I want to buy a set of 18x9.5 Rotiform NUE's with ET 35 offset. Will they fit without rolling the fenders? If so, what tire size should I go with so I don't have to stretch them? Or should I just go with 19x8.5 since the 18x8.5 is on backorder? Thanks!
Last edited by 20VConvBug; 06-07-2012 at 12:48 AM.
Disregard that post above. Now I think I'm going 19x8.5 NUEs because they are available and after looking at lots of pics of MkVI's with 19's, I really like how they look. So...could you please help me decide the appropriate offset? They come in 35 and 45, and I have ordered Bilstein PSS coilovers and don't want poke or rub. Thanks!!!
If you are going to lower an R more than about 1/2" and are not ready to roll/pull/massage/destroy your fenders don't get a wheel with a 35 offset.
Jesus, get some tire shine on those tyres!
2012 VW Golf R Rising Blue 2-DR | APR Carbonio Intake | APR Stage 1 ECU | Clear Sidemarkers | R Mats | Blind Spot Mirrors | H&R Sport Springs | 19x8 TSW Nurburgring Wheels | 235/35/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports | Gone.
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I actually just realized something odd this afternoon. In the 3 months that I've had the car I have had 3 different people comment on how much they like the wheels (stock).
I drove my MkV GTI for 4 years with my Huffs on in the Summer and don't remember ever getting the same comments. It's odd to me because I actually found the Huffs to be a much more striking and noticeable wheel than the OEM R wheels. To each his own I guess.
I'm still not quite sure what I want to do about wheels yet. I don't dislike the OEM wheels but I'm definitely not as infatuated with them as I was with the Huffs so I imagine they won't last as long.
The VW dealer has been feeding me BS over the past 2 weeks. I've been waiting for proof that they ordered the R. Every time I call, they give me some BS excuse why they are unable to show me the paperwork. The final straw was a few days ago, when they pulled back their offer on my trade. "It could go down a thousand dollars or so in 3 months." They can go **** themselves.
Literally just installed them moments ago.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THE SUSPENSION HAS NOT YET SETTLED AGAIN SINCE I HAVE NOT DRIVEN THE CAR SINCE INSTALLING THESE!!!!!
-2012 Rising Blue Base 4dr 2012 R (current daily driver!)
-2012 Jetta GLI (his daily - yes I'm a girl)
-1994 Sentra SE-R (PTE track beast)
-1995 Infiniti G20 (NASA PTF/TTF track rat) and 2012 NASA Nationals PTF Champion!