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Old 02-13-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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17" lightweight wheel options for the R

Wondering what we have that will clear the brake system.

Anyone know if these Enkei's will clear?
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...&sort=Diameter

Post up your thoughts or other options....

Trying to find a wheel around 17lbs...
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:29 AM   #2
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price range?

Volk Advan OZ
maybe 350 each tops?
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:50 AM   #3
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If i read that right it is ET50 and will fit. The OEM ones are Et51, everything under 51 will fit, but under 40 will rub on the rear fenders
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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How bout some 17inch goals?
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:08 PM   #5
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goals aren't light, they are around 22-24 pounds I think.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #6
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pretty sexy though
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:03 PM   #7
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Yeah i agree, got 17" goals on my GTI as well
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:37 AM   #8
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The Goals work on the R very well, but they are more winter wheels
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:00 AM   #9
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this one i received yesterday, put them on the car today.
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So I got a general question, for the newer models where can I buy valve stems? Im keeping the winter dunlops on the porto's and looking to get new rims for the continentals the car came with. Thanks!
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I think some wheels on Volk Racing site says they won't fit the R32s(CE28n in particular, which is ET50), I think R32 has the same brake package as the R??
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OP: When you go to Tire Rack, don't use the GTI as your selection as you won't get proper results. Select 2008 R32 (until they have the Golf R on there) as your car and then select winter. Build your own package, skip tires and go to wheels, this will show you all the 17 inch wheels that will fit.

Your brakes on the GoRf are the same as the MKV R so brake clearance is your biggest issue, not fender clearance

Oh, and Enkei PF01s, as well as Motorsport MT1s and O.Z. Alleggerita HLT all fit for lightweights that Tire Rack carries.
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OP: When you go to Tire Rack, don't use the GTI as your selection as you won't get proper results. Select 2008 R32 (until they have the Golf R on there) as your car and then select winter. Build your own package, skip tires and go to wheels, this will show you all the 17 inch wheels that will fit.

Your brakes on the GoRf are the same as the MKV R so brake clearance is your biggest issue, not fender clearance

Oh, and Enkei PF01s, as well as Motorsport MT1s and O.Z. Alleggerita HLT all fit for lightweights that Tire Rack carries.
great info here - this post / thread should be stickied!
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How bout some 17inch goals?
Anthracite looks fantastic with Rising Blue. Looks like I'll be grabbing a set of these before next winter!

These are 17x7.5 while the OEM Talladegas are 18x7.5 right? What do you think about the snow performance of those Icebear W300s?
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