Alloys for a mk2 on coilovers

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Re: Alloys for a mk2 on coilovers

Post by GTXTRA » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:04 pm

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Re: Alloys for a mk2 on coilovers

Post by Rascal » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:03 am

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ohh taking the word want to another level! is that your own? :)



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Re: Alloys for a mk2 on coilovers

Post by GTXTRA » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:59 am

Nope, car is sadly long dead after owner trashed it in a motorway slip road.


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Re: Alloys for a mk2 on coilovers

Post by Rascal » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:49 pm

So I take it best think would be is to buy them as just wheels, put them on and measure the clearance to get the right profile ect. As you might be able to tell, I've never done this before haha!



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Re: Alloys for a mk2 on coilovers

Post by GTXTRA » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:44 pm

If you're running coilovers to go much lower than standard go for 195/45-15 rubber.
195/50-15 = correct for maintaining gearing etcetc but they will rub on arches unless you roll the rears and dispense with the front inner arch liners


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Re: Alloys for a mk2 on coilovers

Post by Rascal » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:14 pm

Okay thanks a lot, I tak it there will be no stretch with 195? I'll take a pic oh how low it is later after my work, cheers for the help! Hopefully it will all be worth it and hopefully you will get to see it at some shows!



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Re: Alloys for a mk2 on coilovers

Post by GTXTRA » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:43 am

See my various project threads especially a16 gtx and check Bill posting up re his red gtx.
We both run 7x15 wheels with 45 series rubber.


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Re: Alloys for a mk2 on coilovers

Post by Rascal » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:59 pm

Will do, cheers for all the help, your due a cyberpint!



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Re: Alloys for a mk2 on coilovers

Post by Rascal » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:30 am

I bought a set of new Ronal Turbos, and the wheel nuts arent long enough! so no pics to show you All on yet! and need to get different profile, will update with pics when I can :)