View Full Version : Int. Vision wanted on Rimms

06-05-2004, 20:59
Hi there..

Since I don't know who to ask, I rather ask you lot..

Here some piccies of my car's rear arches..


I dunno if these will fit (with 165/65 R13) since the arches on a polo steilheck aren't taking to many sizes..

To show you HOW critical these rims are:


The Offset is 33, whereas ET 38 or 43 would be ideal.. (for wider tyres)..
will roll the arch-lips, but not the arches them selve. (which looks like crap on a polo)..

06-05-2004, 21:19
Why do you ask the Int boys? These little bastards were only sold in Europe anyway...??

07-05-2004, 06:13
well our int. forum SHOULD be more then just those lazy US bastards (and an occasional weird cannuck) :p

07-05-2004, 06:41
Cuz it ain't no porsche, and it ain't no BBS or Audi S8 rimms, I figured.. them dutchman's won't like them anywayz :-)


But you seem to know them.. what are they?

07-05-2004, 08:16
SHOULD be yeah

07-05-2004, 12:46
well our int. forum SHOULD be more then just those lazy US bastards (and an occasional weird cannuck) :p

Somebody calling? :)

Anyways, if you get a stiff enough suspension, no travel that is, you should be able to run those wheels :D

07-05-2004, 15:30
It has some travel left right now..

I asked some mates to test it for me (That what a lazy asswhipe I am)..

and here are the results of the jury: to much travel..

Thus: either bumpstops or diff wheels..


10-05-2004, 10:59
Did some polishin on the outerrim of one of them, and it's lookin good! :-)
Will probably color code them to the car,.

Does/has someone figured out what kind of wheels they are? (brand/type?)
They ones where on a Golf GTI 16v, they did need those plastic-center-center-rings
They've got 'MADE IN ENGLAND' stamped in, and some things like ET and stuff, but that's all.
They came with huge 'hub-caps' with a 'bolt' type size enormouse (bbs style), but in the ungly version (and thus got thrown away)

11-05-2004, 15:39

12-11-2004, 20:47
Is there a problem with rolling the under side of the arch up? I did that for my 16x9s on my Mk2. There was no cutting just a bit of bending the lip under the arch back using a baseball bat and a heat gun. Took me about 2 hours to do both...But that included pulling and reinstalling the G60 Flares. I can't tell from the picture if you can do that but it seems to be possible (mine had a 10mm lip that could be bent up flush with teh under side of the fender)