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mrmattolsen

Autocross Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG
Looking into making the switch from 18’s for better ride quality in daily driving,,,
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Champion
Location
Los Angeles
This is on a TDI but I'm running GTI dampers and springs. Tires are 225/45R17. When I got them I was low and already rubbing which I did not like. When these need replacing I will be going with more meat, maybe a 235/50 or 225/55, to fill out the wheel wells a little more. I don't really care about wheel gap but I like comfort.
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MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
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MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
Oof. What is the tire size? Can't quite make it out...

255/40r17 RE71R

In hindsight, as I get more competitive, wish I had gone 18 so I can get 265's on there. Just wish they made 265 in 17"
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
just get a 255 Michelin, I understand they tend to run slightly wider.
Or an rt660. Not sure there's any competitive autocross Michelin tires
 

j255c

Go Kart Champion
Location
New York
Car(s)
2018 Golf R Manual
Neuspeed Rse16 (Race Setup 245/45/17) and BBS (Daily Setup 225/50/17)
 

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Dyoshi

New member
Location
WA
Car(s)
2017 Golf GTI Sport
Stock suspension
Enkei TFR 17x8 +45 (Tirerack says 18lbs per wheel)
Hankook RS-4 235/45/r17
I really like the copper color, was always a fan of bronze but these look pretty good

My only issue with 17” wheels is the rather small clearance between the wheel inner barrel and PP brakes. I got a rock stuck in between the caliper and wheel once while driving about 15mph on a side road. Sounded like something was just scraping on the ground from under the car, and saw the small pebble chillin between the wheel and caliper. I may just have bad luck but I’m just going to expect this issue with 17s.
Fun stuff!

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golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf GT Estate
Plenty in my build thread as thats all I run!
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
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mrmattolsen

Autocross Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
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