My new BX

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My new BX

Post by retrodriver » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:48 pm

As it stands at the moment, standard apart from 14inch Speedlines from a 205 GTi, currently running 185/60s but going to swap to 175/65s i think.

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Post by MULLEY » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:29 pm

Top colour :D

I'd stick with the 185/60's, quite a few of us have upgraded our tyres to this size unless they're shagged & you wanted to for authenticity reasons go down a size?
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Post by retrodriver » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:31 pm

thanks yeah its a lovely shade! the main reason for changing size is that it doesnt have PAS so narrower tyres 'should' make it a bit lighter, also the taller profile should help the ride, although who knows.....also the tyres are pretty shagged, there is an 80s Michelin MXV on the OSR!
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:16 pm

Olympic Blue 8) Nice! I have a spare bonnet in that colour if you ever need one lol
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Post by Aerodynamica » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:48 pm

Like those wheels!
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Post by Clitroenator » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:54 am

BEAUTIFUL! thanks you've convinced me to buy a set of 205 mags for my BX, pics to come! :D

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Post by DavidRutherford » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:26 am

Wierd how wheels can make such a difference to a car. I don't think they suit the car at all and they make the car look somewhat like a toy. I think BX's need angular styled wheels to suit the angular nature of the body styling.

Graphite Speedlines ftw on an olympic blue car.

Still, if you like them......
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Post by Lester » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:44 am

Love the wheels 8) Lovely colour as well :D

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Post by toddao » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:26 pm

Looking good! I also like the wheels - did you paint them yourself or are they from some special edition Peugeot?
I too have a set of white wheels that I'm very proud of. It's funny that David thinks they make the BX look like a toy. That was my first thought when I fitted the white wheels to mine - it looked like a Majorette model from the 80s!
This is when I fitted them, exactly two years ago to the day!


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Post by Boxwolf » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:32 pm

I think in this case the white pug alloys do suit the car, but in most cases i'd go with what David says, the BX ought to have angular 80s style wheels really :)

Todd, your yellow BX looks like something out of a 1980's lego set, I love it! looks as good as new too :o
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Post by retrodriver » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:47 pm

I actually bought the rims for my Pug 305 and they were already painted white, the finish isnt great to be honest but good enough from a small distance, I think they suit the car as they are an 80s style and quite small, looks moody when the car is on the ground!
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Post by RxBX » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:56 am

retrodriver wrote:As it stands at the moment, standard apart from 14inch Speedlines from a 205 GTi,
Aerodynamica wrote:Like those wheels!
Clitroenator wrote:BEAUTIFUL! thanks you've convinced me to buy a set of 205 mags for my BX, pics to come! :D
Lester wrote:Love the wheels 8) Lovely colour as well :D
toddao wrote:Looking good! I also like the wheels - did you paint them yourself or are they from some special edition Peugeot?
I too have a set of white wheels that I'm very proud of. It's funny that David thinks they make the BX look like a toy. That was my first thought when I fitted the white wheels to mine - it looked like a Majorette model from the 80s!
Lester wrote:Love the wheels 8) Lovely colour as well :D
The 14" 'Pepper Pot' alloy's taken from a Pug 1.6 (Petrol) 205/309 Gti or 309 (Diesel) GRD TD (Which does suit the Pug) DOES NOT suit ANY ^^bx> model and I therefore agree with D-R and Boxwolf:-
DavidRutherford wrote:Wierd how wheels can make such a difference to a car. I don't think they suit the car at all and they make the car look somewhat like a toy. I think BX's need angular styled wheels to suit the angular nature of the body styling.
Boxwolf wrote:I think in this case the white pug alloys do suit the car, but in most cases i'd go with what David says, the BX ought to have angular 80s style wheels really :)
HOWEVER :!: good news :D

What does suit a ^^bx> which has 'donor' alloys taken from a Pug, is those which are from a Pug 1.9 (Petrol) 205/309 Gti which I have only ever seen once fitted to a BX which really did complement the styling/look's 8)
As there are 15" and have the large 'D' shaped holes and gave a very refined look :)
Which if I currently had a road going/worthy BX on the road I would furnish with rather than the standard 14" O/E BX alloy speedline's :!:

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Post by Aerodynamica » Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:47 am

The 14" 'Pepper Pot' alloy's taken from a Pug 1.6 (Petrol) 205/309 Gti or 309 (Diesel) GRD TD (Which does suit the Pug) DOES NOT suit ANY BX model
-wrong :lol:

and a majority has spoken.

Just because so called 'angular' styled wheels 'match' the BX does not necessarily follow that they 'suit' it.

I'd argue that the Mk2 BX's bumpers do not 'suit' the angular BX styling - they wouldn't look out of place on some 80s Peugeot. Ditto to for the rubbish Mk2 interior too.

Mk1 BX ftw :P
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:26 am

Aerodynamic wrote: Mk1 BX ftw
Amen brother, we defo need some more Mk1 lovelyness on this site! Surely there are some more out there?
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2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by mountainmanUK » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:51 am

Just goes to show how dirrent people have different tastes!!! :lol:

What looks GREAT to one person may look completely AWFUL to someone else!

After all.....us BX owners should really be in agreement that we LOVE our cars......but a big majority of the "normal" driving public reckon BXs to be some terrible-looking piece of rusty French cr@p!!!

VIVE LA DIFFERENCE! ^^bx>


(I do quite like the Pug "Pepperpots"...but not in white! OK in silver!)