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VW MKVI-A6 Jetta Sedan (~ 2011+) Discussions area for the MkVI (2011+) Jetta sedan. This model was originally codenamed NCS (New Compact Sedan).

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Old October 17th, 2018, 16:51   #1
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Default 19 or 18 inch wheels on mk6 jetta

Hey guys, I just got a 2015 jetta tdi and the first thing i'm planning to do is get summer wheels. I am fairly new with car stuff but got a decent idea of wheel offsets, width and things like that through some extensive research (really confusing at first). I was looking into getting the mrr gt1's but i'm not sure if i should go for the 18's or 19's (I want to fill the wheel gap nicely).

I believe both sizes have the same width and offset options 19x8.5 et35 will that size fit fine with no rubbing? Some people have said that 18 is for comfort and 19 is for looks but does it really make that big of a difference? Don't the tires make more of a difference when it comes to comfort? I wouldn't mind a little stiffer ride but nothing extreme this is my daily driver.

I would appreciate any opinions and suggestions as i am trying to get as much info as possible. I am also looking to lower the car in the near future btw not slammed though. Also feel free to suggest some other cool wheels that would look nice on a white car.

Thanks alot everyone!!

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Old October 17th, 2018, 17:44   #2
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I saw a super sick beetle at the shop wearing 18x8 wheels with 235/45-18.
Fills the wheel well pretty close to perfect. Yes, that’s a bit oversized, but it fits, and may even change your mind about wanting to drop it lower.
I think TSW Nurburgring wheels look pretty sweet on our VWs.
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Old October 17th, 2018, 17:55   #3
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Here's a VW Jetta with 18" Austin's 225/40/18 (OEM GTI Rims)

https://forums.mwerks.com/showthread...heels-on-Jetta
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Stick with the 18ís.
I like the GLI wheels for looks, but they are super heavy.
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Old October 18th, 2018, 12:52   #5
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Yeah i might just go with the 18's then but i guess i will have to lower it at the same time. Will 18x8.5 et45 be flush with the fender?
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Pretty close, I have that setup with Rotiform LSR's and I'm close to being flush.
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To answer one of your questions....

Tire does have a lot to do with ride comfort. the 18's will have a slightly larger sidewall. With the larger sidewall comes more rubber to absorb bumps.

The 19's will have a shorter and stiffer sidewall. Bumps will not be absorbed as well and road noise will be transmitted into the car more due to the stiffer sidewall.
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Yeah i might just go with the 18's then but i guess i will have to lower it at the same time
Not sure if I follow the logic here...

If you want comfortable, stick with 16's or 17's.
If you want performance, stick with 17's.
If you want looks, well, that's subjective I think 19's look kinda silly with the little tiny brake rotors behind them.
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Old October 22nd, 2018, 11:21   #9
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In my opinion 18 inch wheels on stock ride height looks pretty weird, So i will probably end up lowering at the same time. Most people are saying not to go with 19's, im fairly new to this stuff and i don't even know how much i want to lower it yet. Not sure if that will be a issue when choosing my wheels but i want that flush look anyways so should be good.

Thanks everyone for the input!
I actually found a website called https://www.fitmentindustries.com/ and people can upload pictures of there cars to the gallery with all wheel fitment info and specs. There are many different wheels on there with pictures, check it out if anyone needs an idea of how their fitment will look.

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In my opinion 18 inch wheels on stock ride height looks pretty weird, So i will probably end up lowering at the same time. Most people are saying not to go with 19's, im fairly new to this stuff and i don't even know how much i want to lower it yet. Not sure if that will be a issue when choosing my wheels but i want that flush look anyways so should be good.

Thanks everyone for the input!
I actually found a website called https://www.fitmentindustries.com/ and people can upload pictures of there cars to the gallery with all wheel fitment info and specs. There are many different wheels on there with pictures, check it out if anyone needs an idea of how their fitment will look.
In the link I posted here there are 18" rims on stock suspension. I have the same set up on my 2014 Jetta. I wouldn't bother lowering it.

Here's a VW Jetta with 18" Austin's 225/40/18 (OEM GTI Rims)

https://forums.mwerks.com/showthread...heels-on-Jetta
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