Davie's french attraction.

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i think you need to paint every second spoke of the wheel rims RED :twisted: :yikes: :-D :wink:

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citronut wrote:i think you need to paint every second spoke of the wheel rims RED :twisted: :yikes: :-D :wink:
No, after much debate in my head, :chin: the only colour for wheels are silver :tongue: :mrgreen: :-D

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daviemck2006 wrote:
citronut wrote:i think you need to paint every second spoke of the wheel rims RED :twisted: :yikes: :-D :wink:
No, after much debate in my head, :chin: the only colour for wheels are silver :tongue: :mrgreen: :-D
sorry i spoke :shock: :twisted: :-D :wink:

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They are staying silver cos there are too many black c4 coupes with black wheels :-** :-D

But then having a little think about it, given the fact I have a spare alloy wheel to play with, and looking at the design and that I am ordering some red vinyl to do other bits :-k it could be possible, and given that I like to be different,,,,,,,,,,,Malcolm you might just have given me an :idea1: :chin: :yeah: :lolhit:

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That does look smart Davie, and I must admit that I thought that "the" mod was going to be black wheels... :wink:

These C4s do look good once de badged. I have been tempted however I'd be left with the By Loeb sticker on the right so would look a bit odd.

I spotted this C4 on Flickr and thought it looked quite smart with the black Chevrons:

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Citroen C4 by Kurt Blythman, on Flickr

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I like the resolfens silver to be honest. If I were to buy aftermarket wheels, they would be 18's and probably black, maybe with red detail on them Those ones in the pic above would do nicely! I'm determined to put a bit of red on the nose, so I have red vinyl coming and will do the front chrome bits, leaving the chevrons chrome. That should match my wheel centres, and if it doesn't look right it's only some vinyl to pull off before they do go black. I'm gonna play with my spare alloy just for fun :lol: :lol:

It's nice to be at the top of the page elsewhere, even if it is by default, definitely in my case, possibly in yours Franklin! Good shout though

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I've not had anything to report for the last few weeks. Had a bit of a relapse health wise so not feeling the best. When I do relapse, I start spending money to cheer me up. So yesterday I set off on a little run in the expert to pick up some e-bay purchases. Amongst these are 18" momo alloys, black with polished alloy rims and nearly new tyres at a very keen price. Guess where they are going :-D I am thinking about a tuning chip for the van, not for performance but economy. It is cheaper to fuel than the c4 already but the cheaper to fuel the better! I did near 400 miles in the van yesterday, used less than 1/2 tank. And I had to do 1/2 of these miles without the benefit of a turbo. I was giving it a bit of revs picking up speed in 3rd coming out of Edinburgh on an uphill stretch and there was a loud pop, instant loss of pull and black smoke from exhaust. It has blown one of the air hoses, the same one that my old fiat ulysse jtd burst a few years ago. It still drives and will still do 75 but smokey and takes forever to get to 75. It will be a 5 min job changing it when I get a bit of hose. Apart from that both vehicles running well, which is more than can be said for yours truly.

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Sorry to hear about the relapse Davie - hope you're back on the road to recovery soon...

Excellent news re the wheels though... :-D

Looking forward to the pics once fitted....

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The wheels sound nice Davie , I hope your health improves.

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Hope all is soon good Davie. That's the problem with those of us with fluctuating conditions. Fine for a while and then not fine for a while.

You can chart mine pretty easily - I'm not on here as my brain turns to a pile of mush and I can't marshal enough ability to read and concentrate on more than a couple of lines at a time.

I retreat to the kitchen spend time cooking and baking...

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I am struggling mentally just now, a touch of depression. thats a big touch. It's directly related to the back problems. The effects of the Injections I had in March is now wearing off. This means that I am less able to do anything. Take this week, drove to edinburgh and back picking up stuff I bought. 390 miles in one day, about 8 hrs behind the wheel. Used to be no problem. By the time I got home I was totally knackered, straight to bed and collapsed. That was Tuesday. Next day, Wednesday, couldnt hardly move all day, being in agony, on a scale of 1 to 10 somewhere about 7. Today, quite a lot better, but me being me and wanting to see how wheels look on the car, what have I just done, yes changed all wheels. Now a bit sore again, I would think I will suffer tomorrow. This affects me mentally also because I think I'm only 50 and should be able to do these things. Maybe sometime I will manage to accept the condition of my back and that nothing can be done.

Oh well sh1t happens, just wish it wouldnt happen to me. I suppose you lot want to see the results of my sore back(s)
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complete with manky road under it where the fluid out of the steering rack deposits itself!!!!!!!

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Davie, really sorry to hear that the back is not so good & all the **** that goes with it. Will you be having more injections?

VTS looking GOOD though! Love the wheels, best of both worlds with some black & something to polish. What size are the tyres, they look like a lower profile than mine?
Exhaust at last? What is it?

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Thanks for the pics Davie - that definitely stands out for the crowd now...! 8-)

It's amazing what a set of wheels can do for the appearance of a car.

Twin exhaust too - just a tip or something else...?!

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The tyres are 35 profile, would have preferred 40 or even 45. They are 215 wide. I think the perfect size would be 225/40x18. However the tyres on the wheels are only 3 months old and only done 1000 miles in central edinburgh. The wheels themself are a bit older and really need the polished rims repolished and relacquered. There is water under the lacquer that is not showing up in the photos. The black is unmarked. Nae bad for £150 though! The exhaust is only a tip that has been in three different sheds over the last year, was bought to put onto me daughters astra which has lost its chrome tip but never put on so cutting disc through my tailpipe 1" from the box and on it went. It's not perfect but I love twin tailpipes on these cars so had to do it. My exhaust repair still holding up, will see what mr mot man says in a couple of weeks.

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Very nice Davie , good luck with the MoT .

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