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Hi was wondering if someone could help me on what the maximum size of wheel you can have on a vw polo se, I have a 2000 model.

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Welcome to the forum pal

Saw a polo with 17's but not sure if it had been modified to accomodate these. The fella even had a sticker on his tailgate plate saying 'Yes they're 17s!'

Someone on here will know if you're patient

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Hello fellow olop owner smile.gif

17's are the maximum you can go without huge modifications, you will need to get your arches rolled and probably a lowering kit otherwise it will look seriously jacked up !!

Dave

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Also, remeber that some 16s where the spokes go to the edge of the rim give the effect of having a larger wheel, so if you can afford the rolled arches and lowering kit, choose a good set of 16s which look bigger than they actually are!

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hey - I actually seen one Polo with 18's don't think he moved much after puttin em on but his plate was ON18S! You can get 17's seen a few now but arches mega cut or Rolled, when doin full turn it can be felt - I got some deep dish 15's but still can feel the arches touchin on full lock! The 16's seem a good idea BUT will i still need to roll arches for 16's?? would spacers help? Can cost a bit for the lowering kit and arch roll any one had this done?? how much you pay and where? UV in leicester do it but a bit pricey!!

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Hi whats involved in rolling the arches & how much does it cost?

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ROlling the arches is basically turning the lip up and inwards flush with the inside of the wing and sealin to prevent any debris building up and causing premature corrosion.

As for cost that depends on where you go, some body shops seem quite cheap, others not so. Do you have any companies local that prep cars for evens like the VWcup or Fiesta challenge or anything liek that? They will most likely all have had the arches rolled so they will know somewhere local if they do not do it themselves.

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hi, i had 16's on my polo before i wrote it off, see below, no problems at all, needed lowering definately. i had no rubbing at all. 16's look quite small actually, looking at the pic. i had spacers on the front.

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HMMM - soz m8 but lookin at that 16's look "PANTS" unless DEEP DISH - and then rubbing occurs! GO for the 17's at least m8 - will cost but well worth it as you can see from that pic>>> No many nice 16's unless imported from Germany -The GTi's with Standard BBS rims look OK but wuld not go out and buy them.

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Hi was wondering if it is possible if I can get the mod for my polo se wheels so they look like GTi wheels (i.e red brake)

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Of course, all you need is to clean off your existing brake callipers really well like degrease them etc and give em a good old lick of red calliper paint smile.gif

Dave

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Thats great thanks, one more thing tho my disc brakes are really rusty what would you recommend I replace them with? notworthy.gif

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I'm sure you could buy red callipers, but they aren't cheap at the best of times so I'd stick to painting them, either yourself or pay for them to be done rather than buying new, unless they are needed of course

With rusty brakes you just use em till they need replacing, most cars rust just depends on how obvious they are through wheels, I'm sure mine look pretty bad but hey that's life, someone may be able to recommened something to clean them up though but I haven't a clue as to what to use!

Dave

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Does any one know what spec of disc I would need to replace a brake disc for my polo SE 2000 model? Thanks znaika.gif

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Apologies for going off post,but that avatar is the business

Verrry nice!

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Tewkes,

When you wash the Alloys after you have painted the calipers, dont wash them with an alloy wheel cleaner as the calipers will go a dusty pink colour and will look crap.

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