Nothing to do with the offset whatsoever.I suspect that if anything, the offset may have something to do with it. The Up hasn’t yet arrived so I’m unable to even test fit at this stage.
Managed to get to try an Upsilon on the front of the Gti today. It JUST fitted without a spacer, and there was a *** paper beween the back of the wheel spokes and the outermost part of the caliper... Bearing in mind the car has done 14000 miles , and the front pads will be worn maybe 1/3rd. Then I would expect that it will need a 3-4 mm spacer if using new pads.Many thanks for your reply 911
My thought regarding offset wasn’t particularly due to the wheel fouling on/in the arch etc, but the spokes being ‘deeper’ on the triangles, resulting in fouling the calliper (as very nearly happened on your 15’s).
it would be extremely interesting to hear if the 16” Upsilons clear your callipers. It is a big ask, but if you did get chance it would be very much appreciated and a big help to a few of us 🙂
Got them off eBay Germany for £20 each, They are Vauxhall 4x100 et39 but you will need to have the centres bored out from 56.6 to 57.1. Got some very centre caps off a mk1 golf on their way to cover studsWhere did you buy these wheels? Will you be putting wheels trims on or just leaving them bare?
Well, there shouldn't be, really.... Same width (roughly), same contact patch (possibly slightly more so with a more compliant, higher profile tyre), similar compound (probably, unless you buy something exotic).... Meaning grip should be fine.17’s and no noticeable loss of grip so far