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Ive wanted a set of 19" RS6 reps for ages for my 1.8T, but they are still pricey. 18s however are much more affordable, but i dont really want to settle for 'second best' if ya know what i mean.

I know that 19s look the nuts and fill out the arches well, but anyone on here with 19s found that the handling suffers a lot, and maybe switched to 18s because of that? Am i better of going for the 18s after all?
 

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19's do look better (depending on style of rim) but tyres are way pricier and if you want low, you will possibly get catching. mate of mine did on his R, with 19" porsche reps. (It was as low as you could realistically get tho.)[:D]
 

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for what its worth IMO 19" is too big for a small car like a Golf.

I think 18" is spot on.

Doesnt look too Over the Top either which i think 19s can.

Also your cars going to get slower and mpg down going upto

19" rims, their pretty heavy i think.

But of course each to their own!
 

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Quote: posted by spg on 07/12/2004 13:14:30

for what its worth IMO 19" is too big for a small car like a Golf.

I think 18" is spot on.

Doesnt look too Over the Top either which i think 19s can.

Also your cars going to get slower and mpg down going upto

19" rims, their pretty heavy i think.

But of course each to their own!

19" rims are not much heavier than 18's, it depends on who makes the wheel and what alloy of metals they have used which contribute to the weight.

Also have you seen the size of the arches on the golf they swallow 19'S perfectly?
 

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Quote: posted by cage on 07/12/2004 16:31:21

Quote: posted by spg on 07/12/2004 13:14:30

for what its worth IMO 19" is too big for a small car like a Golf.

I think 18" is spot on.

Doesnt look too Over the Top either which i think 19s can.

Also your cars going to get slower and mpg down going upto

19" rims, their pretty heavy i think.

But of course each to their own!

19" rims are not much heavier than 18's, it depends on who makes the wheel and what alloy of metals they have used which contribute to the weight.

Also have you seen the size of the arches on the golf they swallow 19'S perfectly?

Totally Agree Mate...[:)]
 

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If you want to fcup up the handling of your glof, fit 18 or 19" wheels. I wouldn't reccomend going over 17's unless you go for a superlight wheel. It may look cool to some of you, but the extra unsprung weight will ruin the handling.
 

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I would say it depends on whether you want 'show' or 'go'..

The 18"s would be the drivers choice as the ride would be more comfortable and you can still lower the car quite a way without the wheels hitting the arches..

The 19"s would look the bizzness tho! You will need to sort the front arches if you intend to go really low.

My choice would be 19"s!!

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I was running my 19's with a 50mm drop (where most you 18" boys run with 30/35mm drops) and I never had any fouling problems and I had people say how comfortable my ride was compared them running a 30mm drop on 16's and 17's.

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i can not understand that at all. ive recently took my 18's off and im running on vw stock 15's and the ride comfort is superb! it feels so comfy and MUCH less harsh on the 15's. Even much so that im seriously considering running around on 15's or maybe some new 16's for winter and using my new 18" rims for shows/summer time.
 
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