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    1000+ Posts David Shearer's Avatar
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    Hi All,

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    I sold my wheels finally and picked up a set of Brand new GTI6 wheels with Good Kumo tyres for $875 yesterday.
    Tonight I took my old wheels over to the purchaser and discovered the guys who'd balanced my newbies had left the old nuts on and had left the new ones off the wheels.
    The GTI6 nuts are a bit different as they have a curve near the top. When we were swapping the nuts we noticed that a couple of the nuts were smaller and the standard wheel nuts didn't fit flush on 2 of the wheels. They were ok to drive on but just weren't sitting tight.

    Does anyone know if the GTI6's have different wheels on the front compared to the back, or left to right. I wouldn't think so but I am positive that these wheels are a brand new set off one car. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    BTW, the wheels look really amazing, would suggest them to anyone wanting an alternative to the std 15's, although that wouldn't make mine an individual

    thanks guys,
    Dave
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    Dave,

    The news gets worse!.... I've just finished swapping the new set of wheels on my car tonight only to find that I had to put the old set back on again!!!

    PROBLEM!!! the rear wheel offset on the 405 mags I bought off you is about 5-10mm negative!. This inconveniently means that the rear wheels rub all the way on the inner wheel tub? I couldn't beleive my luck, especially when I tried the fronts on and were perfect. They are useless to me! I'll give you a call in the morning....

    In the meantime can anyone suggest any means of getting a spacer or similar between the wheel and the rear drum in order to gain precious millimetres to get the wheels off the inner wheel tub? I've never heard of this being done before but as the wheels look so good on the car I would like to keep them if I can work something out.

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    talk to a wheel shop specialist (not the Bob Jane or similar, real specialist) and ask for spacers, just consider the length of the wheel studs. there are minimum limits of thread on the studs that must be engaged. So you may need to replace them in worst case scenario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Shearer

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    Does anyone know if the GTI6's have different wheels on the front compared to the back, or left to right. I wouldn't think so but I am positive that these wheels are a brand new set off one car. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    BTW, the wheels look really amazing, would suggest them to anyone wanting an alternative to the std 15's, although that wouldn't make mine an individual

    thanks guys,
    Dave
    I have the standard 15's on my GTi6. Bought the car new so they've never been changed for anything else. They are all identical - front to back - left to right - to spare, also an alloy, although I wish I had a space saver.
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