I am a big fan of the stock 18's. I have been modifying cars for about 15 yrs and this is one of the first car's OEM wheels I haven't wanted to change. Maybe I am just getting old but my eyes disagree with the majority of the wheels in this thread
However, the Watkins Glen wheels do look fantastic - in fact, it's one of the few BBS-style wheels that I actually like (they're typically too busy for my taste).
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'15 Pure White GTI | Autobahn | DSG | APR Stg 1 | APR Carbon Fiber Intake | APR Turbo Muffler Delete | GFB DV+ | Res/Muffler Delete | LED Tails
I have had 2 cars in the past couple years, a Scion FRS and now a Cadillac ATS and i work in the auto business so i buy and sell wheels a lot. I also want something wider with lower offset to get them flush with the fenders.
VWR 19's on order. Pics soon.
I love the 18's but the 19" wheel will fill everything up that much better, without sacrificing the ride quality. And as far as black paint on an already VERY EASY to cleam OEM wheel, nothing a bit of polish and elbow grease cant fix. Opticoat or other coatings can also keep things looking new, for a long time.
- Awesome to those rocking 20's.. I dig it, but those rubber bands
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I thought the factory rims looked good. but I got a great deal on these and the dealer took the factory rims in on trade. I paid very little for all four installed. And now I don't got to deal with the unpainted wheel debacle.
Just put down a deposit on a Reflex Silver, Autobahn, Lighting Package and DSG for September delivery.
I accually like the new factory wheels. The only way I would switch them out is if the dealer bought my factory wheels.
But those VMR V710's are so sexxy.
Mine with Vossen CV3 8.5x19" ET 45 235/35 19
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I had some Talladega reps I bought back in 2010 that I was going to get fixed up and put on the GTI, but trading the factory rims for 710's was going to be a lot cheaper. and there you have it
I also have a set of Audi 17" 5 spoke rims, don't recall what the style is and I can't find them on google image search that I use for my winters. I think they were the stock wheel on the 2008 Audi A4 Wagon.I almost liked them better than my Talladega's style wise...
Anyone have opinions on the VW Anthracite or Motorsport Wheels through VW?
Even better would be if someone had the invoice price on them...
Loving this thread - it's good to see what fits. Some of you have done this already, but it would help if everyone posted the exact size and offset of your wheels. I'm surprised that 8.5" wide and ET45 offset fit as well as they do. I would have expected that size to poke. The MKVII wheel wells must be pretty large.
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It's always nice to have a mega thread where people can see what wheel setups they like or dislike. I'm still shopping for a replacement set as the GTI wheels are the only thing about the car that I completely dislike.
I'm with you! I'll soon be replacing my stock Austins with VMR 702's set to arrive this week!
I'll post pics once I get them.
However, this thread was already created so I'm posting it for reference: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ghlight=Wheels
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VMR 710 19 x 8.5 ET45 - 235/35/19
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Looks awesome! I keep going back & forth between 18" and 19" dia. I don't even have the car yet.