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Wheels, Tyres, Brakes and Suspension

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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Show off you wheels...

    Right, the idea of this is for people to post up pictures of their wheels... So please do the following: Post up one or two (but no more) photo's clearly showing your wheels Say what they are including size What profile tyres you have on them What colour they are painted (exact colour)...

    Started by Lawis.‎, 14-07-2010 20:31
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Alloy Wheel Guide... LOOK HERE FIRST BEFORE POSTING.

    To save answering the same question everyday... There are 7 things you need to consider when buying alloy wheels: PCD OFFSET BORE TYRE SIZE

    Started by Vesta‎, 13-04-2010 09:39
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: SRi Alloy Colours

    Many members have sprayed their SRi alloys and i felt that a thread was needed didicated to them :D Standard - White -

    Started by Hoops‎, 06-09-2008 14:31
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: wheel offset calculator


    Started by fester165‎, 23-01-2011 09:49
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Tyre Stretch & Tyres

    http://www.tyrestretch.com/ for everyones tyre needs :yes:

    Started by Pete3690‎, 04-02-2012 00:11
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: PCD Offset - Will they fit my Corsa ?

    The entire corsa range is PCD 4x100 - Excluding 1.7CDTi SRi The 1.7CDTi SRi is PCD 5x110 Check here to see if wheels from different cars will be a straight fit. http://www.carlsalter.com/wheel_fitments.html

    Started by gtc‎, 05-03-2008 11:49
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  1. 16" rims with an et 20...

    spotted a nice set of euro style rims, but the offset is crap... anyone fitted stuff with low offsets and got away with it handy enough..

    Started by bazzel vxr‎, Today 16:18
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  2. Rear wheel bearing

    Good day All During my drum brake inspection I noticed that one of the pieces from inner bearing circle has slipped out slightly, would this indicate a damaged bearing? It all spins nicely and I've not noticed any unusual noises coming from there. Also if I need a replacement do I go for Active...

    Started by Allyj82‎, 23-04-2017 14:02
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 95
    24-04-2017, 20:01 Go to last post
  3. fitting bigger tyres than original

    Hi All I'm looking in to changing all four tyres on my 2006 1.2 sxi. The original are 185/55/15 but found them a it pricey if I was to go for a decent brand. I can get 185/65/15 for much less (£30 less per tyre) the same brand, not sure why. I understand width/ratio/wheel relations, but just...

    Started by Allyj82‎, 04-04-2017 15:00
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    06-04-2017, 07:12 Go to last post
  4. Abs or not ?

    Hi lads im new to the forum so bare with me , ive got a corsa 1.7 dti 2003 model .can anyone tell me if its fitted with abs ? Need this info as rear brake shoes need replacement and apparently theres differences in shoes ,can anyone advise thanks gaz Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

    Started by corsicaman‎, 01-04-2017 11:21
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    02-04-2017, 08:42 Go to last post
  5. Max tyre size for 16" SRI rim

    I need 4 new tyres for my alloys and as its getting a Saab engine fitted need something W rated or above which on the standard 195/45 tyre that's a bit limited so looking at either 205/45 or 215/40, I'm only lowering the car 30mm so worried that the 205 tyres will leave it looking a bit high where...

    Started by vanaaken‎, 29-03-2017 09:28
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    30-03-2017, 06:15 Go to last post
  6. 308 brakes...

    can someone please tell me if the vectra carriers fit the corsa, or do i still have to get meriva vxr ones...

    Started by bazzel vxr‎, 20-03-2017 20:21
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    23-03-2017, 17:57 Go to last post
  7. '03 sxi rear wheel spacers

    Looking for some advice on rear wheel spacers as I have recently purchased 2 differentt sets and they have both been wrong as they don't fit dlush on the hub. Any advice on where I can get them from?

    Started by Supersimoncelli94‎, 15-03-2017 19:48
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    16-03-2017, 17:32 Go to last post
  8. steering rack

    My corsa failed mot Steering system has excessive free play detected at the steering wheel (steering rack fitted) (2.2.A.1b) Can hear it clunking to rocking steering side to side, if i get someone to move steering side to side and then i put my hand on the nearside steering arm, can feel it...

    Started by joe67‎, 16-02-2017 17:38
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    21-02-2017, 21:50 Go to last post
  9. Locking wheel nut key

    Anyone know the locking wheel nut key number for a 2004 corsa c or where I can get one. Garage that did my engine rebuild lost it along with the paper in the box that had the key number on it. Been through log book, owners manual and audio book hoping to find it but nothing. Wish i thought to check...

    Started by Liam082‎, 08-01-2017 21:53
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    12-02-2017, 21:35 Go to last post
  10. new wheels... loads of rubbing

    hi guys, got a question , ideally to pick someones brains and hope someones had this and fixed it etc. i have done lots of web searches to no avail but i changed the alloys and tyres on my corsa c from 150/80 on 14inch (i think) to 205/50 on 16inch. got some major rubbing when braking, going...

    Started by lloydehtbh‎, 26-01-2017 19:29
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    27-01-2017, 02:35 Go to last post
  11. ABS Issue - ABS Light Does Not Come On When Starting Car

    Wondering if anyone has had a similar issue to the one I have with my corsa sxi 2005 which failed its MoT because the ABS warning lamp does not illuminate . The following has been tried to attempt to cure - checked fuses (all ok), swapped speedometer's with similar car to check if fault persisted...

    Started by project_kingz‎, 24-10-2013 09:16
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    21-01-2017, 10:06 Go to last post
  12. New Brake Pipes

    Hi Guys After my last MOT, looks like I need to replace my driver side brake pipe. I really would like to do this myself but do you think this is a garage one or easy enough ? I saw a few on ebay like "This" what do you think ? ...

    Started by Abcdescott‎, 08-09-2016 14:36
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  13. What profile tyres

    What profile tyres should i get? I'm wanting to change my tyres to r15/195s but not sure whether to get 55 or 50 profile as the differences are fairly minor

    Started by Liam082‎, 19-12-2016 00:28
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    07-01-2017, 01:27 Go to last post
  14. order of process for painting wheels?

    Hi, I'm looking to respray my wheels satin black would this sound like the correct order to get a decent finish. 1-rub down smooth 2-filler primer (then repeat ) 3- etch primer 4- satin black 5- satin lacquer

    Started by tpoles95‎, 29-11-2016 20:32
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    02-12-2016, 19:26 Go to last post
  15. Handbrake Cable Snapped

    Firstly, good morning and yes Scotland missed loads of good chances last night but 3-0 all headers..well done england ps: my cats got killed after the 2nd goal went in..lol :)..anyway..n/s cable snapped when i pulled the handbrake up..it is not the short one from the drum, but the next bit...

    Started by Greyhound1874‎, 12-11-2016 06:17
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    23-11-2016, 15:19 Go to last post
  16. Brake Servo

    Hi all I was fixing the common leak on my corsa c and was taking servo off like I saw on a youtube video but I have some how pulled the gray hose off the brake reservoir, I don't know what it is or the name but I will add a pic of it, Can anyone tell me how 2 get it back on as I will not just...

    Started by Cable man‎, 20-11-2016 19:01
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    21-11-2016, 03:17 Go to last post
  17. Few combo mods, lowering springs

    Hi all looking at doing a few mods to improve the handling on my combo, lowering, strut brace, big brake conversion. I've put slightly wider tyres on and will be getting spacers soon. Read loads about springs people have use but it seems to vary what people say works, think lowering spring for ...

    Started by Jay123‎, 11-11-2016 17:32
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    19-11-2016, 22:43 Go to last post
  18. Drive shaft help please!

    Right started to replace the O/S front didn't start to well. Need to remove the caliper to give me about 3" of play but I can't get the bolts moving. Any ideas? Need to get this done for work Monday. Drive shaft is almost out but kind of trapped itself inside hence why the caliper needs...

    Started by V6spime‎, 29-10-2016 19:24
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    05-11-2016, 07:28 Go to last post
  19. What Wheel Is This?

    <br>Could anybody shed any light on the wheel pictured? I thought originally it was an early Astra GTE wheel but they are slightly different and an inch larger, this is a 14 inch 5 1/2J. I have seen them on early 90s Astras but if anybody knows and could tell me a little more it would be...

    Started by uvs166‎, 14-10-2016 11:14
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    18-10-2016, 18:13 Go to last post
  20. Combo van lowering, wheels and brake help/advice please.

    Hi all. I need some help/advice on my 2004 Combo van, now i want to lower the van on springs as low as possible. My van is on the standard 14" steel wheels so i was thinking about buying a set of 15" steels (or 16" if they are available?) and getting them powder coated in gloss black with low...

    Started by Ascottie‎, 15-06-2016 19:33
    • Replies: 9
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    05-10-2016, 18:46 Go to last post
  21. Different Branded Tyres

    Just a quick question about tyres. I currently have 3 Michelin tyres (all the exact same model), 2 on the rear and 1 on the front, however the other 1 on the front is a different brand (Summerstar I think). This is the only 1 I haven't changed since I've had the car and has been on since the last...

    Started by HaydnWHU‎, 27-07-2016 14:10
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    29-09-2016, 00:26 Go to last post
  22. Poll Poll: 215/45r17.....

    been looking around and ive found black circles are cheapest for tyres but im not sure what tyre to go for im thinkin toyo T-1Rs awsum grip but last set i had on t-sport lasted 3,000miles on front :/ there £63. each or Pirelli P Zero Nero which ive never had before but decent company these...

    Started by Brooky‎, 09-12-2008 10:58
    • Replies: 6
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    26-09-2016, 17:03 Go to last post
  23. Rear Shock Bolt Size?

    When ordering suspension parts for the corsa c it seems that there is different options for models with or without sport suspension. M10 bolt for non sports, m14 for sports and an m12 one too. I have a 2004 1.3 CDTI SXI. a 10mm spanner wont fit on, a 12mm spanner is too big, an 11mm spanner...

    Started by Ngreene‎, 19-09-2016 20:59
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    25-09-2016, 22:34 Go to last post
  24. Best Tyres for Corsa C 1.2 SXI

    Just wondering what the best tyres are for an SXI - I believe they are 15" alloys? Not too sure. Just wondering what the best tyres are for grip etc. Gotta replace a couple - May as well do the whole lot :D

    Started by DanR98‎, 07-09-2016 15:19
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    13-09-2016, 16:11 Go to last post
  25. corsa c 1.7 clutch

    hi there need some advice driving around town and went to change gear and clutch pedal went straight down with no resistance andcouldnt select gear any suggestions on what it could be ?

    Started by rees1200sxi‎, 08-09-2016 21:56
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  26. Handbrake

    Hi guys just wondering if anyone knows how much it is for a new handbrake cable I have a 2006 corsa c life

    Started by Corsacody1‎, 03-09-2016 00:36
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    03-09-2016, 02:54 Go to last post
  27. How many ABS Sensors?

    How many ABS sensors are actually on a Corsa? I know there's 1 on each front wheel, are there some on the rear wheels too? My problem is the ABS light randomly comes on. So bought a new one to replace the drivers side. But still appeared. So thought the old one must of been fine, and swapped...

    Started by Ste M‎, 22-07-2016 22:39
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  28. What are these alloys? Need them now !

    Started by I HAD A CORSA‎, 19-07-2016 12:32
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    21-07-2016, 17:59 Go to last post
  29. Moved: Alloys, px

    Started by Psychotic Madman‎, 18-07-2016 17:48
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  30. Pad size between models

    Are the brake pad sizes between your standard c and Sri with 260mm discs the same? Reason being I've just fitted a set of pads which fit the carrier and caliper fine but don't cover the same amount of disc surface as much as the old mintex ones did, holding the pads up to each other you can see a...

    Started by unclecalzone‎, 10-07-2016 19:41
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  31. Camber

    New to the car molding scene.. got my corsa c on coilovers and decided that I want a little camber but have no idea where to start? Does anyone offer the service on here? I seen one guy that does but he don't answer

    Started by Ricaarong‎, 13-07-2016 19:12
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  32. 35mm lowering springs

    Anyone lowered there car by 35mm and have 14" wheels on does it rube at all

    Started by Benjie‎, 11-07-2016 19:46
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    12-07-2016, 10:40 Go to last post
  33. corsa 2004 twinport handbrake help

    My mechanic changed a back left side snapped handbrake cable for me but said I should get some small clips from a scrappies to stop the cable being metal on metal. Does anyone know what these are called or does anyone have a picture of one so I know what I'm looking for. Thanks Steven

    Started by shenery‎, 03-04-2015 11:53
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  34. Brake disc retaining screw

    Does anyone know what size this is and what tool is needed to remove this? I've looked through various tutorials but that wasn't mentioned on there unfortunately

    Started by HaydnWHU‎, 02-07-2016 12:47
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  35. Personal opinions on 195/50/16 vs 195/45/16

    Hi My stock are 185/55/15 which show 23.14" 195/45/16 show 23.02" 195/50/16 show 23.80" The tyres i can get for the 195/50 are better than 195/45 Is there anyone with 195/50 and did you notice any issues or problems/difference in driving or braking or cornering Also presume there's no...

    Started by L20KEV‎, 08-06-2016 07:41
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  36. Anyone ever converted a drum beam to disc?

    Instead of buying a complete rear beam, has anyone converted their drum version ?

    Started by ultimawhistler‎, 30-06-2016 19:19
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    02-07-2016, 22:25 Go to last post
  37. 4 new 15" alloys, spare is a 13" steelie, safe to use in an emergecny?

    So yeah pretty much the title sums it up. The old steely is 155/80R13 whilst the 4 new alloys are 185/55/R15. Would this get me out of an emergency or should I purchase another wheel? Heard of these puncture repair kits as an alternative, not sure I would want to depend on one though :shock:

    Started by Meredith2k5‎, 19-06-2016 23:29
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  38. Sri 1.8 rear calipers

    Will meriva 1.8 carriers fit corsa c 1.8 rear calipers?

    Started by Mattyman‎, 25-05-2016 07:04
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  39. Front wheel noise corsa c sxi 1.2 16v

    Please can anyone help me, I have a noise coming from my passenger side left front wheel of my corsa c sxi I don't know what the problem could be, any help would be appreciated, thanks. This is the noise I have recorded from my car.

    Started by liam306‎, 11-03-2016 22:12
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  40. H&R front anti roll bar question

    Hi All, I am about to fit an H&R front anti roll bar to my 1.8 SRi does anyone know if I will need shortended drop links, only the bar looks slightly different to one I'm about to remove.

    Started by rlaw22‎, 10-05-2016 13:16
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    11-05-2016, 20:55 Go to last post
  41. what are these alloys???

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20150619/a278dbd756361904915ca7fae18fbece.jpg seen them while looking through Google images. its the ones on the car to the left. Thanks

    Started by I HAD A CORSA‎, 19-04-2016 14:44
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  42. Car Wheels

    So..I need some advice! This is my first car so it would be a big help. I have recently just sprayed my alloys with a black peel paint. They were originally silver, but were scuffed up massively (I bought them like this, I am not a bad driver). I wanted to see what they would look like in...

    Started by Ben Garner‎, 24-04-2016 19:34
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  43. No brake pedal pedal pressure pulling to the right

    Hi, son's Corsa 1.2 Breeze just lost brake pedal pressure and finally stops the car just before the pedal reaches the floor and pulls to the right as it stops. No evidence of a fluid leak anywhere, any suggestions as to the cause of this?

    Started by Whiskylad‎, 18-04-2016 16:53
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  44. Squeaking / light grinding sound

    Hey guys this is my first post on here, My problem has been ongoing for a while now, from what sounds like my front wheels a squeaking/screaching sound is coming from the tires or brakes I think. I'v ebeen told maybe a stone is trapped in the caliper but i highly doubt that's the issue as i...

    Started by Barnesy‎, 18-04-2016 15:54
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    21-04-2016, 17:30 Go to last post
  45. Alloy refurb

    Hi All, New to the forum, Ive bought a 03 plate corsa, Needing some exterior work to get it back to how it should be, I need to get the alloys refurbed and new front bumper as damaged. Would you be able to recommend a good place, West mids based. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk

    Started by keshelliot‎, 17-04-2016 22:11
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    18-04-2016, 21:00 Go to last post
  46. Stock Springs?

    My car has been lowered on lowering springs but I would like to restore it to the stock springs for insurance reasons. Does anyone know where I could get some? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Started by emlar1998p‎, 18-04-2016 18:15
    • Replies: 2
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    18-04-2016, 19:33 Go to last post
  47. Need help on tyres

    Hey guys, Due for an MOT soon and my tyres are not in great shape. I've currently got 155/80 R13 Tyres right now, all of them being random branded tyres (i only got second hand tyres when i needed them replaced) Was wondering if anyone could help me find a decent brand of tyres. Its only a 01...

    Started by MrPie‎, 18-04-2016 12:24
    • Replies: 10
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    18-04-2016, 19:30 Go to last post
  48. Front Suspension Noise?

    Hi all, I have had an ongoing problem for around 2 week's now. If I pull off full lock left I get a knocking sound from the front left of the car. Having this looked at there was play in the control arm bush.... changed the whole arm..... sound is still present. On top of this I have a...

    Started by Matt-T‎, 08-04-2016 07:20
    • Replies: 6
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    09-04-2016, 22:34 Go to last post
  49. Suspension arm rubber bush mot failure

    Failed on a few things including "nearside front suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement". Is the arrowed part in the image linked below said bush? https://imgur.com/a/mNGv8 Thanks

    Started by knack‎, 05-04-2016 21:56
    • Replies: 1
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    06-04-2016, 00:03 Go to last post
  50. Front wheel rumble and shake

    06 Corsa C 1.3 cdti A few weeks ago I started getting speed related noise which sounded like a bad bearing (noise stays the same when coasting in neutral). There wasn't any play side to side or top to bottom on any wheel and no noise when spinning each wheel. I jacked up the front right...

    Started by waigy‎, 04-04-2016 19:33
    • Replies: 15
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    05-04-2016, 19:13 Go to last post

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