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Old May 2nd, 2010, 21:59   #1
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Default 2010 Golf TDI - What are the allowable wheel and tire sizes

Wondering what wheel and tire sizes will fit on a Golf TDI 2010? I realize that, in the USA, 17" is standard, 18" is optional, and in Canada, it appears that the only wheel size available from a dealer is 16". Can a US version accept a 16"? A 15"? How about a 19" wheel?
And I have the same sort of question for tires - what is the range of sizing of tires that can fit (at least on a stock 17" wheel)?
And lastly, I'm wondering if other year/models of Golfs or TDIs can interchanged... Partly I'm asking because I'm curious, partly because I'm parsimonious and am always looking for cheaper alternatives, and partly because I'd like to put a higher profile tire on my stock 17" wheels.
Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, but I couldn't find it.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 22:23   #2
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You can go from 16-19 inch wheels if you like, but only in a 5x112 bolt pattern. 5x114.3 if you would not mind using wobble bolts.

By higher profile you mean bigger sidewall ?
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 08:09   #3
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Old May 4th, 2010, 16:44   #4
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Yes, I do mean higher side walls, sorry I'm not a tire expert. I figure the loss in handling may be worth the gain in clearance (lots of dirt roads and snow around here) and in not losing tires should I hit potholes, etc. I have numerous friends that have lost multiple tires from hitting things with the short sidewall tires that are stock.

I'm also curious, why the 16" size in Canada? What's the reasoning?
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Old May 5th, 2010, 11:15   #5
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cause canada doesn't have shows like pimp my ride on MTV
2010 jsw tdi
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Old May 5th, 2010, 12:33   #6
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Assuming that there are the same clearances on a Golf as there is on the JSW,
I have 205/65-16s on mine and there are no problems whatsoever!

2010 JSW. Reflex Silver/Titan Interior. A TDI with DSG.
Dynoed 132 HP, 230 ft/lb torque at the wheels.
Traded the VW for a Mercedes Benz W-211 E-320 CDI 12-17-2011.
Dynoed 12-01-12 211 HP, 386 ft/lb torque at the wheels.
View my MBZ E-320 CDI Fuelly: http://www.fuelly.com/driver/derrelhgreen/E320
Compare our previous VW TDI JSW DSG Fuelly : http://www.fuelly.com/driver/derrelhgreen/Jetta
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