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Offline Alexiskayak_7

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14'' BBS rims
« on: June 13, 2008, 10:50:39 pm »
Does anybody has a G40 with 14'' BBS rims? Do you see any improvements in handling-braking?

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008, 09:38:18 pm »
[quote pid=1741 author=Alexiskayak_7 date=1213393839]Does anybody has a G40 with 14'' BBS rims? Do you see any improvements in handling-braking?[/quote]
Sharper handling and response, and a lot less scrubing of tire edges(195/45/14 Falken ZE512).
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Re: Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 12:35:58 am »
[quote pid=1761 author=G-spot date=1213475898][quote pid=1741 author=Alexiskayak_7 date=1213393839]Does anybody has a G40 with 14'' BBS rims? Do you see any improvements in handling-braking?[/quote]
Sharper handling and response, and a lot less scrubing of tire edges(195/45/14 Falken ZE512).[/quote]


I lost control once and since then i'm afraid a little.....

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Re: Re: Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008, 09:00:38 pm »
I'm all for 14's on a Mk3 Polo with 195/45's or 185/50's.  Lower the car 60/40 with an H&R Cup Kit and you'll have a good looking car, with good ground clearance, nice arch gap, no rubbing, scrubbing or horrible crashing noises and it should handle well.  You'll be able to carry passengers and if it's your bag you'll be able to tackle some nice undulating roads without fear of ripping your cat brace off.  Added bonus you can fit 256mm brakes and your Polo will then actually stop well.

175/50 on a 13"x7J wheel lowered 60/40 looks the dogs danglies, but not really practical at all...heard too many bits of car making contact with the ground for me to ever consider it.

15" wheels are the devil.

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« Last Edit: June 16, 2008, 09:02:56 pm by Tav »

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Re: Re: Re: Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2008, 09:02:39 pm »
Pictures don't work?

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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008, 10:30:40 pm »
well that's a new one.  seems to be the ~ characters.  I'll try and fix it tomorrow!

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008, 07:46:07 am »
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I'm all for 14's on a Mk3 Polo with 195/45's or 185/50's. Lower the car 60/40 with an H&R Cup Kit and you'll have a good looking car, with good ground clearance, nice arch gap, no rubbing, scrubbing or horrible crashing noises and it should handle well. You'll be able to carry passengers and if it's your bag you'll be able to tackle some nice undulating roads without fear of ripping your cat brace off. Added bonus you can fit 256mm brakes and your Polo will then actually stop well.
Yep, thats was all the reasoning I used!!

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2008, 12:07:14 am »
One last question... Do i loose in acceleration and braking?

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008, 08:52:54 am »
Not if you keep the same rolling radius, ie the 185/50 or 195/45 tyre size.

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008, 08:42:00 pm »
ive tried all sorts of combos, ran std bbs 13s on 155/70s, not great, 13s on 175/60s - found them too rolly,  14s on 165/55s, liked that setup loads, 14s on 185/55s found them to wide for my liking and at the moment ive settled on 15s running 165/50s which ive found to be the most fun of the lot

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2008, 09:28:01 pm »
[quote pid=2705 author=jonboy date=1217014920]ive tried all sorts of combos, ran std bbs 13s on 155/70s, not great, 13s on 175/60s - found them too rolly,  14s on 165/55s, liked that setup loads, 14s on 185/55s found them to wide for my liking and at the moment ive settled on 15s running 165/50s which ive found to be the most fun of the lot[/quote]

15'? They make the car slightly slow?

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2008, 02:53:23 am »
Personally, switching from 15s to 14s, both with 195/45 tyres, I didn't notice much difference in acceleration.

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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2008, 12:29:42 pm »
[quote pid=2706 author=Alexiskayak_7 date=1217017681][quote pid=2705 author=jonboy date=1217014920]ive tried all sorts of combos, ran std bbs 13s on 155/70s, not great, 13s on 175/60s - found them too rolly,  14s on 165/55s, liked that setup loads, 14s on 185/55s found them to wide for my liking and at the moment ive settled on 15s running 165/50s which ive found to be the most fun of the lot[/quote]

15'? They make the car slightly slow?[/quote]


why would they? the rolling radius is only 2.9mm larger than that of a std wheel and tyre, so makes bugger all difference

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2008, 02:42:00 pm »
I am looking for the 14'' BBS rims ( that look the same with original G40 ones) here in used parts stores here in Greece and i only find 15'' BBS rims.. Does anyone has pictures from 14'' rims. Also do you know from what car are the from?


                                                                 Thank you, Alex...

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2008, 02:52:09 pm »
mk2 golf gti 8v and mk2 scirocco optional extra wheels.


I like this shot showing 3 versions of the RA on a G40.



far white G40 (Spaniel's) original 13 x 5.5J et38
middle blue G40 (my old car, now Craig's) 14 x 6J et33
near green G40 (Milgo's old car) 13 x 6J et???
« Last Edit: October 25, 2008, 02:59:30 pm by Nick_S »