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Hi Does anyone know it the standard Multispoke 17" wheels on a 09 Plate 159 Lusso are painted or Polished.

Unfortunately one of mine needs refurbishing (My fault):cry: and a question has been raised if they are painted or polished. Look polished but will bow to more knowledgeable people.
 

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"Standard" Multispokes are painted and lacquered I believe but the official wheel on MY2008 Lussos was actually described as the "Diamond Flat" wheel which had a machined and satin polished face with lacquer protection. The clue is in the name - if you have Diamond flats, the face of the spoke is errrrm...... flat. Not sure which was fitted to an 09 plate. Have you a pic?
 

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Hi Daniel - yes those are "Diamond Flats" which as you have already suggested are I think polished and lacquered. They are at least far more "metallic" than normal multispokes. A good wheel repairer should still bring them up like new though. Until MY2008 the Diamond Flat was a £350 option wheel.
 

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Thanks. Don't know if they were an option or not as I brought it second Hand!

Only query I now have is I have noticed the Tyres are 225/45R17 not 225/50R17. As this car was only 2 years old 30K when I bought it and had been a lease car previously I doubt the owner had changed the Tyre size even if he had changed all 4 tyres but they aren't the standard size. Any idea why someone would want the 5% lower profile so bad?
 

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The wheels would be standard on a Lusso with 09 reg. Presumably he found some cheaper tyres with lower profile? Or he was trying to look cool? Or the tyre depot had a special offer?

The correct spec is 225/50R17 98W
 

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Oh well looks like I'm going to "Look Cool" untill the tyres need replacing as they are currently all in good nick with lots of tread (Checked when I bought it it had good tyres. Never expected them to be the wrong profile). Interestingly they are different makes front and rear so had obviously got through 2 sets of fronts and one set of rears in 30K.
 

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Oh well looks like I'm going to "Look Cool" untill the tyres need replacing as they are currently all in good nick with lots of tread (Checked when I bought it it had good tyres. Never expected them to be the wrong profile). Interestingly they are different makes front and rear so had obviously got through 2 sets of fronts and one set of rears in 30K.
The difference in profile makes a 3.4% difference to your speedometer and it will read faster than road speed. Might be worth checking the speedo against a GPS system.
In the meantime you will have slightly sharper handling and slightly harder ride from the lower profile tyres.
 

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I had already checked the speedo against GPS and at 70 its only overreading by 3-4 MPH so I can live with that.

Coming from a Renault Megane the handling of a Tractor would have felt Sharp!!!:)
 
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