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Aggressive wheel fitment thread/stance

vdubpwr

Ready to race!
Location
miami,fl
Ok dubbers I want to start a thread on here that just about every other forum has. Aggressive wheel fitments on the mk7 platform. Alot of people on here dont know about fitments and what can and cant be done.

PLEASE KEEP NEGATIVE COMMENTS TO YOURSELF lets respect each other as a community there are different types of owners, with different types of objectives with their vehicles. Lets keep this fun, light and informative.

So lets keep it simple, and I know we wont have many posts at first but this should start to grow over time and help many people out. I'll start first, please copy my formatting so we can keep this uniform.


wheels:
3 piece cor forged classics
18x9 et27 square set up with 1" rear spacers
215/40/18 tires

suspension:
BCRacing extreme low coilovers

FTG (fender to ground) measurement: unknown



 
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vdubpwr

Ready to race!
Location
miami,fl
Found on the web

Wheels as stated by owner:
3 piece rotiform
19x8.5 et56 front
19x8.5 et33 rear
215/35/19 tires

suspension: Air ride

FTG measurement uknown.


 

Avanti

Go Kart Champion
Location
UK
You wrote "Aggressive wheel fitments on the mk7 platform. Alot of people on here dont know about fitments and what can and cant be done.

PLEASE KEEP NEGATIVE COMMENTS TO YOURSELF lets respect each other as a community there are different types of owners, with different types of objectives with their vehicles. Lets keep this fun, light and informative."

Which seems to contradict itself.
 

vdubpwr

Ready to race!
Location
miami,fl
You wrote "Aggressive wheel fitments on the mk7 platform. Alot of people on here dont know about fitments and what can and cant be done.

PLEASE KEEP NEGATIVE COMMENTS TO YOURSELF lets respect each other as a community there are different types of owners, with different types of objectives with their vehicles. Lets keep this fun, light and informative."

Which seems to contradict itself.
Im sorry I don't see the contradiction. There are many people on here who do not know what fits and are going with standard sizes. This thread is for the customizers, and the people willing to run wider wheels, with lower offsets than the usual we have been seeing.
 

Avanti

Go Kart Champion
Location
UK
Im sorry I don't see the contradiction. There are many people on here who do not know what fits and are going with standard sizes. This thread is for the customizers, and the people willing to run wider wheels, with lower offsets than the usual we have been seeing.
Of course you won't see the contradiction.
I would have thought the customizers are already aware, so they wouldn't be commenting negatively in any case :eek:
 

Wastegate13

Go Kart Champion
Location
SoFla
Is the offset listed for your car a typo? Are you running negative camber in the front? Thanks. I've been on the fence about wheels since I got the car in August by I may be picking up a temporary set next weekend.
 

vdubpwr

Ready to race!
Location
miami,fl
Is the offset listed for your car a typo? Are you running negative camber in the front? Thanks. I've been on the fence about wheels since I got the car in August by I may be picking up a temporary set next weekend.
Nope no negative camber up front at all, and actually very little on the rear. I will be however running more negative camber on the rear next week so that I can go a bit lower.
 

Sandman GTI

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Location
Tennessee USA
Not negative just questions:
Are the cars still drivable? I assume they are on bags and can be lifted to drive?
Are the wheel wells removed to make room for tires?
How does ride compare to stock?
Slight negative: Does it hurt you doing that to an R?
I could see a Gulf or GTI but an R?
 
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the bruce

Go Kart Champion
Location
land
Ride
Golf GTI Mk.V 2008
just wait till bruce comes in here like...do not lower your cars you idiots! or put 215's on a 9 :D lol
You missed my intention. I won't comment on vdubpwr's car as this is his thread, and you already
know my opinion, as he does. This isn't the place. Some like slammed cars, some/most don't. ;)


Nope no negative camber up front at all, ....
Any Golf etc. comes with negative camber on front from factory, and it'll increase inevitably with
lowering. It's probably somewhere around -1°20' slammed. Less than you'll have on rear, but
it's still there.

That's not a comment, just a clarification. :D
 

vdubpwr

Ready to race!
Location
miami,fl
Not negative just question:
Are the cars still drivable? I assume they are on bags and can be lifted to drive?
Are the wheel wells removed to make room for tires?
How does ride compare to stock?
Slight negative: Does it hurt you doing that to an R?
I could see a Gulf or GTI but an R?

The r is on bags so yes you can lift it up before driving. Mine is not, it drives at that height and no I have not removed anything just one screw inside the fender for about 3mm of clearance.
 

vdubpwr

Ready to race!
Location
miami,fl
Any Golf etc. comes with negative camber on front from factory, and it'll increase inevitably with
lowering. It's probably somewhere around -1°20' slammed. Less than you'll have on rear, but
it's still there.

That's not a comment, just a clarification. :D
Bruce you are 100% correct. When you lower a car it does camber, what I meant is I have no additional camber. I didnt adjust for more in the front nor the rear, just what the suspension did naturally, the car has yet to be aligned. Should be done by this next coming week.

With that said I will be running more negative camber, and lowering the rear more.
 

tg87

New member
Location
Dallas, TX
I'm looking at some 19x8.5 +32 BBS wheels for my GTI. It will be lowered on VWR or H&R springs. Am I going to need spacers for these to sit flush? Anyone know?
 

Wastegate13

Go Kart Champion
Location
SoFla
Nope no negative camber up front at all, and actually very little on the rear. I will be however running more negative camber on the rear next week so that I can go a bit lower.

This supports my theory that there is a lot more room under the fenders of the MK7 vs the MK6. Are you rolled up front or just the top screw removed? The set up I'm looking at is actually a little less aggressive than yours and its hard to tell but I believe you are lower as well.
 

Johnny Blaze

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Location
SFV 818
I'm looking at some 19x8.5 +32 BBS wheels for my GTI. It will be lowered on VWR or H&R springs. Am I going to need spacers for these to sit flush? Anyone know?
19x8.5 et 32 will sit quite nice, might be a little more than flush. Now depending on the tires, 225 will be a better fit than 235 with that offset.
 

vdubpwr

Ready to race!
Location
miami,fl
I'm looking at some 19x8.5 +32 BBS wheels for my GTI. It will be lowered on VWR or H&R springs. Am I going to need spacers for these to sit flush? Anyone know?
Those are gonna sit very nice with no spacers. Id even maybe even run a 225/35 instead of a 225/40 on those to ensure no rubbing.

This supports my theory that there is a lot more room under the fenders of the MK7 vs the MK6. Are you rolled up front or just the top screw removed? The set up I'm looking at is actually a little less aggressive than yours and its hard to tell but I believe you are lower as well.
I believe so too. All ive got is the screw removed the the tab bent upwards. What are the specs on the wheels youre looking at?
 

Wastegate13

Go Kart Champion
Location
SoFla
Those are gonna sit very nice with no spacers. Id even maybe even run a 225/35 instead of a 225/40 on those to ensure no rubbing.



I believe so too. All ive got is the screw removed the the tab bent upwards. What are the specs on the wheels youre looking at?


18x9.5 +40 square
 

Johnny Blaze

Go Kart Champion
Location
SFV 818
Those are gonna sit very nice with no spacers. Id even maybe even run a 225/35 instead of a 225/40 on those to ensure no rubbing.



I believe so too. All ive got is the screw removed the the tab bent upwards. What are the specs on the wheels youre looking at?
those are 19's he needs to run a 35 profile, as 40 will be to tall for 19s
 
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