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Rim Sizes - Euro Style

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk2 (1993-1999)' started by Fenix, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Fenix

    Fenix Full Member

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    I read some of you use 7.5J on the front and 9J on the back - would 9J all round be ok? What sort of problems would there be if I ran 9J all over? Some problems with front alignment - is this easy for a self fix? Any info appreciated! :)

    edit:They're on Toyo Proxes T1-S tyres with a profile of 225/40 ZR16 and ET15
     
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  2. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope

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    7.5*17 and lowered and i had rear arch lip problems

    how low you going ?
     
  3. Fenix

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    It's James' (James_mk) old car - 16" rims so as low as I can go to make it look good - but need to get up my drive so as long as it sits higher than the curb! Also where do people get rims from, as places I have seen you have to buy 4 of the same size?
     
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    Czechboy Tarmac terrorist

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    Found a set for £760 wrapped in Toyo's 7.5J&9J hooray!
     
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    sionowz Active Member

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    awsome.. hey chuck some pics up if you can... how low are you going/gone with them. I've been thinking about some 16" 7.5 & 9j lowered 60mm..but duno if it will work:think:
     
  7. Fenix

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    Check my project gti topic for all the photos of the car!
    I know a friend went 60mm all round on his Corsa and had slight rub with a full car so I'll try similar when everything arrives; just need to decide on coilovers!
     
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    Czechboy Tarmac terrorist

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    Set of what alloys?? Borbet A's??

    Mig
     
  9. e5sta

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    check through some of my threads for pics of 7.5j & 9J wheels as thats what i have on mine - i wil post a few up tho and i have no idea how low exactly but i would hazard a guess that its at least 60mm all round and a bit more ;)

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    hope this helps
     
  10. jaketalbot

    jaketalbot cupra Jake

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    would we need spacers for the borbet a's? don't no how they dont catch on brake calipers??? or do the whole wheels sit out a bit more?
     
  11. Fenix

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    Czechboy - Bingo, you got me :)

    Jake - I don't think we do unless we ran 7.5J on front and rear?

    e5sta - Are you scraping on the ground or is that just a shadow as the clearance looks ok on the side but the front looks very very low. The tyres are - 195/45 on the front and 215/40 on the rear on 'performance tyres' for £150. Is it worth paying the extra £50 to get Toyo Cooper Avon tyres?

    It's £611 for the rims, £150 for tyres (£200 for Toyo's), chrome valve caps for £10 and polished aluminium centre caps for £25 (as long as they're flat caps).
     
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    i only scrape the ground when it has an incline - i got one-sided over speedbumps and i have no hope trying to get into my local multistorey or the car park at my mates flats
    and i cant get anyone in the back as it then sits on the tyres and i have rubbage on every corner - but it looks good tho :p

    and i have 5mm spacers on the front to clear the brakes as she has the slighter bigger brakes being the 16v
     
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    Czechboy Tarmac terrorist

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    What a guess, lol. Must be becasue those wheels look PHAT on any VAG car :clap:

    Mig
     
  14. Fenix

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    e5sta - I guess I'll have to wind her down and see what I can do then. I need to get up an incline to the local train station - however I guess I can tell the Boss to get out and walk up it haha. How easy is it to do a roadside wind-up incase I end up somewhere and face an incline and can't go anywhere but up?

    Czechboy - That and because I'm stealing the idea from James ;)
     
  15. e5sta

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    lol you dont - you turn round and go the other way lol or reverse and annoy everyone behind you :lol:
     

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