The tires are Michelin X-Ice winter tires in 225/50-17. They have an OD slightly taller than the stock 225/40-18 but I compared GPS to the speedo and get an actual 46mph at an indicated 45mph which is okay by me. The wheels are Sport Edition P2 in Anthracite sized 17x7.5 with 45mm offset.What size tire?
These were used tires. They grip fine for what they are, I am just used to summer performance tires on the GTI so these have less grip on warm dry roads by design,If the tires are brand new, there's probably manufacturing mold release residue that needs to be worn off the tread. That would contribute to excessive wheelspin. A few hundred miles of driving will clear it off.
I can't guarantee that 225/45-18 would be happy but it seems likely. I like using this site to compare sizes:Okay, if I chose to keep factory wheels and put 225/45/18 X-Ice snow on it, would it be okay?
I am on fence on between 17" and 18" and I plan to get new 18" x 9" apex sm-10 as summer setup next year.
Mine bounces a bit if I let it go before the top but nothing extreme. I like how I can let go of the hood about 2/3 down and gravity closes it nicely. Did you try to remove the yellow clip for the hood prop? It looks to be a snap in easy but hard to remove without breaking kind of dealie.Does your hood sorta bounce violently at the end of travel? Like when you lift the hood halfway and let the strut auto-open it the rest of the way…my strut seems very enthusiastic and then stops very abruptly. Maybe some dust and pollen will get in there eventually and add some friction so it can’t build so much momentum...lol