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    Just got an online quote to get my wheels refurbished as they are looking tatty, for the 4 wheels to be done and rebalanced and all that malarky they want

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    but for £480 i could get these instead http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/17-ALLOY-WHEEL...QQcmdZViewItem

    also is a full refurb always best??

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    First off the tyres on the ones on ebay will be too small for your Vectra, they wll fit but will knock the speedo out, and look a little silly wioth that size. You'll need 215/50/17 .

    What wheels are on your car at the moment??
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    They look quite nice, they would be an a$$ to keep clean though.

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    your only talking a difference of about 10mm on the rolling radius of the wheel, so the effect on the speedo would be minimum, maybe 2-3mph at 70mph, and that's in the worst case, i went from 215/50/R17 to 215/30/R17's on the clio and was only 2mph out after the change at 70mph ( via GPS )

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    That seems expensive, i had 4 refurbed and painted black for £150. Done by http://www.pristinealloywheels.co.uk/ mind you that was trade but all the same £305. Are they having a laugh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    That seems expensive, i had 4 refurbed and painted black for £150. Done by http://www.pristinealloywheels.co.uk/ mind you that was trade but all the same £305. Are they having a laugh?
    When was that you had them done..
    I got told by the guy there they charged £58 a wheel for 17" wheels for the refurb, and £30 per wheel for any repairs/cracks etc...

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    are you dropping off the car and leaving it with them or just giving them the naked wheels to begin with?

    that price is a bit pricey but you've got to compare like for like.

    also, those 17s are nice but too busy for a 17 inch wheel, they'll look really small.

    a full refurb is definitely the best way to go, don't go the 'mobile repair' route as their work cannot compare to a full refurb.

    have you considered changing the colour of your alloys, i did when i got mine done as the silver on the SRi alloys aren't as sparkly as i wanted. in the end i went for a smoked grey colour

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMan View Post
    When was that you had them done..
    I got told by the guy there they charged £58 a wheel for 17" wheels for the refurb, and £30 per wheel for any repairs/cracks etc...
    Seems trade price is a good deal then, it was only a couple of months ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMan View Post
    First off the tyres on the ones on ebay will be too small for your Vectra, they wll fit but will knock the speedo out, and look a little silly wioth that size. You'll need 215/50/17 .

    What wheels are on your car at the moment??
    errrrrrrrr

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    that would be 215/50/17's on standard elite alloys.....

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