That’s why I won’t sell the old wheels. There are clearly reading some of the posts here that would only want a car in totally original order and I completely get that. 👍👍👍Good thinking keeping the originals and those wheels actually suit the car and look very nice!
Lots of aftermarket stuff I've seen on the GTi would make me not want to own the car... a nice set of wheels can make or break a car for me
They do look good, however am I right in thinking they are 17s? if 16s then do you have a linky?Your right I’m no lover of the standard wheels nor any black wheels but that’s just personal choice.
I will be replacing my ones when we’re moving around normally, I was going to sell the standard ones but I darent because if I decide to sell the car and a prospective owner wants originals I’d be stuffed. To buy another set of originals later on would be mega expensive and that’s IF I could find some. So these ones will go in the loft over the garage,
I quite like these. £550 for four 👍👍👍
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I haven't really looked into the prices but I saw them for at least £1,100 in this country. I'm going to an Up GTI to save cash so it goes against my principles to spend anything on mine when I get it. Certainly anything like that. But I can't help but applaud them as 16s normally look appalling and they just look great.Agreed, and 4kg savings a corner is healthy bit of un-sprung weight saved.
Hi.... I’ve kinda dropped the ball re changing wheels due to the covid thing as we are shielding due to my wife’s poor health. To be honest the wee Up hasn’t turned a wheel since mid December so it’s not been at the forefront of my mind...... I’m leaning towards some Sparko wheels that I’ve seen on this forum somewhere but I can’t find that thread.They do look good, however am I right in thinking they are 17s? if 16s then do you have a linky?
lol, same with me, ill look but will probably never spend. Its my daily car and spends 99% of the time filthy and full of crap. Chip power increase is the only thing I think I will ever do. And the armrest.I haven't really looked into the prices but I saw them for at least £1,100 in this country. I'm going to an Up GTI to save cash so it goes against my principles to spend anything on mine when I get it. Certainly anything like that. But I can't help but applaud them as 16s normally look appalling and they just look great.
Yes but in the gunmetal grey colour. Not sure about white but there’s nothing wrong with them.Like these ?
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Yep, going to a smaller or uglier wheel is a personal compromise. To some it won't matter, to others it will. It's just important to make sure you're happy with it. If you're going to hate them, don't bother. I haven't seen anything other than those OZs that would make me do it, but then again they're expensive as ****. If they're the only game in town I'd probably have to go for it, but I'll be doing a lot more looking online first for a cheaper alternative.The VW ones are OK, it just doesn't look like a GTi anymore
Unsprung weight or loosing it is one of the most positive ways to improve handling and to get the best from your suspension. It’s nothing like loosing weight from the rest of any car.It strikes me in this debate, that the big thing is more that the wheels should look good, irrespective of actual size - I'm saying a nice 15/16 can look better than a dodgy 17. Also when we get into unsprung weight saving? C'mon, it's an Up! not a Le Mans racer, and it's a pity we can't do blind comparison testing as easily as we can with say HiFi's (which is a scam anyway)....
I for one would not want wacky advertising logos or colours that didn't suit the car, whatever the wheel size. I realize that if you need to project the fact that you have a GTi, you kinda need the 17's.... If however, you prefer better ride and arguably better non-track handling (i.e. on real road surfaces, where even 50 section is borderline), 16's might be a fair choice - so long as you find the look of wheel you like!