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    Default Retro Vec Alloys on New Vec!

    Well as some know I don't really like the dustbin lid alloys on my Elite, which I think are leftover pre-facelift GSi wheels.

    Just wondering if you can fit GSi Vectra B alloys on?? I love the GSi wheels my old Vec B GSi had and did a quick (as you can tell) Photoshop on B GSi alloys on a Facelift C, and I like it.

    Opinions?? Do they look too old for a 2 year old car??



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    Last edited by Matty777; 21st February 2010 at 00:48.

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    I had to look at that for 30 seconds before I convinced myself it was a photoshop...

    It's only the brake calipers that really give it away...

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    Maybe just that the car needs lowered but they don't look right mate, sorry

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    dont think they look good on your car .why not maybe change the colour off your elite wheels as this is what im thinking . khalid

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    I see what you mean about the height, being an Elite it's sprung for comfort and not cornering.
    Perhaps the GSi's will look a bit weird with such a high ride height........or maybe not...lol

    I'm not a fan of anthracite/dark/black alloys.... horses for courses and all that but I like light alloy colours.

    I'm starting to think it doesn't look right too, they do look too old for the car shape.
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    I like the 'C' GSi wheels better. 'B' GSi wheels belong on a 'B' Gsi. They don't really suit the 'C'.

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    ive got the elite /gsi wheels as i said and looking at doing this .also matty777 i put eibach lowering springs on mine and it loweres it but doesnt make it hard and uncomfortable when your driving. khalid

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypostie View Post
    ive got the elite /gsi wheels as i said and looking at doing this .also matty777 i put eibach lowering springs on mine and it loweres it but doesnt make it hard and uncomfortable when your driving. khalid
    So just lowered springs, nothing else?? Might add that to my "list". Don't want to lose any comfort, as the car is a motorway cruiser doing pretty much 50 miles a day purely on motorways commuting to and from work.

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    Eibachs are great for that, enhanced control and looks but still a comfortable ride

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    I prefer the Elite/GSI wheels tbh sorry

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