Ive just recently became the new owner of a black 2007 vectra sri 1.9 cdti 150 model. full ext pack with 19" snowflake wheels. the car was a complete dream. looked stunning and drove stunning UNTIL I got a puncture, from there everything went down hill.
to cut a long story short, i thought i would get all 4 wheels refurbished and keeep the car in good condition. the wheels got powder coated blasted etc. they have been done twice now and everytime the guy puts the tyres on the alloys the lacquare or the powder coating crack because of the high PSI used to get the tyres on. (bought new falken 452's (235/35/19))
NOW the guy says this is never happened before etc etc, been in the business 10 years. and seems like a really nice guy, hes doing them again for the 3rd time !!! which makes me think it cant be good for the alloys either.
he took them to National tyres who refitted the tyres and said they were too hard and thats why it was taking extra pressure to get the tyres on and hence the cracks. this donest make sense to me tbh.
PS keep getting same crap wobbling after new tyres where fitted to. so need to go somewhere and get them balanced correctly too .
Can someone please advise on the tyres? anyone else had issues with them etc? what to tell the tyre balancing people? (tell them do it correctly doesnt count) and also advise what i can tell the people when fitting the tyre.... its been done with a machine as far as i can tell. i even got to a point where i thought i would fit the tyres on myself. howver i was reading up on this and seems to big a job getting the beading right
please help guys....