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Pot hole = new wheels time

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Nick1881, 9 Jun 2010.

  1. Nick1881

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    My Dad has been using my old Saab, he hit a pot hole and now the wheel is buckled.

    The car isn't worth much but tbh a new set of wheels would really help to freshen it up.

    Any suggestions a style to suit? Pic of car

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    I like the look of these http://www.dotzmag.com/15434_EN?webdid=284 but not sure they will suit, any photoshop experts in the house? :)

    Thanks
     
  2. agw_01

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    I like the current wheels.

    When there's a nice selection of good looking OEM wheels, I'd go with that over aftermarket.
     
  3. GravyMonster

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    ^ Same. I'd find a new set of the current wheels.

    Also, de-tangoing your brake discs would be a nice mod :)
     
  4. Nick1881

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    The current wheels got slated last time I posted this pic up lol. The car had just been washed hence the rusty discs.

    Saab wheels are £1300 for a set, almost the value of the car, even used ones people want as much as a new set of aftermarket wheels.
     
  5. [TW]Fox

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    Used OEM > new aftermarket unless its BBS or something.
     
  6. burns

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    Saab = 3 spokes. It's the law.
     
  7. Nick1881

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    I have had plenty of aftermarket wheels in the past and never had a problem, what exactly is the fear?

    3 spokes are not going to happen lol.
     
  8. agw_01

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    I have aftermarket wheels on one of my cars so I can't say anything, but my wheel choice was based on them being a good quality lightweight wheel.

    Chances are those DOTZ wheels will be heavy and tbh, not as strong as an OEM wheel (you'd be surprised the companies that make OEM wheels). Not to mention, you'll get a lot more street credz if you have a nice tidy standard example than one with a cheap set of alloy wheels on it :)
     
  9. [TW]Fox

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    Why does there need to be fear?

    Do you want a new Peugeot or a used Mercedes?
     
  10. Nick1881

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    Neither.

    The Saab had new wheels with the previous owner and this one buckled quite easy, I can't see aftermarket ones being any worse. I'm not buying a car here just a set of wheels for an old car.
     
  11. !bluetonic!

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    Yes. He's right. Just get a 2nd hand replacement for the buckled one/s?
     
  12. DM

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    I think those 3 spokes look well on Saabs, just replace the knackered one.
     
  13. PiKe

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    Why should you be forking out to replace it when the road is in such a state of disrepair?
     
  14. DM

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    Cos we live in England, and get to enjoy these fine roads for such a modest cost ;)
     
  15. Skillmister

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    Do it

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  16. mrk

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    Of course^^ Put some tyres on the too though otherwise you'll be riding with sparks like in GTA4 :D
     
  17. Skillmister

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    Tyres take effort :)
     
  18. Ev0

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    Find some Viggen alloys, or some off a 9-3 Aero from about 2003?
     
  19. lordrobs

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    Get some used Saab ones. Perfect opportunity for a bit of OEM+ :p

    BTW those Dotz would look very out of place :eek:
     
  20. roughlad

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