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    Default 16" Alloys for 206 GTi

    Hi Guys

    I'm looking to get a new set of 16" Alloys for my 206 GTi and just wondering if there are any places I should be looking?

    I got in touch with my local Jax Quick Fit regarding some OZ wheels I liked the look of, however having been quoted over $450 per wheel, I am needless to say no longer interested.

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    It seems I could buy a full set from the UK for not much more than that with a lot more variety on offer too.

    This obviously isn't an Ideal option, I'd rather go in to a store and speak to someone if possible.


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    The gti180s look great on any pug. Usually a set pop up here every know and then

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    Ok, thanks, I'll have a dig.

    I have sourced some rims online that I like the look of, I believe them to be suitable:

    Wheel Size: 16-inches
    Wheel Width: 7-inches
    Stud Pattern: 4x108 PCD
    Wheel Offset / ET: 20
    Center Bore: 73.1

    Am I correct?

    Cheers guys, I appreciate the time spent helping out a noob like me.

    Andy

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    With 7" rims you should have an ET of around 15mm. 20 could have the inside tyre wall rubbing on the suspension strut. Also centre bore needs to be 65.1mm.

    I'd suggest trying to get a set of Nimrods which are proper Peugeot fitment wheels with all the correct dimensions.
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    My recollection is that my stock 180's are ET25 with a 7" rim. Might be wrong, but can easily check if you're very interested.

    The centre bore isn't a big issue, you can get centre bore adapter rings that will make them fit snugly. My OZ rims have them, and they work fine.
    What you are not generally allowed is wheel spacers.
    I've been looking in the UK, and there's a bunch of wheels that should be possible to get here for around $1200-1300 shipped.

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    I'd appreciate any information you can give, thanks.

    So, excuse my ignorance, but in layman's terms; if I were to get the wheels with the specs I quoted, what would I need to do to ensure they fit correctly.

    I found the following link; Original Peugeot 206 GTi CC Nimrod Hyper Silver 16" Alloy Wheels - Wheelbase

    Is the 1/2 inch width such a big deal? The offset on the wheels I have sourced is 20 as opposed to 28 in the above link....

    It's all very confusing for the likes of myself.

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    A 206 GTi wheel should have an ET (offset) of 28. This is what the factory rims came with.
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    Hi Simon

    Thanks. Realistically, what would be the repercussions of having an offset of 20 instead of 28?

    I am struggling to find any wheels with the exact specs as the stock ones.

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    Have a look at this to see the difference in width and offset. This is based on the rim only, not taking into account tyre combinations.
    1010TIRES.COM - Wheel Offset Calculator

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    Wow, awesome calculator.

    Judging by this, I would get an extra 2mm of clearance to the strut housing but the wheel will extend 14mm outside.

    I'll have to look at the car to see how this will affect things, I think it will work.

    Now tyres are the question..... It never ends.

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    Also, the bore of these rims I am looking at is 73.1, the seller is offering free hub rings with the wheels too so I imagine this is will counteract the 8mm difference based on the 65.1 I require??

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    UPDATE: The place selling the wheels have recommended I get tyres that are sized: 205/55R16

    So to summarise; these new wheels are 1/2 an inch wider than stock but the Offset is 8mm less.

    The centre bore of the new wheels is 73.1mm which is 8mm bigger than what I require, however the wheels will come with hub rings to fix this.

    Does anyone have an indication of whether or not all of this will work? Buying wheels online is a risky business so I am just wanting to be 100% sure.

    Thanks for all of the advice so far.

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    So, another calculator for tyres is at Tire size calculator (needs java, might not work in Chrome)

    Between the rim & offset, and the tyre calcs, you should be able to figure out what will happen. I believe the GTI suspension setup is pretty similar to the 180 setup, and the 180 uses a 25mm offset with 7" rims. It's counter-intuitive that a smaller offset puts the wheels outwards more (I think). You might be pushing the outer edge of the tyre pretty close to the wheel arch when the suspension is compressed. Only way to be sure is to measure it.

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    Well, I am definitely learning a lot, however I reckon I am well and truly back at square one...

    Unfortunately, a previous owner had a special relationship with curbs which has left its mark on all of the stock rims, hence why I am looking for new ones.

    Obviously this task would be much easier should I be looking for a Commodore or a Falcon, alas my pug is not as popular.

    I think I am best to take all of the information I have on the rims I have found and let a tyre & wheel place look at that and the car.

    Thanks again guys, apologies for my ignorance.

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    If you just want the stock rims looking nice, why not get them re-finished. It's cheaper than new ones.

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    One of them is slightly buckled too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_roo_187 View Post
    UPDATE: The place selling the wheels have recommended I get tyres that are sized: 205/55R16

    So to summarise; these new wheels are 1/2 an inch wider than stock but the Offset is 8mm less.
    The stock rims on a 2002 206 GTi have 205/45 tyres on them. Increasing the profile to 55 might make it ride a little softer, but I'm not sure what other benefits it would have. What size is on it now?
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    I believe the GTI suspension setup is pretty similar to the 180 setup, and the 180 uses a 25mm offset with 7" rims.
    Like the regular GTi, the GTi180 also comes with a stock rim of ET28.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    Like the regular GTi, the GTi180 also comes with a stock rim of ET28.
    I stand corrected, I have 25 in my head from somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speaksgeek View Post
    I stand corrected, I have 25 in my head from somewhere.
    The 207 GTi rim has a 26mm offset if that helps
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    Hi Guys

    I jumped in and bought the wheels. They fit great, they look great and they feel great.
    I'll post some pics soon.

    Hopefully this thread will be useful for some other 'noob' like me in the future.

    Thanks guys

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