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18" replica Golf GTi wheels?

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Had a look on ebay and thinking of buying some new golf gti style wheels but wondering if they will fit? maybe scrape when turning? the wheel size is 8 J X 18" 5X100 ET 35 with 225/40/18 tyres! HELP ME! :D:D:D

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Yes they should do it says they do at the bottom of the listing. PCD of 5 x 100

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The tyres are too big, you must have 215x35x18 tyres. :) Then it will go, but 18 is big on a fox.

Edited by Mr Bean

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the wheels have come and i have just put them on 2 day but it now looks like its on stilts! (also need the centre caps!) ;)

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i am now going to lower it but what springs should i use? how low do i put it? etc! any help would be appreciated! :D

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coilovers, any kind of springs/shocks set up wont be low enough.

they look stupid by the way

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they look stupid by the way

...at the moment.

Earnie is right though, springs will not get anywhere near where you will need to be to get them to look good.

I'd have gone for 16" Polo GTI wheels (same design), and a set of AP coilovers.

Edited by Matt A

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For me, the proportions are just too far out.

But separately you have a nice looking fox (in the best colour!) and a nice set of alloys!

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coilovers, any kind of springs/shocks set up wont be low enough.

they look stupid by the way

they may look stupid to you and thats your opinion. i may think your car looks stupid but il upload some pics when i have lowerd it!

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Nice wheels, but think 18" is just too large for the small car.

17" rims to me on a Lupo look like a tractor

Lowering will help, but can bet you will have steering scrub issues on lock

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Must admit, I can't imagine it will handle well either.

Id sell up and start looking for 16s or 17s if you must.

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At the end of the day mate if you like it when its lowered and you think it looks cool, then thats all that matters.

Great set of wheels and nice car, hopefully you will be able to modify the fox to accomodate for the larger wheels. B)

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Don't get me wrong I like the Fox and think it will suit the Monza IIs, but having wheels larger than recommended always cause issues.

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I wouldn't go for coilovers with a fox.

They do a hydrolic kit which allows in-car hieght adjustment.

Would allow you to really slam the car (which it needs!) but still be able to lift her over speed bumps.

Good on you for trying something different!

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Good on you for trying something different!

Agreed :)

Airride on a fox would be cool.

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I wouldn't go for coilovers with a fox.

They do a hydrolic kit which allows in-car hieght adjustment.

How much is that Andy?

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the wheels have come and i have just put them on 2 day but it now looks like its on stilts! (also need the centre caps!) ;)

gtiwheel.jpg

drivside.jpg

passside.jpg

drivback.jpg

i am now going to lower it but what springs should i use? how low do i put it? etc! any help would be appreciated! :D

Its Different, in a way i like it :P

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how much is the hydrolic suspension kit? im just trying to keep costs at a low because i bought it for my girlfriend as a cheap car but after the wheels and suspension its gunna start costing.

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lol if you bought it as a cheap car what you doing putting 18" alloys on it :P

because they were only £430 with tyres

(and i think cars look stupid with bits of plastic on the wheels!)

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