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Offline the_stink

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your thoughts please
« on: 29 April 2008, 14:37 »
So I know everyone pretty much upgrades to 18" / 19" wheels I was thinking of doing something a bit differnt.

I was considering sticking with the 16" wheels i got but get them re furb'd in satin Black, now with this in mind how low can you go on 16" to the point where speed bumps dont become an issue? Im assuming you can go lower on 16" ?

Just though it would be a bit differnt, any comments welcome cheers

Offline Ashmond

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Re: your thoughts please
« Reply #1 on: 29 April 2008, 15:27 »
personally I think 16's look lost on mk4's due to the massive arches
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Re: your thoughts please
« Reply #2 on: 29 April 2008, 15:38 »
shouldn't be able to go any lower on 16s than you could 19s because the rolling radius (wheel + tyre) is, or should be, exactly the same. On the 16s the profile is just larger.

Offline AlanD

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Re: your thoughts please
« Reply #3 on: 29 April 2008, 15:57 »
Naaaah, go for the 18's mate.

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« Reply #4 on: 29 April 2008, 16:32 »
thanks for your comments  :grin:

few differnt opinions always good! someone put up some pics of thier red mkiv lowered on the standard wheels, had bacl and red interior and thought it didnt look too bad, i know what you mean about eh whels getting lost though


Offline linz

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« Reply #5 on: 29 April 2008, 20:29 »
its up to you mate but like others have said the golf does sport some pretty large arch space

wanna be different go extreme try putting 22's on her ;)

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« Reply #6 on: 29 April 2008, 21:53 »
lol would look like a monster truck!  :grin:

i like the mkiv r32 wheels but also te new styl3 RS4's

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« Reply #7 on: 29 April 2008, 22:34 »
I've tried both 16's & 18's, & TBH, I'm itching to try some 17's.  18's looked miles better, but it made the car feel a bit more clumsy handling wise (performance was also hampered).  That's why I went back to 16's.  Anything bigger than 18's, & I think the proportions of the car start to go awry - It starts looking a bit 'Bigfoot', LOL!!  :afro:
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« Reply #8 on: 29 April 2008, 22:41 »
Im hoping to get 17" New RS4 alloys like the pic below.....  I think they look so darn good!


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« Reply #9 on: 29 April 2008, 22:44 »
iv got 18's on mine but havent lowered yet, i dont think i have lost any ride quality to be honest, but i probably will once i get coilovers on. i had 17's on my astra and they looked and felt awesome, but like said above, the arches on the golf are so big that even 18's sometimes look small, see my signature below.....