Okay, first you need to understand that smaller wheels do not necessarily mean a smaller overall wheel, because you make up the same diameter with a larger sidewall. The MKV came with 17 and 18" wheels, the total wheel-tire diameters are essentially the same.Its a 2008 with the FSI motor, and bone stock other that a K&N filter. I've had the car for a month now. I'd be open to running steel rims but are there a lot of 17in steel rims out there?. Does anyone run smaller wheels and tires??? I thought about running 16's with winter tires but wasn't sure if it would mess up my speedo since I have the stock 17's on my car now.