two of the tyres (that were on the front) have barely any tread left, but the other two probably have around 4 - 5 mm - so would make a good spares or, if you required/wanted new alloys altogether!

I will be putting them on eBay shortly - will post a link!  :)

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Re: 17" or 18" alloys? - need some help!
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2008, 03:01:44 PM »
i'll wait for the ebay link  ;)
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Re: 17" or 18" alloys? - need some help!
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2008, 11:50:05 AM »
I would go with 17's...with the way these roads are I wish I would of went with 17's..

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Re: 17" or 18" alloys? - need some help!
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2008, 11:50:05 AM »