zanzabar
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Re: eGolf wheel & tire recommendations

Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:24 pm

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I like my setup a lot. 225/55/16 on Konig Runlite. Grip is amazing and I can still do 4.0 miles per kwh pretty easily. But I drive it like a hooligan so generally lower than that.
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Spektre
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Re: eGolf wheel & tire recommendations

Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:46 am

zanzabar wrote:Image

I like my setup a lot. 225/55/16 on Konig Runlite. Grip is amazing and I can still do 4.0 miles per kwh pretty easily. But I drive it like a hooligan so generally lower than that.
Looks great!

Is your car lowered a bit as well?
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zanzabar
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Re: eGolf wheel & tire recommendations

Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:50 pm

Yup, about 1" front and rear on H&R 28843-11 springs (stock shocks).
His: 2007 Volvo V70 (185k miles)
Hers: 2019 e-Golf SE (11k miles, black, all stock)
Former: 2016 e-Golf SE (silver, lowered on H&R Sport springs, 225/55 tires on 16" Konig wheels [sold])

Spektre
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Re: eGolf wheel & tire recommendations

Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:54 pm

zanzabar wrote:Yup, about 1" front and rear on H&R 28843-11 springs (stock shocks).
Did your ride quality change at all? Are you scraping speedbumps or curb transitions at all?

One of the other electric cars sites saw a 7% efficiency improvement lowering a model 3...
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zanzabar
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Re: eGolf wheel & tire recommendations

Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:59 pm

I have found no downside to lowering it at all. Doesn't scrape on driveways and etc, and we have lots of those locations around where I live. Body roll through corners is way reduced.
His: 2007 Volvo V70 (185k miles)
Hers: 2019 e-Golf SE (11k miles, black, all stock)
Former: 2016 e-Golf SE (silver, lowered on H&R Sport springs, 225/55 tires on 16" Konig wheels [sold])

Sisco
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Re: eGolf wheel & tire recommendations

Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:05 pm

Thank you so much for posting this. I've been looking at lowering my eGolf (stiffer ride) and putting tires on it but I was worried about range decline. That H&R Spring set looks great, is reasonably priced, and those 16s look awesome. I'll be doing similar for my ride

CKG
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Re: eGolf wheel & tire recommendations

Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:49 pm

Couple wheels I have been looking into but still not fully convinced on looks.

17" buenos aires wheels from the Jetta Hybrid

17" 2019 Jetta SEL premium wheels which look aerodynamic but probably unlikely.

Im still waiting for a larger proper EV wheel. Which there was more options aftermarket. 18" would be my ideal size. Im hoping the new ID3 wheels can fit the e-golf....

tlovejr
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Re: eGolf wheel & tire recommendations

Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:57 am

New eGolf owner here. I’m a fahrvergnügen kinda guy, and have not been thrilled with my stock 205/55/16 Ecopia’s. I like the uniqueness of the OEM wheels, so I’ve been considering keeping them but swapping for something performance oriented, and with a slightly lower sidewall. Specifically, dropping down to a 205/50/16.

Anyone tried that size? From what I can tell, it seems a change in sidewall height will only slightly impact speedo accuracy (will read faster?), and the TPMS should adjust just fine. But I’m wondering about some of the other electronics. I’ve got the Driver Assist package, so I don’t know if a slight change in ride height would affect any of the detection systems.
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f1geek
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Re: eGolf wheel & tire recommendations

Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:52 am

Why not go for 225/50R16s? There are plenty of tire options in this size. You will certainly lose efficiency, but you'll get more grip due to the wider contact patch, and you can pick a sticky tire compound. This size is fairly sporty - I had them on my old sport package BMW and they were very good.
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tlovejr
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Re: eGolf wheel & tire recommendations

Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:49 pm

I wondered about that. Honestly, I'm still struggling to get my numbers-challenged brain around the effective difference between 225/50's and 205/50's. I definitely like a performance bias (and sportier look), but will there be a substantively larger loss of range changing two specs from OEM (205->225 and 55->50) rather than only one (55->50)?
2019 VW e-Golf SE
2016 VW Sportwagen SEL (w/ JB4)

2017 Zero DS
1984 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
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