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    1. I had a lot of the same issues, but more with...

      I had a lot of the same issues, but more with bending rims than bottoming out, and I couldn't understand how everyone else was getting by as much as they were. I finally spent a ton of time...
    2. Yes, I'm fairly sure it's due to the section...

      Yes, I'm fairly sure it's due to the section width of my tires. In the original post, I linked to another post where another member has tires that are a slightly larger diameter than mine but don't...
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      Not sure if it helps, not I posted an entire...

      Not sure if it helps, not I posted an entire write up on this recently here:

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?9318299-Guide-to-Pothole-Resistant-Wheels-For-the-Mk7-Golf-R#/topics/9318299...
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      So glad it's not just me! I did the same, but I...

      So glad it's not just me! I did the same, but I wish my song alert was Blue Monday. Nope, mine is In The Ayer by Flo Rida.

      Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
    5. That would make sense, I guess I just don't see...

      That would make sense, I guess I just don't see how it's relevant. Regardless of how you drive, stronger wheels with larger tires will dramatically reduce the damage. Either way, glad the info has...
    6. I'll be honest. I don't know anything about your...

      I'll be honest. I don't know anything about your experience, so I apologise if I'm speaking out of turn. I just know implying pothole damage is the result of ignorant or lazy driving is inaccurate...
    7. I don't think anyone is arguing that any wheel is...

      I don't think anyone is arguing that any wheel is impervious to damage and allows you to "defeat potholes." But if you don't regularly drive on roads where giant unavoidable potholes are a daily...
    8. There's no question that all other things being...

      There's no question that all other things being equal, forged would be stronger. However, I didn't see many options for 17" forged wheels (TireRack for example has none). They only had 18" at the...
    9. The Tire Rack article originally linked has a...

      The Tire Rack article originally linked has a section about it, but I think this is a better article from König that describes the process. Flow forming is essentially low pressure casting with an...
    10. Thanks! For the most part. It's mostly a...

      Thanks!



      For the most part. It's mostly a function of the outer diameter of the tire, so as long as you keep that close to stock, you're good. In the tire size calculator I posted, one of the...
    11. Guide to Pothole Resistant Wheels For the Mk7 Golf R

      Hi all. I bought my Mk7 Golf R a few years ago, and since then I've bent about 5 or 6 of the stock 19" Cadiz wheels on 235/35-R19 tires. I got pretty tired of the replacement process, and so I spent...
    12. That might explain it. My winters are Bridgestone...

      That might explain it. My winters are Bridgestone Blizzak WS80s, which have a section width of 9.1" according to tiresize.com. The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires I just got have a section width of...
    13. Well shoot. Thanks for the update! I guess I'll...

      Well shoot. Thanks for the update! I guess I'll be returning these then.

      Based on this info, I think we end up with this summary:

      235/35-19: 25.5" diameter - stock
      235/40-18: 25.4" diameter -...
    14. Perhaps, but I'd say the numbers don't look that...

      Perhaps, but I'd say the numbers don't look that way. And if you're driving the speed limit and hit an unavoidable pothole that spanned the entire width of the road, I'm not sure how any driver could...
    15. I also live on a dirt road. There's no question...

      I also live on a dirt road. There's no question dirt roads are easier than large concrete potholes, even after heavy rains before they get re-surfaced. Also the fact that you said you haven't had a...
    16. Gravel, dirt, mud, and rocks are all still much...

      Gravel, dirt, mud, and rocks are all still much easier on tires than actual potholes. They're not good roads, but still not in the same league as potholes. The 19s can handle all of those no problem....
    17. I have 225/50-17s for my winter tires, and they...

      I have 225/50-17s for my winter tires, and they rub a little when going over certain bumps, but it's not much and it's rubber on plastic, which doesn't really hurt the tires as far as I can tell and...
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      I'm just making this up, but I'm wondering if the...

      I'm just making this up, but I'm wondering if the interior temperature sensor is malfunctioning. Like maybe it's reporting the temperature as 72 no matter what, which could cause the fans to be low...
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      This doesn't sound normal. Just went through a...

      This doesn't sound normal. Just went through a snowy/freezing winter in my 2017 R with climate control set at 72. It would lightly blow ambient air only until the engine got some heat in it, then it...
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      Where are you located?

      Where are you located?
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