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I've had a poke around on here and the net. Can only find Toyo Proxys in 205/45/15. 

Is this my only option if I want to stick to the OEM tyre size? Also does anyone have the data on the factory fit tyre - rolling radius etc. Currently running 195/45/15 ditchfinders. 

Cheers - Chris.

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factory was 205/50 iirc.

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53 minutes ago, Rich said:

factory was 205/50 iirc.

Factory was 205/45 Rich

Can't believe you need correcting in this :o

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Found it! 

Dunlop SP2000 205/45/R 15 - correct? There is some chit chat about Yokohama and Goodyear Eagle F1, but I can't find those. I run Eagle F1 asymetrics on other cars. I'd have those if they were available - excellent tyres.

Anyone running 205/50/15?  I have picked up a spare set of Bathursts, with Toyo 205/45/15s. 2 of the 4 are OK, so I suppose the thing to do is put a pair on the front and see how it feels.

I am still on standard suspension, well worn cheap replacement dampers up front, temporary APs chucked on the rear, as existing had fallen to bits. New O/S springs as they were both busted. 

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My bad, forgot GTI was supposed to be 205 tyre.

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The 205/45/r15 I could find where toyo and a random brand. Both where summer tyre only. So i ended up going 195/45/r15

I have heard of people fitting 205/50/r15 but these rub from what I have been informed.

If anyone does hear of any other brands doing 205/45/r15 then if you can put them up that would be great

 

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I've run a few 50 profile tyres on mine and they all rubbed on full lock, be it 205/50 or 195/50

195/45 r 15 is the best compromise for the Bathursts, fit well and no rubbing and don't look stretched at all.

The OE Dunlop SP2000's were bloody awful on mine, caused loads of understeer, plus there isn't much choice of manufacturers for replacements. 195/45 r15 there are loads of options, I tend to go for Uniroyal Rainsports.

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Do the GTIs rub on 50s because of the extra track width? 50s work great on other Lupo if not too low.

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Try Oponeo.co.uk. I found Toyo Proxys in 205/45/15. I haven't order anything from them yet, was told about the site from a lad at work. They are based in Poland.

I had 50 on my GTI and the rubbed then I got the Proxys 205/45/15 from a Motorsport company near me here in Ireland, It took them 2 weeks to get them. It was after this that I heard of Oponeo so haven't had to order from them yet.

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https://www.camskill.co.uk/m53b0s462p0/Car_Tyres_-_MPV_Tyres_-_People_Carrier_Tyres_-_15_inch_R15_inch_-_205_45_15_205_45R15

Camskill only have 2 types of Toyos in the GTI original size. This lot are very good and great prices too

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Thanks for all the advice. I will try my part worn Toyo in 205/45, then make a decision from there. As you say, 195/45 gives a lot more choice and looks fine.

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Hi Chris,

I'm not so sure about looks :mellow: I have 195/45's from the time of purchase, and parked next door was another smart GTI with the 205/45's. I have to say I was really envious, as it really does add to the cheeky, chunky look... Will buy 205's when replacing as I want that look!:wub:

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