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    Umm. Well somewhere along the line I thought I had asked and been answered as to whether 16" steels would fit my preface 3.2 gsi AND , no they don't LOL , they bind on those ginormous front calipers. What the heck was I thinking of, I don't know, but I was convinced that I had received sound advice that they would fit, but I must have dreamed the whole thing.
    So, now I have 19" Snowflakes that I want to retire for the winter, 16" steels complete with good tyres and trims that won't fit, and I can't see any 17" steels anywhere, just thousands of alloys LOL.
    I always thought that the "best" kind of wheels for winter use were steels, but maybe that isn't the case either ?
    Are alloys in that size on this car just as suitable as steels.
    Any advice gratefully received
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    And many thanks to Antowens for all his help today in taking my wheels off, then on, and then off again DUH - cheers Ant m8

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    we had some fun today with this on and off twice so woody has 19 snowflakes on the front and 16 steels on the back hahaha hope you get it sorted mate and when you do get yourself down here and i will swap them over for you

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    what alloys do clear the 314 brake calipers i know the ones the police use do and obv GSI alloys do but do SRI alloys clear them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antowens View Post
    we had some fun today with this on and off twice so woody has 19 snowflakes on the front and 16 steels on the back hahaha hope you get it sorted mate and when you do get yourself down here and i will swap them over for you
    PMSL,If I wasn't so SAD, I'd be

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    Now I've just gotta get the RIGHT wheels this time - pssst Ant, need a bargain priced set of Lovely Winter Steelies ? I'll do a PX for your alloys with a minimal cash adjustment

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    Do the police use steels with the brakes fitted to my wheels ?

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    ill swap for you snowies mate hahaha and use your snowies over the christmas hahaha since you dont want to hahaha
    can try them on the front though if you want see if they clear am sure they do

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    I have a set of 16" irmscher stars from an omega which clear the 314mm brakes easily, also I know the 16" structure wheels also clear the 314's too. What steelies have you tried to put on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_3.0v6 View Post
    I have a set of 16" irmscher stars from an omega which clear the 314mm brakes easily, also I know the 16" structure wheels also clear the 314's too. What steelies have you tried to put on?
    ones that dont

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    Well, supposedly they are from a facelift vec estate ben ? Grr I'm going to have to get the code off the rim tomorrow, just hadn't realised that a 16" wheel fit could be so "variable" for my motor. It's obviously a close thing as to fit/non fit.

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    Thanks Ant m8


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