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Rim/Tire Size

Got a 2007 GTI, comes with 225/40R18

Im going to sell the car and I want to put some regular rims/tires on them. Will these work ok or is it to small or the wrong size? 205/55r16
they are from a jetta.

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Check the brake clearance. Most likely the GTI has larger brakes which might not clear the smaller steelies.
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My father in-law has a 2008 GTI, he runs 205/55-16's for his winter tires. This size tire is almost the exact same size overall compared to your 18's, which will keep your speedo accurate.
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Bianco13 wrote: My father in-law has a 2008 GTI, he runs 205/55-16's for his winter tires. This size tire is almost the exact same size overall compared to your 18's, which will keep your speedo accurate.
Also need to consider offset and wheel width
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tons to consider....bolt pattern, offset, center bore. caliper clearance.
OP if selling your car, why not keep it original? You'll likely encounter a hit if 16s werent stock.
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16" should be fine as thats my setup for winters now.
speedkar9 wrote: Check the brake clearance. Most likely the GTI has larger brakes which might not clear the smaller steelies.
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Its coming off a jetta so Bolt pattern is fine
16" do clear the calipers and I use 16" for my winter tires.

I'm not keeping the original because I want to keep my nice summer rims or possibly sell them down the road. The car is going to a family member & they dont care about the rims on the car.

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6mthatch wrote: tons to consider....bolt pattern, offset, center bore. caliper clearance.
OP if selling your car, why not keep it original? You'll likely encounter a hit if 16s werent stock.
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For future reference regarding tire sizes.

https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?ti ... -205-55r16

It should be fine if you checked it clears the brakes. Only real difference is the tire circumference is slightly smaller and its reasonably thinner. The speedo will be slightly more incorrect in being slightly more optimistic which I guess could be good for lowering the chances of a ticket.
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what is the regular rim for GTI? 18 or 16?

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