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24-01-2009, 09:23 PM
hi im new to the forum so hi to everyone.

i am getting my 05 plate golf on tues, but it has bog standard wheels and push on trims. i would love to get some alloys for it, but the prob is i dunno what size to get theres so many sizes. can i just buy the alloys take them to a tyre repair centre and swap the tyres over to the alloy rims?

many thanks :D

25-01-2009, 05:16 AM
Hi The Golf MK5 will take a 19" if you want to go that far. A more sensible option would be 17" of which there are plenty.
Your wheel size will be 5X112 with an offset of 38-50
As for tyres 205, 215 and 225 will be OK Im looking for 215X17 at the moment.

Find a local wheel/tyre outlet and they will certainly help and you could try
http://www.alloywheels.com HAPPY HUNTING:biglaugh:

25-01-2009, 01:27 PM
Best off getting a set from someonew who has upgraded their standard alloys. 16 will probably be common but 17 (personally) I think will be better. You'll be looking for a tyre size of 225/45 R17 to maintain the correct rolling radius.

13-08-2015, 02:35 PM
Hi Matt,

Sorry to reply to an old post, just looking up my car, MkV Golf with 17" alloys, came with 225/45 R17, however my speedo continually tells me that I'm doing approx 8-10km/h more than i am, any suggestions?


Guest 2
13-08-2015, 02:44 PM
That's the correct 17" tyre size for the MK5.

13-08-2015, 11:16 PM
Thanks Chris, I know it's the right size, just wondering why my speedo is off and can only think of the tyre size as the cause...

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