Interested in original 16v rims
Posted 13 February 2003 - 12:50 PM
Anyone sell these babies anymore?
Posted 13 February 2003 - 05:10 PM
i have a set of 16V rims if you are interested. call me at 012-388 5527. we'll discuss further .....
Posted 13 February 2003 - 10:32 PM
It's a bit late...so I'll call you tomorrow.
Posted 15 February 2003 - 07:51 PM
I'm having second thoughts about it. Yes I love the looks (thouhg abit flashy) and the handling
but I prefer comfort.
I need advice from anyone (sifu or non-sifu) about the pros and cons of having these 16" babies. Should I be contented with them? I'm willing to barter trade them with good conditioned Orriginal Citoren zx 16v rims. I'm using Potenza RE711. The front pair is 2 weeks old. Rear thread is 70-80%. Anyway, what would be a reasonable price for original 16v rims new/used?
Posted 15 February 2003 - 11:18 PM
I don't have 16" rims or a 16v, but i did change the rims on my ZX to 15" 5 spoke speedlines and 195/50 tires.
It definately looks better but handling and ride wise I still prefer the original 14" and 185/60 tires. Yes, you get more grip with the wider rubber, but I miss the nimbleness and agility (not to mention ride comfort) of the original setup. The car feels a lot more fluent with the standard tires. With the bigger tires,my ZX seems to bottom out more and i can't quite go as fast on undulating surfaces, constantly backing off for the fear of hearing that grinding sound!
Actually, since the original ZX setup is so good, i don't see the need to meddle with its handling by adding bigger rims, lowering springs etc...anybody agree with me?
All it needs is a bit more poke...
Posted 16 February 2003 - 12:13 AM
I agree fully with you. I miss the ride comfort of my previous ZX on 14" rims. I think I'll go for the original 16v rims.
Anyone interestes in barter trading with TWS 16" (as above) can call me at 012-3152288 or email me.
Posted 16 February 2003 - 08:49 AM
while i was using the 14" i found no advantage to it... the difference in acceleration is negligible if at all... and it seemed to lack character and charm of a 15"... i now wonder how i could've driven around in a 14" rim for almost 2years when the 15" was a simple wonder in cornering, grip, stability and comfort... in the 15" i found going thru humps and potholes (accidently) less damaging and rough as compared to the 14"... i suppose to each his own...
spygame... if i had a 16V or better arch clearance, i might take you up on that offer altho i don't have the original 16V rims... i'm using the Peugeot MI16 speedline rims...
Posted 16 February 2003 - 11:46 AM
What you said is true, the 15" would work fine if my absorbers/axles and the rest were fit to match. I've even had wheel arches done on my car at a fiberglass shop so that it would have more clearance.
But what I miss most is the adjustability in corners that you get with the 14". The difference is very subltle and most people wouldn't even give a hoot but I've driven back and forth over the same stretch of roads using the original setup and the bigger tires and i can feel it.
It happens when I turn into a corner, accelerate, and back off the gas pedal. With the 14", I can feel the car tuck its nose in and follow the line. It feels lithe and when I take a sequence of corners, the thing feels so fluent, it nevers seems to be caught in a lurch. Its like the car has telepathy, reading the road ahead and simply gliding through it! For all out performance, the 15" would corner harder and faster, but i'm talking about the "feel" and smoothness of it...to me you still can't beat the old plain 14". The 15" goes harder, but doesn't feel quite as fluid. When you back off in corners, the car just squats and keeps on gripping...more stable,and faster if you're pressing on, but not as much fun! Its the old handling vs roadholding thingie..But it depends on your tastes, I guess.
Posted 05 March 2003 - 10:57 PM
Hi, its me again. I guess I was undecided on whether to change my rims or not.Did you receive my SMS? I've given it some thought...
I'm definitely changing to the original 15" 16v rims.
I don't think the ride characteristics will differ much with my 16", but frankly speaking, I think the 16v looks nicer with the original wheels.
Willing to buy or trade in.
If you've sold you wheels Jerome, that's okay.
Guys, where can I start my search for these wheels. Where did you guys dispose of your original rims?
Do you think PH Auto or Directional sells these wheels anymore?
My apologies for reposting this topic.
Posted 06 March 2003 - 04:56 PM
I don't mind go to his shop even I stay in Bangi, and did that at Bandar Sri Damansara because he has served me better than I paid for.