Ride ! Donít just expect to slap them great big 17ís on without a shit load of work, especially on the smaller non-Gti models. All sorts of things like spring rates are different and theyíll catch like a git. With the 106, the trick is to make sure that you use a thinner wheel than usual, go for a 6Ē max width on the lower models, with a 7Ē on the Xsi/Gti models. On the smaller models, you have to watch out as well Ďcause youíll only have three studs instead of the usual Pug 4 stud pattern. Still, thereís plenty of wheels out there so donít worry. With the Xsi and Gti models, you donít have to worry about the above so much. Theyíll usually drop 60mm no problem, but 30mm will offer the best ride/looks/practicality. The standard shocks ainít too bad, so you should just be able to get away with lowering springs. If you want to be sure though, some polyurethane bushes, thicker anti-roll bars and adjustable shocks will sort you right out! For the higher models in the range, you can usually doa 7x16Ē wheel with 195/45 (205/40 maximum) rubber. Donít go for wider rubber as once again, youíll be chafing you arches. If you do go for 17ís prepare yourself for a lot of arch work. Also, in my humble opinion, they look way too big on the 106. 16ís look perfectly balanced.

Important, the rims need to have the correct Pug offset, this is 15-18mm offset for the 106. Ecosse do sell a hubsentric adapter to convert 35mm offset Ford rims, so this opens up a lot more wheel designs.

If youíve got 15Ē rims or larger, then you can go for Ecosses big disc conversion. These are monster 285mm front discs which are similar to 306Gti versions, along with some matching callipers. Donít forget, if youíve got a lower range 106, these will all happily take the rear disc assembly from the 106Gti.