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19 Inch VW Helios

Post by DangerBoy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:42 am

I am looking at putting a set of 19 inch Helios on my Mk4 GTi...

What do you guys think, and most importantly, would they fit?
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by SHAUN » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:50 am

Either going to have to run adapters or redrill wheels.
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by Mitch » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:53 am

SHAUN wrote:Either going to have to run adapters or redrill wheels.
You can get reps in 5/100.
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by SHAUN » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:54 am

Mitch wrote:
SHAUN wrote:Either going to have to run adapters or redrill wheels.
You can get reps in 5/100.
in 19"?
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by DangerBoy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:59 am

Yeah, i only seen 17" reps.....Looking for 19"
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by Mitch » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:12 pm

SHAUN wrote:
Mitch wrote:
SHAUN wrote:Either going to have to run adapters or redrill wheels.
You can get reps in 5/100.
in 19"?
Yebo. Someone posted a pic with a 6R owner that was selling a set with tyres for R10k. Think the guy realised that the 19'werent gonna allow him to turn his car.
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by PoloRox » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:02 pm

search for Autostyling, i think somewhere in klerksdorp they have them
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by ruan9n » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:16 pm

I'm beginning to warm up to the idea of helios on my mk6.
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by Mitch » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:17 pm

ruan9n wrote:I'm beginning to warm up to the idea of helios on my mk6.
Despite it really been overdone...I would do it. For me there is no other rim that looks better.
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by DangerBoy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:32 pm

That is one rim that suits most VWs.... Really want it!!
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by Mitch » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:47 pm

Dangerboy wrote:That is one rim that suits most VWs.... Really want it!!
Except maybe a Citi. I havent seen one with it, but I dont think the square lines will work with the Helios.
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by Belix » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:49 pm

ruan9n wrote:I'm beginning to warm up to the idea of helios on my mk6.
Yeah, hard to beat the value for OEM rims, and I really love the look of them, only thing putting me off currently is cost of new tyres, and not being sure on the rubbing issue.
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by ryanrich » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:59 pm

Belix wrote:
ruan9n wrote:I'm beginning to warm up to the idea of helios on my mk6.
Yeah, hard to beat the value for OEM rims, and I really love the look of them, only thing putting me off currently is cost of new tyres, and not being sure on the rubbing issue.
If you put Helios I want your rims. Like the understated styling...
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by greenjustin » Tue May 20, 2014 10:10 am

what is the recommended tyre size with Helio rims on a Golf 6 with H&R 35mm drop?

everybody says 225/35/19 or 235/35/19 with rubbing and no rubbing.

the 225/35/19 tyre profile is too low profile for my liking.
235/35/19 tyre looks comfortable,but will probably have to roll the fenders.
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by Belix » Tue May 20, 2014 10:27 am

225/35/19 is a closer match to the original diameter of the stock GTi wheels and tyres. Not sure if the 1.4TSi has the same total diameter wheel and tyre though. As you say, more chance or rubbing with 235/35s
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by greenjustin » Tue May 20, 2014 10:36 am

the tyre sidewall of each tyre brand is different, some are smaller or bigger in profile size. This also plays a factor in choosing the tyre size.

from what i have seen 225/35/19 yokohama s drive have a nice think side wall compared to archilles tyres.
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by VW MAN » Tue May 20, 2014 5:19 pm

ruan9n wrote:I'm beginning to warm up to the idea of helios on my mk6.

have an oem set on mine. best rim for the mk5 and mk6
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by VW MAN » Tue May 20, 2014 5:20 pm

greenjustin wrote:what is the recommended tyre size with Helio rims on a Golf 6 with H&R 35mm drop?

everybody says 225/35/19 or 235/35/19 with rubbing and no rubbing.

the 225/35/19 tyre profile is too low profile for my liking.
235/35/19 tyre looks comfortable,but will probably have to roll the fenders.
235 will rub with a drop and 225 wont. 235 fits alot better on the rim to be honest. I have 235's on mine so does rub now and then but my car is std
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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by DangerBoy » Tue May 20, 2014 5:28 pm

I think the 225/35/19 is a bit of a stretch for the Helio. When i got mine, i put on 225's on the front. Looked good, but was paranoid. 235 is the best for this rim
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Post by WyCo » Wed May 21, 2014 8:09 am

At our local Spar,I like it.

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Post by greenjustin » Wed May 21, 2014 8:49 am

dangerboy wrote:thin
How was the ride comfort with 225 tyre? what tyre brand?
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Post by CRASH_IT » Wed May 21, 2014 4:46 pm

WyCo wrote:At our local Spar,I like it.

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Post by WyCo » Thu May 22, 2014 7:56 am

CRASH_IT wrote:
WyCo wrote:At our local Spar,I like it.

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Re: 19 Inch VW Helios

Post by DangerBoy » Thu May 22, 2014 8:32 am

greenjustin wrote:
dangerboy wrote:thin
How was the ride comfort with 225 tyre? what tyre brand?

It was a bit bad, but then i also have poly bushes everywhere.....
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