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Offline mcmaddy

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Re: Advice re wheel change please
« Reply #10 on: 02 March 2021, 22:43 »
19s are for looks but lightweight 18s are what you need. 👍
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Re: Advice re wheel change please
« Reply #11 on: 03 March 2021, 07:23 »
19s are for looks but lightweight 18s are what you need. 👍
I agree.
Are you intending to drive the car, or is it an ornament for your driveway?
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Re: Advice re wheel change please
« Reply #12 on: 04 March 2021, 12:36 »
19s are for looks but lightweight 18s are what you need. 👍
I agree.
Are you intending to drive the car, or is it an ornament for your driveway?

When we're allowed to I will be driving it!
Although my head is saying 18", I'm edging towards a set of 19" CM Pret copies, with 235/35/19 Michelin PS 4s
fitted. I'm waiting for a response from my insurance company to see if that will make any difference to my premium, & if so how much  :huh:
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Re: Advice re wheel change please
« Reply #13 on: 04 March 2021, 16:18 »
Ha, yeah, looking forward to driving whenever and wherever I bloody well like.

It’s the best riding car of its type, so I doubt you’ll find 19s too harsh- but no doubt it is a compromise.
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Re: Advice re wheel change please
« Reply #14 on: 08 March 2021, 11:25 »
Hi all,
I have just ordered a set of 19 x 8.5 Gloss gunmetal Pret copies from CM Wheels for my 2019 GTi and 235x35x19 Michelin PS 4s from Blackcircle Tyres, before their 15% discount finishes at midnight tonight. 
Looking forward to getting my wheels!
Cheers, Chas. 
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Re: Advice re wheel change please
« Reply #15 on: 08 March 2021, 12:26 »
Hi all,
I have just ordered a set of 19 x 8.5 Gloss gunmetal Pret copies from CM Wheels for my 2019 GTi and 235x35x19 Michelin PS 4s from Blackcircle Tyres, before their 15% discount finishes at midnight tonight.
Looking forward to getting my wheels!
Cheers, Chas.

Nice!, exactly what we have, although I changed the colour from Gunmetal to Gloss Black after a couple of years.....


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Re: Advice re wheel change please
« Reply #16 on: 08 March 2021, 12:32 »
Hi all,
I have just ordered a set of 19 x 8.5 Gloss gunmetal Pret copies from CM Wheels for my 2019 GTi and 235x35x19 Michelin PS 4s from Blackcircle Tyres, before their 15% discount finishes at midnight tonight.
Looking forward to getting my wheels!
Cheers, Chas.

Nice!, exactly what we have, although I changed the colour from Gunmetal to Gloss Black after a couple of years.....


I presume that you have been happy with yours & no problems?
They look like they fill the wheel arches nicely. Is your suspension standard or have you lowered it or fitted wheel spacers?
Cheers, Chas.
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Re: Advice re wheel change please
« Reply #17 on: 08 March 2021, 12:53 »
Yep they have been fine, standard suspension and no spacers, although I think spacers on rear would be good, the only thing I would say is the wheels are set out more than real prets so even using PS4's with good rim protection you dont get as much...

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Re: Advice re wheel change please
« Reply #18 on: 08 March 2021, 12:57 »
Yep they have been fine, standard suspension and no spacers, although I think spacers on rear would be good, the only thing I would say is the wheels are set out more than real prets so even using PS4's with good rim protection you dont get as much...


Thanks jaceyboy, I will post some pics of mine when fitted. Hopefully by the weekend.
Cheers, Chas.
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Re: Advice re wheel change please
« Reply #19 on: 10 March 2021, 22:20 »
Nice purchase.

Glad you went 19’s as they’ll look so much nicer and fill out the look much better. I’ve swapped between 18’s and 19’s and yes although it is a slightly better ride on the 18’s it was just that, slightly. I find even on our crap roads the 19’s feel fine.
Also running 235 MP4S’s so will handle very nicely too.