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post #1 of 18 Old 04-05-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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17" wheels F.S.

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Looking for interest in these wheels for sale. hope the pics. work.

They are just refurbished and replaced by winter steel wheels with winter tyres. I have now stuck with the 16" rims.

I am asking 300 for these, the refurb receipt is for 260.

They were diamond cut but the laquer had gone horrible as they do, so they have been powder coated by My Alloys in Basingstoke, and they really have come up well, any one interested in these then I am on here listening out. Cheers!!

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Would you consider sending them via a courier at my cost if you arranged the courier ?

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Personally speaking. I would always fit the smallest wheel possible to clear the brake discs for three reasons.
1. Higher profile equals a more compliant and comfortable ride.
2. 16" Tyres are generally MUCH cheaper than their 17" or especially 18" counterparts.
3. FAR better and cheaper availability of winter tyres.
There are more reasons that are, to me, completely personal, one is that I think that tyres below 50% profile have no place on Britain's roads, particularly on a "family" MPV. I think they are utterly "naff" and can only detract from the comfort and usability of the vehicle.
I once went to look at a Mk3 Mondeo 2.0TDCi Ghia X which some clown had fitted with ST alloys. I test drove it and liked the car, except for the wheels, which destroyed the ride, tramlined badly, and produced the worst road noise I have ever heard. In comparison to my Brother in Laws similar car with standard wheels it was appalling! I tried to convince the salesman to give me standard steel wheels in place of the, frankly, hideous, ST wheels, but he wouldn't. He insisted that they were a "selling point" . He didn't get a sale that day! In retrospect, I should have bought the car and unloaded the crap alloys on ebay. I could have bought all four steels and tyres for the cost of ONE ST tyre!

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I looked quickly but could only find reference to photobucket, will have to have a better look next time. Thank you for the information.

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Pooleemad, will consider the shipping and get some ideas but as they are such crap alloys are you sure you want them?
Bigbudgie, I guess the idea is much like how they sell bmw x3 or the new Evoke, pure posing pouches. style over function.
I don't suppose you will be making an offer then?

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the "posher looking" the wheels the more likely to be nicked and the more your insurance company will want after you tell them (risk increase due to the nickability factor)




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Will they reduce my premium when I have the steel rims??

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Probably not! The courier I have used for wheels typically around 30 for a set of 17 inch wheels and tyres (can send you details if you wish) Bigger wheels can look naff but considering Ford offered 17 /18 inch alloys as an option for the cmax; obviously the marketing department didn't think so. Mine came with 17's direct from the factory and drove perfect. I have upgraded to 18's and to be honest tyres are not much more expensive and it still drives as good!
Good luck with the sale!

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