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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old May 3rd, 2012, 10:19   #1
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Will these rims fit on my 2004 Mk4? What sort of suspension altering will be required, if they will work?

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Old May 3rd, 2012, 10:20   #2
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www.vwvortex.com may be a better place to look for info on that sort of thing.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 10:51   #3
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225-40 18 tires are less than 1% larger (0.4%) than the ubiquitous 195-65 15 tires that my Golf came with.

Assuming you have wheels with 35-40 et numbers and a 5x100 bolt circle, you should be good to go.

Now you will only have to contend with the appearance of tiny brakes, depending on how busy the wheels are.

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Old May 3rd, 2012, 12:50   #4
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From what I've been able to ascertain, mine are 5x100, and the ones I''ve specced are 5x112, so I don't think they'll fit. Boo.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 18:22   #5
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225-40/18 is a stock tire size for the MKIV, 18's came stock on a bunch of cars (GLI, 337, 20th AE, R32)
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 19:25   #6
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Why would you want to do this to yourself or your ride?
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From what I've been able to ascertain, mine are 5x100, and the ones I''ve specced are 5x112, so I don't think they'll fit. Boo.

You can always run a set of 5x100-to-5x112 adapters. It's fairly common for VW owners to use such adapters to run Audi wheels on their VW!

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Why would you want to do this to yourself or your ride?
Why not? It's his/her car and he/she should be able to equip their car however they see fit. The OP wasn't asking for opinions on whether or not they should upgrade their wheels, but simply if it was possible. Don't judge other peoples' choices just because they may be different from yours. Oh and btw, I've been running 18" wheels with 235/40/18 tires for over 6 years now with no ill effects on my car or myself, thanks.
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