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MidKnight7

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Location
Brunei
im not sure on how strong the OZ wheels are...but i think you can google the reviews from other people...but i think they are quite durable since not many people really complain about them.

im also hoping for the wheels and tires expert to join this discussion...i got lots of questions too haha
 

gtiw7

Ready to race!
Location
cruising around
you can definitely fit wider tires on the stock wheels. not by much though 235 and "maybe" 245

already bought a 235/40/18 for my car will fit them after few months.
 

Pieisgood999

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Location
UK
So how do they fit? Is there room on the rim as is? Or for larger tyres, is the sidewall angled outwards? Wouldn't there be a anger of the tyre popping off the rim under load?
 

gtiw7

Ready to race!
Location
cruising around
So how do they fit? Is there room on the rim as is? Or for larger tyres, is the sidewall angled outwards? Wouldn't there be a anger of the tyre popping off the rim under load?

as I said I will fit it in few months becaust I will travel and don't want to leave the car standing on the new tires for few week without driving; haven't fit the tires yet. but I'm pretty sure it'll fit I know people with ko4 who track their cars on 235/40/18. I don't think there is higher load than tracking a car on an internationl F1 circuit ;) 235 is no big deal!! 245 however I'm not sure how that would end up. you might need to stretch the tires to fit
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Team Dynamics, Pro Race 1.2 (same as VWR but with universal C/B & plastic spigot ring, & Team Dynamics Motorsport on rim). Available in 9 colours. (625kgs (1377.88lbs) max load per wheel)
17 x 7, et 15-50mm, 7.8kgs (17.19lbs)
17 x 7.5, et 15-53mm, 8.8kgs (18.07lbs)
17 x 8, et 13-53mm, 9kgs (19.84lbs)
17 x 9, et 23-45mm, 9.5kgs 20.94lbs)
18 x 8, et 11-50mm, 9kgs (19.84lbs)
18 x 9, et 15-35mm, 9.7kgs (21.38lbs)

Team Dynamics Pro Race 3. Available in 4 colours. (710kgs (1565.28lbs) max load per wheel)
17 x 7, et 15-45mm, 8.2kgs (18.07lbs)

Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.3. Available in 2 colours.
19 x 8.5, et 15-52mm, 11.5kgs (25.35lbs)

VWR Raceingline 18" Gunmetal Grey (Made by Team Dynamics using Pro Race 1.2)
18 x 8, et 35 or 45mm, 9kgs (19.84lbs)
18 x 9, et 35mm, 9.7kgs (21.38lbs)

VWR RacingLine 19" Gunmetal Grey (Made by Team Dynamics using Pro Race 1.3, I think?).
19 x 8.5 , et 45mm, 10.9kgs (24.05lbs)

VW OEM Dijon 10 spoke
17 x 6, et 48mm, 9.5kgs (20.94lbs)
17 x 7, et 49mm, 9.7kgs (21.38lbs)

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KGB7

New member
Location
Bedrock
Don't forget Braid wheels. Light, super strong, well priced, many color options. I'll be getting a set of 15" wheels for winter and 18" for summer.

According to Braid, their wheels are unbreakable.
 

jeffkro

Go Kart Champion
Location
United States
It is very important to know that you don't buy wheels that are heavier than the factory wheels which i believe is the Santiago 19" which weighs roughly 28lbs (12.5kg) so that you don't damage your bearing etc. (i found out the hard way in the past )

Wait you said the stock wheel are 28lbs but you said the stock wheels are 19." The stock GTI wheels are 18" so are we talking these wheels?
 

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MidKnight7

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Location
Brunei
It is very important to know that you don't buy wheels that are heavier than the factory wheels which i believe is the Santiago 19" which weighs roughly 28lbs (12.5kg) so that you don't damage your bearing etc. (i found out the hard way in the past )

Wait you said the stock wheel are 28lbs but you said the stock wheels are 19." The stock GTI wheels are 18" so are we talking these wheels?


What i meant to say was that the heaviest option from the factory would be the Santiago wheels which comes in 19"...the one in your pic is the Austin wheels 18"

sorry for not being clear :D
 

MidKnight7

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Location
Brunei
Just found these bad boys on the interweb 19x8.5 +48

only 17.4lbs!!!!!! but price is a bit on the crazy side around $1300USD PER WHEEL!!!

OZ Superforgiata
 

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SlowMK7Driver

Passed Driver's Ed
i have TE37 18x8.5 +40 from my last car 9th Gen Si, the car is already sold, just wonder if this will safe to put on my mk7GTi with wheel adapter? sorry guys newbie here ;)
 

Tk_mkv1

Go Kart Champion
I'm planning on getting Enkei PF01 18" wrap it on Michelin Pilot AS3 W-Y Speed rated when spring time comes. But I like the austins, better stock wheels compared to mk6 gti's for sure.
 
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