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Re: My wheels

Post by andyd » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:42 am

D366Y wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:33 am
andyd wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:26 am
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:55 am
Hoping i get the phone call today to say she’s ready , not much choice of tyre to get really if she’s back today I might give her a blast to bed the wheels in fir winter :lol:

I will keep you posted :beer:
That's part of the reason I went for 15's more tyre choice and cheaper.

:goodluck:
I might have to do that soon, Falkens are OK and but I've found the Nankangs Econex better personally - was looking at these the other day to save me doing all the tyre writing, but cost a fortune!! :shock:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/382976446125?c ... m8EALw_wcB
That's not cheap :shock:

I bought these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-Nankang-T ... Sw~rpZQyu9
The price seems to fluctuate by a few pounds on a daily basis, but even though the tyres actually come from Netherlands the delivery was spot on :)

Probably go for a set of 15x7 RS4's next time unless 13" are a resonable price.

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Re: My wheels

Post by D366Y » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:06 am

andyd wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:42 am

That's not cheap :shock:

I bought these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-Nankang-T ... Sw~rpZQyu9
The price seems to fluctuate by a few pounds on a daily basis, but even though the tyres actually come from Netherlands the delivery was spot on :)

Probably go for a set of 15x7 RS4's next time unless 13" are a resonable price.
Not cheap at all, but I need the white writing!! :lol:
I love my deep dish wheels so will be a shame to have to get something else, but more and more it looks like I have no choice :(

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Re: My wheels

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:28 am

D366Y wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:06 am
andyd wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:42 am

That's not cheap :shock:

I bought these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-Nankang-T ... Sw~rpZQyu9
The price seems to fluctuate by a few pounds on a daily basis, but even though the tyres actually come from Netherlands the delivery was spot on :)

Probably go for a set of 15x7 RS4's next time unless 13" are a resonable price.
Not cheap at all, but I need the white writing!! :lol:
I love my deep dish wheels so will be a shame to have to get something else, but more and more it looks like I have no choice :(
:roll: go for it Dan but don’t let dad near them with the clear coat :lol:
Thanks for the tip on the tyres . They phoned might be ready Saturday now .
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Re: My wheels

Post by D366Y » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:37 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
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:roll: go for it Dan but don’t let dad near them with the clear coat :lol:
I know right!! Learned my lesson the hard way there :lol:

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Re: My wheels

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:48 pm

D366Y wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:37 am
Jasonmarie wrote:
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:roll: go for it Dan but don’t let dad near them with the clear coat :lol:
I know right!! Learned my lesson the hard way there :lol:
That’s me sodded up my wheels and you your tyres :lol: .
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Re: My wheels

Post by andyd » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:04 am

If the wheels are being powdercoated, make sure you check your wheel nuts for tightness every 100 miles or so, mine were coming a little loose more than once.

When the nut has got through the powdercoat it will be fine and stay tight :cool:

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Re: My wheels

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:13 am

Cheers for the tip Andy , they are open on Saturdays till 12 but I guess she will be ready Monday now .
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Re: My wheels

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:13 pm

A little update . So got the call wheels done got there and thought great will show you a picture . Payed don’t ask how much .......
took her up the road and got the 45mph wheel wobble...o pants so back I go .
Really nice they take it in and I am waiting with that old boy who comes to shows with me .
Then a lady comes out and says NASA we have a problem the bloke dropped my Center cap so it’s got to be done again . And guess what I have ordered some more Center stickers from Ian .

So still no car back :banghead:

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Re: My wheels

Post by andyd » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:18 pm

The pic looks good, but what a ball ache :(

Probably a balance issue, but to drop the cap :doh:

You should have bought my 15's :lol:

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Re: My wheels

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:23 pm

Hi Jason,
The wheels look really good! I think you'll be happier with a powdercoated finish as it's much more resilient than painting.
It's a bit of a pain about the centrecap, but at least they didn't just slap it back on and hope you wouldn't notice.

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Re: My wheels

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:57 pm

Yes one of these things I spent ages once getting a clock gear straight only to see it shoot across the floor after a few choice words and a cup of tea you start again . But as you say Andrew at least it will be right . I noticed a sign saying I had to tighten my nuts after 30 miles I thought Christ with my legs and back it may be a few years before I do that :roll:
Yes I should have had them 15” :lol: but I do like the 13” as she drives so well .
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Re: My wheels

Post by Caprifan Rob » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:50 pm

Shame about the hassle but the wheels otherwise look superb. :cheers: Not bad for a £1 a wheel (as you told my wife :D ).

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Re: My wheels

Post by andyd » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:17 pm

Have you got the car back yet JM?

Besides your nuts :whistle: Keep an eye on tyre pressures too, as occasionally they can leak after refurb. One of mine did!

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Re: My wheels

Post by Jasonmarie » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:31 pm

No , I was going to ring but time caught up with me today ,so hope tomorrow now .
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Re: My wheels

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:00 am

So they just called me it’s ready so fingers crossed with have no wobble :doh:
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Re: My wheels

Post by andyd » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:42 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
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So they just called me it’s ready so fingers crossed with have no wobble :doh:
Fingers crossed JM.

It drove ok before so no reason it should be an issue now.

Put some pics up when you can :cheers:

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Re: My wheels

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:06 pm

She’s back :lmao: drives spot on I even hit 70mph to test them out :beer:
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Re: My wheels

Post by andyd » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:21 pm

:cool:
Looks great, glad all sorted :D

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Re: My wheels

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:29 pm

Cheers Andy yes well pleased Mr Andrew said go powder coated and it’s a lot better then painted as that’s what I think they were .
On all the leaflets in bold writing just use soapy water . :lol:
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Re: My wheels

Post by andyd » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:44 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
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On all the leaflets in bold writing just use soapy water . :lol:
I'm sure a little Britemax won't hurt them, mine had it straight away :)

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