Epic Fitment

Written by : Posted on April 18, 2011 : 4 Comments

The MKV stance enthusiasts might recognize something here, a crazy fitment and execution of sick wheels is never forgotten. Brian Lappin’s MKV continues to inspire peeps to think outside the boundaries when it comes to offsets and wheel width’s on GTI’s. Seventeen by eleven rears on a MKV is an extreme fitment, and many would not be brave enough to try it themselves. However, Brian is on a full air ride system so he’s able to play it off smoothly. He’s kept things very clean and classy with minor mods here and there, the center of attention all lie within the epic fitment and color of his wheels.

US front Bumper with working side markers
US rear Bumper with textured lower half
Stock GTI side skirts
Carbon wrapped front grill
Rear wiper removed
Kerb illumination lights under wing mirrors

Wheels & Tires
BBS RS 17×8.5 fronts 17×11 rears jap fitment 5×114.3 using wobble bolts

Custom switch holder for air ride switches beside handbrake
Custom holder for air ride guage in pocket below headlight switch
Custom made boot floor to hide compressor and air tank
Auto dim rear view mirror

Full GAS – German Air Ride Systems suspension consisting of 11.5L Tank and 1x460c Compressor

Photography by James Macauley


  1. Matt on said:

    Great article, Juan. Who cares if the wheels or car has been seen before? It doesn’t remove the fact that this car looks good, and deserves a feature.

    I would like to see a little more poke on the fronts, though. The rear is legit…but the fronts could be pushed out more.

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