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Old 07-14-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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widest tire you can fit on GTI ??

What is the widest tire you can fit under a GTI mk5
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:46 AM   #2
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would 245/40/17 be possible?
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:17 AM   #3
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If you are keeping it stock height, I'm sure 245 will fit. But it will look weird in proprotion. 225/40 for me.
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:26 AM   #4
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235 or 245 up front but it'll depend on the lowering and wheel offset/width.

The rear might be able to squeeze a 255 but only with a narrower rim and maybe a fender roll. Once again it depends on wheel specs.

235 is probably the best all round wide option without problems.
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:09 AM   #5
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235 or 245 up front but it'll depend on the lowering and wheel offset/width.

The rear might be able to squeeze a 255 but only with a narrower rim and maybe a fender roll. Once again it depends on wheel specs.

235 is probably the best all round wide option without problems.
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:05 PM   #6
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255s out back on a lowered vehicle. Doubt it. Rolling the fenders mildly doesn't do much. I am nervous about 235s on an 8.5" wheel; I'll find out on Saturday.
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:59 PM   #7
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BFGoodrich G-Force KDW 2

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best tires i ever bought.. i go through tires like girls go through periods
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:34 PM   #8
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BFGoodrich G-Force KDW 2

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then you are doing something wrong
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:41 PM   #9
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if he's going through girls that quick, my man isn't doing anything wrong!!!!!
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:39 PM   #10
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BFGoodrich G-Force KDW 2

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best tires i ever bought.. i go through tires like girls go through periods

I dunno... A set of street driven kumho's on my MK3 lasted me like 6 months... That includes DD driving and 2 autocrosses a month.

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Old 07-22-2006, 11:02 AM   #11
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then you are doing something wrong
not if you drift with your 1980 toyo celica gt usgp edition..
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Old 07-22-2006, 11:14 AM   #12
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don't use good tires for drifting.. use harder rubber. H rating is ok.. (they will last you forever if you drive nice.. but don't grip to save your life.) ZR W and Y are the softest and grippiest of all.. yet don't last very
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:48 AM   #13
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What is the widest tire you can fit under a GTI mk5

A limited slip would do more good unless it is the bling you seek.
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:07 PM   #14
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the gti mkV is heavy
more tire would def help with traction

yes, lsd would be sweet, but after recently parting out my integra
and seeing how much money I lost

I dunno

I have a quaife in my integra....and its AMAZING what it can do for cornering

but spending $1,000.....im not sure just yet

wide tires....thats fine...i gotta buy tires anyway
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:11 PM   #15
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and i don't see how a wide tire is bling?
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:23 PM   #16
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245/40/17 Kumho MX would rock if i were 100% sure they would fit

or better yet 255/40/17
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