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    how big is too big?

    now that ive started on my astra, wheels are the next BIG thing to get sorted, but how big can i get away with without needing arch mods?? i'm thinking 17's or 18's, but will 18's be too big?? the last thing i want to do is buy wheels and need to shell out more money for arch mods... also, how low can i go before needing arch mods??

    thanks guys

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    18's look perfect on a MK4. With a decent offset 40+ and a rim size of 7.5" you should be able to lower up to 60mm with no problems.

    Need to have tyre size 215/35/18, any bigger and you could have problems with them rubbing.

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    Nothing is ever to big mate,

    Here is a pic of my cab the first pic is of it with 19" rims - lowered 35mm front and 25mm rear. Minimul arch mods at rear and nothing at the front. Doesnt rub at all even four up.



    And the second picture is of my car with its "summer wheels" on there 20's same arch mods but does rub three up.



    and the 17's are its standard rims



    So choice is yours 17's all the way to 20's mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by linea_rossa View Post
    Nothing is ever to big mate,

    Here is a pic of my cab the first pic is of it with 19" rims - lowered 35mm front and 25mm rear. Minimul arch mods at rear and nothing at the front. Doesnt rub at all even four up.
    This from the person that goes over speed humps one corner at a time?
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    Ahhh, yes AJ but you didn't see him on the way back from Trax when he mounted a kerb with his 20's on.

    Car's looking sweet as always Lee, can't wait to see those new wheels in the flesh tomorrow
    Gaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    Ahhh, yes AJ but you didn't see him on the way back from Trax when he mounted a kerb with his 20's on.

    Car's looking sweet as always Lee, can't wait to see those new wheels in the flesh tomorrow
    OT

    Ow that must of hurt !
    Did he do much damage?
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    Ironically, he put a rosy flat spot in the other side about a week after, i had to park him up so his flat spot wasn't on show when we were at castle coombe.

    **Threadjacker Alert** AJ; you still ok to pay the first installment tomorrow mate??
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    i got 18" rims....
    225/35/18

    ET34

    lowered 35mm on spax spring and dampers..

    had full car with 15"kicker in boot

    doesnt rub!!


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