Alternative for 505 Metric TRX Wheels

When we bought our well maintained 1984 505 STI sedan last year from PCC member David Howe, we were told that getting tyres to fit the metric sized factory alloy wheels was expensive and difficult. How true. In fact, we could only locate the metric Michelin TRX tyres via Vintage Tyres in Melbourne - at a cost of around $400 each. So, I did some research and decided to purchase some aftermarket alloy wheels. The advantages of the modern alloy wheels, apart from being standard size and good looking, is that they are much harder than the old alloy wheels and less prone to developing flat spots. They are also accepted by the insurance company which likes Peugeot 505 rims to be a maximum of 6.5 inches wide.


Superlight wheels on 505 STI