Mag lip size on a MK1

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Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by simnzo » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:36 pm

Hi guys,

I need some insight regarding lip extensions on a set of mags.

I recently bought a set of 17" which had a lip of about 3/4cm, I initially wanted narrows and wides but had no luck.

Now i want to extend the lip on 2 of the mags - firstly, is it a good idea? secondly, what is the deepest/longest i can go on a MK1 that will look nice?

Please assist guy before I BMF on something that will be a flop.

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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by Velofox » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:06 pm

is this on your eagles?
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by dood786 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:19 pm

Measure the space from the lip of your wheel currently, then see how far you can go, then see what size tire you will use if you are changing and take it from there
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by simnzo » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:37 pm

@Velofox: Yes its on the eagles, couldn't get narrows and wides on them...

@Dood786: Im sure if i understand you correctly.
I still want to keep the same tyre size (205/40/17).
Please kindly explain your measurements again.
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by Velofox » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:51 pm

simnzo wrote:@Velofox: Yes its on the eagles, couldn't get narrows and wides on them...

@Dood786: Im sure if i understand you correctly.
I still want to keep the same tyre size (205/40/17).
Please kindly explain your measurements again.
the maximum width a mk1 can accommodate with the correct offset and tire is 9j

your wheels are 7.5j so it leaves you with 1j to extend...

1j = 2.5cm

my car has a 8.5j rear wheel with a 195/45/16 tire..

you can see in the 2nd pic how far out the wheel is from the fender

low car + wide wheel + low profile tire =


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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by TinTin » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:00 pm

put on 15ns, 17ns dont work out on an mk1 :driving:
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by dood786 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:16 pm

With a wider rim, the tire ends up stretching

This is how a 205/40-17 will look on 8.5j

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Your standard offset is 35, and the eagle should be a 35 too but on 7.5j its now closer on the inside.

By widening the lip only you will have an offset of 10 but only the lip is moving out so you need to make sure you get clearance
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by Wit Ark » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:07 pm

These are the rims i have on my mk1, they are 13" 8J wide, has a 205/60R13 street tyre on.

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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by simnzo » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:53 am

I thought of 13"s but the look honestly doesn't do it for me, i think have jus fallen in love with the whole 17" look... I am not expecting great results like the ones you'd get if you using 13"s but jus a lil'bit of phattness (if there's such a word) at the back...
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by RoadHaWg » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:16 am

17's look retarded on a mk1.

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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by TinTin » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:42 am

together with the fact that they dont work out, and they not practical on a mk1.
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by dood786 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:02 am

Start saving for a new steering rack from now
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by Neuk » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:06 am

dood786 wrote:Start saving for a new steering rack from now
I'm going to have to do this on Fes sometime in the near future...
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by PoLonY » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:25 am

So no one is against the actual widening of the alloy wheels?is it safe?
Wouldn't mind widening my bbs rx's!
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by dood786 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:25 pm

PoLonY wrote:So no one is against the actual widening of the alloy wheels?is it safe?
Wouldn't mind widening my bbs rx's!
If its done properly, ther work fine
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by PoLonY » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:38 pm

dood786 wrote:
PoLonY wrote:So no one is against the actual widening of the alloy wheels?is it safe?
Wouldn't mind widening my bbs rx's!
If its done properly, ther work fine
who would the people to do it right then in jhb area??
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by dood786 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:08 pm

PoLonY wrote:
dood786 wrote:
PoLonY wrote:So no one is against the actual widening of the alloy wheels?is it safe?
Wouldn't mind widening my bbs rx's!
If its done properly, ther work fine
who would the people to do it right then in jhb area??
Quite a few threads with contact details recently, check a few pages back
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by PoLonY » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:27 pm

dood786 wrote:
PoLonY wrote:
dood786 wrote:
If its done properly, ther work fine
who would the people to do it right then in jhb area??
Quite a few threads with contact details recently, check a few pages back
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by PoLonY » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:44 pm

ok i can't find ****, even after searching, dammit anyone able to point this fool in the right direction?
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by dood786 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:39 pm

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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by PoLonY » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:57 pm

Thanks, I was searching for wheel widening, my bad!
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by simnzo » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:34 am

I guess that’s what makes us individuals, the fact that we all have different styles… I have had the car for four years now, throughout the four years I have been rolling on 17”s, and have never had any problems – other than the norm, low profile problems (potholes)… steering racks is still as perfect as the first day I bought the car… nonetheless, thank you guys for the responses I promise I will take pictures and show you them…

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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by simnzo » Wed May 11, 2011 8:30 am

Morning guys,

I have ran into a problem of is very annoying!!!!

after the advise I got from you guys, i went ahead and took the mags in for a pair's lips to be extended - two weeks later i get a call from the mag refurb company telling me that they can't do it anymore because the engineer that could it has left - like WTF!!!

So i need a place where i can take my mags to be refurb and the lips to be extended - please help me out guys?
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by Cupra_Ary » Wed May 11, 2011 11:37 am

RoadHaWg wrote:17's look retarded on a mk1.

Just saying.
Hey bud, long time?
I'm also deciding whether 16" or 17" on a MK1
You suggest 16" is better.

Nice thread this, helps me decide on the rim size too.

We need more pics with 17 and 16 on MK1's to compare!
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Re: Mag lip size on a MK1

Post by Velofox » Wed May 11, 2011 12:05 pm

Cupra_Ary wrote:
RoadHaWg wrote:17's look retarded on a mk1.

Just saying.
Hey bud, long time?
I'm also deciding whether 16" or 17" on a MK1
You suggest 16" is better.

Nice thread this, helps me decide on the rim size too.

We need more pics with 17 and 16 on MK1's to compare!
if i tell you 13" wheels on a mk1 - there are no nice 13" wheels - besides they wont fit upgraded brakes
if i tell you 14" wheels on a mk1 - there are no nice 14" wheels - besides they wont fit upgraded brakes
if i tell you 15" wheels on a mk1 - he will come back and tell you perfect
if i tell you 16" wheels on a mk1 - he will come back and tell you about the price of 16" tires
if i tell you 17" wheels on a mk1 - he will come back and tell you 17" on a mk1 is retarded.

so 15" wheels is the way to go it seems.
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