MK8 GTI

2022 Volkswagen GTI S, 6 speed, Oryx White

Installed:

Ordered:

  • Euro taillights from Aliexpress

  • aerofabb Front & Side - aerofabb

Previous:

Awaiting order:

  • New wheels, because wheel whore

  • Big brake kit

  • Rear swaybar

Wheel Fitment

18"

  • 18x9 ET42 - 245/40/18 or 255/35/18 - Flush, clean

  • 18x9 ET45 - 245/40/18 or 255/35/18 - Super safe

  • 18x9 ET38-40 - 245/40/18 or 255/35/18 - Aggressive, add camber

  • 18x8.5 ET35 - 225/40/18 or 235/40/18 - Flush

  • 18x8 - Just don't do it, say no.

19"

  • 19x9 ET42 - 245/40/18 or 255/35/18 - Flush, clean

  • 19x9 ET45 - 245/40/18 or 255/35/18 - Super safe

  • 19x9 ET38-40 - 245/40/18 or 255/35/18 - Aggressive, add camber

  • 19x8.5 ET35 - 225/40/18 or 235/40/18 - Flush, add camber

  • 19x8 - Just don't do it, say no.

** Please make sure you do alignment with lowering, specifically the toe specs since some vehicles come with toe out.

*** 255 width tires need ET42 or lower, rear fuel tube interference possible

**** Aggressive/flush fitment always pushes the clearance, please take these recommendations with your own caution.

Also refer to Apex Wheel Fitment for MK8 here.

Suspension Recommendations

Budget Priority

  • $599 Solowerks S1

  • $1275 ST X

Comfort Priority:

  • $1400 ST XA

  • $2599 KW V3 (Best balance)

  • $2000 KW V2

  • $1600 KW V1

Track Performance Priority:

  • $1399 Bilstein EVO S (Best balance)

  • $1450 BC DR-Series (8G/10G)

  • $2800 Ohlin Road & Track

Low Height Priority:

  • $1450 BC DR-Series Extreme Low (10G/12G)

  • $1200 BC BR-Series Extreme Low (10G/12G)

Who the hell providing these recommendations? My name is Lon, I'm the founder of Big SOCAL EURO (Since 2002). I've been into car culture since the '90s and have experienced many different products and wanted to be able to provide recommendations. They are a combination of personal experience and working with industry experts.

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