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alloy wheel compatibility

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can anyone tell me, will 15" peugeot 206 alloys go straight on my 1991 bx 17 tgd.
thank you in advance.
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They should do yes. Just check for clearance, plus as it's a 17TGD it may not have power steering so fitting wider wheels may make it heavy.
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thanks. do you know of any thinner alloys that will fit or perhaps i will just get the steelies powder coated or done up.

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Personal choice, 205 Gti's fit straight on and can look good, I prefer the stock look but a nice set of rims can looks much better than rusty steels.
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206 alloys usually have a bigger offset, so sit inside the arch a bit too much
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I would suggest the early C5 'steelies' which are aluminium though look like steels and weigh half the weight of a 16V alloy and have the correct offset.
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hilarystone wrote:I would suggest the early C5 'steelies' which are aluminium though look like steels and weigh half the weight of a 16V alloy and have the correct offset.


They're aluminium??
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Yes… And weigh under 5kg each…
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What do they look like?
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Here's set on my van:

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and a set repainted in white on Ebay here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-of-5-Citr ... SwDiBZF~~z

They are noticeably thicker than steel wheels and there are two versions – ones which take wheel bolts with flat captive washers and ones which use wheel bolts with a taper. As I understand it the ones for wheel bolts with flat captive washers were prone to cracking…
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I guess the only downside is they still look like steelies! Be good for track cars though.
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Yes but I think that's a positive!
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hilarystone wrote:Yes but I think that's a positive!


Win-win for you then! :lol:
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