I had an interesting morning yesterday.
Firstly, I went to have the VXR brakes removed at my dealers, I was going to do it myself but could not find my torx set which was really annoying.
The original discs and pads which I had kept were past their best so a new standard 1.9 disc and pad set were fitted. I also had the rears checked out and the pads were shot, so as disc and pad set for the rear was fitted. The kits on Trade club are only just over the £50 mark. All the discs and pads were replaced front and rear.
Then I figured that as it was about 10,000 miles since the service, I'd have the oil and filter changed, so this was done with the Vauxhall super synth and the oil integrity sensor re-set with Tech 2.
Phone picture so not good whilst the work was being done. I also had two new drop links fitted under warranty as they both had a bit of play in them.
So after all this was done I went and picked this lot up!
Firstly, four new 7.5 x 18" Vauxhall 11 spokes. These are the Astra Twintops version which has an offset of ET37 rather than the Vectra's version of ET41. The reason for this is that for some reason, the Astra versions were on special offer at nearly 50% off retail price. Don't know why but the Vectra versions were'nt.
In Europe, they did fit ET37 18" wheels to the Vectra and Signum Cosmos so I reckon ET37 will be fine.
Then the tyres arrived, I went for the correct Vectra C/Signum fitment of 225 45 18". Avon ZZ3's were the brand chosen as I have really rated them over the past year on the 19's.
The 4th is in the boot!
So going to get the wheels and tyres fitted up tomorrow, then I'll get the 19's cleaned up and photo's taken for the for sale add.