It depends on a lot of things, including the width and offset of the wheels.
I have seen GTIs with tires as big as 225/40/16, but you will get some
rubbing, especially in the rear and especially if you lower the car. People
I have talked to have been able to solve this by grinding the rear fender
I have 16X7.5 wheels with an offset of 35mm. I am running 205/45/16s, but
they looked stretched on the 7.5-inch wheels, IMHO. Next time I'm going to
try 215/40/16 or 225s if I feel really adventurous.
GTI VR6 owner wrote in message <36965504.923042D3@apple<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>>...
>What size tires can I really fit on a '96 GTI VR6 that has been lowered
>about an inch. I want to go to 16" wheels if possible. Tire rack tells
>me that at 15", 16", and 17" wheels I can only use the stock 205. It
>seems that they are probably being conservative. I mean a little
>rubbing at full wheel lock while parking should be acceptable, right? I
>want to start autoXing so I'm looking for a bit more traction.
>Any wheel suggestions are welcome also. I have been looking at
>Fittapaldi Polaris and BBS RX.
>Thanks in advance