Show us your steelies

Show us your steelies

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Backtobasics

1,150 posts

149 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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Useful old bus, been owned by a few pistonheads in the past.

Ratten

212 posts

189 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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Tried to get steelies for a CL55 a few years ago, but no dice. Had to go with cheap winter alloys.

eldoncino

7 posts

114 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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I got myself some new steelies for the panda 100hp to temporarily replace the alloys which need a refurb. Painted them in the shed with matt bronze just because.

2 GKC

1,178 posts

71 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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For me, they look good on cars that left the factory with them. Otherwise they look pony in the same way that after market alloys do. Some of the motors on this thread have a hint of unmarked police car about them too.

Richard-390a0

1,045 posts

57 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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Billy_Whizzzz said:
Anyone else love steel rims? Everyone I know thought I was mad for not ordering alloys for my Defender when I bought it, but just love the look of them on steel rims. I've also just put my M140i on steel winters and love the look. Much of it is down to the 'dish' that steel rims have. I always thought mini coopers, MGBs, old Mercs and many others look better on steel rims. So - share the steel love and show us your rims.

Here's mine
[url]|http://thumbsnap.com/xgPih4J1[/url
All proper Landies should be on white steelies just like the 'Britains' model one I had as a kid... Zebra striped bodywork optional though!. bow


pollysmate

50 posts

127 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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405dogvan

5,326 posts

231 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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I love steelies but the sad truth is that the odds of having alloys nicked against the cost of replacing broken or stolen wheeltrims makes them less economic ;0

They can look awesome in the right colour/size on the right car tho - from this very website I give you

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

LukeDM

437 posts

89 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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Does anybody else like banded steelies? I miss these but the amount of camber needed to get them under the arches meant tyres didn't last 5 minutes! 16x9 & 16x11






epam

7 posts

137 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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Having read this thread I'm now looking at steelies for both my panda 100hp and m135i!

epam

7 posts

137 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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eldoncino said:


I got myself some new steelies for the panda 100hp to temporarily replace the alloys which need a refurb. Painted them in the shed with matt bronze just because.
Where did you acquire these if you don't mind my asking? Also what size are they? Ta

colin_p

3,302 posts

178 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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Backtobasics said:


Useful old bus, been owned by a few pistonheads in the past.
That looks 'ard, like it would beat you up and steal your lunch money 'ard !

Is it called "Gripper Stebson" ?

Mince

79 posts

87 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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MrJerv said:
Just leave this here....
That's borderline sexual :O

CupMeister

33 posts

91 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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Had some paint left over from my 964 so did my T5 the same...

J4CKO

33,894 posts

166 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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Steelies are one my guilty pleasures as well, that 1 series looks ace as do all the others on here, thing is, the options are now nice alloys on certain models or if you pay more or alloy castors, steel wheels seem to be rare.

I also like cloth trim, not the scratchy cheap crap you get in place of leather if you dont tick that box on a 3 series or similar, but full on velour, leather has its benefits but its hot in summer, cold in winter and just isnt that welcoming and really, it isnt that upmarket nowadays, everything has it, most of it looks like vinyl anyway.

Steelies and cloth, its the future, pity the only come on cars devoid of any kind of other luxury, the old non premium barges like Omegas, Senators and Granadas could be had with plenty of toys and nice cloth, but no, nowadays, spend more than 20 grand and its pleather all the way.

dantournay

346 posts

174 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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Citroen C5 Steelies on the Minor. These are actually alloys

Helical

166 posts

61 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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eldoncino

7 posts

114 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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epam said:
eldoncino said:


I got myself some new steelies for the panda 100hp to temporarily replace the alloys which need a refurb. Painted them in the shed with matt bronze just because.
Where did you acquire these if you don't mind my asking? Also what size are they? Ta
oponeo.co.uk They are multipla fitment I believe, same size as original alloys (6x15) however offset is 5mm more (31.5mm) so they stick out 5mm less than alloys. Part number is Alcar KFZ 7835.

They phone you up and tell you that they won't fit your car to cover their arses but they do fit, no rubbing etc.

sma

96 posts

101 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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Anyone have any steelies on their 3 series, thinking of sticking some on my F31.

Bodo

11,140 posts

232 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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hogg968 said:
Preceded by this one.

Welshman Adam

70 posts

178 months

Thursday 24th November 2016
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I'm looking for a set for my Focus Mk2 - there are loads of alloy sellers around, but where do you go for steels??

Fed up of the corrosion on my Ghia alloys, renowned for white worm...