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WhiteRabbit_MK7.5

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
GTIForum1
Car(s)
2020 Golf GTI MK7.5
Sooo i been doing my research and decided that I either want the Enkei RS005’s or the Konig Countergram both in 18x8’5, but I’m having trouble finding which tire widths and aspect ratios (height) fit the rim without rubbing.

I would like to run 245/40 or 45 but don’t know if that would require an 18x9 wheel and trimming of inner fender ??

AAAAAND on top of that i have to add to the equation the fact that I want to get either the APR lowering springs (3/4 - 1 inch) or the H&R’s (1.3inch) so I don’t know what would be the set up to avoid rubbing and have the most contact patch, any help is appreciated
 

scrllock

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
MI
Use tirerack's tread width spec on the tires you're considering and go from there. Rubbing really depends on your specific setup, including tires. Many people are running a 245/40/18 without issue, lowered increases the chance you'll have to do the fender screw mod to avoid rubbing.
 

absoluteczech

GolfMKV ADMlN
Location
SoCal
Car(s)
981 Cayman & GTI SE
whats the offset? 245 might rub if its 1" drop up front. you can do fender liner bolt and that might be enough. worst case you need to run a 235/40 and then youll be fine for sure with apr or hr springs. some brand tires also run wider than others. for example ps4 will be wider than some other brands. so a 235 ps4 could almost be as wide as say a conti 245
 

WhiteRabbit_MK7.5

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
GTIForum1
Car(s)
2020 Golf GTI MK7.5
whats the offset? 245 might rub if its 1" drop up front. you can do fender liner bolt and that might be enough. worst case you need to run a 235/40 and then youll be fine for sure with apr or hr springs. some brand tires also run wider than others. for example ps4 will be wider than some other brands. so a 235 ps4 could almost be as wide as say a conti 245
Ooooooh gotta look into the fender screw thingy
 

Lovic87

Go Kart Newbie
Location
610-SePa
Car(s)
18 GTI SE 6mt
I'm running Konig Ampliform with 255/35s, removed the fender screw and found out I didn't need to at all. I'm more than 1.5" lower than stock, and the only time I have rubbed was with my car fully loaded on highway dips in the rear, on vacation last summer. 18x8.5 et43
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
I'm running Konig Ampliform with 255/35s, removed the fender screw and found out I didn't need to at all. I'm more than 1.5" lower than stock, and the only time I have rubbed was with my car fully loaded on highway dips in the rear, on vacation last summer. 18x8.5 et43

Not that we don't believe you, but we're gonna have to see some evidence 😉
 

Lovic87

Go Kart Newbie
Location
610-SePa
Car(s)
18 GTI SE 6mt
Not that we don't believe you, but we're gonna have to see some evidence 😉

The side profile of the passenger side is the morning the rear tires rubbed on vacation, the front driver view is the normal height
 

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El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
What brand are those tires?
Side wall bulge really don’t look any bigger than my 235 MP4S on my Konig 8.5s.

Also wheels look great in that car and color.
 

SK7.5

New member
Location
Orange County, CA
Car(s)
Mk 7.5 GTI
Hello all, I recently joined the forum (a little nervous as this is my first post 😅) and had a quick question regarding wheels and fitment. I know it will vary by brand a style but for a flush/almost flush set up what offset do you recommend? I'm looking at 18x8 45 Advanti Sveltos and just want to make sure I do all my research first.
 

scrllock

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
MI
+45 is great, ideal for square rotatable setups. I run 225/40/18s on the same spec and it's fine.

edit: some will complain about the rear not being flush, but I find I get enough water sprayed on my front doors from the fronts as it is, if I thought running spacers was a good idea that would be an option for better rear looks.
 
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El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
8" with a 45et will not be flush by todays standards at least.

but its safe, common and for most "ideal"
 

efaily

Go Kart Champion
Location
Chicago 'burbs
Car(s)
2019 GTI SE Exp pkg
The front track is about an inch wider than the rear on these cars, so whatever you get won't look exactly the same between front and rear without spacers or different offset/width wheels.
 

JerseyDrew77

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia & NC
Hello all, I recently joined the forum (a little nervous as this is my first post 😅) and had a quick question regarding wheels and fitment. I know it will vary by brand a style but for a flush/almost flush set up what offset do you recommend? I'm looking at 18x8 45 Advanti Sveltos and just want to make sure I do all my research first.

With a 45 offset, I'd go with a 8.5 width wheel to get more of a flush look.
 

Desslok

Autocross Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2019 Rabbit
Not the best angle, but here are 18x8 45 ET wheels with 245/40/18 tires:

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