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SPS

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Hi all - can anyone help me to identify the colour code for my wheel colour?
I need to get some as I have noticed some minor chips but no where near enough to warrant a refurb. In fact they are less than a couple of cms in total but want to keep the wheels as good as possible.
Any info much appreciated.
Cheers
steve

grahamw48

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126 months

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Blimey those tyres look too narrow for the rims...sorry, don't mean to be rude.

robsco

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64 months

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There doesn't look anything wrong to me. Many TVRs I've seen look like this on the fronts. Are they 225/35s OP? Both my Cerb and Tuscan have had this profile at the front.

grahamw48

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Maybe, but how wide were your rims ?

Anyway, nowt to do with me, but they they look wrong IMO.

scotty_d

6,644 posts

82 months

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Are they shadow Chrome?


As for the wheel size i run 225/35's on my spiders on the front and they are fine. If you go any wider you get tram lining. I think they look fine but i would pick function over fashion any day smile

Spiders are 8j wide


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Zippee

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122 months

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grahamw48 said:
Blimey those tyres look too narrow for the rims...sorry, don't mean to be rude.
They look right to me, standard 225/35 which give the impression of a bit of a stretch up front. Any wider and as already mentioned you do risk a little tramlining.
Chatting with my mechanic last weekend about this and on his advice I'll be changing to 225/40 when replacement comes around to give a little more compliance but the width is recommended as best for the car.

OP - is the rin gloss black inside? If so then very likely shadow chrome, if not then it could be anthracite (hard to tell fully from the pics). If you look at the pics on my profile I have shadow chrome which may help identify yours (though it can be had in various shades of darkness)

SPS

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Hi - I think it's the camera angle etc as in the flesh they don't look like that - more square lol!.
Graham - they could be anthracite as they appear to much darker than the ones on your profile and the rim is the same colour.


Edited by SPS on Thursday 11th October 09:20

bobbins

1,222 posts

95 months

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I had anthracite on my old Fiat Coupe and it doesn't look a million miles away.

Pic may help...


SPS

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bobbins said:
I had anthracite on my old Fiat Coupe and it doesn't look a million miles away.

Pic may help...

Thanks Si - it does look very close.
I always wanted one of the Fiat Coupes - particularly the Turbo variant - bloody fast car. Unfortunately I never had the readies when one came up!
Cheers
Steve

SPS

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scotty_d said:
Are they shadow Chrome?


As for the wheel size i run 225/35's on my spiders on the front and they are fine. If you go any wider you get tram lining. I think they look fine but i would pick function over fashion any day smile

Spiders are 8j wide

Hi Scott - well they look to be spot on!! My tyres are Toyos and 225/35's. I had Toyos on my 996 and they were great too. By the way my friends will vouch for the fact that the "fashion gene" really passed well above my head!
Do you order by the colours name or by code?
Cheers
Steve
wavey

Edited by SPS on Thursday 11th October 11:18


Edited by SPS on Thursday 11th October 11:25

robsco

5,828 posts

64 months

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grahamw48 said:
Maybe, but how wide were your rims ?
Standard spiders in both cases, like the ones shown.

blackiepaul

1,891 posts

82 months

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How much is it to get your wheels refurbed in shadow chrome?

Zippee

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Mine were £80 each including refurb for some kerbing. Done via Centrals bodyshop.

scotty_d

6,644 posts

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SPS said:
Hi Scott - well they look to be spot on!! My tyres are Toyos and 225/35's. I had Toyos on my 996 and they were great too. By the way my friends will vouch for the fact that the "fashion gene" really passed well above my head!
Do you order by the colours name or by code?
Cheers
Steve
wavey
Hi Steve

I bought mine second hand from a fellow Ph'er off the classifieds So i am unsure on paint code.

I think mine have been painted rather than powder coated as my friend who works in the Trade said the finish is first class and it impress's even him.

Those spiders are just dark anthracite.

I also have these done in standard powder coated anthracite for the track. The finish is good but not a nice as painting. They should stand up to gravel traps wink






Gazzab

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Zippee said:
They look right to me, standard 225/35 which give the impression of a bit of a stretch up front. Any wider and as already mentioned you do risk a little tramlining.
Chatting with my mechanic last weekend about this and on his advice I'll be changing to 225/40 when replacement comes around to give a little more compliance but the width is recommended as best for the car.

OP - is the rin gloss black inside? If so then very likely shadow chrome, if not then it could be anthracite (hard to tell fully from the pics). If you look at the pics on my profile I have shadow chrome which may help identify yours (though it can be had in various shades of darkness)
I have 225 40s and they rub and so with minimal miles I am swapping back to 35. I know others that made the same mistake, others have had a pos experience though....

SPS

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826 posts

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clap All now sorted - called Chips Away (David Hemmings). He arrived on time and did a really first class job - well pleased to be honest. Got the perfect colour match (anthracite) and even fixed other marks that I had not noticed. I got slightly cheaper quotes from a couple of other guys but one did not bother calling back and the other could not get the colour!! David is also a PH and we talked cars for ages - well you do don't ya.
Good job nice guy.
Cheers
Steve
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