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    need advice on tire and rim size and fitment for my 2013 jetta highline 2.5

    Hello to everybody. I am new on my thread as you can tell this is my first post. I am 17 and I just baught my brand new 2013 jetta highline. It comes with 17" alloy wheels. I am looking foward to buying new summer rims and tires but I dont know much about fitment and what looks best on this car. It is black with black interior. I would like to get some oppinions on different rim sizes , widths , and tire profiles. Also I am seing alot of things about "ET" offset. I dont quite know what it means actually I have no clue. Just wondering what would be a good tire and rim setup with what offset and what sizes. Thankyou very much , joe

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    Go to www.tirerack.com, you can see TONS of different rims on the car easily. Offset is the measurement from the center of the width of the wheel to where the hub meets the wheel. A positive measurement means the hub meets the wheel that many mm closer to the outer edge of the rim from center.

    This would be 0 offset since it's right in the middle:
    outside |---|---| inside
    This is positive offset:
    outside |-|-----| inside
    This is negative offset:
    outside |-----|-| inside

    If you don't know what you're looking for, your best bet is to follow what tirerack suggests or talk to a local shop once you know what rim you want.
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    Start off with the above advice and see what options fit your car properly. Keep in mind that if you go with too big of a rim on stock suspension it may look funny.

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