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I know a great car photographer in Adelaide. Check out Explosive Curiosity on Facebook or web page.


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Thanks Jon, I have been wondering about getting some professional pics.
As you have obviously figured out I have no clues how to take decent photos!
 

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Matt has some quite special lenses and an admirable talent.. the pics on his site speak for themselves..


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Very uncommon sight in Adelaide, I've only ever seen one other F-Type on the road and that was parked up (red S vert).
Lots of looks, lots of horn toots, some very strange driver behaviour in cars behind and beside me, but no real comments yet, well none that I could hear!
I've had a few eye catching cars but the F-Type definitely got the most attention, loads of positive comments from people and plenty of thumbs up etc from other drivers. I seen loads of passengers in cars behind taking videos and photos. At the time they were very rare as I got one of the first coupes, I'd imagine that had something to do with it. Still not a car that keeps a low profile though.
 

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Amazing looking car, great colour combo, the Lg with the red is really nice. And those wheels... I want them


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Amazing looking car, great colour combo, the Lg with the red is really nice. And those wheels... I want them


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I would never have optioned those wheels if buying new, they were a $8,500 AU option, that's right, over $2,000 per wheel!
Instead I would have ordered the cheapest possible factory wheels and then gone after-market and saved a packet.
But lucky me I guess, this car has over $60,000 in options on it and I paid almost nothing for them, a major reason I snapped it up.
If anyone in Oz wants those wheels I'm happy to sell them for $4,000 the lot, including near new Pirelli P Zero tyres. They will fit all F-Types, XFs and XJs.
 

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I would never have optioned those wheels if buying new, they were a $8,500 AU option, that's right, over $2,000 per wheel!
Instead I would have ordered the cheapest possible factory wheels and then gone after-market and saved a packet.
But lucky me I guess, this car has over $60,000 in options on it and I paid almost nothing for them, a major reason I snapped it up.
If anyone in Oz wants those wheels I'm happy to sell them for $4,000 the lot, including near new Pirelli P Zero tyres. They will fit all F-Types, XFs and XJs.
How about if anyone wants them in the uk... what would your best guess at a shipping cost?

Will they fit on a XF? I thought Bee fitted Ftype wheels to his and needed his arches rolled?


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How about if anyone wants them in the uk... what would your best guess at a shipping cost?

Will they fit on a XF? I thought Bee fitted Ftype wheels to his and needed his arches rolled?


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I have no idea of the shipping cost, but I suspect it would be quite steep, in the order of 400 or 500 GBP. I'll see what I can find out.
I can't see how they wouldn't fit an XF, the rears are 10.5" wide wheels with 295/30R20 tyres which are only a tiny bit wider and taller than the stock 10" wide wheels with 285/30R20 tyres on an XFR, and they fit with acres of room, and the fronts are the exact same size both wheels and tyres as an XFR.
 

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you need to hunt out a contact at RAAF Amberley, specifically in 86 Wing/36 Squadron or 84 Wing/33 Squadron ;)
 

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I have no idea of the shipping cost, but I suspect it would be quite steep, in the order of 400 or 500 GBP. I'll see what I can find out.
I can't see how they wouldn't fit an XF, the rears are 10.5" wide wheels with 295/30R20 tyres which are only a tiny bit wider and taller than the stock 10" wide wheels with 285/30R20 tyres on an XFR, and they fit with acres of room, and the fronts are the exact same size both wheels and tyres as an XFR.
I believe the XFRS has 10.5J wheels at the rear.


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you need to hunt out a contact at RAAF Amberley, specifically in 86 Wing/36 Squadron or 84 Wing/33 Squadron ;)
Yes that would be handy.

coincidentally I googled RAAF Amberley and it says,
base located 8 km southwest of Ipswich, Queensland
And I live on an old RAF base located not far from Ipswich, Suffolk.
Shame we don't get the same weather


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I believe the XFRS has 10.5J wheels at the rear.


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Am I right in saying Bee had to get the arches rolled? If so, was this because of the bigger wheels or the fact he also lowered it almost to the floor.


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James,
I just did a quick shipping estimate with FedEx, using the following details:
Adelaide to London
4 x 20 kg packages
delivery date one to two weeks from now
It came out to between $1,700 and $2,000 AU, which converts to roughly 1,000 to 1,225 GBP.
And even then I suspect my weight estimate of 20 kg each may be a little conservative, and if you're not in London it may cost a bit more again.
It might be better if I got the tyres removed and sent just the wheels, then you could source some tyres yourself?
 

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Thanks for looking, I don't think taking the tyres off will bring the shipping down that much, and probably not as much as a new set of 4 tyres. I am going to check what military flights, if any travel between AU/UK. If there are, I could potentially get them put on.


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I ordered my F-Type with the standard wheels and then bought a set of the carbon blade alloys off eBay. They come up now and again, I paid about £1800 for the set including tyres, they had been fitted to a car but unused, I sold them when I sold the car for about £2k to a guy who had just bought F-Type R. I think they are the best wheels for the F-Type. I'm pretty sure someone on here bought a set for his XF and had problems with the rears being too big.
 

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Kim, are you putting the Coventry wheels on the F?


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Yep, but only if I sell the Blade wheels first.
If I decide to sell the Coventry wheels you will be first cab off the rank!
 
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