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Having just purchased my first mod, MK 5 golf monza alloys, i am in need of some experienced advice. what size tyres to buy?
the guy i bought them off was running on 225-45-17 but he said the ride was lumpy, so, are 225-50-17 any better? perhaps 225-55-17 but are these too big or ugly? I also plan to lower the van in the not too distant future.

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Tyre Shopper are doing 225-50-17 and 225-55-17 extra load Barum tyres for around £350 a set
are these any good?
Does anybody have an opinion on which size to go for considering i am lowering the van soon????? don't want to spend out to find they might rub!!!!!!
 

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Have a look in the T4 section under 'wheels and tyres', am sure you'll find the answers in there, x
 

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Having just purchased my first mod, MK 5 golf monza alloys, i am in need of some experienced advice. what size tyres to buy?
the guy i bought them off was running on 225-45-17 but he said the ride was lumpy, so, are 225-50-17 any better? perhaps 225-55-17 but are these too big or ugly? I also plan to lower the van in the not too distant future.

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225 50 17 mate is the best size in 17's sits your speedo etc perfect to standard...

i have these and 225 45 17 in stock,all good top brand part worns..
 

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:D As a personal preference I like 225/55/17 xl I think they sit lovely in the arches nice and snug T:and I've ran a set for 3 years with no issues. T:
 

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:D As a personal preference I like 225/55/17 xl I think they sit lovely in the arches nice and snug T:and I've ran a set for 3 years with no issues. T:
just fitted 225/55/17,s tonight rides luuuurvly i,ll make a decision on how they look tommorow when van all clean and polished,not sure look a bit like floatation tyres.speedo sits bang on according to gps,certainly an improvement comfort wise on the 225/45/17,s i had before
 

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Sorry to put a damper on this, but if those wheels of yours are stock VAG Golf MK V they should not be on your van due to low load rating (most probably). Have it chehced out for your own peace of mindI:
 

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I use 225/50/17 98XL Barum Bravuris 2's on my (heavy) Westfalia California Freestyle. They give correct speedo correlation and dont affect the gearing. Been using them for 2 years and they give good mileage, reasonable road noise and are relatively cheap from Tyre Shopper. A word of caution about 225/55/17! I have the trip computer on my van that calculates MPG. when I had a set of 225/55/17's on, the fuel economy was noticeably worse due to the lower gearing effect.
 

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Have 225/50x17 on mine speedo spot on andride ok have run it like like this for 2 years ( lowerd by 60mm rear more on the front)
Only run on part worns £30/35 a corner.
Only a day van so not much weight to carry
 

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After trying them all I would recommend the 50'S, as Colese said. This is what i found The 45's were fun to drive :D with as the acceleration is a little better but the ride is very lumpy & the clock is way off. :( the 55's give a good ride but take the fun out of driving & if you are going to lower you're van any more than 50mm, i think they will rub most of the time. 50mm is ok so long as you don't load the van at all. 50's are the best of the bunch IMHO as you get a fair ride & a bit of fun to boot.
If you want to try some 55'S I have some 225x55x17'S up for sale. I:I:
 

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Sorry to put a damper on this, but if those wheels of yours are stock VAG Golf MK V they should not be on your van due to low load rating (most probably). Have it chehced out for your own peace of mindI:
thanks for your concern, load rating is 690kg, so i'm not too concerned - my axel weight is 1360kg
 
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