MK8 GTI

2022 Volkswagen GTI S, 6 speed, Oryx White

Installed:

Ordered:

Previous:

Awaiting order:

  • New wheels, because wheel whore
    BBS, HRE, Kinesis (can't decide)

  • Big brake kit

  • Rear swaybar

Detailing Products Recommendations

  • Optimum - No Rinse (ONR) - Amazon

  • McKee's - 37 N-914 - No Rinse - Amazon

  • Elite Finish - Wash Mist - Direct

  • P&S Brake Buster Wheel Cleaner - Amazon

  • Rag Company - Big Sponge - Amazon

  • Rag Company - Big Drying Microfiber Towel - Amazon

  • Rag Company - Edgeless 365 Microfiber Towels - Amazon

  • Rag Company - Microfiber Window Towels - Amazon

  • Chemical Guys - Microfiber Cleaning Towels Detergent - Amazon

  • iK Multi Pump Spray (35oz) - Amazon

  • The Grit Guard Insert - Amazon

  • 5 Gallon Bucket - Harbor Freight

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)

Wheel Fitment Guide

18" Wheel

  • 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

  • 18x9.5 ET38-42 - 245/40/18 or 255/35/18 - Aggressive, add camber

  • 18x9.5 ET45 - 255/35/18 - Fuel tube in rear clearance, need rear spacer

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

  • 18x8.5 ET45-47 - 235/40/18 or 245/40/18 - Weak, space needed 5mm front, 10mm rear

  • 18x8 - Just don't do it, say no. Weak

19" Wheel

  • 19x9 ET42 - 245/35/19 or 255/30/19 - Flush, clean

  • 19x9 ET45 - 245/35/19 or 255/30/19 - Super safe

  • 19x9 ET38-40 - 245/35/19 or 255/30/19 - Aggressive, add camber

  • 19x9.5 ET38-42 - 245/40/18 or 255/35/18 - Aggressive, add camber

  • 19x9.5 ET45 - 255/35/18 - Fuel tube in rear clearance, need rear spacer

  • 19x8.5 ET35 - 225/35/19 or 235/35/19 - Flush, may need camber

  • 19x8.5 ET45-47 - 235/35/19 or 245/35/19 - Weak, space needed 5mm front, 10mm rear

  • 19x8 - Just don't do it, say no. Weak

** Disclaimers

** 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.

Neuspeed RSe102 (Hyper Black) - 19x9 ET45 with Toyo Proxes Sport 245/35/19

HRE Flowform FF11 (Liquid Metal) - 19x8.5 ET47 with Michelin Pilot AS 245/35/19

HRE Flowform FF10 (Tarmac) - 19x8.5 ET47 with Michelin Pilot AS 245/35/19

Neuspeed RSe11R (Bronze) 18x8.5 ET45 with Toyo Proxes 4 Plus 225/40/18