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    Thinking of putting wheels on your MK2? Post your questions & suggestions here.

    If you are new to the whole modifying game and want to fit new wheels to your MKII please post your questions & suggestions here instead of starting a new thread.

    Also if you have any tips or experience in fitting wheels of any size to your MKII please feel free to share your experience here.

    Thanks.

    Basic info
    The PCD (stud pattern) for all MKII's is 4x100
    The centre bore is 57.1mm
    Base offset is around +40 depending on the model.

    What is offset?
    The back spacing from the hub surface to the rim of the wheel.


    What wheels will fit?
    Any wheel with a 4x100 stud pattern up to 17 inch will fit. Wheel sizes between 14-16 will look the best. Any width up to 7 inches will fit without problems but any wider and you'll need to alter the car.

    Spacers & Adapters
    If you want to fit wheels with a different stud pattern you will need adapters. Spacers are used to space the wheel out from the hub to make it appear wider.

    For inspiration & visualisation
    To give others an idea of what a particular wheel set-up looks like, post a picture of your car and the following details;

    Model of car:
    Model of Wheel:
    Diameter:
    Width:
    Offset:
    Tyres:
    Suspension type and height:
    Rolling/fender mod/pulling of guards:
    Additional camber:
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    Set-up on on my old MK2

    Model of car: 1.6 GT
    Model of Wheel: ATS Type 5's
    Diameter: 15"
    Width: 7"
    Offset: 30
    Tyres: 195/45
    Suspension type and height: Coilovers, not sure of final ride height (constantly tweaking it)
    Rolling/fender mod/pulling of guards: Guards rolled & flared at the front. Rolled at the rear
    Additional camber: 0



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    Set-up on my 90 GTI

    Model of car: 1990 GTI 8v
    Model of Wheel: BBS RM
    Diameter: 15"
    Width: 7"
    Offset: 30
    Tyres: 195/45
    Suspension type and height: Coilovers, not sure of final ride height (constantly tweaking it)
    Rolling/fender mod/pulling of guards: Guards rolled & flared at the front. Rolled at the rear
    Additional camber: 0

    Wheels: BBS RM

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    With the arches rolled was there still enough metal to rivet the plastic arches?

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    Depends how much and how the arches were/are rolled. Mine-no chance, double sided tape would work though. Oh me those rims are 15x6, not 7!!

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    That's the trade off with rolling your arches. You have to fold back all the tabs and trim the edges of the plastic to get ultimate clearance.

    The arches on my GT had no plastic covers so i had to be more carefull but with the plastic arches you can get away with rolling them more and stick them back on with Sikaflex or tigerseal. The arches on my GTI were rolled flat and the tabs were cut off, the plastic was then just glued back on. Works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozgti View Post
    Depends how much and how the arches were/are rolled. Mine-no chance, double sided tape would work though. Oh me those rims are 15x6, not 7!!
    Thanks for the tips.

    Are you talking about the wheels you got from me?

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    Yeah.

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    16x7.5 et 2Racing Dynamics with 215 40 16, lowered on -35 F/R

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    Off set

    Sorry for my ignorance but does that mean that a BMW 4x100 config will fit a Mk2 Golf regardless of the off set???

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