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    i have a november 2006 2.2 direct design vectra ...

    it has 7 spoke alloys ...

    but i noticed other design vectras with 10 spoke alloys ...

    what decides the number of spokes ...

    is it maybe the year of manufacture or does it depend on the type of design model ... i.e. petrol / diesel / 1.9 / 1.8 / 2.2 ...

    thank you for any replies ..

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    Vehicle : Vectra

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    Engine : 1.8 VVT

    Year : 2007

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    My June 07 has 7 spokes too

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    Looking at the pics are the 7 spokes on 16" rims, and the 10 spokes on 17"?? Just looks like a smaller profile from the bottom pic.

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    Do you think if it is the different sizes of wheels , , was it a buyers choice or preferred optional extra ?

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    My 07 plates on 7-spokes and runs 16" rims....probably as allready said todo with the rim size.

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    7 spokes look better

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    i would prefer larger wheels on my Design ...

    but without a harsher ride ...

    and where i live with skinny roads , i have to carefully / slowly inch up a curb with my larger walled tyres on a 16 inch rim ........... with no problems or damage to tyres or alloys ...

    so maybe low profiles on 17 's or 18 's would get wrecked going slowly / carefully up the curbs ... with less depth to take the curb ...

    So i'm not only making the sunday car washers wince / cry with my garage car wash ..........

    i'm making people who love their tyres and alloys , cringe too ....... L.O.L.
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    05 and 06 design models had the 10 spoke 16 inch wheels. From model year 07 they switched to 7 spoke 16 inch wheels.

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    Also the 7 spokes came on preface lift breeze models

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