THE WHEEL DEAL

Performance Vauxhall - - STAFF CARS -

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

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