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Replacing Alloys

22 February 2011 - 04:06 PM

I need some advice as I wont pay 180 pounds per new alloy from ford.

My tyres are 195/45/16R and alloys are 16'x 6.5 (7 spoke) - fiesta mk7. Can you tell me if i need exacly 6.5 alloys to fit my current tyres or I could get 7 or 7.5? Im looking for at least 3 answers from you guys, big cheers if you can help.

I was thinking to get BK racing alloys. Can anyone recommend other good brands? I beleive I can get around 100 pounds per alloy so thats 80 less than from ford.

Another Buckled Wheel From Ford

15 January 2011 - 12:52 PM

Just to let you know guys I went to the garage today to check why one of my tyres needed to be added some air every 5 days and it tured out that alloy is buckled. Its not serious and I was told I can drive but you could easly see it and probably air was going out from there. It was not done by me as I bought my car two months ago and air was going out since then. I will never know how it happened and my car seem to drive normal without wobble or shiver at high speeds. When i saw it all i thought was damm, I need new set of alloys as I would not risk another bad quality of ford's alloys. Probably in the future i will need to replace them as there are many topics here about buckled alloys :/ not happy but only 15 pounds to replace my tyre :unsure:

Whats In Your Boot?

09 January 2011 - 07:32 PM

Lets check what do you think is essential for such a small space in our fiest's boot.

My boot has:
* Towing rope
* Jump leads
* Set of tools (i think its 40 piece)
* Car snow socks (Just recently bought and will definatelly help me next time when it snow)
* Decicer and Ice/snow scraper
* Cable ties
* Few different types of cloths
* Scissors (probably dont need them)
* Sealer tape (tip from my old mate who is a mechanic)
* Safety vest
* Car fault code reader (havnt used it for this car yet but i know where the plug is)
* Tyre repair kit and inflater (hidden underneath)
* Vacum cleaner (small portable one and i should probably leave in the shed instead)

All stored in a medium sized bag which takes about 1/3 of the whole space :/

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Missing things:
* No wheel jack as I have no spare wheel but there is a tyre repair kit instead.

Will need:
* Bulbs (will buy spare ones when one of them fails)
* First aid kit (need to find one cheap)

Let us know whats in your boot.

Quick Question

06 January 2011 - 09:21 AM

Hello everyone,

I have got small puncture in of the tyres. Once every ten days I need to inflate from something like 20 to 32 PSI. Would you use some kind of a sealant or would you take it local garage and have it fixed (if yes, then how much is it nowdays)?

Thanks for any advice.

Fiesta In Snow - Photos

23 December 2010 - 12:36 PM

Post your photos to show what your fiesta have been through recently... :rolleyes:

1. This was last Saturday when it was snowing whole day (Oxfordshire).
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2. This was Monday when i tried to drive up the hill (it looks like a small hill and it is!). It took me 1.5 hour to get just up this one hill. Every meter i had to get out the car and use small shovel to remove snow under the tyres. At one point three old ladies helped pushing my car to move further meter :)
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I did vote "yes" as I love driving in snow. I know its dangerous, caused me lots of problems but i still love it.

At the moment im trying to desperately buy car snow socks before next snowfall however i cant get 195/45/R16 anywhere cheap - any recommendations?