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    Saw this in the works car park and thought the wheels look strange with the silver zip ties.

    They are trims, not alloys and I've never noticed this type before so I took a pic.



    Are they common??

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    seen them alot mate yes driving around england im my truck.At first i too thought they were alloys

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    Think these are the structured steel ones with wheel trims seen quite a few of them, none with cable ties though.

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    It is the Vauxhall Structure wheel, below is a bit from the original press release. It was mainly for rep cars as it keeps the cost down.

    That driver shouldn't need the plastic ties as they are supposed to bolt onto the wheel using the wheelnuts.

    Press release:
    Now Vauxhall has come up with the perfect answer - the Structure wheel. Fitted as standard to the new Vectra Exclusiv, it looks - even to the trained eye - like an attractive alloy wheel. In fact it is an innovative five-spoke steel wheel covered with an easy-to-replace plastic wheel cover. If it’s damaged, a replacement cover costs less than £16 including VAT, so all four wheeltrims can be replaced for less than the cost of refurbishing one alloy wheel!

    As the cover is also held in place by the wheel’s bolts, theft is far more difficult than with a conventional wheeltrim, and it’s virtually impossible for it to fly off when the car is in motion.

    Doh! Beat me to it!

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    They do try to escape, so the zip ties keep them secure. They're like the old Renault trims from years ago where the wheel studs hold them on.

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    Foooking ell!

    I thought they were alloys.

    I nearly bought an exclusiv too, and I too thought the trims were alloys.

    The one I saw was a damaged one and one wheel was without a trim, and I thought it was a spare off another car. See below, here it is!

    Very clever.


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