When outfitting the air cooled VW with tires and wheels, you have two looks you can achieve. Staggered and non-staggered. When choosing a tire up front, low profile is a must because you are plus sizing. Smaller wheel, bigger tire - Original, bigger wheel, smaller tire, close to same diameter - Plus Sizing. Staggered models means, either the offsets of the wheels are different to achieve a look or the tire sizes are different to achieve a look.
Most VW owners like the skinny up front and fat in the back. We do this by illusion. High offset wheels up front, with smaller sidewall tires, deeper offset wheels in the rear with a taller wider tire. It creates a very attractive look. For instance, when you are trying to get low with 15s, 135sr15 and 165sr15 tires are the most popular. For the aggressive look, 135sr15s up front and P205/65sr15s in the rear. With 17s, we like to stagger the tires with 205/40r17s in the front and p215/45r17s in the rear. For a VW that does not want that look, and wants to keep the same tire size for rotation purposes, the same offset and tire size is required but the look is monotone.
Description Nitto Tire introduces the Neo Gen, the latest offering from Nitto Tires specifically designed for Sport Compact enthusiasts. The Neo Gen features a silica reinforced tread compound which improves tread block rigidity for enhanced wet and dry traction. The all-season Neo Gen tread pattern is an asymmetrical non-directional design, optimized for balance in both wet and dry road conditions. The inside shoulder and center tread areas have a combination of circumferential and slanted grooves that provide water drainage from the contact patch. The low void-ratio, outside shoulder blocks are designed for excellent handling and cornering reponseSize: 205/40R17 Sidewall Style: Blackwall Serv. Desc: 84w Load Range: XL UTQG: 280 A A
We are the PROs when it comes to mounting and balancing these tires on BIG billet wheels. We now have machines in house to allow us to make them absolutely perfect. Balancing Wide-5 Wheels, not a problem. Since custom wheels are not hub centric, lug centric balancing is required. All mounting, balancing charges include chrome steel valve stems.
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