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Old August 9th, 2017, 11:03   #1
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The BBS VZ wheels are 16X7 ET37 with 205-55 tires vs 17X7 ET49 with 225-45s that came on the car, so I gained ~ ⅝" of track. What do y'all think?

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90 views and no comments? I guess nobody likes them as much as I do...
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90 views and no comments? I guess nobody likes them as much as I do...
I am concerned about the difference in Offset.....may cause problems later...
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The offset difference is mitigated by the fact that the wheels are " wider. I'm not in the least concerned. Handling is impressive.
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They are very nice as is the color of the car. I'm impressed and I see you sold the beautiful B5.5!
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They are very nice as is the color of the car. I'm impressed and I see you sold the beautiful B5.5!
Thanks, Tony! And yes, the Passat has found a good home.
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Looks good to me.
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Really clean look. What do you think of the ride now? I have a sportwagon SEL and I'm not sure what I think of the way the 18's ride. I temporarily have a golf S as well and I much prefer the feel of that car with the 16's I think. Also better mpg right?
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Really clean look. What do you think of the ride now? I have a sportwagon SEL and I'm not sure what I think of the way the 18's ride. I temporarily have a golf S as well and I much prefer the feel of that car with the 16's I think. Also better mpg right?
Thanks! The ride is much better with a bit more sidewall and the handling is amazing. Can't comment on MPG as I didn't have the original wheels on long enough to have anything to compare it with. Getting mid to high 40s on highway trips and I'm fine with that.
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