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18inch rims on a polo?

Postby Stompie » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:45 am

hi guys,

just a question? this question more for the guys that currently have 18"s on their polos.

how is the polo with 18inch rims?
does the bigger rim effect power?
are the tyres alot more expensive that 17"?
how is the ride compared to a 17" with the same tire of 205/40/17 but just 18"?
will the bigger rim fill a bit more of the arch gap?

there is a possibility i might swop another forum member for VS XS reps in gold narrow and wides in very good condition.

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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby Crawler » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:54 am

Waar is jou R reps?

ek sien hier is so 2 ouens wat 18" op het, lyk mooi, en pas goe din arch
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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby mika1803 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:00 pm

Will look awesome, lowest profile on an 18 is 215/35, which will basically be the same as the 205/40/17
Also, check the offset and width if it will physically fit.
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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby Stompie » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:04 pm

crawler wrote:Waar is jou R reps?

ek sien hier is so 2 ouens wat 18" op het, lyk mooi, en pas goe din arch


nah het hulle ni gelike nie....

hier is wat ek nou kan kry...

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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby Neuk » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:18 pm

PoloGTIman wrote:how is the polo with 18inch rims?


No comment...

PoloGTIman wrote:does the bigger rim effect power?


They will no doubt be heavier which will affect acceleration somewhat...

PoloGTIman wrote:are the tyres alot more expensive that 17"?


I would imagine so...

PoloGTIman wrote:how is the ride compared to a 17" with the same tire of 205/40/17 but just 18"?


Will be harder as you have to run a lower profile tyre to get the same or similar rolling circumference...

PoloGTIman wrote:will the bigger rim fill a bit more of the arch gap?


No but there will be more wheel and less tyre...
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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby Stompie » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:22 pm

Thanks Neuk!

so doesnt look like the 18"s are for me then....

17"s are already hard as hell and expensive so will skip this idea
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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby VW 'John Deere' TDI » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:17 pm

Neuk wrote:
PoloGTIman wrote:how is the polo with 18inch rims?


No comment...

PoloGTIman wrote:does the bigger rim effect power?


They will no doubt be heavier which will affect acceleration somewhat...

PoloGTIman wrote:are the tyres alot more expensive that 17"?


I would imagine so...

PoloGTIman wrote:how is the ride compared to a 17" with the same tire of 205/40/17 but just 18"?


Will be harder as you have to run a lower profile tyre to get the same or similar rolling circumference...

PoloGTIman wrote:will the bigger rim fill a bit more of the arch gap?


No but there will be more wheel and less tyre...


+1 of everything that Neuk said.

Also tyres are not just a little more expensive. After buying 4 decent/quality brand tyres you looking at +-R2000 increase in price. 17's are also easy to find at most tyre shops wereas 18's are much more difficult.

All depends on what you prefer though. I really like the look of 18's but couldn't see myself spending R6000 on 4 tyres. :fear: I currently have 16's on my car, which are also really expensive (R5800 for 4 Bridgestone MY01) but that will change really soon to 17's.
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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby katotter » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:21 pm

Groot wiele vir manne met klein piele.

That's why I got 18's :lol:

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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby Stompie » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:23 pm

katotter wrote:Groot wiele vir manne met klein piele.

That's why I got 18's :lol:


so ja ek gan dan liewers die 18"s los dan is my piel darm bietjie grooter as joune! :lol:
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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby Dougi » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:40 pm

your really had to ask those questions :lol:
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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby Stompie » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:43 pm

Firstly its You and not Your....

secondly yes i had to, isnt that why im on the forum and also a member to make use of the forum

and lastly...i did search the net and didnt find what i was looking for.

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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

Postby Dougi » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:44 pm

PoloGTIman wrote:Firstly its You and not Your....

secondly yes i had to, isnt that why im on the forum and also a member to make use of the forum

and lastly...i did search the net and didnt find what i was looking for.

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Re: 18inch rims on a polo?

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