Category Archives: Wheels and Tyres

Volkswagen Golf Mark V & VI GTI, R32 and Bluemotion Wheel Alignment Specifications

Suits PR numbers: 2UA, 2UC, G02, G05, G07, 2UC, 2UB, G08, G11, G09, G04/2UC

These specifications apply to all engines.

The ride heights shown in the table refer to
dimension -a-.
Standard running gearSports running gear except 18"Sports running gear with 18" wheelsHeavy-duty running gearSports running gear GTISports running gear GTI US versionSports running gear R32BlueMotion
PR numbers2UA2UCG02, G05, G07, 2UC2UBG08G11G09G04/2UC
Front axle
Total toe (without load)10' +/- 10'10' +/- 10'10' +/- 10'10' +/- 10'10' +/- 10'10' +/- 10'10' +/- 10'10' +/- 10'
Camber (in straight-ahead
position)
-30' +/- 30'-41' +/- 30'-41' +/- 30'-14' +/- 30'-44' +/- 30'-30' +/- 30'-43' +/- 30'-41' +/- 30'
Maximum permissible
difference between sides
max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'
Toe-out on turns 1) at 20° left
and right lock
1°38' +/- 20'1°40' +/- 20'1°40' +/- 20'1°38' +/- 20'1°22' +/- 20'1°38' +/- 20'1°20' +/- 20'1°40' +/- 20'
Caster7° 34' +/- 30'7° 47' +/- 30'7° 47' +/- 30'7° 17' +/- 30'7° 47' +/- 30'7° 34' +/- 30'7° 47' +/- 30'7° 47' +/- 30'
Maximum permissible
difference between sides
max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'
Ride height382 +/- 10 mm367 +/- 10 mm367 +/- 10 mm402 +/- 10 mm360 +/- 10 mm382 +/- 10 mm362 +/- 10 mm367 +/- 10 mm
Rear Axle
Camber-1° 20' +/- 30'-1° 20' +/- 30'-1° 45' +/- 30'-1° 20' +/- 30'-1° 45' +/- 30'-1° 20' +/- 30'-1° 45' +/- 30'-1° 20' +/- 30'
Maximum permissible
difference between sides
max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'max. 30'
Total toe (At specified camber)+10' +/- 12,5'+10' +/- 12,5'+10' +/- 12,5'+10' +/- 12,5'+10' +/- 12,5'+10' +/- 12,5'+10' +/- 12,5'+10' +/- 12,5'
Maximum permissible deviation from direction of travelmax. 20'max. 20'max. 20'max. 20'max. 20'max. 20'max. 20'max. 20'
Ride height380 +/- 10 mm365 +/- 10 mm365 +/- 10 mm400 +/- 10 mm365 +/- 10 mm380 +/- 10 mm360 +/- 10 mm365 +/- 10 mm

1) Toe-out on turns can be displayed as a negative value on the wheel alignment computer, depending on the manufacturer.

Mark VI specifications differ with +/- 7mm for ride height

 

 

 

Recommended tyres for the Volkswagen Golf Mark VI

Recommended Summer tyres for

  • Volkswagen Golf from model year 2009
  • Volkswagen Golf GTD from model year 2009
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI from model year 2009
  • Volkswagen Golf R from model year 2009

Tyres are one of the most important elements in motor vehicle construction and have a major influence on road safety. Therefore, they must fulfil numerous conditions which are specified for tyre manufacturers in the DIN (German industrial standards) and the directives of the German rubber industry e. V. (W.d.K.). In addition, comprehensive testing is carried out at Volkswagen before tyres are approved for initial fitting on their vehicles.

The following lists all tyre makes and tread patterns that are fitted to VW vehicles ex-factory, correct at the time of publication (1st Quarter 2010).

These tyre makes/tread patterns meet the aforementioned demands. Volkswagen therefore recommend the tyres/tread types listed in this guide are chosen as replacements.

Volkswagen Golf from model year 2009

195/65 R 15 91T
Goodyear DuraGrip
Goodyear GT 3
Michelin Energy Saver
Michelin Energy 3
Hankook K406
Continental Eco Contact 3

195/65 R 15 91H
Continental Eco Contact 3
Michelin Energy Saver
Michelin Energy 3
Goodyear NCT -5
Goodyear Excellence
Hankook K406
Pirelli P6000
Bridgestone B390
Bridgestone ER 300

195/65 R 15 95H
Michelin Energy 3
Bridgestone B390

195/65 R 15 91V
Pirelli P 6000
Goodyear NCT 5
Michelin Energy 3
Michelin Energy Saver
Bridgestone B390
Bridgestone ER 300
Continental Premium Contact

205/55 R 16 91H
Continental Premium Contact 2
Michelin Energy Saver
Goodyear Excellence

205/55 R 16 91V
Pirelli P 7
Michelin Energy Saver
Michelin Energy 3
Bridgestone ER 30
Bridgestone ER 300
Hankook K105
Goodyear NCT 5
Continental Sport Contact 2
Dunlop Sport 01A

205/55 R 16 91W
Pirelli P 7
Goodyear NCT 5
Bridgestone ER 30
Bridgestone ER 300

205/55 R 16 94V
Goodyear NCT 5
Bridgestone ER 30
Bridgestone ER 300
Michelin Energy 3A

225/45 R 17 91W
Michelin Premacy
Bridgestone RE 40
Bridgestone RE 50
Continental Sport Contact 2
Dunlop SP Sport 01A
Pirelli P Zero Rosso

225/45 R 17 94W
Michelin Premacy

225/45 ZR 17 94W
Michelin P Zero Rosso

225/40 R 18 92Y
Bridgestone RE 050A
Michelin Exalto 2
Dunlop SportMaxx
Continental Sport Contact 2
Michelin P Zero Rosso

Volkswagen Golf GTD from model year 2009

205/55 R 16 91V
Pirelli P 7
Michelin Energy Saver
Michelin Energy 3
Bridgestone ER 30
Bridgestone ER 300
Hankook K105
Goodyear NCT 5
Continental Sport Contact 2
Dunlop Sport 01A

225/45 R 17 91W
Michelin Premacy
Bridgestone RE 40
Bridgestone RE 50
Continental Sport Contact 2
Dunlop SP Sport 01A
Pirelli P Zero Rosso

225/45 R 17 94W
Michelin Premacy

225/45 ZR 17 94W
Michelin P Zero Rosso

225/40 R 18 92Y
Bridgestone RE 050A
Michelin Exalto 2
Dunlop SportMaxx
Continental Sport Contact 2
Michelin P Zero Rosso

Volkswagen Golf GTI from model year 2009

205/55 R 16 91V Pirelli P 7
Michelin Energy Saver
Michelin Energy 3
Bridgestone ER 30
Bridgestone ER 300
Hankook K105
Goodyear NCT 5
Continental Sport Contact 2
Dunlop Sport 01A

225/45 R 17 91W
Michelin Premacy
Bridgestone RE 40
Bridgestone RE 50
Continental Sport Contact 2
Dunlop SP Sport 01A
Pirelli P Zero Rosso

225/45 R 17 94W
Michelin Premacy

225/45 ZR 17 94W
Michelin P Zero Rosso

225/40 R 18 92Y
Bridgestone RE 050A
Michelin Exalto 2
Dunlop SportMaxx
Continental Sport Contact 2
Michelin P Zero Rosso

Volkswagen Golf R from model year 2010

225/45 R 17 91W
Michelin Premacy
Bridgestone RE 40
Bridgestone RE 50
Continental Sport Contact 2
Dunlop SP Sport 01A
Pirelli P Zero Rosso

225/45 R 17 94W
Michelin Premacy

225/45 ZR 17 94W
Michelin P Zero Rosso

225/40 R 18 92Y
Bridgestone RE 050A
Michelin Exalto 2
Dunlop SportMaxx
Continental Sport Contact 2
Michelin P Zero Rosso

235/35 R 19 91Y
Pirelli P Zero
Dunlop SportMaxx
Continental Sport Contact 2