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Hi,

I've been looking for a new set of alloy wheels for a while now and understand from other members on here that if you go for a staggered wheel fitment on a golf r32 it will lose its handling performance.

I would really like to go for 9.5" wheels up front but this can sometimes cause too much poke and looks crap. To stop the poke you have to lower the golf to camber in the wheels but on UK roads with pot holes and speed bumps every where it is not always possible to do this as you just end up losing your sump.

I was looking at some classic beetles and know that they can narrow the front beam to tuck the front wheels in better and was wondering if this was possible on the golf.

I havn't heard of anyone doing this on a golf mkiv before and wondered what you lot thought as still an amateur when comes to this stuff?

Cheers,
Ryan
 

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You dont have to lower to camber on the front, just use adjustable top mounts? M7N UP has 9.5 on his all round you can do it but you need to run a stretch to.
 

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thats true, but with the increased stretch is there increased chance of blow out?

do you know if it is actually possible cheempeej or is it simply worth forgetting about shortening the front?

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Im not sure 100% but i can think how it would be an easy task. Would be easier buying wider fibreglass front arches +25mm from Germany. They have no lip on the inside and a bonded liner
 

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I was looking at some classic beetles and know that they can narrow the front beam to tuck the front wheels in better and was wondering if this was possible on the golf.

I havn't heard of anyone doing this on a golf mkiv before and wondered what you lot thought as still an amateur when comes to this stuff?
You can do what you like to the front axle of a Beetle as it's RWD and a VERY basic car.

To do it on your Golf would mean moving the strut towers inboard, shortening the driveshafts and inner arch surgery, and then the engine pulleys will rub, then the engine mounts won't line up, etc etc. I think you can see where this is going


I'm surprised you guys don't go with the old MK4 Kit car wide body arches, ala, Dahlback Racing. You can fit 10s with ease
 
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