THE WHEEL DEAL
After discovering the “fire waiting to happen” that was my Cavalier Turbo’s massively bodged wiring, I decided to restore balance to The Force by treating the car to a new set of wheels. The Satin Red saloon has been sitting on fanblades that have been coated gloss black, and I was pleasantly surprised at the cool duotone effect that they produced in the company of the car’s textured exterior plastics and factory paintwork. This led me to go on the hunt for various aftermarket wheel designs that would work well with a dark colour applied to them.
I’m not a huge fan of intricately detailed multi-spokes that take forever to clean, instead favouring the simple, classic designs of motorsport-inspired wheels that have become the norm on Cosworth-badged Fords. Trying to get hold of a set in Vauxhall fitment is easier said than done, but the good guys at Wrexham-based tuning equipment supplier, Demon Tweeks, performance VaUXHaLL
falken azenis fK453s are a great choice for a fast-road Vauxhall
Dan’s friendly tyre fitter, Keith, fit the falkens