Davie's french attraction.

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Re: Davie's french attraction.

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bxzx16v wrote:Please take those wheels off Davie , imo they certainly don't suit the activa . The original wheels suit the car better .
I have to agree with this statement.
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Nice looker that Dave....I agree on the wheels (Lots of ACTIVA wheels in France btw at about 150-200euro)

On the sills, get in there and sort it early would be my advice, the earlier the better for a keeper....http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... =3&t=42540
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That Tarlair you were over at for that photoshoot?
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bxzx16v wrote:Please take those wheels off Davie , imo they certainly don't suit the activa . The original wheels suit the car better .
I do agree with that Mark...

Activa wheels are lovely!
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I concur with the others about the wheels. They do not look right on the Activa. The way I would describe them is by analogy. Imagine a large Bumble Bee with the legs from a Daddy Long Legs!
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Zelandeth wrote:That Tarlair you were over at for that photoshoot?
Yes, that is Tarlair. I thought the rocks would make a nice background.
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Would you recommend getting the grinder out and cutting the sill out like that Alisdair? Was that blue car worse than my one before you started? I know you can't really tell off 1 photo. That would be beyond my level of capabilities.
I hear what you are all saying about the wheels, but I like them so they will be staying put. I have, since forever, changed the wheels on my cars,usually selling the wheels when they get scabby. Both my daughter and my son have these traits. My second daughter doesn't drive, but her hubby does and is worse than me. He has 4 sets of wheels for his golf that I know of! I have 8 activa wheels, interestingly some have solid centres and some have centre caps, apart from that the wheels are identical, and you wouldn't notice the difference when they are on, as the ones without centre caps have a circle the same size moulded into them.
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Well, those wheels do have one advantage over the normal centerless ones, and that is they make it easy to bleed the brakes!
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Speaking of brakes does anyone know if the activa has the 266mm discs or the 283mm discs?
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That could depend on previous owners. I believe (but I am NOT certain) that Citroen chose which brakes to fit by the size of the engine, and not the power of it. People who have been unhappy with the size of the brakes have then fitted the bigger ones, as they have much better performance.
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They are not pics of my cars mate, taken from the links in the thread to show the structure of the area. What they conclude is do it sooner rather than later to prevent it affecting other areas and making the job harder.
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bxzx16v wrote:Please take those wheels off Davie , imo they certainly don't suit the activa . The original wheels suit the car better .

Mark

Got to say I'm with Mark on that Davie........ but each to their own
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All said about the wheels, but I would still like to drive an Activa on Low Profiles just to see if it makes any difference to the workings/handling of the car and see if it improves/compromises them vrs one on the "correct" Michelin Pilot tyres/size
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tough wheel crowd on here :D
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Re: Davie's french attraction.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:I concur with the others about the wheels. They do not look right on the Activa. The way I would describe them is by analogy. Imagine a large Bumble Bee with the legs from a Daddy Long Legs!
I would describe them thus "It looks as my grandfather would, if he were wearing a pair of Converse"..