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Old 09-05-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Anybody have suggestions for aftermarket or OEM wheels for a GTI? Not too big into the "Euro" look most people like but I'm open to pretty much anything. 18s or 19s please.
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:50 PM   #2
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What the heck is the euro look you're referring to?


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Old 09-05-2017, 05:28 PM   #3
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:03 PM   #4
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Well I would go lightweight...detroits are 29 lbs each unsprung weight, for example I got TSW Interlagos at 18 lbs each. Made a huge difference.
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my subframe has been out twice without replacing any bolts and I don't have subframe clunks and my world hasn't ended and my car hasn't blown up.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:01 PM   #5
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thanks for the suggestion! right now i'm looking at a set of VMR's, either V710's or V804s. also not sure if i should go with 18's or 19's, any suggestions in that department?
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:25 PM   #6
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Never heard that new mesh look called the euro look. I'm a simple 5 - 7 spoke kinda person myself.

VMR 810s I like more from an aesthetic point of view.

Nuespeed has some nice lightweight stuff. If you're into stancy wheels there's a lot of brands, but for reasonable cheap cast wheels VMR, Neuspeed, TSW etc. are all good calls. I've been eyeing Volk wheels for a while but they're 3x the cost. Or ADV1s @ 4x the cost.

18s are easier to fit/can get a bigger tire on there. Something like 18x8.5 or 8, et 45 is pretty standard for aftermarket wheels. I have multiple sets of 19s and have done a lot of bodywork/suspension to fit them with slightly upsized tires - 235/35s or so. Really depends on your suspension - if lowered or not; camber; stiffness etc. 19s will ride harsher. I like the look of a slightly oversized wheel - some people like the hardparked stance look. It's all personal taste really.
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I have 18's and they still ride a little harsh...you might consider 17's, that's my next set.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:58 PM   #8
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Anybody have suggestions for aftermarket or OEM wheels for a GTI? Not too big into the "Euro" look most people like but I'm open to pretty much anything. 18s or 19s please.
I would stick with 18s. If you lower at all, even 18s are cutting it close

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Old 09-07-2017, 10:12 AM   #9
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I had TSW 18s on HR sport springs and it was a perfect set up for me. Just rolled fenders a bit.

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Old 09-07-2017, 08:02 PM   #10
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so, my 18" wheel dudes, this guy with the EXACT same car as me says "My ride improved when I went with 19s! I also upgraded to better softer tires. Night and Day improvement!". thoughts? anybody have experience with 19s on their GTI?
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so, my 18" wheel dudes, this guy with the EXACT same car as me says "My ride improved when I went with 19s! I also upgraded to better softer tires. Night and Day improvement!". thoughts? anybody have experience with 19s on their GTI?
This video can answer your question in detail:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPyg3ilw3KU
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:40 PM   #12
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i have 17" Enkei TSP6. i wanted something with sidewall for my driving needs. no regrets.
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