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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

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the other red with a tinge of orange they had on the opening edition (which I wasn't a fan of).


Oi, you leave my Opening Edition alone. I love it now
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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

LOL. I never realised.

You gotta admit it aint as nice as the proper red.
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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

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LOL. I never realised.

You gotta admit it aint as nice as the proper red.


Nowt wrong with Amore red
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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

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potentially new alloys on the horizon.....
I have to say I don't really like those alloys, in any case I think that 18s aren't a good idea (too harsh and blingy IMO). 17s suit the chunky car nicely.

I agree that ther Red is actually quite dark, if it was a brighter more standard red it would be hard to live with bearing in mind the area of bodywork.

Many of the red ones I've seen advertised have the red interior also, which is way OTT for me. Might look good as a contrast to the green or blue though...
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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

I have the red interior and love it. It stands out from the usual black.
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I have to say I don't really like those alloys, in any case I think that 18s aren't a good idea (too harsh and blingy IMO). 17s suit the chunky car nicely.

I agree that ther Red is actually quite dark, if it was a brighter more standard red it would be hard to live with bearing in mind the area of bodywork.

Many of the red ones I've seen advertised have the red interior also, which is way OTT for me. Might look good as a contrast to the green or blue though...
My new wheels will be 18” also as to not muck up the tpms.
Tempted to get all the black trim on the arches etc colour coded but undecided
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My battery was draining recently, wouldnt start or anything, It went in on a tow truck and the guy who replaced the battery said some models have a thing where the radio randomly comes on even when the car's turned off and there's nobody in it. He couldn't be sure but thought the radio was on when the car go to the garage.

As for the colour topic, the colours of blue and red change a lot due to the ambient lighting. Just look at the red's on autotrader or something. Sometimes it looks deep red matt, sometimes medium red gloss, and at other times quite light almost the other red with a tinge of orange they had on the opening edition (which I wasn't a fan of). Blue seems to be the same, albeit less noticeably.
It's colours towards the red end of the colour spectrum that are prone to fading due to sunlight. Blue is at the opposite end and not prone to traditional fade from the sun. Red paint absorbs the shorter wavelengths which are also carrying the most energy. This is what bleaches the paint. Blue, purple, even green resist this more as they reflect the red wavelengths.

The blue fading was probably due to other issues with the paint and its composition.
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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

So.... just spent a fair bit on a new set of alloys for my car.
They’re coming from Italy and will be here mid January.

Can’t wait
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My car broke down again, so it’s had a new battery under warranty.
And....... brand spanking new wheels, Alfa horseshoe 18’s.

I absolutely love the way it looks now
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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

Looks great What Alfa are they from, how does the TPMS sync on these?
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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

They’re from a guilietta. The tpms is fine as they are exactly the same size as the cross plus wheels
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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

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They’re from a guilietta. The tpms is fine as they are exactly the same size as the cross plus wheels


TPMS works on speed difference of all four wheels, nothing to do with any particular size.
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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

It’s the rolling circumference of the wheels as the tpms on a 500x is done through the traction control.
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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

What tyres did you fit on those new 18 rims?

They look like they have a Rim Protector not that these are always successful.

I'm just nearing having to replace my front Michelin Pilot Sport 3 (as fitted by Fiat) and from many years of experience dropping from a *Premium* lose your arm/wallet to a more modest option can actually be better and save you money. If not better still save you money.

I won't go into better because I have my own personal standards and acceptability and this is backed by normal road use and over 6K miles of track/sprinting experience (but sadly not in recent times)

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Re: My venezia blue cross plus

They’re the factory Bridgestone turanza’s, same size wheel somjust swapped the tyres over. The Alfa wheels are a tiny bit wider than the 500x ones but the tyres were still fine
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