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Old 29-09-2013   #1
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New GP Alloy wheel advice?

Hello Al
So I was wondering if anyone has any advice on alloys for my GP 1.2, since it of course doesnt come with alloys as standard.

I'd like some white alloys, but my question is what size is best? The steel wheels are 15 inc, is is a good idea to get larger alloys with low profile tires or the same size (15's)?

Also can I get wider alloys which thus can hold wider tires? My car is understeering a lot and I'm assuming wider good tires would help Would they fit onto the car?

And advice would be great

-Kyle
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Standard wheel size on the sportings is 205/45/17 so they would fit no problem and wouldn't alter the speedo reading.
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Re: New GP Alloy wheel advice?

GPs should come with a minimum 17" wheel size imo.
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Re: New GP Alloy wheel advice?

if ur planning on slamming it , youll need bigger than 15s , ive got white 15 inch alloys on my car if u check my thread u can see them
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Re: New GP Alloy wheel advice?

Just want to revive old threads. Have a 1.4 77hp GP. For now running 15" winter tyres. But already planning for summer. Will 17" wheels would work on low power engine like mine? Or should i go with 16"?
Plus thinking to put 30mm lowering spring or coils (if i find them cheaper)
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Quote Originally Posted by Ade911 View Post
Just want to revive old threads. Have a 1.4 77hp GP. For now running 15" winter tyres. But already planning for summer. Will 17" wheels would work on low power engine like mine? Or should i go with 16"?
Plus thinking to put 30mm lowering spring or coils (if i find them cheaper)
The rolling diameter is what would cause isdues with power.

Ride would be HARSH

And of course lowering GPs is world of pain.. be prepared for a propshaft rebuild..at least 4 each year.. sometimes monthly..

The info has been on here for 12 years.

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@Sweex and 'the rake' 2 prime examples

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Re: New GP Alloy wheel advice?

Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
The rolling diameter is what would cause isdues with power.

Ride would be HARSH

And of course lowering GPs is world of pain.. be prepared for a propshaft rebuild..at least 4 each year.. sometimes monthly..

The info has been on here for 12 years.

Look in members motors

@Sweex and 'the rake' 2 prime examples

Charlie..owner of 3 GP's
Interesting about propshaft. I had GP 1.3JTD that sat on 17" and 30mm closer to the ground. I did not have any problems with it. It actually felt more stable than with stock springs.
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