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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
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    2015 GTI tire size

    Need to buy tires for a 2015 GTI and i see a great deal on a used set on rims. Wondering if there any car guys that can tell me if 205 55 16 tires on 5 X 112 rims will fit? stock is 225 40 18.

    Oldcow
    Last edited by oldcow; 11-01-2018 at 09:23 PM.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 2015 GTI tire size

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcow View Post
    Need to buy tires for a 2015 GTI and i see a great deal on a used set on rims. Wondering if there any car guys that can tell me if 205 55 16 tires on 5 X 112 rims will fit? stock is 225 40 18.

    Oldcow

    You can use the link below to see if the sizes are the same

    I will check the bolt pattern and get back to you
    You really need to know the offset too, or the tires may hit the fenders or other things

    Load and speed ratings? Also I would not buy a used tire more than 3 years old based upon the date code on the tire

    https://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 2015 GTI tire size

    Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
    255/40-18 4.0in 13.0in 26.0in 81.8in 775 0.0%
    205/55-16 4.4in 12.4in 24.9in 78.2in 811 -4.4%

    They are close,the speedo will be off 4.4%, going to make a hit on gas mileage as the engine will have to turn faster to get the same speed

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 2015 GTI tire size

    the bolt pattern is correct, how about the bore size as they are hub centric?

    If the wheel does sit on the hub, then the lug nuts are going to have to center the wheel on the hub and I have seen many cases of this not working out well

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    Two wheeled FREAK
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    Re: 2015 GTI tire size

    My snows are 205/55/16 and fit over the brakes no problem

    5x112 is correct for most late model VW

    I have a set of very clean VW oem steel wheels in 16” and a set of scuffed up Huff 18” wheels you can have but shipping might be an issue


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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 2015 GTI tire size

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the input and the offer Steve.

    Oldcow


 

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