"Can you shoot me some info about the tires you picked? I still have no clue what the numbers mean in reference to tires. We have the same exact wheels, except mine are silver! Did you have to change the speedometer with different sized wheels? I have no idea what I'm doing, haha. I'm going to take it to a shop and have it all installed in the spring, but I want to know what I'm talking about. What about TPMS? What did you do about that? Also, does the white electrical tape look good up close? I really want to do that, but I just can't see how it will withstand the elements and stay looking fresh. Thanks for your help man, and that is one sweet car! Hope you have a garage "
hey man, sorry about the delay on my response i really didnt see this message until today.
so lets get to your questions and see if i can help you out
1. tires: i went with Dunlop DZ101, they stretch real nice and they are like 120-145 a piece, plus they are a great performance tire.
2. size: i am running 215/35's (front) and 225/35s (rear). this setup gives nice stretch and looks epic, but if your stock hight your ganna look silly, so get some coils on and enjoy
3. TPMS: first off what year is your GTI? i have a 2010 where the tpmds is in the wheels, i beleive the 2011's and up have the TPMS that works with the ABS system so you dont need new TPMS sensors. on another note, i just used a vag com to disable my TPMS system, it worked like shit even with my stock wheels and the light was always on, so i didnt have them installed in my wheels.
4. electrical tape: it looks great, its basically vinyl, just like the black vinyl roof i have. i've had it on for about 3 months now and it hasn't weathered one bit!!
if you have any other wheel and tire questions i would suggest hitting up "RSmark". he's a member on her and is uber knowledgeable and always up to answers questions and explain things.
good luck and let me know when they are on and you have pics up!!!