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I know about unsprung weight, but are not talking track cars here, so I'd be surprised if you could tell on real roads in a test in any normal Up! - and the cost!..
 

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to be fair I think people are going to 16s in order to improve ride and handling and reduce the chance of snake bite punctures.. the unsprung weight thing is just a nice bonus..
 

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I wonder how well the UP GTI would have sold with a pair of belt and braces 15” no frills wheels ?
 

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indeed, the wheels do carry the look.
Exactly ! It’s the stand out feature on this car .
I can understand the comfort benefits of 15s or 16s and certainly agree about chucking on smaller pig ugly wheels while running winter tyres but no way could would I run them all year.
Personally I’ve no issue whatsoever with the comfort of the 17s but I’m a young 54 year old pup lol!
 

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I set my pressures at 30 / 28psi shortly after getting the car new, after some experimentation. I have no problem with the ride quality now either, nor have I had any punctures or blowouts.
 

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Me too !
 

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I’ll swop some 16” steels for the Oswalds . Those steel wheels are super practical ? Lol.
 

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They are practical, Sean - in the winter, as spares, with snow tyres fitted, if you are somewhere very cold, and where you might slide and bang into the kerb in the ice ! LOL....

But I suspect your deal is rather one-sided :)
 

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I have fitted the 15 " G60 Style wheels originally fitted to Corrado & Golf
and they actually look quite purposeful on the GTI .
With them being steel they are more conducive to winter conditions i.e
pot holes etc.
 

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I have fitted the 15 " G60 Style wheels originally fitted to Corrado & Golf
and they actually look quite purposeful on the GTI .
With them being steel they are more conducive to winter conditions i.e
pot holes etc.
That’s a good choice imho. The G60 steel has a tough rugged look snd makes a great winter wheel set up .(y)
 

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I have fitted the 15 " G60 Style wheels originally fitted to Corrado & Golf
and they actually look quite purposeful on the GTI .
With them being steel they are more conducive to winter conditions i.e
pot holes etc.
Did you just buy standard VW G60 corrado steels?
There are some for sale described as "G60 style steel wheel, 15x6 inches. ET35. With a 4x100 stud pattern. TUV approved "
Do you think these would fit and clear the front brake calipers?
 

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I bought a Tsi because I know how **** I am with wheels! No ego here. 😊😁

However, if anyone is ever selling a GTI with those VW 16in winter wheels, I'd be interested...
 

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i felt the change from the polygon 17"(tehy weight the same as the gti wheel) to my sparco trofeo 4 16" , it was massive iven though i only had 90bhp at the time ,now 145 and the sparco does fit the gti since i later retrofitted gti brakes

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Do you have the exact spec for sparco trofeo 4 16"? there seems to be some options on Demon Tweeks etc..

What do people think my Alloys are worth? I would make sure they are refurbed prior to sale? Anyone want to make an offer. ;)
 

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6.5*16 et 37 there was only one at the time i bought them,and 3 colors i run 195/45/16 hancook evo s1 works okey , you really do feel the weight saving
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Do you have the exact spec for sparco trofeo 4 16"? there seems to be some options on Demon Tweeks etc..

What do people think my Alloys are worth? I would make sure they are refurbed prior to sale? Anyone want to make an offer. ;)
 
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