Hey everyone, I’ve been reading the forum for a while but I just signed up today. I just wanted to add to the tire recomendations.
I bought a used 2015 E-Golf about two years ago. It came with some cheap Mastercraft Stratus tires. Overall the tires were relatively quiet and rode ok, but the grip was pretty bad. I always squealed tires from a stop and around corners. The efficiency was about 4.4 mpkwh at an average speed of 30mph. I drive mostly city with occasional freeway runs. The highest I have ever seen the mpkwh was 5.5 or so but that was coming to a stop with the re-gen in D3.
I got tired of the squealing tires so I decided to upgrade. Also one of my stock 16” pizza cutter rims was curbed so I wanted to replace that too. Well, the stock wheels are pretty expensive and very ugly so I looked into other wheels. I found OEM 18” V-spoke wheels for an Atlas Cross Sport on VW’s website for 140 a peice and I bought Continental Pure Contact LS XL in 225-40-18. I have only driven 60 miles so far but I did reset my driving data and am averaging 4.9mpkwh at an average speed of 30mph and efficiency spikes to 8mpkwh coming to a stop in D3. The ride is slightly rougher than the stock 16’s but not by much. The tires are pretty quiet. You can still hear them, but it’s better than the cheap tires. I did not weigh the wheels but are most likely about 25lbs and the tires are about 21 for a total of 46 roughly. I gave as much info as I could to you guys. This set-up worked out well for me, but thats probably because I wasn’t getting optimal efficiency from the old tires. So I guess just compare your efficiency with my new set up to decide if this would work for you.
One last thing: the offset on these wheels is 34et and they are 18x8. The wheels are flush with the fenders in the rear and have about 5mm “too much” poke in front. I think it still looks great and at stock spring height there is no rubbing at all lock to lock and going over large speed bumps. I have no way currently to upload a pic, but I will when I get it figured out. So, there’s my experience so far. Your milege will literally vary. Will update in a few weeks.