Wheels question.

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Wheels question.

Post by cavmad » Fri May 20, 2005 9:23 am

Can any tell me what bore the wheel centres on a BX are please? (1.7 n/a hatch, 1990). Got some non-standard alloy wheels off a Clio which I`m reliablity told are the same `ET` and `PCD` as my old bus but I think the bore maybe different?
Thank`s in advance.

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Post by cavmad » Fri May 20, 2005 10:03 am

jonkw wrote:Hello,

BX (as are most Citroen, ZX, Xantia etc) PCD is 4x108 with an offset of 15-20, bore being 65.1.
A quick websearch reveals that Clio's have a 60.1 bore with a PCD of 4x100.

You be better looking for wheels off something like ZX, Xantia, 205, 309,309,405 all of which use same PCD bore and offset as your BX.
Many thank`s. A bit of a bummer as the Clio wheels cost me nothing. I may be able to get some 205 1.9 alloys though which are very tidy so perhaps that`s the answer?
I don`t want the 1.6 ones as they have solid centres and have to be balanced on the car.
I`m gradually doing little jobs to my BX, fitted a better interior, have a towbar to go on and might even try and get a GTi bodykit for it.
I`ve just spent my first money on it since buying it about 18 months ago, bar a second hand alternator for a fiver from a scrappy.
It`s had new rear spheres and had all front/rears re-gassed at a cost of £178 inc. fitting and V.A.T, does that sound fair?
I can`t really complain as it`s so good on diesel it`s unreal-went on a 285 mile journey on £15 worth of diesel!
Cheers for your help.

M

Post by M » Fri May 20, 2005 10:08 am

Make sure you get wheel bolts too with the Pug alloys - the standard steel wheel bolts are not correct for alloy fitment and have the wrong shoulder - They are also a bit shorter than the alloy ones.

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Post by cavmad » Fri May 20, 2005 10:18 am

Marty wrote:Make sure you get wheel bolts too with the Pug alloys - the standard steel wheel bolts are not correct for alloy fitment and have the wrong shoulder - They are also a bit shorter than the alloy ones.
Cheers, will do. I missed a cracking set of alloys on eBay a couple of months ago, £130 for four brand new 15s, very nice too. Silly me.

M

Post by M » Fri May 20, 2005 10:39 am

Blinking flip - £130 thats more than my car is worth.

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Post by cavmads » Fri May 20, 2005 11:31 am

Know what you mean but I`ve developed a love of mine now and don`t really mind spending on it to some extent.
It does really need power steering so maybe a cheap spares/repairs car from good old eBay might do the job.
Is it a difficult swap would you know? I have got a very cheap mechanic I know who would fit it neccessary but he`ll complain if it`s a pain in the derriere.

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Post by M » Fri May 20, 2005 11:35 am

Ebay - search for Citroen BX alloys - set of graphite alloys in Glouster with bolts for £20 :wink:

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Post by cavmads » Fri May 20, 2005 12:44 pm

Bl**dy hell, that`s cheap enough. I`ll have a look at them thank`s and may have a dabble at them late on. Long way from here (Cheshire) but a bargain is a bargain.
I collect scrap cars for a (part time) living and I`m hoping something will turn up soon coz I`m tight fisted!

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed May 25, 2005 5:50 pm

Are you sure Jon? they look just like my Graphite ones, There are more on ebay today, the silver type, way down south though.
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