Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

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Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by rich_tzd » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:23 pm

Just signed up, been meaning to do it since I bought my BX 2 years ago :oops:
heres a few pics, need to get a few more but it currently needs a bit of bodywork and some polish! :roll:

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Currently done a few bits and bobs: front spoiler, yellow bulbs and fogs, C5 16" wheels, 16V front brakes, french 'plates, stuff like that.
Bought it on a whim on ebay unseen after having a hankering for one since doing my apprenticeship at Citroen as a mechanic. Turns out it had nearly full service history! :lol:
Anyway, Hi! :D

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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:44 pm

Hi Rich

I think we're Instagram friends! Welcome, those C5 wheels look good.
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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by Stinkwheel » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:46 pm

Welcome indeed Rich,

I think the C5 wheels are an interesting choice, not to my taste, but i dont like C5's either (ducks and runs off) :)
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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:47 pm

Quite agree, best thing about the C5 is you can borrow parts for other cars!
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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by rich_tzd » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:52 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Hi Rich

I think we're Instagram friends! Welcome, those C5 wheels look good.
I do believe we are, I'm sure we have had the C5 wheels discussion on there at some point :) they fit fine with no need for spacers now, now that my rear arms aren't doing an impression of a VW beetle :mrgreen:
Stinkwheel wrote:Welcome indeed Rich,

I think the C5 wheels are an interesting choice, not to my taste, but i dont like C5's either (ducks and runs off) :)
I just thought why not when I found a set for £60 on ebay. But yea, not a fan of the C5 as well :lol: Had one run on its oil the other day at work out of the blue. That was fun..

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Post by Defender110 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:55 pm

Welcome, wheels look good although I assume you lose a bit of ride comfort with the lower profile side walls? Can be quite a shock when an engine starts running on it's engine oil from turbo bypass with no governor to control the rev limit can't it :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by rich_tzd » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:16 pm

Defender110 wrote:Welcome, wheels look good although I assume you lose a bit of ride comfort with the lower profile side walls? Can be quite a shock when an engine starts running on it's engine oil from turbo bypass with no governor to control the rev limit can't it :shock: :shock: :shock:
It's a little more crashy over potholes but otherwise it much the same. I'm used to cars on low pros so this is still a world apart from my previous cars and to be fair, it's much better than our other car- mgb on race suspension! :)


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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by Mickey taker » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:16 pm

I like the wheels purely because they are different, they sit quite nicely on the BX,
mind you I am about to put Hyundai Coupe alloys on my trajet people carrier.

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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by rich_tzd » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:30 pm

Mickey taker wrote:I like the wheels purely because they are different, they sit quite nicely on the BX,
mind you I am about to put Hyundai Coupe alloys on my trajet people carrier.

Welcome to the madhouse
Cheers. I owned a Nissan 300C with jeep Cherokee cross spokes and a skoda Felicia pickup with rover 9 spokes so coupe wheels on a trajet sounds pretty normal to me :D


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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by Van gogh » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:08 pm

For winter tires are not suitable, since the rear, after a build-up of snow, just stop your wheels spinning.

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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by rich_tzd » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:22 pm

Van gogh wrote:For winter tires are not suitable, since the rear, after a build-up of snow, just stop your wheels spinning.
Not sure I follow that entirely..?


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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by MULLEY » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:06 pm

There is less room in the wheel arch because of the large sized alloy's that you've fitted. So as the snow builds up inside the arch, the wheel will stop turning.
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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by rich_tzd » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:34 am

MULLEY wrote:There is less room in the wheel arch because of the large sized alloy's that you've fitted. So as the snow builds up inside the arch, the wheel will stop turning.
Wheels and tyres are near exact same rolling radius at the oe wheels and tyres. Only difference is width. I've kept my stock steel wheels anyway should the weather turn foul but we don't see hardly any snow in this country anyway! If we do, I just walk to work. :)

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Re: Newbie saying hi - Red TZD Hatch

Post by MULLEY » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:46 pm

Ok, didn't realise the height was the same, but the width would have an impact potentially. I've personally never suffered locking wheels & that was in very deep snow in which i had to raise the suspension so that the underside didn't act like a ski.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
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