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Re: (danny_16v)

Yeah....4x100
Used to typing out my MkIV wheels.
They're getting stripped....centers are going a darker color and lips are being painted. I'm going to take them to a machine shop and get the outer lip shaven off as well....maybe
 

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Re: (Red_MkIV)

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I'm going to take them to a machine shop and get the outer lip shaven off as well....maybe

Why the hell would you do that??? Wont that make the wheel unsafe and make the tire prone to slip off the bead??
I mean I would understand taking some material off because of curbing but dont shave a whole section off
 

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I'm going to take them to a machine shop and get the outer lip shaven off as well....maybe

lip is good
 

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Re: Look what I pulled from my local junk yard (IntrstlarOvrdrve)

Only the small parts of the lip that holds the hammer on everyday wheel weights. I'm just throwing it out there. It's kinda all messed up and most aftermarket wheels don't have one.
 

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Re: Look what I pulled from my local junk yard (IntrstlarOvrdrve)

just gotta hit up the junk yard like almost everyday.. well atleast over here you do...
 

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Re: Look what I pulled from my local junk yard (hybrid gti 2)

wont a 20mm offset with a 7.5 inch wheel be a bit gnarly for a MK2?
I'm not real good at visualizing what a given offset will look like, so I'm probably wrong.
Nice find either way.
 

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Re: Look what I pulled from my local junk yard (PerfectGLi)

For a nice wheel like that....some 195's or 205's will look a little wide, but still really good.
 

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Re: Look what I pulled from my local junk yard (PerfectGLi)

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wont a 20mm offset with a 7.5 inch wheel be a bit gnarly for a MK2?

Here's what a 9" wide wheel looks like....with an offset of ET15:

I think he'll be fine.
 

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If you're getting them to shave off that lip, you might as well get them to go ahead and polish them instead of painting. It would probably save you money. Paint first, then shave outer lip and polish rest of the lip, instead of shave, mask, paint, mask, paint.
 
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