The ones i have are the G60 style wheels , which fit fine over the front brake calipers.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?
Great choice on the wheels. Have you gone 16” ? If so what size tyres and do you require spacers to clear the calipers?Well the straw broke the camels back this week
That's five ruined tyres in 25k
Two trips to Edinburgh To Preston in a week, two or three pot holes on the devils beeftub and two written off (nearly new) front tyres, three bulges one one tyre and one on the other. Oh and apparently some cord is showing on the tread (inside the tread wtf!) on a rear - must be a manufacturing error - and the other is at 3mm so 4 new tyres needed
So just pulled the trigger on a set of Sparco Trofeo 4 in Gloss Bronze The car wont look as it good but hopefully at least it will be fit for purpose now and may even ride and handle better.
Still on the fence on the Oswalds, might sell or might just put them in the loft until sale time. Or maybe next winter I will stick some winters on the Sparcos and use the Oswalds next summer.
I nearly switched allegiance to a Fiesta ST this week, seeing as they are dropping into the 13-14k price range but then my Mrs came out to meet me in it and it looked soo good driving up the road.
So back on plan to chip it in summer and see if I can be the first to get one to 100k.
Oswolds make mad money. If shod with good tyres the value of them will more than pay for a half decent set of wheels and tyres.Commiserations Tootes. Know how you feel. I managed about 1000 miles in my lovely new car before being caught out by one of our many Borders potholes. Big bulge on the sidewall of a virtually brand new tyre. When I bought the car I asked if there was a 16" option, but of course there wasn't.
I was about to as the same questions as Charliefairlie. I had also spotted the Sparcos a being a possibility but wasn't sure about the offset and calliper clearance. Your advice would e appreciated. (Not fussed about Oswalds -I will happily sell mine with tyres (less than 2500 careful OAP miles from new!)
Oooo, interesting choice. I had a set of Rainsport 3's on a Mini years ago after seeing them recommended on PH a lot. I was really impressed with them, especially in the wet (as the name implies ). When I get round to swapping the tyres on the UP these will definitely be in consideration so I'll be interested to know what you you think about the 5's once you've put a few miles on them.Demon are delivering with a set of Uniroyal RainSport 5 fitted so I am pretty happy. 195/45/16 I believe.
Not something I have thought about as I assumed the sensor is linked to the ABS Sensor.How are you getting round the TPMS ?? Are you having new valves and sensors coded in or taking the originals from the old wheels ?
TPMS has special valves... One on each wheel. They have sensors that detect low pressures. I’m pretty sure if a sensor on the Up triggers it just puts up a light on the dash. There is only one warning light. Some cars have a slightly more complex system that tells you exactly which wheel sensor has triggered the warning light.Not something I have thought about as I assumed the sensor is linked to the ABS Sensor.
My puncture warning light has now been on for over 6 months so I don't really give a toss if it is becomes permanent feature.
The dealer have now got it switched off but it lights up if I fart.
Be cool if that’s right. 👍 There’s a chap on one of the FB pages selling a set of alloys and he’s adamant it has sensor valves in them. They are not GTI wheels though..I believe the Up TPMS is indirect, therefore doesn't rely on any wheel, valve, or tyre sensors, but works off the abs system. It works on rolling radius of the tyre, ie if a tyre loses pressure it rolls faster than a correctly inflated one.. If the speed of the under-inflated tyre gets above a certain percentage more than the other three, it triggers the warning light. I took my daughter's GTi in for a new tyre, (after her only blowout on a pothole) and the fitter just replaced the original valve with a standard one. No issues at all . So, you don't need to remove anything from your current wheel / tyre set-up.