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Cool, are they easy to fit etc. what wheel did you fit them to, do you think they would they work on rages ?
Hi mate just fitted them today but ripes them off again only because I had black wheels and I didn't really like them. They should look ace on rages as that's like what they were based with that desighn of alloy. £40 down the drain but oh well!!
Also once fitted you have a little sticker to cover the gab and in my opinion don't look great ;(
 

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Interesting...

... I've just bought a set of Rages, and I would like to protect them from kerbing. Also, I think the red "blades" might look quite nice, specially because my CTR is red.
The problem is, a while ago I was doing some research about the "Alloygators", and found out they are more foe than friend. Lots of horror stories (they seem to have a tendency to detach from the wheels, doing some serious damage to the car), so I didn't buy them. I know the "blades" are a different concept, but I wonder how "safe" they are.
I also wonder if they tend to damage the Rage's clear-coat if I ever need to remove them, so at the moment, much more questions than answers...
Anyway, it seems like an interesting concept, and I would like to know if someone else is using them (or considering it)!
 

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YouTube installation video

I've just found this video on YouTube... These "Rimblades" seem fairly easy to install, and quite "harmless"...

 

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I wouldn't touch these "Alloygators" with a barge pole... Unlike the "Rimblades", the Alloygators are stuck between the wheel and the tyre, and I've read some horror stories regarding the "gators" falling off and damaging the paintwork...
Ok fair enough. Just knew there were alternatives, didn't realise they'd had bad reviews.
 

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I´m seriously thinking about buying these "Rimblades" to protect my beloved Rages... I think they might look nice in red, as my Type R is Milano Red...
I´ll probably buy them when I´m back to the UK and I´ll post some photos as soon as I install them!
 

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Just bought a set of red "Rimblades" on eBay. £39.99 + free 1st Class postage...
Can't wait to get them in my car... Wait for the pictures & full review!
 

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The Rimblades arrived this morning... Nice little box, tidy and with loads of wipes and other things (you can see this is not a "Ching Ling operation"). So far, I'm positively impressed!
The problem is this arctic cold we're having here in London... The parking lot is bellow zero, so I won't stick the Rimblades with the wheels in the car... Out to Halfords on Monday, to buy a pair of axle stands, and then do them one by one, here at home (wife won't be happy, though: she had seen a fair share of wheels and tyres spread around the living room!)!
 

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look forward to seeing some pics!
 

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look forward to seeing some pics!
Off to Halfords tomorrow (weather permitting) to buy some axle stands... Than I'll do it properly!
 
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