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Offline Andrewfuzzy

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Re: 17" petals or spokes?
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2009, 11:32:57 pm »
Plenty of time to change your mind......i ordered on a Friday and phoned and spoke about possibly changing halfway through the week....dealer said it was fine because order was purely that an order so car hadnt even started to be built.


the petals will damage just as easily as the 10 spokes, both styles protrude out from the tyres the same. so just go for which ones you prefer and keep the car yards away from the kerbs!


and then a car takes your drivers side mirror off  :o         ;)


any ideas which tyres have rim protectors? saying that had them on my Swift and i kerbed it took a chunk out of tyre AND a chunk out of wheel  DOH!!!!  >:(

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    Re: 17" petals or spokes?
    « Reply #31 on: June 09, 2009, 11:35:24 pm »
    Plenty of time to change your mind......i ordered on a Friday and phoned and spoke about possibly changing halfway through the week....dealer said it was fine because order was purely that an order so car hadnt even started to be built.


    the petals will damage just as easily as the 10 spokes, both styles protrude out from the tyres the same. so just go for which ones you prefer and keep the car yards away from the kerbs!


    and then a car takes your drivers side mirror off  :o         ;)


    any ideas which tyres have rim protectors? saying that had them on my Swift and i kerbed it took a chunk out of tyre AND a chunk out of wheel  DOH!!!!  >:(

    Goodyear Eagle F1 assymetric. Magicmole has them on his GPA. Quite sticky too apparently.

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    Re: 17" petals or spokes?
    « Reply #32 on: June 10, 2009, 09:14:15 pm »
    Wise words Blueey, I'm starting to feel better knowing I've made the right decision! Do you live in Peterborough then? I haven't seen the car anywhere.

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    Re: 17" petals or spokes?
    « Reply #33 on: June 10, 2009, 09:26:53 pm »
    Wise words Blueey, I'm starting to feel better knowing I've made the right decision! Do you live in Peterborough then? I haven't seen the car anywhere.

    I live in Lutton which is quite close to Peterborough, perhaps a meet is on when you get you car, or even before.
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    Re: 17" petals or spokes?
    « Reply #34 on: June 11, 2009, 09:29:04 am »
    Get the 16"s. I've just kerbed mine again.  :banghead:

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    Re: 17" petals or spokes?
    « Reply #35 on: June 11, 2009, 10:27:11 am »
    Get the 16"s. I've just kerbed mine again.  :banghead:

    Stop it now Joe, your starting to sound a bit 'Welsh'.  ;)

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    Re: 17" petals or spokes?
    « Reply #36 on: June 11, 2009, 12:49:38 pm »
    I cannot believe how many of you have already curbed your wheels considering the number of A500 on this site.
    Surely with such a small car it should be easy enough to park the flippin thing with out smashing your wheels to pieces.  :whistle:

    (Why do I think I am going to  regret posting this comment - look for post in near future titled  "Blueey has curbed a wheel")
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    Re: 17" petals or spokes?
    « Reply #37 on: June 11, 2009, 12:56:45 pm »
    I 'banked' my one rather than curbed it  :-[

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    Re: 17" petals or spokes?
    « Reply #38 on: June 11, 2009, 05:50:09 pm »
    Get the 16"s. I've just kerbed mine again.  :banghead:

    Stop it now Joe, your starting to sound a bit 'Welsh'.  ;)
    Was that a dig at me!? Haha. Mine are only small and were caused by flying stones anyway (oh and a tyre fitter with a medieval crow bar as a tool of preference, ouch)