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nype

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Yep, I think it’s new within the past year.

For the FC04, I see you got black. Are they available with 57.1cb? I think only the silver version is.
Maybe this was answered. I wasn't getting alerts for this thread.

I don't believe that any of the FC04s are 57.1cb.
 

nype

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Location
Vancouver, B.C.
Wow, 10 lbs?! That's amazing! What wheels and tires did you have on before?

I only got 3 lbs savings per corner from my 18" FC04s & 235 PS4S (42 lb) vs my Austins & 225 factory Bridgestones (45 lb). The PS4S are slightly wider and the Bridgestones were worn, but I wouldn't think that would add up to 7 lbs.
Wow, 10 lbs?! That's amazing! What wheels and tires did you have on before?

I only got 3 lbs savings per corner from my 18" FC04s & 235 PS4S (42 lb) vs my Austins & 225 factory Bridgestones (45 lb). The PS4S are slightly wider and the Bridgestones were worn, but I wouldn't think that would add up to 7 lbs.
Well I had OEM VW Goals on there before, which are said to be 22.9 lbs, although I haven't weighed them. So there's 4 lbs there. Plus I removed 15/20mm ECS spacers, which I believe are made of lead. :) Things are heavy...

I swapped over my Michelin PS A/S3+ (225s) as they're only ~20% worn. This is one reason why I went with the FC04s (225 tires on these 8" wide wheels).
 

nype

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Vancouver, B.C.
Enkei Raijin 8X8 offset 45 vs 8X8.5 offset 42. Which would you go with and why? Will the 8.5 wide wheels handle worse?
I'd probably go with an 18" wheel. :)

From my wheel shopping notes (comparison to Austin wheels - 18x7.5 +49):

8” ET48 = 7mm past stock
8" ET45 = 10mm past stock
8" ET42 = 13.5mm past stock
8.5” ET48 = 14mm past stock
8” ET40 = 15mm past stock
8.5” ET47 = 15mm past stock
8.5" ET45 = 17mm past stock
8” ET35 = 20mm past stock
8.5” ET42 = 20mm past stock
8.5” ET38 = 24mm past stock

Another reason why I went with this size in FC04. I was obsessing about how flush they would sit. Wanted to mimic the fitment I had with the stock wheels and ECS flush kit spacers. So I have that now on the front, without spacers. Might add a thin spacer to the rears but looks pretty good as is. I will say that the slight stretch on the tires gives a bit of an illusion that they aren't poking as out as much. Ideally I would have needed new tires right now and would have gone 235 but not the case at the moment.
 
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chillax

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Wi
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18 GTI SE plaid
I'd probably go with an 18" wheel. :)

From my wheel shopping notes (comparison to Austin wheels - 18x7.5 +49):

8” ET48 = 7mm past stock
8" ET45 = 10mm past stock
8" ET42 = 13.5mm past stock
8.5” ET48 = 14mm past stock
8” ET40 = 15mm past stock
8.5” ET47 = 15mm past stock
8.5" ET45 = 17mm past stock
8” ET35 = 20mm past stock
8.5” ET42 = 20mm past stock
8.5” ET38 = 24mm past stock

Another reason why I went with this size in FC04. I was obsessing about how flush they would sit. Wanted to mimic the fitment I had with the stock wheels and ECS flush kit spacers. So I have that now on the front, without spacers. Might add a thin spacer to the rears but looks pretty good as is. I will say that the slight stretch on the tires gives a bit of an illusion that they aren't poking as out as much. Ideally I would have needed new tires right now and would have gone 235 but not the case at the moment.
lol I'm surprised you were the first to catch my typo. I think I will be keeping the stock ride height and I don't really want to deal with spacers.
 
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nype

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lol I'm surprised you were the first to catch my typo. I think I will be keeping the stock ride height and I don't really want to deal with spacers.
Are you buying new tires or do you have tires already?
 

chillax

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Wi
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18 GTI SE plaid
Are you buying new tires or do you have tires already?
I have the AS3+ tires in 225/40 but they are too firm for me. I'm thinking about getting DWS06 in whatever is the appropriate size for the wheels I choose.
 

geokilla

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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2018 VW GTI DSG
Anyone have any idea how the bronze 17" Motegi MR145 or Konig Hexaform will look on stock MK7.5 GTI in Dark Iron Blue? It probably won't clear Porsche Macan brakes if I ever decide to upgrade them. It'd be for daily use.
 

VL3X

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Delaware
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2017 GTI SE
Anyone have any idea how the bronze 17" Motegi MR145 or Konig Hexaform will look on stock MK7.5 GTI in Dark Iron Blue? It probably won't clear Porsche Macan brakes if I ever decide to upgrade them. It'd be for daily use.
I've been considering a set of 17x8 Hexaforms since I sold my RSE05s and want to change them up a bit with something similar. Konig said they are back ordered for the next couple months so I doubt anyone has them yet.. At least not on a MK7 GTI. But to answer your question, I think bronze would look good on a blue gti.
 

dnos

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arizona
I've been considering a set of 17x8 Hexaforms since I sold my RSE05s and want to change them up a bit with something similar. Konig said they are back ordered for the next couple months so I doubt anyone has them yet.. At least not on a MK7 GTI. But to answer your question, I think bronze would look good on a blue gti.
I'm planning on getting the 18x8.5 et 43 Bronze Hexaforms and wrap them in 235/40 DWS06s for my lapis blue Golf R. Super happy I found those before buying some TE37s or ZE40s.
 

VL3X

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Delaware
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2017 GTI SE
Everyone here loves those DWS06s but I had a bad experience with them in my RSE05s... A weird vibration under accelerationt hat no shop could diagnose. Apparently some have higher speed (70+) vibration issues with those tires.. It's a known factory flaw with some batches. I think I'm going to try the A/S 3+ with my next setup.
 

chillax

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Wi
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18 GTI SE plaid
Everyone here loves those DWS06s but I had a bad experience with them in my RSE05s... A weird vibration under accelerationt hat no shop could diagnose. Apparently some have higher speed (70+) vibration issues with those tires.. It's a known factory flaw with some batches. I think I'm going to try the A/S 3+ with my next setup.
That happened to me, I kept thinking the wheels were improperly balanced but it turned out to be the tires. Keep in mind the AS3+ are extremely firm so if you live in an area with crappy roads they may not be such a good idea.
 

VL3X

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Delaware
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2017 GTI SE
Keep in mind the AS3+ are extremely firm so if you live in an area with crappy roads they may not be such a good idea.
Thanks for the info. Got any recommendations for a good all season alternative? We don't get a ton of snow, so I don't want Blizzaks or anything extreme for my winter wheels. Just something that can handle an inch or two of we get it and performs well enough in freezing temps.
 
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