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Offline carbon337

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #430 on: 18 June 2021, 18:35 »
The more I see of the standard wheels, the more I think they look fine.

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Offline Foxy367

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #431 on: 18 June 2021, 19:42 »
Agreed I quite like them
Current - 2021 Mk8 GTI Clubsport - Atlantic Blue
Previously
2017 MK7.5 GTI Performance - Tornado Red
First steps into Golf ownership -
2003 Mk4 GtTdi PD150 Oceanic Green
2002 Mk4 GtTdi PD150 Reflex silver

Offline Exonian

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #432 on: 18 June 2021, 23:27 »
Congrats BillSan! The best colour too (ok, after Moonstone it is)

I don’t mind the design of the original wheels myself aside from the offset is too high.
Mind you I like the mk7.5 Parkers too
Some nice aftermarket wheels will be a lot better though!  :cool:
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Prior to that a couple dozen other warmed over VWs


Offline ar899

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #433 on: 19 June 2021, 07:57 »
Another vote for the standard wheels. Agreed that when you gaze at them for a while they could fill the arches a wee bit better but when I’ve seen GTIs out and about, they look fine.

Offline Brocky_

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #434 on: 19 June 2021, 23:37 »
I agree.  Mine have really grown on me.  That's not to say that I think they're great and wouldn't consider a new set, but I have definitely grown to like them.



Only from that side, though...  :grin:
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Offline SRGTD

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #435 on: 20 June 2021, 00:02 »
I agree.  Mine have really grown on me.  That's not to say that I think they're great and wouldn't consider a new set, but I have definitely grown to like them.

Only from that side, though...  :grin:

Is that because they’re directional?
2020 Polo GTI Plus; Pure White, DSG (because they all are)
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2016 Polo GTI; Blue Silk
2011 mk6 Golf GTD; Carbon Grey
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Offline Brocky_

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #436 on: 20 June 2021, 00:17 »
Is that because they’re directional?



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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #437 on: 20 June 2021, 01:03 »
I agree, they do look better on the passenger side / near side of the car.

I had a mk4 Ford Escort XR3i back in the late 1980’s and the wheels on that car had directional spokes. I just found a picture of one on the internet and the wheels look tiny - they were 14” which was the norm for many warm / hot hatches in the day.

Mine was pretty much identical to the car at the link below, apart from the aftermarket front fog lights (mine didn’t have them). 

Edit; oops, forgot to post the link;

https://www.fastfordmag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/FAF383.buyers_xr3i.jk3_.pdf
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2020 Polo GTI Plus; Pure White, DSG (because they all are)
Gone but not forgotten;
2016 Polo GTI; Blue Silk
2011 mk6 Golf GTD; Carbon Grey
2007 mk5 Golf GT (2.0 170bhp TDI version); Deep Black Pearl
2002  mk4 Golf GTI (the 150 bhp diesel version); Deep Black Pearl

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #438 on: 20 June 2021, 11:29 »
The more I see of the standard wheels, the more I think they look fine.

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Offline Kenis

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #439 on: 20 June 2021, 11:33 »
What’s the consensus on fitting spacers to push the wheels out, presumably quite a lot cheaper than a whole new set. Thought they were bad but see Joe Achilles has them fitted to his new bmw.

Saw (or rather nearly hit head on in a narrow lane) my first clubsport in the wild. So far only seen a gtd, gti and the odd non performance model.

The std wheels have definitely grown on me and look good on the move.
Ordered: Mk8 Gti Clubsport, Dolphin, Estorils plus other options
Vw history: ‘09 Mk 6 GTi 3 door, grey, 19s, loaded, sold due to baby; ‘82 Mk 1 GL 5 door, green; ‘72 Beetle
Current: family crossover and 50% of 2010 Caterham 7 Roadsport 150