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    1. 05-14-2017 09:54 PM #1676
      Quote Originally Posted by 20th#726 View Post
      TSW Bathurst 19x9.5 et39
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      Need to dial in height and rear offset with spacers once coils are settled and I get it aligned. Happy with it so far.





      Very nice choice!

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      05-14-2017 11:10 PM #1677
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubfan35 View Post
      Looks good. Really wish I could run 19s but the city streets would eat them up. Ha.
      Thanks! Just gotta be extra cautious. Utah streets aren't perfect. I work at a wheel shop that specializes in repair so I am pretty aware when I drive.

      Quote Originally Posted by kfitzpatr View Post
      Very nice choice!
      Thanks! I had the option for Volk TE37s in 19x9.5 et42 but I wasn't liking the look. Perhaps if they were in a different color.


    3. 05-14-2017 11:13 PM #1678
      Quote Originally Posted by 20th#726 View Post
      Thanks! Just gotta be extra cautious. Utah streets aren't perfect. I work at a wheel shop that specializes in repair so I am pretty aware when I drive.



      Thanks! I had the option for Volk TE37s in 19x9.5 et42 but I wasn't liking the look. Perhaps if they were in a different color.

      Yeah I'm careful too but some times they just come out of nowhere. Ha.

      And the volks are good looking wheels just not on the GTI in my opinion. More Subaru and evos and cars like that.

    4. 05-14-2017 11:16 PM #1679
      Agreed. You made the right decision. Have a new set of wheels coming soon for mine!

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      05-16-2017 10:36 PM #1681
      I'm considering getting 4 of these 18" wheels and some Michelin Pilot Sport tires for my 2016 GTI-S w/PP.
      Should i be concerned about anything regarding size, spacers, etc., or is it a painless plug and play operation?
      Preferred tire size?
      Lowest cost I've seen is about $300 each. Anyone know what dealer cost is and if they can be had for a better price?
      I have the Michelin Pilot Sport tires on my Boxster and am quite happy with them, unless others may have opinions as to what may be a better choice.

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      05-16-2017 11:08 PM #1682
      Quote Originally Posted by joeblonewjersey View Post
      I'm considering getting 4 of these 18" wheels and some Michelin Pilot Sport tires for my 2016 GTI-S w/PP.
      Should i be concerned about anything regarding size, spacers, etc., or is it a painless plug and play operation?
      Preferred tire size?
      Lowest cost I've seen is about $300 each. Anyone know what dealer cost is and if they can be had for a better price?
      I have the Michelin Pilot Sport tires on my Boxster and am quite happy with them, unless others may have opinions as to what may be a better choice.
      Consider the Firestone indy 500.

      http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20140

    8. 05-17-2017 12:27 AM #1683
      Quote Originally Posted by joeblonewjersey View Post
      I'm considering getting 4 of these 18" wheels and some Michelin Pilot Sport tires for my 2016 GTI-S w/PP.
      Should i be concerned about anything regarding size, spacers, etc., or is it a painless plug and play operation?
      Preferred tire size?
      Lowest cost I've seen is about $300 each. Anyone know what dealer cost is and if they can be had for a better price?
      I have the Michelin Pilot Sport tires on my Boxster and am quite happy with them, unless others may have opinions as to what may be a better choice.
      Make sure you check the weight of those wheels. I was reading that 18s weren't weighing less than the 19s that came on the Rs, but were actually weighing more. I don't know if that's a big concern for me but I wouldn't want to speed $300 bucks on a wheel and not at least lose some weight while doing it.

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      05-17-2017 01:59 AM #1684
      Quote Originally Posted by joeblonewjersey View Post
      I'm considering getting 4 of these 18" wheels and some Michelin Pilot Sport tires for my 2016 GTI-S w/PP.
      Should i be concerned about anything regarding size, spacers, etc., or is it a painless plug and play operation?
      Preferred tire size?
      Lowest cost I've seen is about $300 each. Anyone know what dealer cost is and if they can be had for a better price?
      I have the Michelin Pilot Sport tires on my Boxster and am quite happy with them, unless others may have opinions as to what may be a better choice.
      Better off trying to find a used set in the classifieds.

      As mentioned below.. I bet they weigh a ton if that is something that turns you off.

      I'd run the standard 225/40/18 and you won't need spacers unless you want them.

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      05-17-2017 07:46 AM #1685
      Like a needle in a haystack...lot's of 19's at different times, but almost zero 18's.

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      05-17-2017 08:18 AM #1686
      Nothing that hasn't been done before, but I've always loved 5-spoke designs. VWR Springs / 18 x 8.5 et45 Rotiform TMB's / 225/40R18. Per another Vortexer, when the Bridgestone's need replacing, will try 255/35R18's to fill the wheelwells a bit more.








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      05-17-2017 08:22 AM #1687
      To each his own....

    13. 05-17-2017 08:36 AM #1688
      Quote Originally Posted by joeblonewjersey View Post
      I'm considering getting 4 of these 18" wheels and some Michelin Pilot Sport tires for my 2016 GTI-S w/PP.
      Should i be concerned about anything regarding size, spacers, etc., or is it a painless plug and play operation?
      Preferred tire size?
      Lowest cost I've seen is about $300 each. Anyone know what dealer cost is and if they can be had for a better price?
      I have the Michelin Pilot Sport tires on my Boxster and am quite happy with them, unless others may have opinions as to what may be a better choice.
      Unless you're adamant on getting OEM wheels, there's a company called REPLIKA that makes these in 17, 18 & 19. They're good quality wheels and the OEM center caps fit the wheels not to mention they have a lower ET than the OEMs so they will clear most BBK. They come in at USD $859 shipped for all 4 (to Atlantic City) from 1010tires so quite a bit cheaper than $300 a wheel. You can even make a wheel/tire combo on that site. I also recommend the Firestone Indy500, they are a great tire on road and a decent HDPE tire, not quite at MPSS level but close enough you won't be able to tell on the street without being very reckless.

      Hope this helps.

    14. 05-17-2017 08:59 AM #1689
      Quote Originally Posted by joeblonewjersey View Post
      I'm considering getting 4 of these 18" wheels and some Michelin Pilot Sport tires for my 2016 GTI-S w/PP.
      Should i be concerned about anything regarding size, spacers, etc., or is it a painless plug and play operation?
      Preferred tire size?
      Lowest cost I've seen is about $300 each. Anyone know what dealer cost is and if they can be had for a better price?
      I have the Michelin Pilot Sport tires on my Boxster and am quite happy with them, unless others may have opinions as to what may be a better choice.
      As others have mentioned, these 18" "Pretoria" wheels are an OEM VW part with all that that connotes, including weight; roughly 26 lbs. The upside is they are manufactured to withstand driving on "normal" -- i.e., bad -- roads and broken pavement. Thus, you are giving up the advantages of a lighter, perhaps flow-formed, alloy wheel, and gaining the fact that they are as durable as the OEM alloys that came on the car initially. There certainly is something to be said for that, particularly when you are staring at one of more bent and/or ruined VMR (or Neuspeed, etc.) alloys.

      [Further discussed here: http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showth...26333&page=3.]
      Last edited by RennWerks; 05-17-2017 at 10:35 AM.

    15. 05-18-2017 07:55 PM #1690
      Quote Originally Posted by sapgar View Post
      Those are the silver painted and not anthracite, right? What offset? 45 or 35? 18s? Thanks


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      Yup, they're silver, 18x8 and 45 offset.

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      05-19-2017 12:28 AM #1691
      Audi TT 19x9 et52. No spacers. 225/35/19.
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    17. 05-19-2017 11:41 PM #1692
      Any comments or experience with neuspeed wheels anybody? Looking at a set for my GTI sport and I've never had them before. Good solid, lightweight option? Thanks.

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      05-20-2017 12:11 AM #1693
      Quote Originally Posted by RennWerks View Post
      As others have mentioned, these 18" "Pretoria" wheels are an OEM VW part with all that that connotes, including weight; roughly 26 lbs. The upside is they are manufactured to withstand driving on "normal" -- i.e., bad -- roads and broken pavement. Thus, you are giving up the advantages of a lighter, perhaps flow-formed, alloy wheel, and gaining the fact that they are as durable as the OEM alloys that came on the car initially. There certainly is something to be said for that, particularly when you are staring at one of more bent and/or ruined VMR (or Neuspeed, etc.) alloys.

      [Further discussed here: http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showth...26333&page=3.]
      Saw these at my dealership today.


    19. 05-20-2017 12:50 AM #1694
      Quote Originally Posted by nype View Post
      Saw these at my dealership today.

      Look at that price. And only 7.5. If I'm spending that money I'm going lighter and at least wider.

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      05-20-2017 01:10 AM #1695
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubfan35 View Post
      Look at that price. And only 7.5. If I'm spending that money I'm going lighter and at least wider.
      VW OEM wheels have always been made from the highest grade unobtainium, hence their pricing...


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    21. 05-20-2017 01:13 AM #1696
      Quote Originally Posted by MKVIISpec View Post
      VW OEM wheels have always been made from the highest grade unobtainium, hence their pricing...


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      Oh I know. That's why I have the wheel and tire warranty on my car. Ha. But if I was looking to uograde, I wouldn't go with a 7.5 wide wheel especially at 500 bucks a pop. And in addition if they're weighing 26 pounds like I'm seeing people say they do.

    22. 05-20-2017 01:57 AM #1697
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubfan35 View Post
      Oh I know. That's why I have the wheel and tire warranty on my car. Ha. But if I was looking to uograde, I wouldn't go with a 7.5 wide wheel especially at 500 bucks a pop. And in addition if they're weighing 26 pounds like I'm seeing people say they do.
      Nype is in Canada. So that's like $200 US. (j/k it's like $400. Still pricey though. Especially for black wheels that look like every other black wheel from 10 feet away.)

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      05-20-2017 02:35 AM #1698
      Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaDad View Post
      Nype is in Canada. So that's like $200 US. (j/k it's like $400. Still pricey though. Especially for black wheels that look like every other black wheel from 10 feet away.)

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      Yep. Canadian pesos. Forgot to mention that.

      And these were there as well. At least they're 8" wide.


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      05-21-2017 09:52 AM #1699
      With all the non return signs now on spacers even trial fitting, I am wondering if anyone is running the setup in title? Don't want to run 5mm and risk vibrations. Thanks
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    25. 05-21-2017 10:24 AM #1700
      Quote Originally Posted by Pyzon View Post
      With all the non return signs now on spacers even trial fitting, I am wondering if anyone is running the setup in title? Don't want to run 5mm and risk vibrations. Thanks
      My wheels are those exact specs and I'm running 5mm front and 7mm rear spacers. I don't notice any vibrations. Or it only seems like when I go like exactly 85. But that was after I put in my splitter so I'm pretty sure it's that.


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