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Re: Panda 85 Lounge, Grigio Argento (Metallizzato)

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I never noticed that, are you sure about that? Where did you get that info?In my car it looks and feels exactly the same as the rest of the steering wheel. I have to take a closer look maybe next time I'm driving.
Better have a look when not driving.
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Today my wheels came back from the Powder Coater, all finished up.
I think they look Bloody Awesome.

Also ordered the new tires for the wheels, they will be "Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance" in the size 195/40 R17 81V XL, they are BAA tires, B-label for Fuel consumption, A-label for grip by rain, and A-label for noise.
I have chosen 195/40R17" size because they are closer circumference wise to the original sizes, previous to much oversize tires where not to my liking.
They are only 0.8% bigger than the basic 175/65R14" tires and only 0,56% bigger then the optional 185/55R15" tires.
With this size tire the TwinAir engine has still some poke in 5th gear.
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Wonder how they end up looking like and if they are ever going to make it to the car and stay there this time
Wheels have been finished.
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Made a quick photoshop to see how it could look like with the wheels on.
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Looking great! Looking forward to seeing it with the wheels on.
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Looking great! Looking forward to seeing it with the wheels on.
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Made a quick photoshop to see how it could look like with the wheels on.
With the weather we where having putting them on the car would have been easier
I've cleaned all the winter crap of the car last week and the wheels still look brand new
17 inch are the best size imo for the Panda, still love the ride.
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Re: Panda 85 Lounge, Grigio Argento (Metallizzato)

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35mm Novitec lowering and Barchetta winter wheels.


Is there ANY car out there that DOESN'T look great on Barchetta wheels?


Lovely!!!!
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I've been through most of this thread....and (IMO of course) no variants looks as good as this.


Simple. Effective. Understated. Still OEM. Wheels are a nice size, not too big or small. Lovely.


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I've been through most of this thread....and (IMO of course) no variants looks as good as this.


Simple. Effective. Understated. Still OEM. Wheels are a nice size, not too big or small. Lovely.
The downside of these wheel are, they rust like crazy, espeacally in the grooves.
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Wheel with tire.
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Wheel with tire.
195?? I'm shocked You will be putting them under the car asap or still waiting for some snow?
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195?? I'm shocked You will be putting them under the car asap or still waiting for some snow?
Why. ??
Still waiting for some snow.

(install the 28th this month)

With 195/40R17" tires "Scrub Radius" does not change, either with 205/45R16", 205/40R17" or 215/35R17' all mounted on 7J wheels with offset 31.
Performance wise there would not be a noticeable difference, only reduced circumference, reduced rolling resistance, reduced fuel consumption, and probably a higher topspeed again.
With everything wider then 195, my car will not past 168 Km/u on the GPS.
Topspeed on small tires was 182 Km/u on GPS, and my engine is still stock from that point on, so factor is tires IMHO.
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Re: Panda 85 Lounge, Grigio Argento (Metallizzato)

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Why. ??
Still waiting for some snow.

(install the 28th this month)

With 195/40R17" tires "Scrub Radius" does not change, either with 205/45R16", 205/40R17" or 215/35R17' all mounted on 7J wheels with offset 31.
Performance wise there would not be a noticeable difference, only reduced circumference, reduced rolling resistance, reduced fuel consumption, and probably a higher topspeed again.
With everything wider then 195, my car will not past 168 Km/u on the GPS.
Topspeed on small tires was 182 Km/u on GPS, and my engine is still stock from that point on, so factor is tires IMHO.
Because you where always trying to fit bigger and wider tires so I was expecting 215 all around
I'm curious what your expreince will be with the 17" wheels this time. Those Good Years get some pretty good reviews and I also considdered them when I changed mine but in the end went with the Conti's wich are still amazing(even in the snow! )
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Because you where always trying to fit bigger and wider tires so I was expecting 215 all around
I'm curious what your expreince will be with the 17" wheels this time. Those Good Years get some pretty good reviews and I also considdered them when I changed mine but in the end went with the Conti's wich are still amazing(even in the snow! )
That was the plan, but no good tires anymore in 215/35R17" size.
205/40R17" is to much circumference IMHO, so that's why 195/40R17".

Conti's are always amazing in snow. (TS860)
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