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    Hey all!

    Was just wondering what size wheels wil fit on my car??

    The car is a 2003 206 GTI lowered 30mm and 50mm at the front and rear respectively.

    Im loking into a set of 18"s, wil they fit???

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    Anyone??

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    I think the answer is right in front of you then?
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    [QUOTE=bigfella]
    The car is a 2003 206 GTI lowered 30mm and 50mm at the front and rear respectively.
    Im loking into a set of 18"s, wil they fit???
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    maybe try www.peugeot206club.com

    not many on this forum are into "ricing" up their cars. Personally i think 18" is way too big for the car - you'd be driving on rubber bands! Not the mention the ride that would be as firm as ...
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    not many on this forum are into "ricing" up their cars. Personally i think 18" is way too big for the car - you'd be driving on rubber bands! Not the mention the ride that would be as firm as ...
    couldn't agree more - why go for 18" ? I see it as a waste of money not only for the cost of the wheels but also tyres will be more expensive generally. Oh and the quality of the ride would be compromised as lucin already stated.

    Will it look better ? Maybe but so not worth it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slick
    Will it look better ? Maybe but so not worth it...
    Naaa they won't, a small car genearlly don't warrant that big in size, the cars just won't look together anymore. Especially the 206, being that kind of rounded egg shape. my opinion anyway. hell, our XR8 with the optional 18 looked huge, with no rubber.
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    if the load rating on the 206 is 85> you will find it hard to find an 35/205r18 or 35/215 R18 tyre that will be legally allowed on your car.

    getting big wheels and tyres is one thing, making them legal is another. i know up here in Qld you cant go more then 2" bigger then the original facotry rolling diameter.

    either way they will scrub. regardless of if your guards have been rolled.

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    They may fit... not suggesting that they should though

    The thing to remember is that Peugeot have a different wheel stuf pattern. Peugeot run a 4x 108mm P.C.D with a center bore of 65mm and an offset of 25mm. There arent many wheels with that PCD so you'll have to look around.

    I got this info from http://206gti.net/faq/#45

    When I drove a GTi 180 which is a tad lower than the GTi 138 and has the 17's I found it to be a little harsh for my liking on normal roads - particularly paved roads. But get it out on a good bit of road and you didnt notice the extra noise or harshness at all.
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    Man 18" chromiez are the BOMB bro, all the maria's love it mate .

    Ok, in all seriousness, if you do put 18" they may fit but just, id probably flare the gaurds out though. However 18" are too big man, 17"-16" are perfect i reckon.
    The gti180 comes with 17" doesnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    Man 18" chromiez are the BOMB bro, all the maria's love it mate .

    Ok, in all seriousness, if you do put 18" they may fit but just, id probably flare the gaurds out though. However 18" are too big man, 17"-16" are perfect i reckon.
    The gti180 comes with 17" doesnt it?
    Yep it does

    Agree the 180 with the 17"s looks the goods!
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    I agree, i think the gti180 rides pretty well considering it's got 17" rims. However, the cost of ANY tyre in the 205/40/17 is enough to give me nightmares. If you wanted better looks, that money would be waay better spent on a widebody kit (wrc style).
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    why did you lower the rear more than the front? that just looks stupid. plus if you did put 18 inches on it aswell that would set it off. one of the funniest 206s on the road. OOps did i say that
    I'm probably the youngest guy in canberra(15 yr) to own a 404, it's proably one of the fastest too!

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    [QUOTE=Blastek®]why did you lower the rear more than the front? that just looks stupid. QUOTE]

    I think the reason for this is that you'll find that a regular 206 sits a bit higher at the rear than the front (ass up in the air if you will). Therefore, lowering it an extra 2mm at the rear will make the car look 'level' when viewed from the side. might look funny with the boot loaded up though ... just have to balance it with an extra heavy passenger up front i guess.
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    Why are there no aftermarket peugeot accessory shop in Sydney like Autoparis in Melbourne and the one in Brisbane. It's so hard to find things that are made for our cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR206
    Why are there no aftermarket peugeot accessory shop in Sydney like Autoparis in Melbourne and the one in Brisbane. It's so hard to find things that are made for our cars.
    I hate to burst your bubble, but.... THERE IS!

    There is a Shop just around the corner from where I work. It is in Artarmon (ppl in this forum must know it), It used to be called NorthShore Rally sport and also alaised as Esscargot (as in the snails). They specialised in Peugeots, now the shop has changed it's name, but in the same place, I drove past it today actually and it has a big Peugeot, Citroen and Renault sign out the front. They service French cars and specialise in performance stuff like high flow or cold air induction kits, and exhausts, etc..anything french. The guys that owned (may still do) the place used to run a very nicely hotted up 306GTi race car in the Bathurst24 hour and they won their class.
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    also, there is "AutoFrance" which is about 100 meters away around the corner, so 2 French car specialists in the space of 100 meters in Sydney

    from memory there was a big argument on this forum about esscargot or Northshore Rally sport, a few upset customers here???
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    Does Auto France have a website? Or have any information on the items they sell?
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    Hey MR206
    AutoFrance is more of a general parts shop, ie air and oil filters etc
    Northshore Rally sells a lot more performance parts. I'm still tempted to get the Eibach springs and fitted onto the CC from them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR206
    Does Auto France have a website? Or have any information on the items they sell?
    Like Omak said, NorthShore rally sport would be more what you're after, they do all the performance mods. NorthShore Rally SPort used to have their website at: http://www.esscargo.com.au but alas it is not there anymore.

    I will be going past the shop tomorrow on my way home from work, so I will make a note of it's new name, I know it had a website (new) address out the front the other day, they still specialise in performance mods for Fench cars.
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