Changing to Alloys

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digital
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Changing to Alloys

Post by digital » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:15 am

We have an ID3 Family due to arrive out of UK stock with the not very pretty standard 18" steel wheels. On enquiring about replacing them with the 18" 'East Derry’ alloys the dealer told us that they would cost in the order of £3,000. Yes, £3,000! £700+ a corner!

Can anyone confirm this costing?

Can anyone offer a suggestion of similar alloys at a reasonable price?
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TomElleray
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by TomElleray » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:46 am

We’re due to pick up our Life next week and I was having exactly the same thoughts as you regarding the steel wheels. I found these on the VW parts website:

https://www.volkswagenpartsuk.co.uk/par ... nt-silver/

The dealer supplying our car sold them to us for £720 inc VAT for a set of four. I think it was an additional £29 per corner to have them fitted, but we are going to get that done locally.

I appreciate they are not as eye-catching as the factory alloy options, but they are a lot cheaper and I believe the tyres from the steels will swap directly over to these - so no new tyres needed.

Just a suggestion though, you may not like the way they look!
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scott28tt
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by scott28tt » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:21 am

I saw this photo with the Loen wheels, looks pretty good:

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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by TomElleray » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:36 pm

Thanks for posting that pic, they look great to me :)
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digital
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by digital » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:14 pm

TomElleray wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:46 am
We’re due to pick up our Life next week and I was having exactly the same thoughts as you regarding the steel wheels. I found these on the VW parts website:

https://www.volkswagenpartsuk.co.uk/par ... nt-silver/

The dealer supplying our car sold them to us for £720 inc VAT for a set of four. I think it was an additional £29 per corner to have them fitted, but we are going to get that done locally.

I appreciate they are not as eye-catching as the factory alloy options, but they are a lot cheaper and I believe the tyres from the steels will swap directly over to these - so no new tyres needed.

Just a suggestion though, you may not like the way they look!
Thanks for the link. They look tempting, especially at the price you got them...
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digital
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by digital » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:16 pm

scott28tt wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:21 am
I saw this photo with the Loen wheels, looks pretty good:

130575527_10157763024430677_6478585304434269762_n.jpg
Thanks. They look good.
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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by HeidiFlowerpot » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:04 am

My First Edition came with 19" alloys and some people think they look very good, but personally I prefer the look of these Loen wheels. And I've already put a small scuff on mine which is annoying. They're VERY easy to scuff...

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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by scott28tt » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:49 am

HeidiFlowerpot wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:04 am
My First Edition came with 19" alloys and some people think they look very good, but personally I prefer the look of these Loen wheels. And I've already put a small scuff on mine which is annoying. They're VERY easy to scuff...

I'm scuff-free on my 19" alloys so far, the ones on my Mercedes C-class were a LOT easier to scrape :lol:

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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by Matte100 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:08 pm

Hi all, 1st post here as just about to order a new id3 Family. Dilemma is stick with the 18" steel wheels or upgrade to the 19" Andoya Black wheels. My question are why are VW supplying steel wheels as standard, i thought most manufacturers had alloys as standard? Is it an environmental thing? 18" steel will avoid the annoying kerbing which my wife is worried about but worried they may look a bit naff. Any thoughts welcome. Thanks

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Re: Changing to Alloys

Post by scott28tt » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:00 pm

Matte100 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:08 pm
Hi all, 1st post here as just about to order a new id3 Family. Dilemma is stick with the 18" steel wheels or upgrade to the 19" Andoya Black wheels. My question are why are VW supplying steel wheels as standard, i thought most manufacturers had alloys as standard? Is it an environmental thing? 18" steel will avoid the annoying kerbing which my wife is worried about but worried they may look a bit naff. Any thoughts welcome. Thanks

Cost and weight I believe.

I have the 19” Andoya wheels on my 1st edition, they really suit the car and the covers on the steels really don’t (in my opinion anyway)

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