Hi Elfred, I have been thinking about these for my GT and will order some based on your recommendation.
Get yourself some silicon lube first! I just could not get it to sit on the rim correctly dry (stop sniggering at the back).Hi Elfred, I have been thinking about these for my GT and will order some based on your recommendation.
From the AG website:-Do they work with run flats?
Not noticed any problem, but as they do not weigh much and go all the way round I don't expect any issues.Do they the affect the balance of the wheels?
It's about 1/2 inch and I could not get it all the way in without some lubrication as mentioned before.How big is the "flange" you have to knock between tyre and rim? Does it go in ok?
I wondered about that so I'm keeping a watchful eye on them.By the way have you read this?
Not true, the alloygator protrudes about 1mm more than the most protruding part of the spoke.Looks interesting, but the problem is that on the the TI alloys the spokes protrude out further than the rim, as can be seen in your picture, and so it's still possible to kerb the spokes themselves, as I recently found out !
I meant that it's possible to kerb the spoke at the same time as the rim, as it has happened to me in the past. I can't believe that the alloygator protrudes enough to stop you kerbing the spoke should it scrape against a kerb.
Have read on another thread that they have actually tried to charge for a new wheel and peeps have had to fight against it - i just got mine refinished @ £60 a corner at my local Alfa Dealer.I meant that it's possible to kerb the spoke at the same time as the rim, as it has happened to me in the past. I can't believe that the alloygator protrudes enough to stop you kerbing the spoke should it scrape against a kerb.
Don't get me wrong - this is a great contraption. And if I hadn't already kerbed 2 of my alloys already, I would definitely invest in this. But instead I think I'll just wait to get them refurbed at the point of lease return..........(and pray I don't kerb the other two in meantime).
Incidentally, does anyone know how much FGA contracts charge for a kerbed alloy on a lease return.........just wondering whether it will be easier to pay them rather than a specialist refurbisher.