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Faceman

Autocross Newbie
Location
Long Island
Car(s)
'17 GSW 4Mo

bentin

Autocross Champion
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
23 Golf R - 3 Pedals
More aluminium used in the wheel. Thick spokes and hub area.
Oh, I get how it happens, just more curious why the Q5 has a forged wheel available and why it's as heavy as a cast wheel? In the days of VW Group cutting costs on nearly everything, the existence of a small forged wheel for a cute ute with little to no offroad pretensions is just a little confusing. Next you'll tell me the Up has a forged wheel option.
 

Faceman

Autocross Newbie
Location
Long Island
Car(s)
'17 GSW 4Mo
Oh, I get how it happens, just more curious why the Q5 has a forged wheel available and why it's as heavy as a cast wheel? In the days of VW Group cutting costs on nearly everything, the existence of a small forged wheel for a cute ute with little to no offroad pretensions is just a little confusing. Next you'll tell me the Up has a forged wheel option.
Agreed, I was a bit surprised to come across them. The roads around here are the worst I've ever seen and it's a nice peace of mind to have a set of wheels that *shouldn't* bend or crack due to massive potholes.
 

bentin

Autocross Champion
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
23 Golf R - 3 Pedals
Agreed, I was a bit surprised to come across them. The roads around here are the worst I've ever seen and it's a nice peace of mind to have a set of wheels that *shouldn't* bend or crack due to massive potholes.
I admit to liking the design, would be a nice "beater" wheel.
 

Ravenstyle83

Ready to race!
Location
Northern NJ
Car(s)
2020 VW GTI
Superspeed RF03RR wheels 18x8.5 et45 are about 18.2lb when I weighed them. Saved 8.8 lb per corner once mounted with 235/40/18 Continental Extreme Contact summer tires vs stock wheel/tire setup.
 

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GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
I never weighed the stock 18" Prets and stock tires, but I'd guess that my 17 x 8.5 RSe16's and 255 40 17 V730's are heavier. I don't really care, more grip is more better.
 

TheProfessional

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Texas
I never weighed the stock 18" Prets and stock tires, but I'd guess that my 17 x 8.5 RSe16's and 255 40 17 V730's are heavier. I don't really care, more grip is more better.

Been about 2.5years since I got them, but I have RSe16 with 255/40R17 and if I remember right, the wheel/tire combo was two pounds lighter than the stock pretoria with tire.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Been about 2.5years since I got them, but I have RSe16 with 255/40R17 and if I remember right, the wheel/tire combo was two pounds lighter than the stock pretoria with tire.
I would have thought the combo was heavier. Cool.
 
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