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KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« on: January 13, 2009, 12:15:16 PM »
I am wanting to stay with 17's on my 05 GTI and not go the 18" route unless i have to. will i be ok for ground clearance with -20mm KW springs? I'm debating whether to buy them but problem is if they ground i'll have to go for 18's, and i'll have to get the sportlines (-30mm) don't want to buy 2 sets of srpings if i don't have to.

Hope thats all made sense  :happy2:

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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 12:24:16 PM »
There should only be about 3mm in difference between the 17" diameter and the 18" so your only sitting 1.5mm lower.  IIRC most on 18" find a 20mm fine.

So you should be OK!!

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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 12:31:59 PM »
im hoping to go around 40mm with kw v2 at the end of the year on 17" so im hoping it will be ok for clearence

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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 02:39:47 PM »
cheers guys  :happy2:

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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 12:47:55 AM »
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I'm on V3's and with an OSIR front splitter and still okay for clearance (except multi-storey carpark ramps).






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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 03:16:30 PM »
brilliant pics mate, just what i wanted to see. 20mm looks just right with the 17's  :happy2:

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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 04:25:39 PM »
brilliant pics mate, just what i wanted to see. 20mm looks just right with the 17's  :happy2:

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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 08:55:45 AM »
I can understand your views, but with all due respect i simply wondered if i would have clearance issues. to say ' I think people are such fools' is not really a comment that is warrented or needed. i asked for clearance advice with -20mm and 17's. you posted pictures of Varient 3's and 18's, huh? unfortunately i didn't mention going for looks alone, the fact i am going for 20mm KW springs would suggest that i have not gone for 'low as possible', as there are much lower available and quality has been a factor. hence opting for the KW's  :happy2:

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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 04:54:52 PM »
^^^^
You've misunderstood my post by taking it personally and I've misunderstood your post by interpreting your words to mean that you were primarily led by ride height and I was expressing merely my opinion in reaction.

No problem - It's easily done on internet posts  8)

Hopefully someone else will give you the answers you need.

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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2009, 01:45:46 PM »
I've had the KW's fitted  :happy2: so far i've not seen any drop at all from standard GTI  :ashamed: which is annoying. Was hoping for a genuine 20mm but so far can't even see 5mm  :sad: anyone else got the KW's fitted?

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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009, 04:24:25 PM »
tehy will settle with time, but I'd have thought you would have noticed some drop

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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2009, 04:27:38 PM »
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broke - How does your car feel with the KW's? Different?


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Re: KW (-20mm) and 17's - possible?
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2009, 05:55:29 PM »
car feels great, much firmer. to be honest i don't chuck the car round corners etc so not noticed a geat difference, but the difference i have noticed is all good. its settled a bit now and has dropped all round. not 20mm though  :sad: