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Model specific boards => Golf mk7 => Topic started by: golfberg on 20 October 2021, 15:43

Title: All season tyres on GTD
Post by: golfberg on 20 October 2021, 15:43
Looking to put new tyres on my 2016 GTD to replace the Pirelli 225/35 R19.  The pirelli’s have been great for wear (over 20k on the front) and handling, but like most summer tyres, not good in snowy conditions.   So i was looking to replace with all season tyres, Michelin Crossclimates, or Goodyear vector 4 seasons or Continental all season.  I am having a really hard job trying to find a 225/35 R19 replacement.   Plenty of 18 inch 225/40.  I notice continental do their all season tyres in 235/35 R19.  I was wondering if here would fit?
Title: Re: All season tyres on GTD
Post by: willni on 20 October 2021, 19:11
235/35R19 will fit they'll just have a bit more protection for the alloy. Most of us run a winter set upon 18 inch alloys for this reason All-Season/Winter tyres are hard to come by and expensive in 19in form, so it's cheaper to get 18's and protects the diamond alloys as well from the salt.

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Title: Re: All season tyres on GTD
Post by: golfberg on 21 October 2021, 19:49
Thanks Willni for the information on tyres.  I will look into getting a set of 18 inch wheels. 
Title: Re: All season tyres on GTD
Post by: rwleigh on 21 October 2021, 23:31
18 inch wheels always a better option for choice of tyres and lower price.

I'll be putting my winter beaters on next week...  :smiley:

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Title: Re: All season tyres on GTD
Post by: mcmaddy on 22 October 2021, 09:05
18 inch wheels always a better option for choice of tyres and lower price.

I'll be putting my winter beaters on next week...  :smiley:

(https://i.postimg.cc/YSm6FP9m/crossclimate.jpg)
I've got the same set up but it's still a bit mild in the North East for now  :whistle:
Title: Re: All season tyres on GTD
Post by: golfberg on 22 October 2021, 12:29
thanks. Can anyone recommend any 18 inch wheels?  i pressune buying some nogaro from VW would be very expensive. cheers,
Title: Re: All season tyres on GTD
Post by: Watts on 22 October 2021, 12:47
There's a set of 18" genuine Pretorias with winter/all climate (can't remember which) in the classifieds at what seems like a very reasonable price.
Title: Re: All season tyres on GTD
Post by: willni on 22 October 2021, 13:49
I regularly see Austins pop up for around £400-£500, Nogaro are very popular for winter set ups so sit around £500-£600.

You could of course go the Rep alloy route from CM Wheels, not my cup of tea personally but it's good value for those that are comfortable with the quality of replica alloys.
Title: Re: All season tyres on GTD
Post by: rwleigh on 22 October 2021, 15:58
I've got the same set up but it's still a bit mild in the North East for now  :whistle:

I'm expecting a bad winter...  :smiley: