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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old November 9th, 2017, 21:58   #1
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It's that time of the year. Will 15 inch wheels fit ok on these 2015 GSW ? Want steelies with the new Nokia Hakka 9's either 195/65R15 or or maybe the 185's
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Old November 10th, 2017, 05:19   #2
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ETKA shows a 15" steel wheel for those cars, and I know the A6 cars could use a 15" steel wheel BUT I am not sure about the A7s like yours. I would think it is the same.

The A5 base model Golfs (Rabbits) used a 15" steel wheel with 195-65-15-91H tires. I think my 15" snows are Q speed though.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 11:08   #3
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Anyone know where 15 inch steelies can be bought besides dealer? Tire rack seems to only have the 16's
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Old November 10th, 2017, 12:31   #4
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Vortex probably has them being sold off cheap by the dozen, LOL.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 12:48   #5
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Would be nice to find a factory set but not seeing any so far on Vortex Ill post a WTB Amazon has them so that might be a option
https://www.amazon.com/Volkswagen-Je...RNB1YAG36Q16ZY
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Old November 10th, 2017, 13:38   #6
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16" steel wheels are available from Tire Rack. They don't have 15s, although 15s will fit on your car. I thought about getting some Jetta S steel wheels from a wrecking yard, but I'm not sure if the offset is the same on the two cars. Bet it's not terribly different, however.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 21:58   #7
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I'm running 16" alloys with Blizzaks. Doing well so far in the snow and ice we have. I've not pid attention to the offset, but the wheels are the same I used on the '09 JSW. There have not been any rubbing or tracking issues.
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Old November 13th, 2017, 06:37   #8
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plug in you're car as a 2006 "jetta s" and tire rack should show 15" steelies, this is what I had to do when i bought them for my old 2010.
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ETKA shows a 15" steel wheel for those cars, and I know the A6 cars could use a 15" steel wheel BUT I am not sure about the A7s like yours. I would think it is the same.

The A5 base model Golfs (Rabbits) used a 15" steel wheel with 195-65-15-91H tires. I think my 15" snows are Q speed though.
"MK6" JSW's could use 15", if you swapped carriers and rotors to 288mm brake setup of the 2.5L. Then after winter, you would have to swap back to the 312mm carriers and rotors of the TDI

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Anyway, it's easier to go through the dealership, as the wheels will bolt right up, using the stock lug bolts. Getting an aftermarket steel wheel may run the risk of needing additional hardware to install the wheelset. Though TireRack will install the tires onto the wheels for free, so you have that convenience and cost savings
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"MK6" JSW's could use 15", if you swapped carriers and rotors to 288mm brake setup of the 2.5L. Then after winter, you would have to swap back to the 312mm carriers and rotors of the TDI

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Anyway, it's easier to go through the dealership, as the wheels will bolt right up, using the stock lug bolts. Getting an aftermarket steel wheel may run the risk of needing additional hardware to install the wheelset. Though TireRack will install the tires onto the wheels for free, so you have that convenience and cost savings

But this is a MK7 folder, MK7 TDIs don't need to swap crap, 15's fit from factory.
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It's that time of the year. Will 15 inch wheels fit ok on these 2015 GSW ? Want steelies with the new Nokia Hakka 9's either 195/65R15 or or maybe the 185's
Do you want steel rims just because they're cheap? Or some other reason?

I just bought some 15" alloys from Tire Rack for my 2015 GSW and put on the studded 185/65's left over from my SAAB. Paid about $400 altogether.

Not sure if I'll go for 195/65's when those wear out, seems like the narrower tire will cut deep snow better, but the speedometer will be more accurate.

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Old November 14th, 2017, 15:37   #12
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I just bought 4 rims from here. https://www.wheelership.com/
Got tired of looking @ Craigslist
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Do you want steel rims just because they're cheap? Or some other reason?

I just bought some 15" alloys from Tire Rack for my 2015 GSW and put on the studded 185/65's left over from my SAAB. Paid about $400 altogether.

Not sure if I'll go for 195/65's when those wear out, seems like the narrower tire will cut deep snow better, but the speedometer will be more accurate.
Steel wheels aren't exactly aesthetically pleasing. They are for the cheapness factor, so that you can spend more on tires if you want.

FOr lug/hub cover, there is 5N0071456XRW (4 pack), but if it was like last year, they may be backordered, and the best way of getting them is through the dealership where they need the VIN with the order.
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Old November 15th, 2017, 18:17   #14
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Keep an eye out on craigslist, you can usually find a set of alloys cheap. I may buy an extra set I see if they're still available. I still have the rims from the '16 Jetta that I bought, even though they're 15". They were from early 2000's Passat I was told. Guess I need to clean them off and get them on shortly to kill the fuel mileage some more...
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I kept my biolines from my 2010 jetta because I knew I couldn't get crap for them on craigs list. I couldn't justify maybe letting them go for $200 to then spend $400+ on replacement rims.
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