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Offline McDoof

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235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« on: July 12, 2017, 01:00:25 pm »
As per the title.
I know there was some discussion around this a while ago but can't find the thread.
Is anyone running 235 wide tyres on their 18x7.5" rims?
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 01:41:56 pm »
I believe Hennie (Glidn) is.
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 10:05:52 am »
I'm running 235 40 18 on stock wheels.
No issues at all. Tyre selection depending it can look a little bubble like.

I do have more sidewall movement now thou. but still very happy with ride and handling.
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 12:15:25 pm »
Are you running the N8000s on your GTI?
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 04:13:48 pm »
Are you running the N8000s on your GTI?

For all of 5 days yes.
No Nexen N-blue available for approx. 6-8 weeks
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 04:24:45 pm »
You getting a decent price?
Been quoted $1100 for a set of 4 N8000 with alignment. That is for the 225 40 18
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 04:10:06 pm »
You getting a decent price?
Been quoted $1100 for a set of 4 N8000 with alignment. That is for the 225 40 18


Wow, that's almost Michelin pilot money right there.
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 04:40:55 pm »
Wow, that's almost Michelin pilot money right there.

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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 11:35:13 pm »
If you need some great pricing on tyres you can always hit my mate at Tyre Tech (Chris Middlewick) and just tell him Arno sent you and he should quote you a decent price.
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2017, 09:59:07 am »
Thanks Arno. Hennie said the same thing. Right now I am squeezing the last bit of life out of the RE002s just because they are suddenly so good in the dry. Probably because they are pretty close to semi slicks now.
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2017, 04:52:38 pm »
Getting a set of Michelin PS4 235/40/18 fitted tomorrow. Chris @ Tyretech sorted out a good price
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2017, 03:58:42 pm »
Getting a set of Michelin PS4 235/40/18 fitted tomorrow. Chris @ Tyretech sorted out a good price

Awesome work. Just got two new tyres myself from Chris @ Tyretech on one car. Also a set of wheels from him for the other car.

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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2017, 09:33:02 am »
So far so good
Definitely getting more power down to the tarmac now.
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2017, 10:58:35 am »
not too big ?

better traction due to new tyres or more contact patch ?

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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2017, 11:25:02 am »
Probably a bit of both.
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2017, 06:52:28 pm »
How are you finding them?

* Did you notice fuel economy decrease?
* Did you notice extra grip?
* Any difference in handling around corners?
* How far do the tyres stick out from the body - can you post some pictures please?

Thanks

Im considering a similiar setup which would involce the 235/40/18 tyres together with some new black rims and all the badges blacked out

Hennie - can you reccomend someone on the shore who can black out the badges and also repaint the gti's red calipers?
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2017, 09:37:25 am »
* Did you notice fuel economy decrease?
I can't comment on the fuel economy yet, but I imagine the real fuel consumption will be much the same. While there is a bit more rolling resistance from the wider rubber I imagine this would be offset by the slightly bigger rolling circumference.

* Did you notice extra grip?
Hell yes, much more grip getting off the line. I was wheel spinning the old tyres almost every time I pulled off.

* Any difference in handling around corners?
Not really, I never had any issues around corners before anyway, so still very grippy around corners. What I can say is that the ride is just a little less harsh. I don't notice the ripples in the road so much any more.

* How far do the tyres stick out from the body - can you post some pictures please?

They don't really stick out. The Michelin PS4 has a very square shoulder compared to the Bridgestone RE002 so at first glance they look more like what the stock 17s look like.
This is currently the only pic I have, the car is on a funny angle so the rear arch gap is bigger than it should be. And you get a nice twisted picture of what looks like my headless dog, about to eat one of my kids.

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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2017, 01:22:37 pm »
nice photo.

just a little balloony look

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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2017, 01:32:59 pm »
nice photo.

just a little balloony look

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It only took me 2 days to get used to the look. I quite like it now.
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Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2017, 02:12:02 pm »
How are you finding them?

* Did you notice fuel economy decrease?
* Did you notice extra grip?
* Any difference in handling around corners?
* How far do the tyres stick out from the body - can you post some pictures please?

Thanks

Im considering a similiar setup which would involce the 235/40/18 tyres together with some new black rims and all the badges blacked out

Hennie - can you reccomend someone on the shore who can black out the badges and also repaint the gti's red calipers?

I have new OEM replica ED30 wheels if that's of any interest.

Regarding your query?
Absolutely - Go see Custom Coating on the shore.
They can do it all. Best part is they are extremely skilled in their profession.

Let him know I referred you. Should look after you a little better.
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