Rims & tires

Asked by Dec 14, 2006 at 02:01 PM about the 1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2-Door FWD

Question type: Car Customization

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 any help. thanks, Noel Cuffee p.s. i was thinking about using the Rota Slipstream wheels

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1010tires.com has a great tool for this. Go to their front page, and you can click "Custom Car Wizard." This will let you see what your car would look like with different size tires. It's pretty fun.

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actually that link doesn't work. use this link instead. http://www.1010tires.com/

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I'm not sure how you want your car to look... I would suggest getting a 'staggered' fitment (meaning that the rear wheels are slightly wider than the ones in the front; it makes it look sleeker). Don't go with 17's, because they wont look big enough. Go for an 18-inch wheel, around 8.0" wide in the front and 9.5" wide in the back. Tires are another story, because the tires make the rims lolz... If you want a 'stretched' tire setup (the rim sticks out farther than the tire's sidewall to make the wheel/tire setup look nicely tucked in the wheel well. But for the best tire setup, I would run 215/40/18 in the front on the 8.0" wide rim, and 235/40/18 tires in the rear for the 9.5" wheel. As for offset, try to find +40 for the front and +38 for the rear for the best results.

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go for 15's and call it a day. youll be thanking me, ive been around VW's long enough to know


go with a set of OEM rims, either 17 or 18". Throw in a set of H&R wheel spacers, 8MM and longer bolts. Go to esctuning.com


im going to agree with matt. stay classy, and get a set of 15" BBS rs's


Didn't he say he wanted 17s or 18s?

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thank god someone knows what there doing

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