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    Thread: Wheel / Tire Example Thread for the New Beetle

    1. Member J.Owen's Avatar
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      02-28-2007 12:22 AM #1
      This has been done in a couple other forums so I thought I would bring it over here.

      Due to the difference in the shape and size of the fenders on the new beetle it is a little difficult to take a wheel/ tire combination from a jetta/GTi/golf and imagine what it would look like on a beetle. I am hoping that this thread will give people a good idea of how a particular size wheel and tire combination would look on a beetle as well as the different suspension drops that people have.

      Please use the below table to list your combination as well as include a photo or two that shows a good view of how the wheels/tires sit on the car. If everyone can follow this format I think that this could be a great resource for others who are looking to swap out their rollers in the future.

      Since I am not a moderator and can't delete, I would hope that people will not flood this with comments on particular set-ups unless it is a valid question.

      wheel make/model:
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front:
      -rear:
      if modular, wheel outer lip/inner barrel
      -front:
      -rear:
      tire make/model:
      tire size
      -front:
      -rear:
      suspension make/model:
      spacers (if any)
      -front:
      -rear:

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      Wheel Offset Calulator! - figure out the change in offset from one wheel to another.

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      As an added bonus, here is a chart showing some of the different offsets people are running here... I will continue to update this as much as I can.




      Modified by bugasm99 at 9:52 AM 1-8-2008

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      02-28-2007 12:28 AM #2
      i'll start ...

      wheel make/model: TSW Trophy's
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front: 18x7 et40
      -rear: 18x8 et40

      tire make/model: Yokohama Parada Spec2
      tire size
      -front: 225/40
      -rear: 225/40

      suspension make/model: Neuspeed Sport on Bilstein Sport




      Modified by bugasm99 at 4:54 PM 1-2-2008

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      02-28-2007 02:12 PM #3
      wheel make/model: Mille Miglia HT-3 Grey
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front: 18x8" ET35
      -rear: 18x8" ET35

      tire make/model: Kumho Ecsta SPT
      tire size
      -front: 235/40R18
      -rear: 235/40R18
      suspension make/model: OEM GTI 20th Suspension
      spacers (if any)
      -front: None
      -rear: None





      Modified by r0nd3L at 1:14 PM 2-28-2007


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      02-28-2007 02:15 PM #4
      wheel make/model: OZ Superleggera Race Silver
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front: 18x8" ET35
      -rear: 18x8" ET35

      tire make/model: Michelin Pilot Sport
      tire size
      -front: 225/40R18
      -rear: 225/40R18

      suspension make/model: OEM GTI 20th Suspension

      spacers (if any)
      -front: None
      -rear: None

      Modified by r0nd3L at 1:14 PM 2-28-2007


    5. 02-28-2007 05:08 PM #5
      wheel make/model: RH Wheels / AG Cup (Porsche fitment 5x130)
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front: 18x8.5 et45
      -rear: 18x10 et54

      tire make/model: Pirelli Rosso Asymmetric
      tire size
      -front: 225/40/18
      -rear: 255/35/18

      suspension make/model: KW Coilovers Variant 2

      spacers (if any)
      -front: 25mm (lug pattern adapter -> has 5x100 studs)
      -rear: 20mm (lug pattern adapter -> has 5x100 studs)



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    6. 02-28-2007 07:47 PM #6

      wheel make/model: Rial Daytona Race
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front:18"X 8.5" ET 31
      -rear:18" X 8.5" ET 31
      if modular, wheel outer lip/inner barrel
      -front:(will add at later date)
      -rear:(will add at later date)
      tire make/model:Sumitomo HTR+
      tire size
      -front:225/40-R18
      -rear:225/40_R18
      suspension make/model:Koni Sport Adjustable Coilovers
      spacers (if any)



      wheel make/model:Modified steel wheels
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front:16"X .8.5" ET 31 approx
      -rear:16" X 10" ET 12 (approx)
      if modular, wheel outer lip/inner barrel
      *These are aren't modular but I included them for the sake of noting their size and always for bragging rights..
      -front:3" / 5.5" (approx)
      -rear:4.5" / 5.5" (approx)
      tire make/model:Falken ZIEX ZE512
      tire size
      -front:205/40-R16
      -rear:225/40-R16
      suspension make/model:See above


      Modified by 13minutes at 5:37 PM 3-1-2007


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      02-28-2007 09:55 PM #7
      Wheels: Borbet Type VM (F&R)
      Wheel dimentions (F&R): 17" x 8", et.35 all around
      Spacers: 10mm rear only

      Tires (F&R): Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
      Tire size (F&R): 225-45-17

      Suspension: Eibach Pro-Kit springs/ Bilstein Sport struts/shocks


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    8. 02-28-2007 10:47 PM #8
      wheel make/model: Keskin KT-1
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front:18x8.5 et30
      -rear: 18x10 et25

      if modular, wheel outer lip/inner barrel
      *They're two piece but I don't know the specs

      tire make/model: Falken GRB FK 451
      tire size
      -front: 225/40/18
      -rear: 255/35/18

      suspension make/model: Bilstein Sport Shocks/Struts with Neuspeed Race Springs
      spacers (if any)
      -front: None
      -rear: None



    9. 03-01-2007 07:15 AM #9
      wheel make/model: TSW Rib
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front:19x8 et35
      -rear: 19x8 et35

      tire make/model: Hankook Sport
      tire size
      -front: 235/35/19
      -rear: 235/35/19

      suspension make/model: Spax RSX Coilovers
      spacers (if any)
      -front: none
      -front: none


    10. 03-01-2007 10:58 AM #10
      wheel make/model: Mille Miglia Evo 5 (discontinued)
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front: 19 x 8 et40
      -rear: 19 x 8.5 et35
      -weight: Gary@tirerack.com: Weight on these is about 28lbs each.

      tire make/model: Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position
      tire size
      -front: 235/35/19
      -rear: 235/35/19

      suspension make/model: Koni Coilovers

      spacers (if any)
      -front: None
      -rear: None


      Modified by Billsbug at 4:06 PM 12-7-2007


      Modified by Billsbug at 5:25 PM 4-11-2008


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      03-02-2007 09:51 PM #11
      lovin this thread, keep em' coming...especially the staggered! Still trying to narrow down my wheel choices, nice to have an idea of what some others look like to compare to.

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      03-03-2007 12:37 AM #12
      love that pic

    13. 03-03-2007 04:56 PM #13
      bump for a good thread. It looks like my fronts stick out a lot more then everyone elses... I had to use 25mm spacers in front to clear the aftermarket brakes. It would have been 20mm otherwise (bought wheels from a buddy that had them on a TT roadster).
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      03-04-2007 12:20 PM #14
      the AG cups I'll admit look pretty good. I assumed since they were a one piece wheel that a 10" in the back wouldn't create much of a lip, but I guess I was wrong. I'm looking at a staggered setup, either 9.5 or 10" in the back, preferably with a step lip. The Rh Zw4's, Zw1's are up on my list right now. ***Keep the pics coming***

    15. 03-05-2007 08:37 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by NBSport »
      the AG cups I'll admit look pretty good. I assumed since they were a one piece wheel that a 10" in the back wouldn't create much of a lip, but I guess I was wrong.

      Yeah going that wide with the right offset will still have a big lip. Look at Brocks, they're one piece and have mega dish. I thought those RH/AG wheels were two piece though.


    16. 03-05-2007 01:25 PM #16
      The AG's are one piece although they have the look of a two piece. The ZW4's are definitely two piece. That's what my buddy upgraded his TT too when he sold me his AG's. He then had the wheels painted.
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      03-05-2007 09:25 PM #17
      Good point on the brocks, same with the RH AD cups too. I almost bought those but wanted something 2/3 piece because I plan to have painted/p'coated as well. I found some Schmidt Race 2000's in the classifieds that I'm eyeing up. Black center, 10.5" wide in the back

    18. 03-07-2007 03:02 PM #18
      wheel make/model: MRR-HR2's
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front: 19x8.5 ET 35
      -rear: 19x8.8 ET 35
      tire make/model: Falken FK 452
      tire size
      -front: 235/35/19
      -rear: 235/35/19
      suspension make/model: Neuspeed Race springs on Tokico Illumina adjustables



    19. 03-08-2007 09:50 AM #19
      Keep the discussion to wheels, Bill.

    20. 03-08-2007 06:25 PM #20
      The man in black is dead..man!

    21. 03-09-2007 05:38 PM #21
      I'm gonna come over there and make you two kiss if you don't stop.

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      03-22-2007 03:32 AM #22
      wheel make/model: C4 Corvette "Saw Blades"
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front: 17x8.5 et56
      -rear: 17x9.5 et56

      Spacers
      -front: 25.4 mm adapters, final et 30.6
      -rear: 33.2 mm adapters, final et 22.8

      tire make/model: Falken Ziex ze512
      tire size
      -front: 215/45
      -rear: 235/45

      suspension make/model: KW Variant 2 Coilovers





      Modified by bugasm99 at 2:39 PM 1-7-2008

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    23. 03-22-2007 10:09 AM #23

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      03-22-2007 10:17 PM #24
      haha, those look sweet!

    25. 03-23-2007 08:39 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Billsbug »


      x 2

      Those are freakin awesome!


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      04-02-2007 03:34 PM #26
      Ebay'd SSW

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      215/45 F/R (Will be moving up to 225/45-they're in da basement)

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      Modified by Y2kTurboBug1 at 6:48 PM 4-2-2007


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      04-03-2007 06:14 AM #27
      Winter set
      Sport Edition F2

      Front: 16X7 et.35
      Rear: 16X7 et.35

      Tires:
      Front: 205/55 16
      Rear: 205/55 16

      Summer:

      SSR GT7-H
      Front: 19X8 et.32
      Rear: 19X8 et.32

      Tires.
      Front 235/35 19
      Rear: 235/35 19

      Spacers

      Front: none
      Rear: 5mm on order

      Suspension:

      Apex sport 60/40

      Front: 2.2 inch lower
      Rear: 1.7inch lower

      note: I had thought for 3 years I had the 40/40 kit but recently was told I had the 60/40. Dunno if I care either way. I like how it looks and works.






      Modified by eunos94 at 6:23 AM 4-3-2007

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      05-15-2007 10:51 PM #28
      Nice, it's back! Hey Josh, by any chance were you at Volksfest a few weekends ago...my brother said he saw a bug with Corvette rims on it.


      Modified by NBSport at 3:52 AM 5-16-2007

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      05-17-2007 10:57 AM #29
      Specs for my new wheels:

      Wheels: Mille Miglia Evo5 (F&R)
      Wheel dimentions (F&R): 18" x 8", et.35 all around
      Spacers: 10mm rear only
      Note: refinished in Porsche GT Silver by yours truly

      Tires (F&R): Kumho Ecsta SPT
      Tire size (F&R): 225-40-18

      Suspension: Eibach Pro-Kit springs/ Bilstein Sport struts/shocks




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      06-14-2007 07:08 PM #30
      wheel make/model: OZ Superleggera Race Silver
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front: 18x8" ET35
      -rear: 18x8" ET35

      tire make/model: Toyo Proxies 4
      tire size
      -front: 225/40R18
      -rear: 225/40R18

      suspension make/model: Koni/Eibach 1.8"

      spacers (if any)
      -front: None
      -rear: None

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      06-15-2007 10:10 PM #31
      I guess I can add to the list now as well...

      wheel make/model: DZ Exklusiv DZ2
      wheel diameters/widths/offsets
      -front: 18x 8.5; ET 30
      -rear: 18x10" ET30

      tire make/model: BFGoodrich KDW2
      tire size
      -front: 225/40R18
      -rear: 255/35R18

      suspension make/model: custom made FK kit
      spacers (if any)
      -front: None
      -rear: None




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      08-20-2007 03:26 PM #32
      Very informative thread

      It'd be nice to also add the "Weight" of each model wheel as well.

      "Hollywood"


      Modified by HollywoodsBug at 4:09 PM 8-20-2007


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      11-19-2007 01:39 PM #33
      Newest Setup:

      Wheels: BBS CH

      Dimensions: 18x8.5 et30 front and back (rear total et20 w. 10mm spacer)

      Weight: approx. 25lbs

      Tires: 225-40-18 Kumho SPT


      note: BBS CH will clear ECS Stg.2 v.1 or equivalent brakes (TT rotor/boxster caliper)





      Modified by Mikes72sb at 4:02 PM 12-7-2007

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    34. 11-20-2007 02:55 PM #34
      Great thread! Wonderful examples!

    35. 12-06-2007 11:54 PM #35
      Maya STM 3 piece 19x8.5" 35mm offset


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