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    changed my mind

    is it safe to make it come out that much and I changed my mind id like to keep the stock wheels but make them flush with the arch what do I need to make this happen safely thank!

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    Hi,

    Thinking of getting some 15x8 4x100 0 (zero) offset for my mk3 Golf.
    Will they fit without guard rolling spacers etc

    i.e i just want to bolt straight on. Car is lowered slightly

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by NA-tastic View Post
    Hi,

    Thinking of getting some 15x8 4x100 0 (zero) offset for my mk3 Golf.
    Will they fit without guard rolling spacers etc

    i.e i just want to bolt straight on. Car is lowered slightly

    Cheers
    nope.
    from memory this is 15x8et0 too
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    oh forget that then.....Thanks for reply

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    MKIII Cabrio

    I have a MKIII cabrio, 95 so its 4x100, on 17s with 205/40 r17 tyres, and what i am wondering is what kind of setup I need to go as low as possible, I work in a Precision CNC shop and have the stock and capability to make spacers. and would like to use coilovers, but what i really need to know is how much offset I would need to have clearance for everything. I am going for a look like this. And I am aware of ride quality changes and scraping and all and I am ok with the comfort changes. Really am going for the slammed/ stanced look. I don't have a huge budget to do any major swaps, but I have enough to do a quality slam. Like i said before i just really need to know what the best setup would be so that i will have clearance on everything( i am also willing to do slight fender/ wheel well mods...rolling fender lip, shaving fenders, fender swap,ect.)



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    Hello, I need help with a problem, I have a 95 golf that reaches 65 mph vs 3000 rpm. could I reduce my rpm by increasing the tires to 18" instead of 14"? I've heard stories about how people think its a tranny problem, so they replace the tranny only to find that the problem still accrues. Also would I need to tweak the speedo after changing my tire size? just brought the thing back to life and want better engine life and mpg. Thanks!
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    Sounds pretty normal rpm to me. Increasing the rolling diameter may have negative effects on such a low powered car
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    maybe then 16" or 17". all I really want is better mpg, and I know 14" isn't standard. I mean, my old toyota had a 1.8 with 17" tires. and it never went above 3000 going 65. I'm going to go on a long road trip soon, to a hot environment, and I also don't want to put to much stress on a prolonged freeway drive. Also, what do you mean by negative effects?

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    Quote Originally Posted by total_moot View Post
    maybe then 16" or 17". all I really want is better mpg, and I know 14" isn't standard. I mean, my old toyota had a 1.8 with 17" tires. and it never went above 3000 going 65. I'm going to go on a long road trip soon, to a hot environment, and I also don't want to put to much stress on a prolonged freeway drive. Also, what do you mean by negative effects?
    My R32 sits on 100-110 kph around the 2500-2600 rpm mark which would be equivalent to your 65 mph (104.6 kph) (roughly) & I'm on 235/35/19" Taladegas!
    Jumping up wheel sizes will make a difference but as to how much I'm not sure! Do you now somebody that may have a bigger diam wheel set that you could try? Maybe your local tyre store or wrecking yard could lend you a bigger set to try 1st. Just a thought before you start buying wheel sets. Remember your take off speed may be slower too!

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    14s are standard, and it's not the wheels size it's the tyre size that makes a difference (rolling diameter)
    Check the tyre size is as per the placard.
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