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    Default Anyone Wrecking C5 X7

    Wondering if anyone in Brisbane / Gold Coast area is wrecking a C5 X7. I am considering buying 4 x 18Ē rims.

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    I am sick of my 19Ē rims cracking and having to be repaired. I might get a smoother ride as well .




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    Hi - there are two being dismantled one at Belmont ( 0404466930 ) although looks like that may be a Comfort spec and the other at Coopers Plains ( although they both look like the same vehicle???). Details on Gumtree. Otherwise there is always ASV at Nudgee (usually expensive though) and SWAS (Sydney Wide Auto Spares) (Virginia) may be able to come up with wheels from their Southern branches.

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    A Comfort will be on 17" rims, not 18".
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    Bob Jane is always discounting end of line rims 4 for $200
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    Me thinks those 19Ēs should be recalled they all seem to fail much more so than any of the early 406 sv rims


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccurtayne View Post
    Me thinks those 19”s should be recalled they all seem to fail much more so than any of the early 406 sv rims


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    Probably on European roads they're fine. Rubber bands and Aussie roads are not a good combo.

    I've not read of Euros having wheel cracking issues.
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    I have had one blowout while overtaking a car on a back road when I couldnít avoid a pit hole. Car handled it very well. I have now cracked the rims 4 times and getting a bit ticked off.

    On the expressway fine.

    I would never recommend low profile tyres on any car ever again.




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    My one runs around Newcastle worst it ever cops is a small pothole or a road work change of surface I donít think Iíve ever seen one of these with 4 straight wheels every one that comes in for service has a wobble maybe at PD


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    Quote Originally Posted by laurie_lewis View Post
    I have had one blowout while overtaking a car on a back road when I couldnít avoid a pit hole. Car handled it very well. I have now cracked the rims 4 times and getting a bit ticked off.

    On the expressway fine.

    I would never recommend low profile tyres on any car ever again.




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    I had 18Ēs on my 406 with smaller tyres and never had a issue these rims be it to weak due to the weight of the car or whatever are just are not good enough Iíve seen 22Ē Chinese wheels on commodores last better than these


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    Quote Originally Posted by laurie_lewis View Post
    I have now cracked the rims 4 times and getting a bit ticked off.
    Do they typically crack in the same part of the rim each time? Are the 4 cracks separate or does the repaired crack open up again?

    With low profile tyres, I find myself concentrating more than should be necessary once I get on country roads. I guess that's why there are so many SUVs with high profile tyres in those areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnbull151 View Post
    Do they typically crack in the same part of the rim each time? Are the 4 cracks separate or does the repaired crack open up again?

    With low profile tyres, I find myself concentrating more than should be necessary once I get on country roads. I guess that's why there are so many SUVs with high profile tyres in those areas?
    Youíve seen our one my wife just bent one on yesterday on honeysuckle drive I guess you could call that a country road


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    Different rims. Usually on edge.

    Always watching the road to avoid bumps. You can feel the difference on 18Ē rims. Much smoother.

    Not much money being spent on the roads up here.


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    FWIW - We've never bent/cracked a rim on our 18"s on the 2009 C5 - and it's done +250k km on many varied roads across Australia.
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    Sound like you want to swap your 18Ēs for my 19Ēs


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    The 18"s are still relatively low profile aren't they - 45 compared to the 40 profile of the 19"s? I recall Will Hagon saying anything under 55 profile was not really practical for our roads. I imagine the 60 profile of the 17" tyres on a C5 should provide plenty of sidewall cushioning?
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    Anyone fitted 60 profile on 17 inch rims.

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    Having rechecked Jax site, it seems a 2009 C5 Comfort uses 55 profile (225/55/17). However, Bob Jane lists a 60 profile Primacy tyre for it and this thread c5 x7 wheels 2009 comfort suggests 60 profile for the same car? Width is only 225, not 245.
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