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Hi all,
Apologies for another thread re winter wheels/tyres!

We’re due to take delivery of my wife’s Up Gti at the end of November (very excited) & I’d like to get winters on it straight away, I’d like the official Merano wheels but buying the car has already depleted our reserves so I’ve been hunting around & seen these on mytyres, anyone have any thoughts on them?
I can get the wheel/tyre package for roughly the same price as just the Merano wheels without rubber.
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With them being 15", it's unlikely that they will fit over the (bigger) front brake calipers of the GTi, without at least a small spacer. Unfortunatelythe only way you can tell is by trying them. I use my Mrs' old Tsi 15" alloys as winters, and they need a 2mm spacer on the front, but they are a different wheel to yours, so you really can't tell what spacer it may need without trying them. Even some 16" won't fit on the front.
 

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Hi all,
Apologies for another thread re winter wheels/tyres!

We’re due to take delivery of my wife’s Up Gti at the end of November (very excited) & I’d like to get winters on it straight away, I’d like the official Merano wheels but buying the car has already depleted our reserves so I’ve been hunting around & seen these on mytyres, anyone have any thoughts on them?
I can get the wheel/tyre package for roughly the same price as just the Merano wheels without rubber.
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It may be a generic/library pic but the wheel shown is a 5 bolt wheel and Up!’s are 4 bolt.

Also insurance companies vary as to their reaction to Winter tyres/wheels, some charge nothing and just note the change, others charge a minimal change fee, some are upset by non standard non original wheels from another manufacturer as for them a replacement could be more expensive.

There are options other than the VW dealer oem option. One of the best cost effective Winter wheel options I’ve seen on here is a repurposed set of old VW steel wheels, my memory says Scirocco but the forum points towards Corrado.
 

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Thank you both, I’ll drop mytyres an enquiry re the calliper clearance, I don’t want to go up to 16” as I like the extra sidewall of the 55 profile for winter.
The bolt pattern is 4 bolt pcd 100 in the spec.

Re the insurance, I was thinking about paying a bit more to go with a reputable company, rather than the usual, searching for the cheapest.
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If you fancy a long read there’s this thread here Winter wheels for GTi

Ref Insurance : Run your details through the Compare the Market search thingy, obviously it’s different for everyone but I’ve been getting sub £200 quotes via them, some sub-£170. Also remember your car comes with 3 years breakdown cover so no need for that with insurance. For some reason entering £400 as a voluntary excess amount yields the best results.
 

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If you fancy a long read there’s this thread here Winter wheels for GTi

Ref Insurance : Run your details through the Compare the Market search thingy, obviously it’s different for everyone but I’ve been getting sub £200 quotes via them, some sub-£170. Also remember your car comes with 3 years breakdown cover so no need for that with insurance. For some reason entering £400 as a voluntary excess amount yields the best results.
Big thanks for the link & insurance info, having had a good read of that thread, I think I’m going with the Alcar 8950 steel option.👍🏻
 

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Take a look at the MyTyres website - steel wheels for Golf MkII G60 - they can supply Alcars - Just looked they have gone up in price by a massive amount!
Thanks OhNoCoco, I’ve already purchased the wheels from Tunershop, £281 via their ebay shop. Just looking at the 185/55/15 tyre options now, I think I’ve narrowed it down to three, Bridgestone Blizzak lm005, Continental WinterContact ts860 or the new Uniroyal WinterExpert.
 
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