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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:12 pm

I couldn't justify having a spare set of wheel either, having said that I haven't had problems on normal tyres, although I have a set of chains and the Discovery as an option. I think quite a lot of the people who got stuck fall into two categories:
a) those who lack the experience/confidence in snow and just boot the throttle
b) those who are behind the people in a) and then can't get moving again. Fortunately round here the roads are pretty quiet, so was able to get round the stranded cars quite easily even without the Disco!
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Post by MULLEY » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:26 pm

I've got 2 sets of wheels, the speedlines cost me £40 i think, the tyres cost under £120, got them fitted & balanced for £20, so all in £180 & they've lasted 3 winters so far, so £60 a year seems quite cheap to be safe & not have the hassle of struggling in the winter snow etc.... Not quite as expensive as you think.
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Post by scarecrow » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:21 am

Put like that it doesn't seem expensive at all (but still another expense and there'd be storage problems for some). I reckon a skid-pan element to the driving test would at least ensure a degree of competence amongst drivers.

And I totally agree with your two categories, Mat. As was mentioned by someone during the winter, all those people making their urban school runs in 4X4's finally got some weather to justify there use - and then all the schools were closed :lol:

Nice bx by-the-way Cibx.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:54 am

Skid training would be a good idea, and perhaps the extra cost could be at least partially covered by the government (ha!) on the basis of emergency services savings with a reduced accident rate.
The other factor the UK has got against it is the variation in the weather - if the temperature stays below freezing the snow tends to stay as snow rather than melting and forming sheet ice later. And it's been rarely worth the hassle to put chains on, as you'd have to take them on and off several times per journey!

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I have to confess I found an alternative route that time - on the right underneath the snow is a fence!

(Sorry Cibx!)
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Post by Cibx » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:12 pm

Hello, not problem at all.


Nice weather you have also there.. 8) The spring is coming here in Finland but still have some good time with 4wds sometimes in slippery roads.

Many Finns drive all the year so called friction tyres so we wont need to change stud tyres.

I have under my bx these..
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Post by rayfenwick » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:30 am

akarso wrote:pretty close to BX of my dreams (16v 4x4 with rotrex supercharger... and autobox if possible)
Mine would be a Phase 1 4x4 Auto in white, with the dark grey speedlines... <sigh> :)

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Post by Cibx » Sun May 23, 2010 9:48 am

Hello, Guess what? I wrecked my transfer gearbox :cry:

Sadly, but gear oil came out and it won't promise any good inside it.

http://sitruuna.unk.fi/gallery/users/Ci ... 8.JPG.html

Thisis picture is from the 10th Finnish Bx Parque event.

Well I have a new gear box and some plans to get better this visco type transfer gearbox. Reason to oil leak was just bad luck.
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Post by Cibx » Sun May 23, 2010 10:00 am

Cibx wrote:Hello, Guess what? I wrecked my transfer gearbox :cry:

Sadly, but gear oil came out and it won't promise any good inside it.

http://sitruuna.unk.fi/gallery/users/Ci ... 8.JPG.html

This picture is from the 10th Finnish Bx Parque event.

Well I have a new gear box and some plans to get better this visco type transfer gearbox. Reason to oil leak was just bad luck.
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Post by frog » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:09 am

And my personal hero too! Many a time have I day dreamed about a 4wd Valver, pity we didn't get BX 4wd's or 4wd Mi16's in Australia.

Sorry to hear about the transfer box, Good luck with the repairs
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Post by Cibx » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:04 pm

Hello for long time! Sorry I haven't update this. I have put together my bx and it is again driveable. During summer it will have new and only right one yellow lights, no one more yellow bulbs 8) and I manage to buy new hobby car, very fun Ax Gti with very strict engine and suspension
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Post by Cibx » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:49 pm

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Post by mds141 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:32 pm

I think i've just had a gentleman crisis :D
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Post by frog » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:23 am

+1 to the Gentleman's crisis.

Cibx we need more new photos!
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Post by rayfenwick » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:57 am

I do like this car.....

One day.... :)
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Post by mds141 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:27 am

I've developed selective yellow envy. However i do believe it is a treatable condition. :oops:
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.