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    Thread: 2013 GLI on Beetle 19" wheels

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      10-13-2012 05:01 PM #2
      Looks good... stock suspension?

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      10-13-2012 05:03 PM #3
      yes

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      10-13-2012 05:16 PM #4
      Looks sharp, how much worse is the ride? Is it noticeable?
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      10-13-2012 05:58 PM #5
      I am taking it on a road trip today I'll report back

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      10-13-2012 06:09 PM #6
      tires look too big; looks like a monster truck.
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      10-13-2012 06:31 PM #7
      I think it looks fine with the tires. I like it.
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    8. 10-13-2012 07:01 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by KC Jazz View Post
      tires look too big; looks like a monster truck.

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      10-13-2012 07:29 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by L0U View Post
      ...are those 22s?
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    10. 10-13-2012 07:35 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by DangerousTacos View Post
      ...are those 22s?
      265x40-20 winters. They are oem size for the S8.

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      10-13-2012 07:43 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by KC Jazz View Post
      tires look too big; looks like a monster truck.
      Really? Make that sidewall and it will be like riding on skateboard.

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      10-13-2012 08:19 PM #13
      The tires ARE too big when compared to the OE 18s. The Beetle combo is 26.4 inches in diameter while the GLI's are 25.1. The 19s revolve 764 times per mile while the 18s do 804 revs. This cause a 5% reduction that will definately affect the speedo, odo, and most likely the ABS system. 225/35-18 would be a better match for the OE size.
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      10-13-2012 09:03 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by shortybdub View Post
      The tires ARE too big when compared to the OE 18s. The Beetle combo is 26.4 inches in diameter while the GLI's are 25.1. The 19s revolve 764 times per mile while the 18s do 804 revs.
      TL,DR.

      This cause a 5% reduction that will definately affect the speedo, odo, and most likely the ABS system.
      Insignificant as long as all four are the same size, or at the minimum, the same size per axle.

      225/35-19 would be a better match for the OE size.
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      10-14-2012 12:35 AM #15
      Those look awesome! Great job!
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      10-14-2012 12:55 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      Really? Make that sidewall and it will be like riding on skateboard.
      how is that relevant? they are the wrong aspect ratio for 19's on a mk6 jetta. end of story.
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      10-14-2012 03:11 AM #17
      those look really good. just give it a drop and it will look perfect.

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      to the poster with winter wheels those wheels are huge, i wonder what offset it has because 265s are wide too for a jetta lol

      but do want to see how it looks when theyre on
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      10-14-2012 10:11 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by KC Jazz View Post
      how is that relevant? they are the wrong aspect ratio for 19's on a mk6 jetta. end of story.
      Exactly. I used the mathematical calculations to illustrate that. And while 5% on the surface is not that great it IS significant enough to cause errors. Serious? Not really, but going to an aspect ratio that much greater will and that's the point I was making.

      FWIW, I do like the wheels on the GLI
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      10-14-2012 07:13 PM #21
      This is the best discovery of my life... the op of this thread is the"ask a vw sales guy" dude... FML, or FYL

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      10-27-2012 01:18 PM #22


      lowered on proper tires

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      12-21-2012 02:46 PM #24
      Looks great!

    25. 12-21-2012 05:40 PM #25
      This GLI looks AWESOME

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      01-06-2013 03:40 PM #26
      I think I saw your car in VA Beach last night?
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      01-07-2013 07:13 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by DangerousTacos View Post
      I think I saw your car in VA Beach last night?
      Yup

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