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Ive only had the car a week and a half and I noticed the other day that the spare wheel is an 18 and the wheels on the car are only 16's. Does this mean the car originally would have come with 18's and somone's changed them and does it matter? (sorry if its a daft question!!)
 

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What wheels do you have on the car at the mo? I think some V6 's came with BBS Montreals 2 same as later GTis, they are 16s. Maybe you have Santa Monicas? But they are 17s?
 

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Ive only had the car a week and a half and I noticed the other day that the spare wheel is an 18 and the wheels on the car are only 16's. Does this mean the car originally would have come with 18's and somone's changed them and does it matter? (sorry if its a daft question!!)
Perfectly normal.

The spare wheel is only a space saver. The 4motion has a much shallower boot that 2wd golfs, so they could only fit in a space saver wheel. With such a skinny footprint, I don't think it would have been clever to use a 16inch space saver - the side profile would have been too sloppy, hence I guess thats why the space saver is an 18
 

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I'm probably wrong but I thought the only mk4 that came with 18"s as standard were the anni's. Can't explain why you would have such a big spare wheel with 16" wheels though
 

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Ive only had the car a week and a half and I noticed the other day that the spare wheel is an 18 and the wheels on the car are only 16's. Does this mean the car originally would have come with 18's and somone's changed them and does it matter? (sorry if its a daft question!!)
Perfectly normal.

The spare wheel is only a space saver. The 4motion has a much shallower boot that 2wd golfs, so they could only fit in a space saver wheel. With such a skinny footprint, I don't think it would have been clever to use a 16inch space saver - the side profile would have been too sloppy, hence I guess thats why the space saver is an 18

That seems spot on!!
 

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Fantastic, Glad I got that one sorted. will be changing the wheels on it coz I dont like the ones that are on there anyway!
 

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V6 4Mos come with 16' Brands Hatch alloys as standard....or optional 17" Santa Monicas (Golf) or 17" Long Beaches (Boras)...and yeah the space saver looks like something off a 2CV
 

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Fantastic, Glad I got that one sorted. will be changing the wheels on it coz I dont like the ones that are on there anyway!
If they are the Brands Hatch 16" wheels, they ain't a bad wheel. I had them on my GTI.
 

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I dont think the set the car off aswell as if I had a different set on plus the previous owner has scratched them [:(]
 

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No idea, Im fussy with wheels aswell so might take me a looong time to decide! I like to be different, but not ruin the car!!
 

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No idea what they look like!! (im no good with names lol)

how you know what my plate is? lol

I presume you mean
 
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