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Offline Baz300

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Steel wheels for winter?
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:09:47 pm »
I'm looking into getting winter wheels with winter tyres and have found some good prices packages on my tyres

They are with 6.5 x 16 steel wheels

Will I run into issues with running steel wheels on a gti?

It's coming in at under £500 for the package deliverd with decent tyres
http://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/skw.pl?bestellnummer=9915--R-138148&cart_id=11549157.110.16968&dsco=110&sowigan=Wi&csuchen=1&Gmarke=&Gdub=&Ggroesse=&Gfelge=&Gf_last=&achse=A&syt_d=&Hersteller=VW&PKWtyp=GOLF%20V%20GTI&felge=16%20inch|5%20x%20112.00%20x%2057.00|5|50.00&PKWtypgenau=|378731||1984|147|200409|200809|57.00|112.00|5|1K%20||P|E1*2001/116*0242*..&my_1_car=VW__GOLF%20V%20GTI____|378731||1984|147|200409|200809|57.00|112.00|5|1K%20||P|E1*2001/116*0242*..

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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 12:07:57 am »
16" wheels will fit over 312mm brakes (standard GTI ones).

I bought a set of OEM steels earlier in the year for this purpose too as my M&S 15s don't fit anymore after putting 312mm carriers on.

If you knew a tyre fitter, pretty sure it'd be a lot cheaper buying four new tyres (~£280) and getting a used set of steels/alloys.
I just sold SEAT 16" rims for £100 to a guy with an A3 to use with winter tyres, plenty more like that.

If you're looking at spending almost £500, I'd get a set of 17s instead then they'd still fit after a brake upgrade.
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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 07:48:27 am »
Hey, if you have this budget in mind, I am currently selling a set of genuine VW alloys with almost new winter tyres. Have a look at the link below and send me an offer if you are interested. Cheers. :happy2:

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=52257.new

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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 03:59:16 pm »
I managed to pick my 15inch steels up for £18 for 4 on ebay  :laugh:

Dodds' wheels seem a good deal though!


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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 10:04:03 pm »
I bought a set of 17" Monzas with Hankook winter tyres for £535 on eBay last week.  I'd definitely go for secondhand alloys and shop around for tyres.
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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 08:16:11 am »
Quick question for those who ran Steel wheels over the winter,what condition were the calipers in after months of not being washed please?.
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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 03:05:53 pm »
Do vw steel wheels off t4/5 or caddys fit the mk5 platform? Does anyone run them for winter?
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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012, 06:39:27 pm »
Do vw steel wheels off t4/5 or caddys fit the mk5 platform? Does anyone run them for winter?

Think these are 120mm pcd, same as bmw or 130mm pcd same as Porsche/Audi Q5/Q7. Definitely not 5x112mm.  :stupid:

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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 03:08:27 pm »
Just bumping this as I've put some OEM 16"x6.5J steelies on with winter tyres.

Only thing is they look skinny compared to the standard 18" alloys.  Can you get wider steels? 8Jx16 would be nice!


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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2016, 06:51:28 pm »
Seen this thread so I thought I'd post here instead of starting a new one. Anyone know how much I should put my 17" monzas up for ? 3 out of the 4 are in good condition but one will need a refurb. 2 of the tyres have good thread and the other 2 will need changing soon. I'd keep them but they are taking up way to much space in the garage

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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2016, 11:33:46 pm »
I had 16" Caddy steels for a little while. I liked them a bit too much


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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2021, 03:16:15 pm »
Hi All,

Would these fit over standard GTI brakes?

Volkswagen Golf Mk5 AUDI 15" Steel Wheel 1K0601027C 6jx15

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/1630978842

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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2021, 07:15:40 pm »
Don't think they will.

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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2021, 09:52:36 am »
Ok it looks like 16s do thanks.

If I was to run winter wheels, which were narrower, say 6J versus the 7.5J of the 17 inch Monzas, would i need short bolts?

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Re: Steel wheels for winter?
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2021, 09:01:56 pm »
Nope.  The standard bolts are fine with steelies.

Just my opinion and based on experience.....it's not worth running winters unless you live in heavy snow/ice prone areas of the country. 

For people who've upgraded to Golf R front brakes, 16" steelies are a no go.  They are the cheapest price for winters.  17 & 18" winter tyres are expensive.....and frankly unnecessary in moderate snow areas because modern summer tyres are now so good, they grip at 0 degrees and lower.   PS4, PS4S and F1 SuperSport are good examples.

Obviously a full snow tyre will annihilate any summer tyre on ice and compacted snow, but as I say, consider your local conditions.  If it's not like that, save your money and just drive a bit more carefully.


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