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Got mine today.I had some problems with clearance,so i had to use 5mm spacers.
It's 165/65 x15.
I'm happy with it.
It's not that small as I thought it would be :)
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Any 4x100 wheels will do, but if you own the Gti, some of the 15in wheels have cleatrence issues with the larger discs upfront.
If there's anyone living close to Llandudno or North Wales, theres a free set of 15in Fox alloys up for grabs.
They used to be on our Vw Lupo, and a Polo, but currently i am swimming in alloy wheels, so anyone after a set of free alloys, their welcome to collect them.

Their in mint condition, and have not been on any car for the last 16yrs, their just taking up space, and i want to move them on.
 

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"Any 4x100 wheels will do". Surely not true! Centre bore and offset are the equally important numbers to look for.
 

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I agree, but that 4x110mm VW bolt diameter is vital.
Theres no point in looking at all those gorgeous 5stud Volkswagen alloys, as their not going to fit a Vw Up.
Like a lot of earlier Vw cars, in both the Lupo and Polo range, 4x100mm thread pattern are now becoming less common.

I searched high and low for a really nice alternative to my boring Ronal Gti alloys, and there are not that many 17in 4x100 alloys that wil fit the Up.
The latest Polo and Golf have now gone over to a 5stud wheel.

The Gti alloys are now being driven around on a 2001 Lupo 1 litre SE in South Wales, and i am glad to see the back of them.
Diamond polished, and certainly do nothing for the looks of the lovely Up.

I ended up buying the OZ Rally Racing wheels, simply because they look stunning on an all White Up Gti, and are a known quantity with correct fitment for the car.

I never bothered checking the centre bore or offset for these Fox 15in alloys.
I did a search for a set of five 15in Vw 4x100 wheels for a Vw Lupo, and hey presto, these Fox alloys were being offered at a wheel and tyre package.

In all the years ive owned them, they have been on three separate Vws, and ive had no fitting issues,
 

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I agree, but that 4x110mm VW bolt diameter is vital.
4x100.

"Any 4x100 wheels will do". Surely not true! Centre bore and offset are the equally important numbers to look for.
Equally as important, along with width. Try fitting a 17x9 et0 wheel to an UP and you'll have issues unless you like doing bodywork. Fit a 17x7 et35 and you'll have no problems.
 

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4x100.



Equally as important, along with width. Try fitting a 17x9 et0 wheel to an UP and you'll have issues unless you like doing bodywork. Fit a 17x7 et35 and you'll have no problems.
Yes, very true. I forgot to mention that. Should have remembered as I am presently looking for a set of wheels for my daughters Mitsubishi Mirage, and finding it almost impossible to find 5" x 15" wheels or 4.5" x 14" wheels. They are all at least 6" width wheels for sale, and 165 or 175 width tyres would never safely fit them, and the offset would be well out of tolerance as well.
Amazes me the number of people advertising alloy wheels on FB and Gumtree. Listed as 15" wheels, when you contact them asking for PCD, ET centre bore, etc, they have no clue what you are talking about, and try to assure you that they will fit any car. WTF!!
 

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I've jut put on some off brand 15" rally rims, with Continental Wintercontact 860TS 195/55. I think it suits the car very well, and the tyres seem quite grippy. There's a lot more sidewall flex than with the factory 17" rims/tyres which is clearly felt with quick stearing inputs...

 

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It was a tough call between the Leggendas alloys or the OZ Rally Racing alloys.
The reason i went for the Rally Racing alloys, was because Deamon Tweeks entertained a good discount on a set.
As the OZ wheels are ordered straight from the factory in Italy, they have very little movement on sizeable discounts of any kind, but as a valued customer, they beat any advertised price by £60, which was quite an incentive.

Much prefer them in White, but each to their own i suppose.
 

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Yeah I was trying to decide between those two sets as well :) got a really good price on these ones so decided to go for them. I loved the white too but think the black look better with black bodywork, the white would have stood out a bit too much on my car. They are really practical for the winter, hiding dirt and clean up well. I coated them with Gtechniq wheel armor prior to fitting and it does a great job of making them easy to clean. The springs are upgraded to ST suspension lowering springs.
 

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Yeah I was trying to decide between those two sets as well :) got a really good price on these ones so decided to go for them. I loved the white too but think the black look better with black bodywork, the white would have stood out a bit too much on my car. They are really practical for the winter, hiding dirt and clean up well. I coated them with Gtechniq wheel armor prior to fitting and it does a great job of making them easy to clean. The springs are upgraded to ST suspension lowering springs.
How do you find the ST lowering springs with the standard suspension?
 

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How do you find the ST lowering springs with the standard suspension?
Haven’t driven a car without them, they were fitted when I bought it, they’re quite harsh on bad roads but I don’t mind, it suits the car which feels like a mini rally car to me! Not sure what impact they have on handling, maybe they improve it a little bit?
 

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I certainly agree, that the White OZs would not have looked right against Black paintwork

They somehow enhance a White or Red vehicle, and look even larger than the 17inches.
 

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Personal opinion, but i disagree.
When you spend a lot of money on a set of new alloys, you want to shown off to everyone.

It's surprising how many car nuts are out there, and there's a lot of people who still appreciate someone's desire to make their car stand out

Black wheels against a black paintwork, simply looked lost, their hiding inside the wheel arches, and the entire cars paintwork, is overpowering them.

I was a bit annoyed that the Sparco Terra Rally style alloys, were not available in a 17in 4x100 fitment.

I saw a set on a Move Up!, and in white, they looked rather nice, and almost a bargain at £430 a set.
I could have had a full set of four, for what i paid for just two of my OZ Rally Racers, but the extra expense of four 16in tyres offset the price of the OZs.

I suppose you are paying for the name and pedigree of OZs reputation in motorsport, but still, OZ wheels are a bit overpriced.

I am looking forward to seeing my set on my Gti, in the spring, when the weather conditions will allow me to bring the car out of the garage.
 
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