2014 Sport Wagon 19 inch wheels? any one have advice

JELLOWSUBMARINE

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2011 Jetta Sportwagen, 6M, red/tan, navi, pano, 83 5m diesel pickup, 82 p/u trailer,.04 5.5 TDI Passat wagon (gone), 80,81,82 diesel p/u (gone), 80,82 sportruck (gone), 59 passthru bus (long gone), 79&87 westy (gone), 57 baja bug (long gone), 73 914
Generally Harsher ride, speedometer/odometer imbalance, costlier tires, lower profile can have higher tendency to sell destroy on rough roads.
 
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IndigoBlueWagon

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If you get the right size tires speedo will be accurate. I have a co-worker with a Jetta with 19s on it and they ride remarkably well. However, I wouldn't do it. FE will suffer for sure.
 

5SP TDI

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2003 Jetta TDI, GLS 5 speed. 2014 JSW TDI, DSG.
I have 19" rims and tires on my 2014 Sportwagen and lowered it with H&R sport springs. I have zero rubbing with a 235/30/19 tire on them . Ride is a little bit tougher, maybe a 20% increase in that roughness. I am very pleased with how they look and ride. My speedo is off about 1.5 mph per GPS, I have only lost about 1-2mpg compared to my factory 16" wheels. So I get 42-43mpg instead of 44mpg with my DSG equipped car, no big deal for me as it is still fantastic fuel mileage.

Jeff



 
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