whats the best wheel size for VW 09 Rabbit 15" 16" or 17" ?

vik_svt
0

Asked by vik_svt Feb 23, 2012 at 08:18 PM about the 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-door

Question type: Car Customization

whats the best wheel size for VW 09 Rabbit 15" 16" or 17" ?

Price is not an issue. I have 15" wheels and they don't look that good. I am thinking of getting 16" or 17" wheels, as they would look good. But I am not sure if having bigger wheels may cause the vehicle will handle/steer differently (worse than 15"). I don't want to compromise on drive quality vehicle steerabiliy etc. Can the experts advise?

7 Answers

lstein
285

check with VW dealer for the authorized wheel sizes. Couple of issues to consider. Make sure the wheels fit over the brakes. If you are driving in winter snow, smaller, narrow wheels handle much, much better. In the summer larger, wider tires handle better. Many folks, myself included, have dedicated winter and summer tires and have them mounted on seperate rims so you can easily swap them out for each season

Alexander Robertson
65

16

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Vignessh Raveekumaran
5

15 is the best size!!!

Michael Perfeito
175

If you lower the car, it will make the wheels look much better.

Dusty Hirsch
15

WHAT!?!? Dude, if you want an agressive Euro style look you need atleast 17", if I were to do it over again I definitely would have gotten 18" There is no problems with clearance, hell the MKV R32 came w/ 18" OEM.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Scott Sr.
2,495

Check the view from the back... see how the tires don't quite extend out to the lip of the fender? OEM wheels are offset to do that..keeps cars from slinging too much crap on the car behind you... forget those losers! Minimum 18" (unless you absolutely have to run snow tires)...also talk to a wheel specialist to find an offset that would move the wheels out to the limit of the fender (you can even have the fender lip rolled to increase clearance)...this will increase the track of the car and improve handling...now, do we wanna talk about adjustable sport suspensions?

Alexander Robertson
65

18s

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Rims & tires 8 answers

    I am putting either 17 or 18 wheels, what size and off- set, tire size do I get to make the tires look just right, tucked in and not rubbing,also the car is lowered, not slammed. I would appreciate an...

    1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6

    -

    Car Customization

  • 17" wheels fit? 1 answer

    I was trying to fit a set of 17x7.5" wheels 4 x100 with 225/45/17 tires on my 1988 vw cabriolet that a friend no longer needed.was wondering if they make spacers and lug nuts to fits these.what would ...

    1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet

    -

    Car Customization

  • how can i cool off my motor since it gets really hot easy but doesnt over heats?? 1 answer

    hello guys im only 17 and this is my first car a 2001 jetta v4 automatic. and ive had it since sep. 09 and ive put many mileage like 20,000 miles till this day ive currently put a intake in it to sa...

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2010 beetle red salsa 4 answers

    i am looking for a 2010 NEW BEETLE in Red Salsa. I found one but I don't understand why the wheels on this Beetle is different from the pictures I see of other 2010 Beetles. I thought each year had ...

    2010 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • wheel sizes 6 answers

    Can I put 17's on my car. The manual indicates only 15's

    1989 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class

    -

    Car Customization

Rabbit
Looking for a Used Rabbit in your area?
CarGurus has 430 nationwide Rabbit listings starting at $4,500.
ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Rabbit Questions

Volkswagen Rabbit Experts

#1 Jon Keachie
Jon Keachie
Reputation 50
#2 LouB
LouB
Reputation 40
#3 littlehorn
littlehorn
Reputation 30
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Golf"
78 Great Deals out of 5,073 listings starting at $1,250
Used Volkswagen GTI"
138 Great Deals out of 4,468 listings starting at $2,000
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
1,240 Great Deals out of 38,084 listings starting at $1,750
Used Volkswagen Beetle"
409 Great Deals out of 10,838 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen Passat"
663 Great Deals out of 26,636 listings starting at $1,650
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
670 Great Deals out of 29,152 listings starting at $2,800
Used Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen"
90 Great Deals out of 5,927 listings starting at $5,900
Used Volkswagen Tiguan"
174 Great Deals out of 7,050 listings starting at $9,495
Used Toyota 4Runner"
367 Great Deals out of 12,274 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic"
1,043 Great Deals out of 55,980 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Wrangler"
1,007 Great Deals out of 43,485 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Focus"
2,062 Great Deals out of 62,249 listings starting at $990
Used Subaru Impreza"
233 Great Deals out of 6,826 listings starting at $1,248
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,449 Great Deals out of 53,436 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-door For Sale
16 listings starting at $9,899