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What's the weight of a wheel?

manek

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In another topic, I mentioned that I've agreed to buy a set of four Cup2 wheels for a remarkably low price. Looking at the economics a bit harder, I reckon it's not worth my while going to Cornwall for them -- with hire charge, mileage and fuel the return trip would cost about £100.

If I get a photo of the wheels, I can send a courier to pick them up. The thing is, never having been on the sending (and paying) end of this sort of transaction, how much would a courier charge, and which one should I use?


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Manek,

It cost me about £30 to get a pair of wheels (no tyres) couriered from London up to Jasmine Porschalink in Lancashire IIRC. Can't remember who I used - it was arranged by Jasmine. Should give you a bit of an idea of price though. It should be well under £100 even with tyres.

Jamie


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contact some wheel centres near your seller. The helpful ones should be able to tell you the best deals. I recently bought some wheels and the seller had a specil deal with a company at £9 for the set anywhere in the UK!

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Thanks for your help, chaps. Wheels have now arrived (cost me about £50 for the courier). They're in slightly worse nick than I hoped -- some medium-heavy kerbing damage on the fronts and some light scuffing on the face of the rears, but nothing that couldn't be sorted easily, I would guess, by Wicked Wheels or Spit And Polish (both recommended here and in Another Place). There is also what looks like corrosion around the valve areas but only, oddly enough, on the rears so I wonder how that might have happened.

So now I have two sets of wheels, 16s and 17s. The question is whether or not to keep the 16s for track days only or flog them off. They're standard, concave-faced Cup 1 alloys, so what would they be worth, do you think?


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