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    Tadpole
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    Bonjour. I have a '99 206Gti and I would like to fit stock rims (black ones with the little holes), I am currently running 15" factory alloys (4 stud) with 195/55/R15 tyres.
    I'm wanting to know if I can fit 16" or even 17" stock rims with a 4stud pattern which will enable
    Me to run low profile tyres with a wider tread (say 205mm wide) without compromising
    clearance when steering or 'bottoming out' when encountering bumps in the road, and also
    Not having to get my speedometer re-calibrated...
    I am wondering if stock rims from a 306 would do this?
    Any information would be appreciated..
    Merci.

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    I'm pretty sure the biggest rims Peugeot sold with 306's were 15" Alloys, I would guess that any steeleys would be 14" or even 13". That's before even trying to match offsets.
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    the gti 180 rims should fit, and they are either 16'' or 17''. i have a feeling they are 16'' though. they 207 gti rims should also fit any they are 17''
    the only problem might be the offset so dont quote me on this ahahaah.

    good luck with ur search an welcome to the forum.

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    By STOCK do you mean Steel rims?

    Stockers off a 306 look like 14" http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/230727681200

    Later GTi to yours had 16" Alloys as standard. GTi180 had 17" with 205/40R17 Tyres. Can see any for sale at the moment, but not to say someone hasn't got them stashed in the garage somewhere. The 16" seemed to be gong for around $400/set some years back, but not sure now.

    Other brands have the same stud pattern, but not sure of the offset. Either way Steel Rims would look horrible with or without dress rims/hubcaps IMO. Aftermarket wise there seems to be a bunch of multi-fit rims with 4x100 and 4x108 stud patterns, though you may have to import them. Check eBay for starters.
    Last edited by Steptoe; 13th January 2012 at 10:14 AM.

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    Thanks all... Seems to be a tuff one, i did see a Gti180 with
    17" on it but as for the offset no one seems to be sure, even City
    Peugeot... (ya think they'd know..)
    might go the easy way and just paint the rims I've got...
    and still run 'pizza cutter' tyres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ouh la la! View Post
    Thanks all... Seems to be a tuff one, i did see a Gti180 with
    17" on it but as for the offset no one seems to be sure, even City
    Peugeot... (ya think they'd know..)
    might go the easy way and just paint the rims I've got...
    and still run 'pizza cutter' tyres.
    Jeez, your pizza's must come out looking messy.
    Whilst 195/55/r15 is probably the smallest high performance tyre size available these days, its anything but a pizza cutter tyre.
    It was the tyre of choice for smallish fwd sports models in the early part of last decade, and can be found on the best hot hatches of the day, the clio sport and the typeR integra.

    If you get something like a bridgestone potenza re002, its 203mm wide, so if your aim is a 205 tyre, its closer to that than a 195 anyway.

    Jo

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    I believe some people have fitted Citroen C5 15 inch steel rims to 306s. The advantage is lighter wheels?? Certainly not appearance!
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    I have some 16" Oz rims.
    Where on my S16,not sure if they will fit a 206.
    Sure they would. Bolts included.
    $300 pick up in Newcastle.

    Cheers
    Andrew

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