We’ve been waiting for the 7th generation VW Golf GTI to show up in our shop, and when Kelly L showed up in this 2015 VW Golf GTI, we weren’t disappointed. Mod Expert Alan Wei had set up the first Mk7 GTI to come through the shop with a fresh new set of wheels from VMR Wheels to sharpen the look of VW’s latest generation of the original ‘hot hatch’.

VMR_Wheels_V810_on_MK7_VW_Golf_GTI_img-1The OEM wheels for VW Golf GTI Mk 7 aren’t terrible, but honestly the square lines look more appropriate for a Volvo or something.
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VMR Wheels recently stepped up from their original 7XX series of cast wheels and now offers a high quality Flow Form line – the 8XX series – Alan knew just the wheel for the lines of the GTI Mk7 – a set of VMR V810 Wheels for VW.

VMR_Wheels_V810_on_MK7_VW_Golf_GTI_img-8Alan spec’d out the VMR V810 wheels at 18×8.5 ET45 squared – meaning the front and rear are the same size/offset.
VMR_Wheels_V810_on_MK7_VW_Golf_GTI_img-5Keeping the GTI planted on the ground are the OEM 225/40-18 tires.
VMR_Wheels_V810_on_MK7_VW_Golf_GTI_img-6 We really like the little touches VW puts into things, like the massive GTI lettering on the brake calipers. The stock suspension is still present so there’s a bit of wheelgap, but it’s not that bad.VMR_Wheels_V810_on_MK7_VW_Golf_GTI_img-7Overall this set of VMR V810 wheels really sharpens up the look of the MK7 VW Golf GTI.

Thanks for joining us, we’ll see you next time!

Interested in a fresh set of wheels for your VW? We invite you to consult our team of Mod Experts like Alan, give us a call at 714-582-3330 (x8006 for Alan), chat live on ModBargains.com or just stop by the ModAuto showroom in La Habra, CA any day during business hours to see what we can do for your ride.

Story & Photos Nick Gregson

 

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