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Post by Admin on Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:34 am

Purchased a set of Fiat Sedici (Suzuki SX4) alloys for my fathers Vitara S recently as the 17" alloys with Continental Eco's was the only thing letting the car down.


The alloys were in good condition but had the odd stone chip and light bubbling in the paintwork around the centre caps...


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And being a Fiat built at the Suzuki factory in Hungary they were stamped as  Genuine Suzuki wheels...

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The first obstacle was that the alloys were fitted with Fiat centre caps that were smaller than the 54mm Vitara ones, a quick search on ebay and some 50mm wheel cap badges were purchased...

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With the wheel cap issue sorted the wheels were then sent to City Wheel Refurbishment where the alloys had the following

CITY WHEEL REFURBISHMENT wrote:
Full chemical strip
Shot blasting
Sanding/prep/refurb work
Full powder coat all standard colours including Silver Sparkle and Ultra Gloss Black

https://www.citywheelrefurbishment.co.uk/

5 days later we had a message to collect the wheels and what a transformation they were...

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As we had left the 17" wheels complete as a spare set a new set of 4 TPMS sensors were purchased...

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When fitting new tyres very few people know that the Yellow dot on the sidewall should be positioned to the tyre valve to give the best balancing position...

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YOKOHAMA TYRE wrote:When performing weight match-mounting, the yellow mark on the tire, indicating the point of lightest weight, should be aligned with the valve stem on the wheel assembly, which represents the heaviest weight point of the wheel assembly

Having used Yokohama tyres for many years and on my previous Vitara SZ5 (G012) and my current S (G015) we again went with the Yokohama Geolandar G015 in 215/60R16 which is the factory option size and keeps all the warranty and insurance people happy...

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And finally mounted on the Vitara...

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Having covered a couple of thousand miles now on the Yokohama 16" set up my fathers reports are fuel consumption is the same if not a bit better but mainly the road noise is far less and the ride quality is far less choppy than the 17" Continentals

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Post by JDVitara on Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:13 pm

Great job all round. They look far better in gloss black. Well done.
I'm hoping the 17" Geolandars will work as well on our S Allgrip when the tyres need renewing.
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Post by bigcar1979 on Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:06 pm

wow they look great. Cool
i think i will have to do this to my winter set of tyres.
Ive never been happy with the look of a set of steels with hub caps.
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