Mike E (uk) wrote:The 5.5J 8V GTI alloys are narrower than the 6J BX16V alloys,
this allows you to fit 185 width which are better for a non power steering car.
You had best check with the insurance company before you fit the alloys or you could come unstuck in the event of a claim.
BX16V also includes; ABS,front fog lamps,6 speaker radio, driver's seat lumbar support adjust, 80A alternator, different sphere pressures, V rated tyres......
Right, well, yeah, you're right, fitting 185's MIGHT make the steering a little lighter, possibly, although frankly the difference is fairly negligable. And 5.5j alloys just look awful, you just gota have them wider rims!
Most insurance companies dont mind having alloys fitted, and dont penalise you for it, but indeed, it's a very good idea to tell them.
Plenty of non valvers had fog lights and ABS.
It's easy to stick a valver interior into any BX.
Is there a valver left on earth that still has the 6 speakers???
The alternator output doesn't really make any odds.
Tis easy to re-gas any sphere to 16v pressures, and again, how many valvers actually have valver spheres these days?
Tis easy to out fast tyres on any car.
Ooooh, does this make me anal too!???
The point I was making really was that it aint beyond the realms of possibility to make any BX 16V spec, since everything that makes the valver a valver is easy to change / add etc...