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alloy wheel compatibility

Postby arlever » Thu May 18, 2017 7:16 pm

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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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby Tim Leech » Thu May 18, 2017 7:18 pm

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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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby arlever » Thu May 18, 2017 7:20 pm

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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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby Tim Leech » Thu May 18, 2017 7:32 pm

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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1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1990 BX 16TGS Athena
1991 BX 17 TZD Turbo
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1998 Xantia 2.0i Desire II Auto
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
2001 MG ZT 190+
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby Kitch » Thu May 18, 2017 8:44 pm

206 alloys usually have a bigger offset, so sit inside the arch a bit too much
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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby hilarystone » Thu May 18, 2017 9:56 pm

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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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby Kitch » Fri May 19, 2017 6:20 pm

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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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby hilarystone » Sat May 20, 2017 1:06 am

Yes… And weigh under 5kg each…
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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby Kitch » Sat May 20, 2017 2:06 pm

What do they look like?
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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby hilarystone » Sat May 20, 2017 9:13 pm

Here's set on my van:

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and a set repainted in white on Ebay here:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-of-5-Citroen-C5-lightweight-15-Alloy-Wheels-Peugeot-GTI-205-306-Rallye-/201923459897?hash=item2f03937b39:g:HIEAAOSwDiBZF~~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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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby Kitch » Mon May 22, 2017 10:08 am

I guess the only downside is they still look like steelies! Be good for track cars though.
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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby hilarystone » Mon May 22, 2017 10:50 am

Yes but I think that's a positive!
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Re: alloy wheel compatibility

Postby Kitch » Mon May 22, 2017 11:50 am

hilarystone wrote:Yes but I think that's a positive!


Win-win for you then! :lol:
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