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That's me sorted with a set of Captiva Alloys and tyres courtesy of Iain ( HoneyMoster ).

We had a mini club meet in Edinburgh on Monday night so I now own his Winter wheels.



The alloys are in pretty good condition but I have some time on my hands so I'm going to do a bit of refurbing before I fit them so watch this space.

Btw it wasn't Iain that caused the scuffs it was the previous owner or probably his wife

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LoL watch out you will have a mad welshwoman chasing after you :). (mind you have specified auto park option on next car for her )

Glad you got home ok and weather temps are now getting into range where i will be missing those winter tyres :(. Once you experience the difference in grip they provide, you will see why they are compulsary in some countries. My top tip though is watch your rear view mirror more, allowing for car behind not to stop as quick as you can.

http://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/www/tyres_uk_en/themes/4x4-tyres/winter-tyres/4x4_why_winter_en.html



And i reckon Grumps had his car transported there by trailer as it was absolutely spotless and gleaming. Mine had been cleaned 2 days earlier but the local dive bombing seagulls on the coast had painted a target on mine.


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Thanks Iain it was good to speak to you even if it was very briefly due to the cold weather and impending shopping trip that was about to take place!!!?

My alloy refurbing hasn't really got off the ground I managed to get them all rubbed down and even covered over a couple of the deeper scores with a smear of cataloy on Tuesday night but since then I haven't been out to the garage due to a stinking dose of the cold but hopefully this weekend I will get some time to get them done.
 

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Yip no problem I use winter tyres all the time. I'm with Admiral and they are okay with most things. Including using my racechip box for a small fee of course.
 

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well I finally got the wheels fitted at the weekend.

I was intending to have them fitted within a few days of getting them but due to a severe case of man flu and being busy with work etc its taken longer than i expected.

To start with i was just going to give them a quick tidy up but once I got started and being typical of me I decided to do the back as well.

So first off I cleaned them up and filled in a couple of the deeper scores but generally it was just a bit of sanding. When I decided to do the inside that required a bit more work so I set about cleaning it with a drill and wire brush.



Then its time to clean them up and on with the painting.

Undercoat on the front

http://s258.photobucket.com/user/ddmnet/media/Antara/IMAG0091_zps92jg8iiz.jpg.html

And on the rear.

http://s258.photobucket.com/user/ddmnet/media/Antara/IMAG0093_zpsz91gzkox.jpg.html

Now on witht he silver paint.

http://s258.photobucket.com/user/ddmnet/media/Antara/IMAG0092_zpsnxlb3ybg.jpg.html

And 2 coats of clear lacquer

http://s258.photobucket.com/user/ddmnet/media/Antara/IMAG0097_zpsgyg1uvir.jpg.html

The rear I left in undercoat grey but i coated them in lacquer to protect and seal and make it easier to clean.

The center caps took a bit of thought I was going to replace the Chevrolet with Vauxhall ones but I couldnt find any so I had to clean up the old ones so I removed the Chevrolet badge which had seen better days and gave them a paint but the only paint I had at the time was bumper paint so I thought I would give it a try and it looks okay.

I then got them balanced and onto the car.

http://s258.photobucket.com/user/ddmnet/media/Antara/IMAG0112_zpscxdabl4s.jpg.html





http://s258.photobucket.com/user/ddmnet/media/Antara/IMAG0117_zpswxusul4u.jpg.html

http://s258.photobucket.com/user/ddmnet/media/Antara/IMAG0116_zpskq4ae4pq.jpg.html

So I am pretty happy with the end result they are not perfect but unless you look very closely they look pretty good. Im sure if I had paid £200 to have them done by a pro they would look better but they are for using in the winter and in total including the balancing it only cost me £50 give a take a pound or two.

They looks pretty good on the car and it makes a huge difference to drive. In some ways it better its much smoother over all the lumps and bumps on the road but on the downside its a bit more bouncy and has a bit more role on the bends but the main advantage will be better grip in winter so money and time well spent.

Thanks again Iain and it was nice meeting you even if it was only for a few minutes.

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A very good job done, they look very smart now and your car is still far to clean :).
 

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HoneyMonster said:
A very good job done, they look very smart now and your car is still far to clean :)
He needs to come and do mine
my car is a whitish grey colour (sad) I was going to take it to car wash but hubby said no it would get scratched
 

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Grumps,I have something similar. 4 - Captiva 16" alloy wheels with fairly good tyres from ebay £150 plus £40 carriage. 60mm Vauxhall wheel centres from ebay £13. 4 Falken Eurowinter HS439 215/70R16 100T from Pneus Online in Holland £313.76. Removing tyres from Captiva wheels, fitting and balancing winter tyres, removing 18" wheels and fitting Captiva wheels £50.
 

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On a serious note, how did you get on as you have tpms ?
TPMS no probs I got cream from the doctor and it cleared up a treat


It's not a problem I checked with Iain first. The display just shows 000 until I refit my other alloys hopefully in the right order.
 

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Grumps wrote:
They looks pretty good on the car and it makes a huge difference to drive. In some ways it better its much smoother over all the lumps and bumps on the road but on the downside its a bit more bouncy and has a bit more role on the bends but the main advantage will be better grip in winter so money and time well spent
I found the same when I changed the original tyres for all seasons tyres. The difference when driving over poor road surfaces was very noticeable.
 

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I've just put 4 new winter tyres on mine, using the existing alloys I purchased 4 Hankook W310snow tyres C rated for fuel and snow/wet conditions. So hopefully I should get abetter fuel return/road handlingas the Dunlop Sportwas an E rated tyrein both fuel and wet conditions?
 

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Ordered Mrs Dilligaf a set of 4 winter tyres and steel wheels for her Mokka. Got up at lunchtime to find only 3 delivered. Got straight on phone to mytyres to be informed that they didn't have a 4th in stock but it was now on route. Good job the weather's picked up a couple of degrees.
 

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Yip no problem I use winter tyres all the time. I'm with Admiral and they are okay with most things. Including using my racechip box for a small fee of course.
Hi, Might be a silly question,but are winter tyres Ok for summer use?
 

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They wear out a lot quicker once average temp is constantly above 7 degrees
 

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I was very interested in the winter tyres because I'm having a hell of a job getting some. let me add here that a great job was done in refurbishing the wheels.

My wife and own a home in Norway and are planning on going over there next month, we both enjoy the cruise to Denmark and the drive from there is pretty good. Anyway, the law is that you must have winter tyres fitted, so I've been in contact with several companies, ATS, Quick fit, etc. etc. but no one can supply them. I've spent most of the day on the internet speaking with peopleand NO ONE can supply 235x50xR19 snow and ice tyres! So if anyone has any knowledge of where I can get some I'd be very grateful indeed. We'll also be towing a trailer so that's even more reason to have them fitted.

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide.
 

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I was very interested in the winter tyres because I'm having a hell of a job getting some. let me add here that a great job was done in refurbishing the wheels.

My wife and own a home in Norway and are planning on going over there next month, we both enjoy the cruise to Denmark and the drive from there is pretty good. Anyway, the law is that you must have winter tyres fitted, so I've been in contact with several companies, ATS, Quick fit, etc. etc. but no one can supply them. I've spent most of the day on the internet speaking with peopleand NO ONE can supply 235x50xR19 snow and ice tyres! So if anyone has any knowledge of where I can get some I'd be very grateful indeed. We'll also be towing a trailer so that's even more reason to have them fitted.

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide.
I've just looked on a couple of online sites and they seem to have plenty in your size. Although you might have to get them fitted yourself locally.

http://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-finder/car-winter-tyres-235-50-r19

dsco=110&cart_id=52395802.110.1215&F_F=1&m_s=3&tyre_for=PKWWi&s_p=Winter_Tyres

Have you considered getting a proper set of 16 inch steel wheels and winter tyres as recommended by VX for the Antara. I think the cost of the 16 inch wheels and tyres combined will be less that the cost of 19 inch winter tyres on their own.
 

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Ian said:
I was very interested in the winter tyres because I'm having a hell of a job getting some. let me add here that a great job was done in refurbishing the wheels.

My wife and own a home in Norway and are planning on going over there next month, we both enjoy the cruise to Denmark and the drive from there is pretty good. Anyway, the law is that you must have winter tyres fitted, so I've been in contact with several companies, ATS, Quick fit, etc. etc. but no one can supply them. I've spent most of the day on the internet speaking with people and NO ONE can supply 235x50xR19 snow and ice tyres! So if anyone has any knowledge of where I can get some I'd be very grateful indeed. We'll also be towing a trailer so that's even more reason to have them fitted.

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide.
 
I've just looked on a couple of online sites and they seem to have plenty in your size. Although you might have to get them fitted yourself locally.
 
http://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-finder/car-winter-tyres-235-50-r19
 
dsco=110&cart_id=52395802.110.1215&F_F=1&m_s=3&tyre_for=PKWWi&s_p=Winter_Tyres
 
Have you considered getting a proper set of 16 inch steel wheels and winter tyres as recommended by VX for the Antara. I think the cost of the 16 inch wheels and tyres combined will be less that the cost of 19 inch winter tyres on their own.

I bought a set of winter tyres and steel wheels off mytyres for Mrs Dilligaf's mokka (going to fit them today now wheel brace finally arrived), worked out cheaper than all season and hers is 2wd.
I thought certain all seasons were acceptable if they has m&s on them ?

P.s. how's your tyres doing Inchy ?
 
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