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    Thread: Offset vs Backspacing conversion chart and other wheel measurement info

    1. Senior Member 98DUB's Avatar
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      07-12-2011 12:13 AM #126
      Lip Swap questions.

      Looking at a set of OZ Mito's.

      Front: 18x8 et 40
      Rear: 18x10 et 45

      I think the lips are 1.25" on the front and 1.75" on the rear. If I swapped the front lips to the rear, That would put me at 18x8.5 et 34 front and 18x9.5 et 51 rear. I think...

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    2. 07-30-2011 11:27 AM #127
      Hi all,

      I have the opportunity to acquire 2008 R32 OE 18" wheels for my 2011 Jetta Wagen TDI. Does anyone know if this is a plug-n-play install?

      The JSW has an 18" wheel option with 225/40-18 tires from the factory so it seems like it would fit if the offset/bolt-pattern are compatible. I am running the optional 17" setup on the car now.

      Thanks in advance!

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      08-01-2011 08:20 PM #128
      They should fit fine

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      08-11-2011 04:41 PM #129
      The last 50 or so posts start with "I have.." or "Will ____ fit"

      I came to this thread for insight on proper offset thinking if I started a thread with questions like that Id get flamed but thats all the content in this thread

    5. 08-15-2011 04:41 PM #130
      so instead you come on here and hate on everyone who is trying to ask similar questions to the one you said you had, but never asked? you could have simply asked your question instead of being hypocritical.

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      08-23-2011 05:26 PM #131
      new to the forum i want to run a 18x8.75 with a +20 offset with 215-40-18 tire..... will i have any problems with my 2005 passat???

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      08-24-2011 08:47 AM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by dskiles5311 View Post
      so instead you come on here and hate on everyone who is trying to ask similar questions to the one you said you had, but never asked? you could have simply asked your question instead of being hypocritical.
      Check your **** buddy, I was implying that no one was answering any of the questions. I also said I was looking for insight on the matter, so I have a better understanding of it. After all how informative is a thread with a bunch of questions and no answers? Noob trying to call me out..

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      09-10-2011 10:35 AM #133
      16X6.5" Wheel, Looking for a nice clean amount of stretch for daily driving not a lot of stretch.

      What do you recommend?

      I was thinking 195/40/16 but I'm not to fond of tire sizes I always just replaced tires with stock size.

      Thanks in advance!
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      09-10-2011 11:15 AM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by tahenry88 View Post
      16X6.5" Wheel, Looking for a nice clean amount of stretch for daily driving not a lot of stretch.

      What do you recommend?
      Sadly a 195 will not really stretch much at all on a 6.5" wheel.



      I'd personally run a 165/40/16:







      It all depends on how low you are.

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      09-10-2011 11:52 AM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post

      It all depends on how low you are.
      Thanks for the quick response!!!! I think that is what I will do.
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      09-10-2011 01:03 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post

      I'd personally run a 165/40/16:
      Ive been looking and can't find em anywhere.

      I tried

      165/40/16
      175/40/16
      165/45/16
      175/45/16

      No luck.

      Help? lol I might just be tire dumb.
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      On a 1991 cabriolet....

      14x6 et 33


      if not what will they need

    13. 10-02-2011 02:38 PM #138
      I have a 2001 A4 Quattro. It came with factory 16's on it. I did the front brake "upgrade" to the A8 rotors and the TT caliper brackets. My question is... I bought some 18 Flat Five wheels off of a 2005 A8. The offset is 45 and they are 8.5 width. Can someone suggest a tire size and possible spacer size/s to me? I want am aggressive stance and the car will be dropped 2 inches. Thanks in advance for taking your time to help a fellow member out

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      10-28-2011 11:59 AM #140
      want to go with a 205/55-16 on my MkII GLi w/ stock suspension.... will this work thnx!
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      12-02-2011 01:15 PM #141
      your pretty much the man to talk to it seems so here we go, an offset question with spacer question.

      specs:
      17x9 et 35mm
      17x10 et 20mm
      5x100

      the problem I keep running into is the front sits on the hub but hits the coilovers, I havent even done the rear yet.
      so how can I get these to fit super flush/ poke and what spacers do you recommend I was going to run a 205/45r17 and 215/45r17 Im sitting pretty low right now as I am sitting on sawblades. please and thank you in advance for your time. these are going on a mk4 2004.5 gli the wheels are xxr526 chromium black with 3"/4" lips

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      12-20-2011 08:50 PM #142
      I have 2 questions about the same wheels the guy above me is asking about(xxr 526). He answered one of them, which was if the 17x9 +35 was gonna fit without scraping. My next question is would the 17x9 +25 offset version fit and if so where would I expect to see scraping or rubbing? I am planning on getting the same size wheels at all four corners, I'm not really sure what size tire I want to run yet. At the moment my car, a mk4 jetta, is stock height. I do plan on dropping it in the future. All information is appreciated, thanks.

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      12-23-2011 06:34 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by TdiNewbieNY View Post
      I have 2 questions about the same wheels the guy above me is asking about(xxr 526). He answered one of them, which was if the 17x9 +35 was gonna fit without scraping. My next question is would the 17x9 +25 offset version fit and if so where would I expect to see scraping or rubbing? I am planning on getting the same size wheels at all four corners, I'm not really sure what size tire I want to run yet. At the moment my car, a mk4 jetta, is stock height. I do plan on dropping it in the future. All information is appreciated, thanks.
      you can run the 35 offset, its a little wider that way but if stretch enough not a problem and with the wheel sitting flat on the hub and hitting the coilover I ran a 8mm spacer to clear because you dont need very much room just need to clear it. I am also in a 2004.5 jetta gli on h&r coilovers and with the fronts being a 9" wide wheel I am running a 205/45/17 tire, and the rears are 10" wide so I am running a 215/45/17 its what I am running on my saw blades right now and their 17x8.5/9.5 so its only a little more stretch/ but to get an idea and good picture of what it looks like and what you want check out tyrestretch.com and punch in the numbers for your tire size you desire and Im sure someone has already done it. also I suggest doing the 25offset on the wheel. even though you can make the 35 work.

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      01-01-2012 10:16 PM #144
      i drive a mk4 gti
      -no rolled fenders (still debating)
      -on coils
      -stock brake sizes
      -stock sway bar

      im looking to run a 17x8 et 20 all around, with a bolt pattern of 5x108. i think wobble bolts would work in this case, but will probably redrill, just because the offset is low. from using various "stance calculators" these fit pretty much where the lip is exposed and the tire is tucked (perfect). but in the front im concerned i'll run into issue of not being to turn my wheel the full way and rub my tires on the wheel well. I plan on having my fenders around 23" from the ground and would also hate to rub the inside of the fenders. now assuming this i would have to roll them and problem solved. i guess my main question is, in using these calculators whats the "fender distance to hub?" so i can see if I have that right. they come as 77mm, but i'm not to sure as too what it is. I'd rather work this all out before buying another set of wheels and finding out they wont fit. (yes this has happened before )

      and the tire size is 205/17/45
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      01-14-2012 05:25 AM #145
      I am about to lower my 03 Jetta with Raceland Ultimo Coilovers and wanted to get some help. I have Audi R6 Reps 18x8.5 wheels with 215/40/18's for tires. What will I need to lawer this more then the usual 1.5"
      I am thinking I want to lower at least 2" all the way around or at least close to it. Will I have any problems in the front with rubbing of wheels or swaybar and also how about the backs rubbing?

      Thanks for your help and assistance. Everyone on here has always helped me with my questions and I appreciate it very much.

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      01-16-2012 11:43 AM #146
      How is the weight of the 17x9 wheels?

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      02-08-2012 01:11 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by TdiNewbieNY View Post
      How is the weight of the 17x9 wheels?
      Which wheel?

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      02-16-2012 09:04 AM #148
      Your the man with the answers so here ya go.
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      frnt and back 17x7.5 45MM offset (OEM)

      frnt and back 19x8.5 32MM offset (Bremmer Kraft BR06)
      I hope to use my ECS 10MM spacers all around with aftermarket wheels


      I would like to know what size tires would i need to run to get this look.

      http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/a...2/DSC_0433.jpg

      http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...idsbugs139.jpg

      http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5104060_n.jpg




      Thanks in advance
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      02-22-2012 01:38 PM #149
      im getting so confused with off sets.

      i want to get 17x8.25 et35 f and 17.9 et25 r. im on racelands and i plan on running a fat track tire. perferably 245/45/17 all around. at the moment i have 17x8 5zigens, with 225/45/17 all around and if i drop the car more than an 1.5in, the backs of the front tires come into contact with the coils lower spring collars.

      so if i find a wheel that has a 17x8.25 et45 isnt that gonna be better?
      my biggest question is : the larger the number of offset, the farther the back of the wheel will be from the inboard of the car correct?????????????? 3 stooges

      and the smaller the offset the closer the wheel will be to the inside of the car.
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      02-22-2012 01:39 PM #150
      i dont want spacers
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