Author Topic: A few pics of my Red Mk7.5 with OZ Wheels and Eibach Pro Kit.  (Read 1777 times)

Offline Jeff Wood

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Hope you all like it  :grin:

I'm really pleased with the wheels, and they make such a difference to how it drives, it just seems to fly now :smiley:
















2018 Golf GTI. 3 Door. DSG. Tornado Red.
Eibach Pro Kit. OZ Hyper GT HLT Wheels. (18x8, ET50).
Forge 11mm spacers on rear wheels. 5mm on fronts.

Offline Jeff Wood

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By the way, those wheels weigh 18 kg each with tyres, the Parkers weigh 22 kg with tyres.

so thats 16kg of un sprung weight less  :grin: really makes a difference.

apparently for every 1kg of unsprung weight saved, it like reducing the chassis weight by 8kg...

So my car is now 128 kg lighter  :rolleyes:


2018 Golf GTI. 3 Door. DSG. Tornado Red.
Eibach Pro Kit. OZ Hyper GT HLT Wheels. (18x8, ET50).
Forge 11mm spacers on rear wheels. 5mm on fronts.

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Looking great there Jeff, especially being 3dr TR :whistle: I do think there's a good case for black mirror caps though...
2015 Tornado Red 3dr GTI PP, manual, Santiagos, Audi short shifter.


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I think the case for mirror+roof is even stronger than it was before if anything! Looks great mate :)

Offline Jeff Wood

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Honestly the red ones look better with these wheels.. but the black ones look better with the standard wheels..

The other thing is, I wish had the Performance brakes as those calipers with the red GTI cover plate look so much better.

Didn't matter before as you could hardly see them through the Parker wheels...
2018 Golf GTI. 3 Door. DSG. Tornado Red.
Eibach Pro Kit. OZ Hyper GT HLT Wheels. (18x8, ET50).
Forge 11mm spacers on rear wheels. 5mm on fronts.

Offline Jeff Wood

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I would agree about the roof if the wheels were gloss black or silver :)
2018 Golf GTI. 3 Door. DSG. Tornado Red.
Eibach Pro Kit. OZ Hyper GT HLT Wheels. (18x8, ET50).
Forge 11mm spacers on rear wheels. 5mm on fronts.

Offline Jeff Wood

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And I'm also thinking about wheel spacers for the rears...only 5 or 10mm...the fronts look ok but the backs are a bit too "in"
2018 Golf GTI. 3 Door. DSG. Tornado Red.
Eibach Pro Kit. OZ Hyper GT HLT Wheels. (18x8, ET50).
Forge 11mm spacers on rear wheels. 5mm on fronts.

Offline SRGTD

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Looks good Jeff. Love the colour of the wheels; you can’t beat a nice set of anthracite / gun metal coloured alloys. They go really well with Tormado Red.

It looks as if you don’t have locking wheel bolts on your wheels; was your insurer OK with that? When I fitted my wheels and declared them to my insurer, they needed me to confirm I had locking bolts fitted before they’d confirm cover, although having locking bolts don’t necessarily mean your wheels are safe from determined light-fingered scumbags. Also, worth checking with your insurer that they’re happy with you fitting spacers, as some insurers are a bit iffy about spacers. 

2016 Pocket Rocket Polo GTI 5dr manual, Blue Silk, Jacara tartan seats, Sports Performance Kit, Climate Control, Convenience Pack, Parking Pack, VW Motorsport Alloys in anthracite.
Gone but not forgotten; 2011 Golf GTD; 5dr Carbon Grey, Grey Jacara tartan seats, 18" VW Rotary alloys in Anthracite, Bi-xenons, Parking Sensors, RCD510+Dynaudio, Luxury Pack.

Offline Jeff Wood

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Wheel locks are arriving tomorrow, might have to sleep in the car tonight  :grin:
2018 Golf GTI. 3 Door. DSG. Tornado Red.
Eibach Pro Kit. OZ Hyper GT HLT Wheels. (18x8, ET50).
Forge 11mm spacers on rear wheels. 5mm on fronts.

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Jeff,

Quick question - are your new wheels/bolts cone seat?

If so, what locking wheel bolts have you got arriving? Without giving the game away, I need a set myself.
2014 Golf GTI (PP) in Pure White with
Vienna Leather, Keyless Entry, High Beam Assist, Park Assist, Rear View Camera.

Milltek Exhaust, Eibach Sportlines, 19" BBS SR wheels