August 13, 2015
I was looking for something aggressive yet classy (if that makes sense) and these fit the bill. The 18x8 size works very well on my GTI, even with the car significantly lowered. The design can give the impression of a slightly bigger wheel since the spokes run all the way to the edge of the wheel. They are slightly on the heavy side for a performance wheel but still lighter than many competitors and MUCH lighter than the stock wheels. I'm ok with the added weight given how strong they are. These are my "summer" wheels, but they still see horrendous roads on a daily basis in Connecticut. Despite all the construction zones and potholes, these haven't had any issues.
One caveat, which should be obvious... These things are a HUGE pain to clean. Be prepared to take a lot of time getting in all the corners, and make sure you keep up with a high quality wax/sealant.