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    Hi,

    I've got my move up! as a first car & it has the standard steelys, with v'dub plates. I want to switch to aftermarket alloys, but ideally want to keep my standard 14" inch tyres (165/70R14 81T).

    Any advice on which product or about what's involved please? Thanks in advance...

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    dont know why nobody has responded to this. any shop who sells alloys should give you the right advice but you could also retrofit any other up! alloys if you wanted to.
    2015 Golf SV GT 1.4 TSI

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    As above. Width will be your only concern. Too wide and it could be a stretch too far. Well, that's unless you are after a stretch look. I would suggest staying at about 5 to 6" wide and keep the offset in the 30's range. Which i think is standard. I'm running the standard 16", but moving to 17's soon. Batbey look for a second hand set of UP! wheels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by up_up&away View Post
    Hi,

    I've got my move up! as a first car & it has the standard steelys, with v'dub plates. I want to switch to aftermarket alloys, but ideally want to keep my standard 14" inch tyres (165/70R14 81T).

    Any advice on which product or about what's involved please? Thanks in advance...
    Consider these steel rims that were often fitted to a Mark 2 VW Golf GTI with specification 6Jx15 ET35 4x100 ET35

    https://www.oponeo.co.uk/steel-wheel...-8950#20851145

    Here's a photo of them fitted to a Mark 2 VW Golf GTI

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volksw...i_1.8_Rear.jpg

    Suitable tyres sizes are 185/55R15 or 185/60R15. The 185/60R15 tyre size will raise the gearing by 2% compared to 185/50R16 tyres.
    Last edited by Big453; 11-11-19 at 03:10.

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