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20-04-2008, 04:19
First of all I'd like to say hello to everyone. This is my first post on this forum. My question is regarding the GTi pictured below. I live in Japan and I am not sure if this car is a Euro spec? Anyway, I want to run these wheels (not sure if I want to run 7.5"front/9"rear or 7.5" all around) and I am not sure about what suspension and what size adapters (for the staggered wheels and without) to run. Thanks in advance for any info and help.

The car: 1997 Mk3 2.0 16V GTI

The wheels: Replica Porsche cup 17" (not sure why there are two pairs of offset numbers)

20-04-2008, 07:45
that car looks perfect. Def. lóóks euro spec, but i'm not sure about the stock specifications on JDM spec VW's.

Looking at the wheel ad, i think they're available in both offsets. and because you need adapters i would run the lower one of the 2. Plus, imho, 9" in the bach with 17" wheels won't look good.

Oh and welcome btw.
if you'd really ask me, if i got my hands on such a clean car. all i would do is lower it. Wouldn't even bother with other wheels

20-04-2008, 07:51
higher offset because of adapters, not lower..

20-04-2008, 07:56
ehmm.. yeh,,.... you're right.. fucking offsets

20-04-2008, 08:26
thanks for the quick reply. if I went with 7.5's all around, do you have any idea about what size of adapter I should buy to get the wheels flush (not poking out)?

20-04-2008, 15:39
You should go for the ET52 wheels, and preferably with a 20 or 25 mm adapter.

As for the spec, the Golf is of course JDM-spec, but it is mostly similar to the cars we have in Europe. Only smaller items to comply with Japanese rules are modified.