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Offline Alexiskayak_7

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2008, 03:31:55 pm »
thk you very much..

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2008, 03:18:23 pm »
far white G40 (Spaniel's) original 13 x 5.5J et38
What ride height are you at Spaniel?

Offline giorgio

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2008, 12:28:01 pm »
Spaniel is on 60/40 on a H&R Kit I Believe

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Re: Re: Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2008, 11:38:41 pm »
15" wheels are the devil.

Are they fuck. I was very happy with how my car behaved on 15s.

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Re: Re: Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2008, 09:02:53 am »
15" wheels are the devil.

Are they fuck. I was very happy with how my car behaved on 15s.

I think its more a case of the correct setup for the wheels used, when retro fitting any non stanard wheel things like suspension geometory/rolling diameter of tire used/offset of wheel/width of rim/weight of wheel & tire/plus weight of car itself, all play a major part of the equation.
It too easy to fit cheap wheel/tire combo's to match a budget(or image) and end up screwing up a good well balace chassie.

Offline G40supercharged

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2008, 01:13:05 pm »
The standard 16V Golf 15" BBS RA have the same mounting as standard G40 13" BBS RA and go straight on with the original bolts. The 14" BBS RA sold as accessories have about a 5mm thicker mounting face and need longer wheel bolts. 14" x 6J Scirocco alloys ('scala' I think) will bolt straight on and clear 256mm brakes.

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2009, 09:00:27 pm »
I run on bss 14's with 195/45 tyres. i had 15's with 195/45 on when i brought the car handling is the same as the 14's but accelaration is a lot better with the 14's. slow turning or parking is a lot stiffer and a lot more work with the 15's but not with 14's. 13's are my choice of size of rim with 175/50 tyres and slammed to the floor great handling but a very hard ride and lots of contact with the road.

Offline DMWG40

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2009, 10:27:33 am »
The standard 16V Golf 15" BBS RA have the same mounting as standard G40 13" BBS RA and go straight on with the original bolts. The 14" BBS RA sold as accessories have about a 5mm thicker mounting face and need longer wheel bolts. 14" x 6J Scirocco alloys ('scala' I think) will bolt straight on and clear 256mm brakes.

do you happen to know the part numbers or codes for the difference on these, so know you have found the right ones ?

Offline grayg40

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2009, 10:17:46 am »
well i run 70mm lower with 195/45/14. no scuffage even with people in back. great handling but my suspention is to hard for the roads round my area.

Offline karmann

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Re: 14'' BBS rims
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2010, 01:56:15 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???

The Capri Green G has 13" 6j et33 wheels, its my car (sold to Milgo then bought back). No idea what the wheels were originally off, i have some 14" RA's now but need some tyres.
What tyres are on the 14" RA's in the middle? 185 50 14?