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The wheels on my MK1 are standard and do not do the car any justice what so ever so i am wanting to upgrade.

What types of wheels look good on MK1's?  

I am always up for getting some more from the motor so if there is anything out there that will let me get my tourque down to the groung quicker it would be a good idea.

I am not looking for anything ostentasious just to better the overall appearence and hopefully improve performance.

Thanks

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ronal turbos. look sweet when the car is standing, look even sweeter when the car is moving!.... biased opinion ;)

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Yep, Ronal's are lovely. Can't go far wrong with some BBS cross spokes either :)



2 1983 Campains (concours & track)
1985 Blue GTi Ragtop
2001 Bora Estate TDi SE (very very rare)
2000 Golf TDI commuter
2005 T5 Transporter with 394000 miles on it!

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I like ronals got em on my mk2 but my favorites and the ones im sticking on my mk1 are G60/passat steels .Got mine from vw for ?160+vat for 4 which i thought was quite good . Seem to suit anything you bolt them to.

Racing is life . Anything before or after is just waiting - Steve McQueen

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Oddly enough bigger wheels than standard will have a small but noticeable reduction in performance, due to extra weight, rolling resistance and changed gearing. Just so you know! :wink:

That said, you can't go wrong with a set of BBS anythings, and the Ronals are tasty too. Most modern styles don't sit well with the mk1 IMHO as they are to soft and curvy for the mk1s stark 'folded paper' lines.

Mine runs on BBS RA (standard on the late Mk2 GTI) when I'm not using the original Pirelli Ps.

Cheers,

Drew.

Once a Mk1 fan, always a Mk1 Fan...

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drew said

Most modern styles don't sit well with the mk1 IMHO as they are to soft and curvy for the mk1s stark 'folded paper' lines.

Completely agree with you drew, which is why I went for the old style alley cats that I stumbled across…

AL.

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I've got some BBS on the modified Campaign. I have no idea what model they are, if anyone wants to ID them for me :)



2 1983 Campains (concours & track)
1985 Blue GTi Ragtop
2001 Bora Estate TDi SE (very very rare)
2000 Golf TDI commuter
2005 T5 Transporter with 394000 miles on it!

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:banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:
For some reason (most likely myself) I can't get the picture to appear here!!  :oops:



2 1983 Campains (concours & track)
1985 Blue GTi Ragtop
2001 Bora Estate TDi SE (very very rare)
2000 Golf TDI commuter
2005 T5 Transporter with 394000 miles on it!

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What am I doing wrong??????



2 1983 Campains (concours & track)
1985 Blue GTi Ragtop
2001 Bora Estate TDi SE (very very rare)
2000 Golf TDI commuter
2005 T5 Transporter with 394000 miles on it!

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You could try re-posting the web address using underscores instead of spaces - that way you avoid all the %20 stuff - might be the cause.

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There you go

Maybe you cant link from that photo location mate.

1982 Mk1 GTI 16v Mars

1978 Mk1 GTI 1.6 Mars

1975 Mk1 LS

1996 Mk3 Cab VR6 Turbo Project

1998 6n Polo Black

1984 UR Quattro Red

1961 Lotus Elite Silver


Mk1 & 16v Golf's Breaking for spares

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Thanks :D

That's where I link to for pictures on other forums I use :?

Anyway, name those rims :)



2 1983 Campains (concours & track)
1985 Blue GTi Ragtop
2001 Bora Estate TDi SE (very very rare)
2000 Golf TDI commuter
2005 T5 Transporter with 394000 miles on it!

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Look a bit like BBS RJ's. Have a look at : Watercooledwheels

If you take a centre cap off and have a look between the bolt holes, they should be stamped with 'R(something)' that will tell you for sure

Cheers,

Mark

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I'll have a look tomorrow, they're not the same as any on that site, I'd like to know where they came from, they're dated '93 so I'm guessing MK3 Golf or Corrado, They look just like 4 stud versions of VR6 Wheels



2 1983 Campains (concours & track)
1985 Blue GTi Ragtop
2001 Bora Estate TDi SE (very very rare)
2000 Golf TDI commuter
2005 T5 Transporter with 394000 miles on it!

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I think some Mk3 shape Golf Cabrios had similar on (?)

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Like the old styles ATS cups always nice and lightweight,oh and ronals got some speedlines on mine just polished the outer rim n me fingers a bleedin  :(  but they look better for it :D

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i reckon wheels comes down to how much money you have and where you park it, have to agree with the ronal's but they are well expensive but look great, mk1 seems happy on 14's and no danger of rubbing on arch or rear legs.  them bbs x/spokes look pretty good on mk1's, you can get 14" ones for next to nowt (not them in picture the diamond pattern ones), 185 15's too for less hassle at rear and dont cost much more than 200 quid with rubber on the old ebay.  i dont get the pirelli p thing? i know they are standard and that but dont do car no favours (prepares to get flamed) some of the 14" pd100 steels look nice on mk1's,
guess it comes to down to what you like and how much ammo you have mate, sorry about the long thread i am bored,
paul

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Dub76 - Where abouts are you? Thats a cool looking Golf :)



2 1983 Campains (concours & track)
1985 Blue GTi Ragtop
2001 Bora Estate TDi SE (very very rare)
2000 Golf TDI commuter
2005 T5 Transporter with 394000 miles on it!

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Hiya juz im in bognor mate where is you
Gotta agree pirelie thing dont do it for me either how bout
 revolutions they nice .
I like something different n practical the 14s im running on mine at mo got goodyear 195 45 14 seems to suit the car.
BBS look nice but bugger to clean if you use as everyday car. :dontknow:

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I used to live in Bognor, I'm 25 miles north now in a little village called Fernhurst :)

The VW part number in my BBS wheel is 1HO 601 025L
There is also 433 dunno wether thats the BBS number or not :?



2 1983 Campains (concours & track)
1985 Blue GTi Ragtop
2001 Bora Estate TDi SE (very very rare)
2000 Golf TDI commuter
2005 T5 Transporter with 394000 miles on it!
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