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Old 02-04-2018, 12:23 PM   #61
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Lovely car. Ive the same aero screen on mine, nothing like the feeling of getting an insect to the forehead during the summer.
Thats why 99% of the time I'm wearing a full face helmet, I have a friend who was left blind in one eye after something hit him whilst he was out in his aeroscreened Caterham
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:38 PM   #62
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Car is looking great Andy and its nice to see that you're getting some enjoyment out of it too

Great thread. The warmer drier weather will be with us soon, not long to wait
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Old 29-05-2018, 10:09 PM   #63
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I have been giving some thought to a change of wheel for quite some time, whilst I like and will be keeping the OZ Ultraleggaras I have wanted something with a bit more "bling".

Always liked the quality of Image wheels but always found the price a bit hard to stomach - typically £1500-1600 for a set of 4 in 15" without tyres

Stumbled across a set in the correct fitment for my car a coupe of weeks ago and made a cheeky offer which was accepted. Whilst not new they had been on the car for only 600 miles and had been stored for the last 3 years, fortunately the deal included new tyres.

Although they do not look it they are 3 piece, the bolts are mounted on the inside of the rim which means cleaning less of a chore.

Trial fitment only tonight as they need a lot of polishing but really happy with the look - even better is that they are 1kg per wheel / tyre lighter than the Ultraleggaras.

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Old 29-05-2018, 10:46 PM   #64
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The new wheels look great, the rear could do with a bit more poke, the front sit perfect though. A much better choice than the OZ's
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Agree the backs look like they need spacing slightly, but they do look awesome
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Old 30-05-2018, 03:31 PM   #66
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Agree the backs look like they need spacing slightly, but they do look awesome
15mm spacers ordered already for the rear - looking to lower the back end a little but not that much scope for it due to the underslung exhaust, fortunately the Nitrons are fully adjustable so quick and free to do
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:05 PM   #67
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Had a play with ride heights today and fitted the spacers, ground clearance is marginal but will give it a try, wheels sitting much better in the arches now.

Just waiting for new tyres to be fitted, wheels came with virtually new Toyo T1-Rs but these do not suit a Westfield very well so gone for the Nankang Sportnex NS-2R which is well respected with Westfield owners

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Old 24-06-2018, 04:08 PM   #68
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Yesterday saw me fulfill a long time wish - to drive at Shelsley Walsh hillclimb - the oldest motorsport venue in the world

The hill was hired by the Westfield Sports Car Club for the day and we had 7 hours of unlimited drive time - about 45 cars were there so plenty of time to get in a fair number of runs.

Been a spectator for a few years but driving the hill makes you realise
1. How addictive it is
2. How tough it is to drive it properly

Was a great opportunity to really push the old girl but on the drive there I was panicking as the new tyres mould release compound took a long time to wear off, the first 40 miles or so was like driving on sheet ice

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Good for you ! Bet that was epic......

***Your Youtube link goes to a Youtube page: but not a link of a video of your car for me :-(
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Good for you ! Bet that was epic......

***Your Youtube link goes to a Youtube page: but not a link of a video of your car for me :-(
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