Wheels and my s211, Look away purists sorry

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  1. merc85

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    Errr well unlike me but i wanted to treat myself and the car, Don't worry im keeping the Oe wheels but i seriously love my new wheels , personal thing i know but i love them, :)


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    She don't half roll smooth now!
     
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    You said look away but it was like a wet paint sign when you just have to touch the paint then say yes it is wet.

    If you like them and they feel good then that works for me. ;)
     
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    Not bad at all...
    Are they the same both sides, i.e. handed/directional?
     
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    Are they 'handed', or do the spokes tilt the other way on the passenger side, like the old Escort XR3i ones did?

    Edit: Oops, beaten to it again!!
     
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    They are indeed handed Sir, Thankyou for your kind comment :)
     
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    Haha i know what you mean, and i was panicing believe you mean once i'd ordered them, But Thank god i really do like them lol phew...:D
     
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    Sorry to ask, but you only showed the driver's side......
     
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    Very nice! :thumb:
     
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    No thats fine chap, i did take a few on the nearside but its was getting dark and without the sun on the car you couldn't really see them as they are bronze with black inserts. Will take some better ones when i've more time, as you can tell im no photographer lol
     
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    I love them. Very individual. And the fact that they're directional on both sides makes it a bonus for me.
    And most importantly if you like 'em, then it's irrelevant whether we do or not!
     
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    Thankyou buddy, i did look at quite a few Oem wheels, I couldn't afford new and most were/had been repaired, the front Oem wheels original on the car one had been welded prior tome having it, It also caused a small vibe at 58mph which was anoying, tyres were worn out on the rear so i thought sod it. lol "At least that was my excuse which i used on the wife" It seemed to cover the purchase lol
     
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    First thing I thought when I saw the pictures . Oh no ! all 4 are the same (not handed) , look after them.
     
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    Yes and you can guess what happened when i ordered them and they turned up, Not also forgetting the tyres were also rotational :eek::wallbash:

    LOL they all had to go back, as they were all back to front i mean some people pmsl. Yes extra care needed for sure.
     
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    Here's the nearside, sorry for the quality

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    I posted on here before about a pal of mine who had his Range Rover 'Overfinched' , when he smacked up one of the Phat alloys they put on he discovered he could not buy just one to replace it he had to buy a pair (or was it a full set, can't remember) . Not a good thing !
     
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    very nice, im sure an alloy wheel place could supply one wheel . the one wheel that the tyre centre mangled on my w219 was replaced solo .

    these are my new wheels - Wheelbase Alloy Wheels & Tyres

    i cant post pics sorry - old !!
     
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    They have a dark bronze finish. It's exquisite!
     
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    Good choice, also easy to keep clean, I do like darker coloured wheels, but is such a personal taste, i've bought wheel before for other cars then thought doh.... lol
     
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    Yes those are the ones Sir, I got the idea from the Vossen website, Quite similar they are VPS304 i think.

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