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 Post subject: Re: My new toy.. AU Fairmont Ghia.
Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:18 am 
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Picked up these the other day, BA Fairlane G220 17s (Apparently, though I'm not 100% convinced they're G220's. From what I've seen of them there should be a slight line running down each side of the spokes) But they look great, and at $450 with good 235/45/17 tires I'm not complaining.

HOWEVER..... I can't run them at the moment. :( I think it may have something to do with the utterly woeful condition of the D/S Front rotor. I've checked the specs because I initially thought the 235's were the problem, but that was one of the available options with the XR's so it should be fine on the Ghia.
While this wheel will turn freely without the weight of the car on it, on the ground I get a godawful scraping noise from that side while rolling. I've checked and it's not fouling on the suspension, there are no rub marks on either the rim/tire or hub/springs/suspension components. So I'm at a bit of a loss.
So until I get that sorted she's back on the 16''.

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Also, the AU Ghia center caps won't fit these rims. If anyone has a set of BA/F Ghia caps they are willing to part with please PM me.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new toy.. AU Fairmont Ghia.
Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:22 pm 
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New rotors & pads = problem solved!
Very happy :)
The wider tire and lower profile really seems to make the car feel a lot more 'planted'.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:33 am 
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Been a while since I've given this thread any attention...

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 Post subject: Re: My new toy.. AU Fairmont Ghia.
Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:19 am 
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Very nice unit you have there. Did you check the front hubs when you changed the discs? they do have problems and it would be better, in my opinion, to change them as well. Would be a shame if you had to do that removal job again too soon.

BTW, I think the wheels look good as well. :)
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 Post subject: Re: My new toy.. AU Fairmont Ghia.
Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:53 am 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Very nice unit you have there. Did you check the front hubs when you changed the discs? they do have problems and it would be better, in my opinion, to change them as well. Would be a shame if you had to do that removal job again too soon.

BTW, I think the wheels look good as well. :)


Thanks George,
The hubs were fine when I did the discs, actually I'm very impressed at the overall condition of the car, and how well looked after she is. She's a real credit to the previous owners.
I was initially going to go for a set of FG XR's like you have on your AU, or try to find some T series Azzy's... But these rims came up in one of my searches, local and for the right price so I snapped them up.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:43 pm 
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All I can say is, enjoy the bugger. :)
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Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:35 pm 
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Nice car man! Always wanted an AU Ghia they are very underrated.
Can't part with my el though :-P how does she go?

 

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