Newbie seeking alloy rims

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Nigel Bickle
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Newbie seeking alloy rims

Post by Nigel Bickle »

Hi. I've had a few BX's previously -and have just returned to the fold with a 1990 BX 1.9Gti.
Seems a good 'un -although it needs a clutch and a top hose -probably a load more too!!

However- its on tired Xantia rims -and I'm looking for something to cheer it up a bit.

So -whats the size options 14 or 15 inch? iIs 5.5 or 6j possible and do Ford alloys fit -as well as Peugeot etc?

Finally has anyone on this 'august forum' got a set they are prepared to sell -before I delve into filth bay? I've no idea whats available - and am reasonably open to suggestions....

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Post by mnde »

Hi Nigel and welcome to this 'august forum' from a fellow AS forum member :)

I'm afraid I know nothing about alloys as I run on boggo steelies but I'm sure there are some spare sets owned by people on here and you won't have to delve in the Bay of Evil.

Cheers,

Mark.

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Welcome! - I knew I recognised your name from AS!
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Post by Nigel Bickle »

Damn -spotted !

Yes I do own a ''few'' European cars -but this is the first BX in a while. I've an old 4by4 in long term storage that needs all the usual stuff......

This one seems like a reasonable BX -and hopefully a good winter runner.

Clutch is going to be sorted this weekend, but it looks shabby on the mix of steels its currently running -no 2 are the same. Add that to a combination of different sized indifferent to bald rubber- and it needs an alternative before I present it for test!!

So -if there are any nice sets of rims out there- do get in touch.

Thanks all

M

Post by M »

Pug 405 / 406 rims are an option as are Pug 205 - I once had a set of the 1900GTi 205 rims and they looked very nice ( remove the little locating lug found on the BX rear hub). Pretty much all the Citroen and Pug 4 stud rims of that period will fit. Some exceptions are like the 206 - they have a different offset as does the 207/ 307 so they dont go on so well.

For me I dont think you can beat a nice set of 205GTi (1900) items polished or painted white. But then TBH Im more of a steelies and trims sort of bloke. 14 and 15" rims should have no problems, I think someone once put 17" rims on, but again modifications were needed.

Ford rims will fit, but you need a spacer - dont ask me which one or what size because I dont know and the website I used to use has gone and closed up shop.

14" 6J wheels will fit - but the limit without modifications to the arches / spats is 195 section rubber. IIRR Vanny had some very nice alloys with 205 section rubber on them.

How about a nice set of ZX Volcane alloys? Or Xantia Activa alloys? - Ebay be your friend here - though if you fancy Speedlines (and lets face facts, who wouldnt fancy a set of speedlines on their BX) then often there is someone on here with a set - remember you will need the correct alloy fixing bolts if going from steelies to allys.

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Post by Nigel Bickle »

Appreciated. On the hunt...

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Post by Jeth »

I have 15" 6.5J with 15 offset and 195-55 rubber. In the "low rider" mode i hear a little noise from rear, but I don't intend to drive when it's in low rider mode :P

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Post by Nigel Bickle »

Ta, reckon thats as big as I'll go too. just got to find something nice now!!

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Speedline 6J Alloy wheels.

Post by roy.hassell »

Hi Nigel,
I have what you want.
If you care to pm me your own direct e-mail address then I can send you full details, price, and photos.
The set are as fitted as standard to the BX 16valve phase 1.
Regards,
Roy.

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Post by Nigel Bickle »

Roy -pm sent. Thanks