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Old 06-06-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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17" wheels on R?

I have a GTI now, but I could always see myself getting an R in a couple years. If I were to get 17" wheels for the GTI, would those fit on the R? Or would I have to get 18"?
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:15 AM   #2
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I have 17" Goal winter wheels, they fit the R fine
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:47 AM   #3
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Guys, I have the same question, and as I understand 18th are minimum for R.... But may be I am wrong.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:03 AM   #4
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As said earlier, yes, 17" will fit on the R

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Old 06-06-2011, 05:32 AM   #5
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As said earlier, yes, 17" will fit on the R

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sorry, super ugly having such small rims on a GOLF R
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:26 AM   #6
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sorry, super ugly having such small rims on a GOLF R
It's my winter wheels, I need the grip!

These are my summer wheels

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Most OEM VW 17s will fit on the R series (both MKV and MKVI); some aftermarkets will fit as well, but not all will.
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So would 17" wheels on an R still use 225/45-17 tires?
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:16 AM   #9
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Assuming they are 17X7.5 or 17X8 wheels; yes.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:55 AM   #10
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You should never mix dimensions on an R because of the 4 wheel drive. You will destroy it. So if you want your seventeens from your gti to your R be sure to get new tires so the diameter is the same or you'll have your car broken down...
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The Haldex can accomodate up to about 3% variation between front and rear diameters, so if one pair of tires is worn a bit more than the other it isn't going to grenade the Haldex.

Also, several MKV .:R owners have been running staggered setups for some time without issue; so minor diameter variations aren't going to kill you
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Good news, in winter for my city 17th are better, but will agree that it looks not as good as 18th or higher...
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Do as you please, don't trust a forum cause everybody has a different opinion...
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Do as you please, don't trust a forum cause everybody has a different opinion...
No need to trust anyone's "opinion" as all this is listed in the factory manual, including the Haldex operating parameters
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