HomeHome  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share
 

 How low can I go?

Go down 
AuthorMessage
fool_hardy

fool_hardy

Male Number of posts : 152
Age : 39
Location : Sawtry
Drives : MK2 Golf GTi
Registration date : 2009-06-17

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 12:16

I've recently purchased a Mk2 3 door GTi with the big bumpers, unfortunately it came with standard suspension and 17" alloys with 205 40 tyres on and as a result puts my old landrover to shame in respect of ground clearance.

At the minute I can't afford to change the wheels for the ones I want so was thinking about lowering it on the current wheels, does any one know how far I can go before having rubbing issues, oh and I don't want to have to fork out for arch work either.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Cheers
Back to top Go down
Ashley

Ashley

Male Number of posts : 1165
Age : 30
Location : Soham
Drives : Vento 1.9TDi
Registration date : 2008-07-12

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 12:59

I'd get some pics up if you can Smile Gives people a little more clue on where the wheels sit now etc, plus offsets if you know them?

I'm imagine you could go down quite a lot - are you planning on using coilovers or springs/shocks?
Back to top Go down
fool_hardy

fool_hardy

Male Number of posts : 152
Age : 39
Location : Sawtry
Drives : MK2 Golf GTi
Registration date : 2009-06-17

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 13:21

Erm...Don't know off sets unfortunately

pics are here, don't know how to put them in properly.


http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=566841
Back to top Go down
matty_mk1

matty_mk1

Male Number of posts : 6255
Age : 34
Drives : Mk2 audi TT / BBM mk2 VR / Air'd passat wagen
Registration date : 2008-01-24

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 13:52

With them tyres youll be abit limited, asweel as you say you dont wanna do any arch work. youll prob get away with 40oddmm from them pics but if i was you id get some cheap coilies and you can adjust it to suit.
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=680468476&
bridgedubber

bridgedubber

Male Number of posts : 1831
Age : 34
Location : Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Drives : mk2 golf gti 2.0 8v, mk2 golf gti 2.0 16v ABF, mk4 golf gt tdi
Registration date : 2008-02-16

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 14:10

my uncle used to have a mk2 with deep dish 17's, think his suspension was 30-40mm
Back to top Go down
fool_hardy

fool_hardy

Male Number of posts : 152
Age : 39
Location : Sawtry
Drives : MK2 Golf GTi
Registration date : 2009-06-17

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 14:38

I was thinking 35mm would be about it. I need to use it a fair bit as it's my daily so when I get round to putting some 15's on it I wouldn't be going any lower then that any way. Sawtry is speed bump hell.....

I might just stick some springs on there as that's what I want to drop it any way and if they rub I'll go back to where I was and wait till I can afford the wheels. I just have to learn to be more patient.
Back to top Go down
fool_hardy

fool_hardy

Male Number of posts : 152
Age : 39
Location : Sawtry
Drives : MK2 Golf GTi
Registration date : 2009-06-17

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 14:43

Unless of course any one has some cheep 15's they want rid of,

BBS

G60

Raddo 16V

I ain't picky as long as I can paint them black:D
Back to top Go down
matty_mk1

matty_mk1

Male Number of posts : 6255
Age : 34
Drives : Mk2 audi TT / BBM mk2 VR / Air'd passat wagen
Registration date : 2008-01-24

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 15:00

If when you get your 15s, choose the right tyre and you shoudl be able to have plenty lows without any rubbing issues anyway
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=680468476&
fool_hardy

fool_hardy

Male Number of posts : 152
Age : 39
Location : Sawtry
Drives : MK2 Golf GTi
Registration date : 2009-06-17

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 15:04

It's more the splitter and sump on these stupid little mound type speed bumps we have round here where your wheels straddle them and every thing underneath gets ripped off. Mad
Back to top Go down
matty_mk1

matty_mk1

Male Number of posts : 6255
Age : 34
Drives : Mk2 audi TT / BBM mk2 VR / Air'd passat wagen
Registration date : 2008-01-24

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 15:26

Haha thats just a price you pay m8 lol, them sort as usually best taken through the middle of the 2 or just 1 side over them indeed of head on.
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=680468476&
fool_hardy

fool_hardy

Male Number of posts : 152
Age : 39
Location : Sawtry
Drives : MK2 Golf GTi
Registration date : 2009-06-17

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 15:32

Too true, the problem is I've lived here all my life and every car I've ever had cleared them, I just know one day I'll forget myself and leave my sump at the co-op Cry

I know I should be patient, save for the wheels I want and some coilovers and the bra I want and the stereo and all the other stuff but it's just not in my nature Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Ashley

Ashley

Male Number of posts : 1165
Age : 30
Location : Soham
Drives : Vento 1.9TDi
Registration date : 2008-07-12

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 15:52

Im a great believer in coilovers and can't see the point in springs

im always whoring up this deal on golfgtiforum but here it is; http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=103405.0
Back to top Go down
thekman

thekman

Male Number of posts : 141
Age : 29
Location : Barkway
Drives : Polo 6N 1.6 GLX
Registration date : 2009-07-22

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyWed Jul 22 2009, 20:53

yeah get some coilovers, hot tuning ones are cheap and are alright, i got mine for 160 on ebay and mk2/mk3 are the same, this shop sells em on there. plus then you wont have to spend more on new springs when the arch gap opens up when u get 15s
Back to top Go down
fool_hardy

fool_hardy

Male Number of posts : 152
Age : 39
Location : Sawtry
Drives : MK2 Golf GTi
Registration date : 2009-06-17

How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? EmptyThu Jul 23 2009, 07:08

Cheers for the advise lads, looks like it'll be coil overs then Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




How low can I go? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How low can I go?   How low can I go? Empty

Back to top Go down
 
How low can I go?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
fendubbers :: The Garage :: Wheels and Tyres-
Jump to: