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Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk3 (2000-2002)' started by cuprapowerpaul, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. cuprapowerpaul

    cuprapowerpaul Active Member

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    Im running 17 super T's in gloss black, at the mo but dont know weather to go back to 16's again,
    either standard 16's or aftermarket. any one in the same situation:lol:
     
  2. ndbrgr

    ndbrgr THFC

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    Took my 17" SuperTs off for 16" D90s. The ride on the 16s with the thicker tyres is so much better than the crashy ride on the 17s.
     
  3. R4cup

    R4cup Beef NO Burger

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    Hmmmm ive been thinking about 16s but i might need to drop my car another 10mm......
    Its dropped it 30mm at the moment on 17s & it sits perfect in my eyes, dunno how the 16s would look
     
  4. cuprapowerpaul

    cuprapowerpaul Active Member

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    do you get any rubbing issues on full lock,
    i noticed mine does slightly on the inner wing
     
  5. Adam R

    Adam R Diesel ISN'T a Dirty word

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    on the MK3 16 are so much better than 17's :)
     
  6. cuprapowerpaul

    cuprapowerpaul Active Member

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    :whistle:might need to invest in sum 16's may be,
    spent loads ££ already only had the motor 2 weeks lol
    wishbones
    full service
    mani sorted was blowing
    front bumper
    and booked in body shop for fresh paint tomoz
    and engine cover
     
  7. PhilW

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    17's for me. I dont care about ride quality.

    Wider tyres and better looks for me.

    When i tried 16's (keskin kt4's) on they looked like skateboard wheels.
     
  8. stuibaby

    stuibaby MK3 Cupra Driver - Proud!

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    Iv just removed my SuperT's and fitted Standard 16's
     
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    Im with Phil, think 17s do look better on these

    A few months ago i was fed up with the ride on 17s as it was so bangy etc

    But after replacing ball joints and a couple of other bits including loose top mount :whistle: its miles better so it obviously wasnt just the wheels causing my hard ride.
     
  10. ndbrgr

    ndbrgr THFC

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    This is the damage 17s did to my inner arches from rubbing on full lock.
    [​IMG]

    On the 16s, much better. Not quite sure about Phil's comment saying they look like go-kart wheels.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. CupraElliott

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    17's here too, only because the wheels I have only come in 17 or more, no real scrubbing issues, I haven't got any arch liners though.
     
  12. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend
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    9x17 on mine, 235-40-ad08 tyres
     
  13. joehirth

    joehirth Rate me up baby

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    I think it's a matter of opinion with looks, for Phil it's probably a must with the power he has, likewise with Bill, hence the 235 width.

    Something I need to look into really to help traction once these next few days are over. My 16's have created more damage than that on my inner wheel arch so I wouldn't base your decisions on the above picture. I drive it HARD round corners...
     
  14. PhilW

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    Plus 16's are super tight on my brakes.

    Running 215/40/17, would like to run 225/40 but cant see me gettin them on without a lot of rubbing.
     
  15. cuprapowerpaul

    cuprapowerpaul Active Member

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    i apologise im running 17's Superleggas thought they were super t's
     
  16. cuprabaz

    cuprabaz Racing 2020VT

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    Phil are running spacers on there as well? Still the Superleggera's ET37?
     
  17. PhilW

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    15mm on the back yeah. I'm not down that low tho like most people.
     
  18. cuprabaz

    cuprabaz Racing 2020VT

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    I just got a new set of 205's for my road wheels wish i'd gone for the 215's if they fit without rubbing. bu99er!
     
  19. cuprapowerpaul

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    anyone using hub spacers on the front?

    ive bought sum 5mm to see if this rectifies the inner wing scrubage:think:
     
  20. Adam R

    Adam R Diesel ISN'T a Dirty word

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    it helps, but does not solve the rub
     

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