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Which version 19" wheels do you prefer

Santiago
5 (17.2%)
Brescia
13 (44.8%)
Other (pls specify!)
11 (37.9%)

Total Members Voted: 29

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Offline chas.s

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Re: Best genuine VW 19" alloys
« Reply #10 on: 26 March 2021, 19:00 »
Prets for me!!

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Offline SRGTD

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Re: Best genuine VW 19" alloys
« Reply #11 on: 26 March 2021, 19:04 »
My 2 pence worth;
  • Pretoria - best for looks, but based on some forum members’ experiences they seem to be quite susceptible to damage from potholes, raised drain covers etc., and they’re very expensive to replace!
  • Best all rounders - Reifnitz.
  • Ones I would avoid - anything diamond cut; poor durability and susceptible to white worm, easily damaged by tyre fitters, more expensive to refurbish than non-diamond cut and can’t usually be refurbished more two times maximum.
Just my opinion though :smiley:.
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Offline Kpow99

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Re: Best genuine VW 19" alloys
« Reply #12 on: 26 March 2021, 20:45 »
My 2 pence worth;
  • Pretoria - best for looks, but based on some forum members’ experiences they seem to be quite susceptible to damage from potholes, raised drain covers etc., and they’re very expensive to replace!
  • Best all rounders - Reifnitz.
  • Ones I would avoid - anything diamond cut; poor durability and susceptible to white worm, easily damaged by tyre fitters, more expensive to refurbish than non-diamond cut and can’t usually be refurbished more two times maximum.
Just my opinion though :smiley:.

You are right, they do look the best  :grin: but from personal experience…just fiiiine  :grin: no damage so far and hit a few potholes
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Re: Best genuine VW 19" alloys
« Reply #13 on: 26 March 2021, 21:00 »
Lots of chatter about them buckling over the life of the mk7.. Its definitely not unusual.
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Re: Best genuine VW 19" alloys
« Reply #14 on: 27 March 2021, 08:00 »
I wish my santiagos where easier to clean and didn't white worm.

The belvedere's are my favourites if only they were 19's

Prets for an all rounder

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Re: Best genuine VW 19" alloys
« Reply #15 on: 27 March 2021, 10:13 »
Best 19" alloys for me are the Pretoria, I actually prefer how they look to my current alloys but if you want the best genuine OEM alloys, look no further...


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Re: Best genuine VW 19" alloys
« Reply #16 on: 27 March 2021, 10:14 »
Lots of chatter about them buckling over the life of the mk7.. Its definitely not unusual.

This was the reason I never went with Prets but like I said, I do prefer them to to my Belvedere's.

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Re: Best genuine VW 19" alloys
« Reply #17 on: 27 March 2021, 10:18 »
Prets are great, easy to clean , look very smart... But i had them on my previous R and found cracks in 3 of them :sick:
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Re: Best genuine VW 19" alloys
« Reply #18 on: 27 March 2021, 11:18 »
Best 19" alloys for me are the Pretoria, I actually prefer how they look to my current alloys but if you want the best genuine OEM alloys, look no further...


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Hahaha, yes and no. The locking wheel nuts are aftermarket and the OEM wheel nut covers don't fit the lockers.
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Offline Exonian

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Re: Best genuine VW 19" alloys
« Reply #19 on: 27 March 2021, 22:24 »
Of the two choices in the poll I’d go for Brescias as they are much easier to clean and can be picked up new from VW with tyres as a set quite easily.
If buying a set second hand they look good powder coated grey if white-worm has taken hold.

If it were my money I’d get the T-Roc Pretorias for a whole bunch of reasons.
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