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    Default Alloy wheel queries

    Is there a definitive "sticky" for this topic?

    ie does 5 x 110 with an ET of 42 cover ALL Vec C's, or are Signums different?
    Is it crucial that specific tyres are bought to handle axle weight and if so what are they?
    (Stupid one this) do the pressure sensing valves simply get transferred to the new tyres?
    What are wobbly bolts?

    My tyres are now beyond legal and I feel the need to upgrade to 18"s...which will leave me with a spare set of Elite 17"s if anyone is interested...

    ta! and happy new year....

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    yes, all vec C's and signum's use the same wheels, they are all interchangeable...
    And yes, it's very crucial that you use the correct weight rated tyres for your car.. you MUST use 91 rated tyres for your car because of the weight of the V6 diesel engine..
    if you have pressure sensing valve's, then yes, they will transfer them to the new wheels, if they're just standard valves then you will be fitted with new ones..

    Wobbly bolts are bolts that have a seperate 'cone' on them that is freefloating, rather than machined onto it like standard VX bolts, to allow the bolt to take up small mismatches in the PCD of the hub and the wheel.. they won't take up huge differences, just slight ones..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agoogy View Post
    Is there a definitive "sticky" for this topic?

    ie does 5 x 110 with an ET of 42 cover ALL Vec C's, or are Signums different?
    Is it crucial that specific tyres are bought to handle axle weight and if so what are they?
    (Stupid one this) do the pressure sensing valves simply get transferred to the new tyres?
    What are wobbly bolts?

    My tyres are now beyond legal and I feel the need to upgrade to 18"s...which will leave me with a spare set of Elite 17"s if anyone is interested...

    ta! and happy new year....
    need to set a price for the wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgettings View Post
    need to set a price for the wheels
    For my existing Elite alloys? Well the tyres are well beyone useful, so thats that out, and one alloy has a nasty scratch....I'll post pics in the asap, bit for the time being Iwas thinking £100??

    Thanks GSi, very helpful stuff there....

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    i know theres a few looking to upgrade to 17ins alloys pop them into for sale for that money there will be a few asking for them off you
    pop a pic on to will help you sell them

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    I would go for an et of 35 though, the wheels sit out in the arches a bit nicer than 42`s ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainie View Post
    I would go for an et of 35 though, the wheels sit out in the arches a bit nicer than 42`s ...
    Hi ya mate, what is this ET thing you speak of??? Just for us unenlightened folk...
    I know its what i have got on mine...


    It's Mustang time...

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    ET is basically the distance that the centre of your wheel is offset to the edge. The bolts aren`t exactly in the middle if you see what I mean, So a 35 will sit 7mm further out than a 42 . It isn`t much but makes a big difference to the look of the car.

    *edit* Heres a pic that expains it a lot better than I did *lol* Bear in mind VX have a negative offset ..

    Last edited by Bainie; 3rd January 2007 at 14:20.

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    ET35's in 18 and 19" wheels will cause premature inside tyre wear, especially on 8" rims.

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    You are better off going for Omega offset which is ET 38 as that is what VX used on the original i35 Vectra !!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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