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Do you like having the 16s or would you prefer 17" rims? I'm looking to replace my wheels and I wanted to get 16" so the wheels wouldn't be so prone to bending. The one thing I'm not liking is the lack of tire choice for 205/45-16; there's less than 20 choices. The MkIV's get lots of choices with the 205/55-16 size. Oh well.
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (the flying grape!)

fer 16's you can use 215/40's or 205/45's if you want to keep your speedo correct, but some use 205/40 and 195/40's. Its a personal preferance, just like wheel size. I like 16's and 17's and am really debating on what to get fer next season. So basically just brouse a bunch of pics to see what you prefer.
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (the flying grape!)

me you can have them $500 with tires,practically brand new,car just sits in my driveway i need to get rid of them
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (the flying grape!)

im sure there are tons of people who have 16's but just dont want or dont know how to post pictures
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (Euro Flavor)

i dont have any pics of mine, but they are polished RC's with 225/40/16 rubber on them...16x7.5
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (the flying grape!)

quote:[HR][/HR]Does anyone know which wheels are on the GTI in the forum logo at the top of the page?[HR][/HR]​
Looks kinda like a 20th anniversary GTI with the factory 3pc BBS... The same ones as the new Wolfsburg edition MK4.
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (VR6roar)

Hey VR6roar, did you have to roll the fenders? It seems like you'd get some serious rubbing with 225 tires.
Wholsea, those OZs are nice!
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (the flying grape!)

You know I was gonna do the exact same thing this past spring. Was afraid to put 17's on cause of all the stories about bent rims....
I was buying used and for the life of me after 3 months I couldn't find 16's on the vortex I liked. Came across 17's and said what the hell. Love 'em and I'm never going back. A full summer's driving including 5 highway trips and not one dent , not one bend.

My advice is 2 part
1] If you're gonna run 17's go 215/40/17 vs 205's. I had 205's to start in the front and every bump was a BANG or SLAM Scared the bejesus out of me. Wore those out and went 215. Difference is night and day. You can't drive up curbs or anything but that extra rubber absorbs the bumps nicely.
2] Get strong wheels. Sure a 4 foot pothole will bend your rim but some wheels just plain suck. TSW [totally soft wheels] comes to mind . Its no wonder they've earned that name.
Other side of the spectrum : BBS RC's . $$$ but do you want to spend $ this year and then $ next year to replace your bent rims ? You can buy nice rims now or buy crap now and nice later.



[Modified by Lexi, 7:20 PM 11-27-2001]
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (the flying grape!)


16'' OZ Superturismo Corsa, and I love them....
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (Metallitubby)

I almost got the Superturismos during the OZ clearance! I ended up passing on them cuz I thought I might end up hating white wheels. White wheels on a purple car? who knows, it might have worked...
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (the flying grape!)

Bought brand new 17 BBS RX, but decided not to install them on my 98JettaGLX. Not enough rubber for these rough roads. Traded them with a set of VW / WE 16 BBS RXII with Kumho 205/45/16s.
I have pics... can someone tell me how to post...
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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (the flying grape!)

16's
205/45 (cause a NY pothole ate my dog)

i would have to buy a rim (or 2) every other month if i had 17's w/ 40 series tires on it.
 

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quote:[HR][/HR]me you can have them $500 with tires,practically brand new,car just sits in my driveway i need to get rid of them
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what are they?
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (TonyHarmer)

quote:[HR][/HR]Does anyone know which wheels are on the GTI in the forum logo at the top of the page?
Looks kinda like a 20th anniversary GTI with the factory 3pc BBS... The same ones as the new Wolfsburg edition MK4.[HR][/HR]​
Yeah it is an Anniversary edition with the 16v motor.
Came with 16" BBS RXs, close to the MKIV WE RXIIs...
 

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Re: Who has 16s on their VR6? (the flying grape!)

16" OZ F1 Cup Corsas:

I plan to replace 'em with 16" Volk TE-37s next summer--preferably in gunmetal.
Mike
 
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