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Temporary wheels while mine get refurbed
« on: April 16, 2019, 01:05:55 PM »
So, put these 16" Audi wheels on as a temporary measure, as my Monzas are off to be refurbished. I think they look ok!  Thought they would look really small, but I reckon they look bigger than 16's for some reason.

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Re: Temporary wheels while mine get refurbed
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 04:29:31 PM »
look ok, are you sure?  :signLOL: na fair enough, this is what i'd want to do rather than dropping your car off. I bet you cant wait to get your Monzas back bro  :happy2:

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Re: Temporary wheels while mine get refurbed
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 05:06:48 PM »
look ok, are you sure?  :signLOL: na fair enough, this is what i'd want to do rather than dropping your car off. I bet you cant wait to get your Monzas back bro  :happy2:

It's all relative!  I thought they would look worse than they do.   Yes can't wait for Monzas to come back, but to be fair I still need to drop em off. 

Having 16's has changed the ride massively - much more comfortable on local roads, feels like a bentley!!;)

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Temporary wheels while mine get refurbed
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 04:52:03 PM »
It would there’s a lot more air in them, so it’s going to be a softer ride.

Does feel like a boat now
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Re: Temporary wheels while mine get refurbed
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 06:55:23 PM »
Yeah when I ran 16" winters, the ride quality was massively better than 18s!   16" steels a lot lighter than the 18" alloys as well, so improvements all round.

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Re: Temporary wheels while mine get refurbed
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019, 08:27:18 PM »
Well I just did 350 miles today - fast B roads, duals and motorway on the 16s.

Very comfortable on motorway and duals. Felt a bit more wollowy on the B's but still felt good.

Also, parking is easier as I don't give a monkeys about scraping the kerb.

I guess the fact they are Michelin's helps too.

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Re: Temporary wheels while mine get refurbed
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2019, 08:42:41 PM »
That is the unfortunate side effect of lofty side walls.  I've toyed with the idea of 8x16 banded steels with 225/50/16 rubber, just for sh*ts and giggs......but can't be arsed  :grin:
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