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

    1. 03-23-2010 03:44 PM #26
      I have a tiguan with stock 17" 235-55-17 and replacing with 19'' wheel and 255-40-19 tires. original offset is et33 and new one is et41. Anyone knows if I will rub??? And should I run spacers and if yes, what size???
      thank you

    2. 03-25-2010 12:20 PM #27
      i need help i have axis penta wheels front 19x8.5 and rear 19x9.5 the question is can i lower car and if so would the spacer in rear be ok

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    4. 03-25-2010 02:42 PM #29
      sorry whats a pm im new to vortex the question is can i run coilovers on my gli with the wheels 19x8.5 offset 35 front and 19x9.5 offset 40 and what spacers do i need for it thanks

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      03-31-2010 11:54 PM #30
      Yes, you can. You probably don't NEED spacers. I would put the coils on and see how it looks. 5mm all the way around would make the wheels flush in the front.
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      04-07-2010 09:27 AM #31
      Whats up everyone.....i just bought a passat b5.5 v6 and i wanna throw on 18'' benz monoblocks.....if the bolt patterns are both 5x112 do i still need adapterss?>???

    7. 04-08-2010 03:22 AM #32
      wondering just picked up some mercedes wheels 8.5x18 9.5x18. ET 43 will this fit my mk4 golf. ? what size adapters would I need I want to stay some what flush if possible on the front an poke on the back not to much but noticeable. I was thinking 215 tires all the way around or 225. Am on fk coils. don't know what to do
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      Don't know if this is the right spot to ask this

    8. 04-09-2010 02:40 PM #33
      will a 17x8 ET38 with 235 tires will fit my mkVgti ?
      What does it will look like in the fenders ?

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      04-12-2010 10:04 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by oldcorradopower »
      will a 17x8 ET38 with 235 tires will fit my mkVgti ?
      What does it will look like in the fenders ?

      Yes, 235/45/17
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      04-14-2010 09:20 PM #35
      I have a 04 24v gli with 225/45/17 on the stock wheels. whats the biggest/ best stretched tire i could get on a 18x8 and still fit nice thanks

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      04-15-2010 01:46 AM #36
      you wouldn't stretch on that size wheel. There isn't any point, and there are only draw backs, no benefit. You would run a 225/40/18.
      if you have to be part of the "in" crowd and run the wrong tires, you can look for a 215/40/18 or a 205/40/18, but make sure they have the proper load rating for your car.

    12. 04-15-2010 07:26 PM #37
      i have a golf III gl and i am wanting to mount a set of 15" or 16" x8" on it. More than likely 15"s. i want a decent lip with that stretched tire look. now, the wheels im considering have a 0- offset. what should i be looking for in terms of offset and/or spacers in order to get an 8in wide wheel (or a 0 offset wheel for that matter)to fit properly? i've search around and have yet to make heads or tails of the matter. thank you in advance.
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      04-17-2010 05:25 PM #38
      i know I have seen and answer to this question in the last two months, but I dont remember the answer.
      I know you can fit a 8'' wide wheel with a et0, but it is going to poke some. I think people are running a 195 tire on them.

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      04-21-2010 09:58 PM #39
      I have a set of ADR Cyphers that are 18x7.5 with a 48mm offset. will these fit nicely on a mk iv gti? What size spacers should i run to make these wheels sit flush with the flares?

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      04-22-2010 06:07 PM #40
      so i've been having some horrible luck recently and thought it was over until my power steering went this afternoon. I recently replaced the stock 17x7 225/45/r17 wheels on my 04 GTI with a set of 17x9 245/45r17 Rota Torques. I have had no clearance issues and thus thought i was fine, but my VW parts guy has said that it's possible that the offset of the wider wheels caused the tie rod to pull the seal out of the steering rack. what i'm wondering is if this has happened to anyone else, and whether i should just sell these wheels and look for something closer to stock, or run the risk destroying yet another steering rack

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      04-22-2010 08:54 PM #41
      hey i jus got a set of 16 inch beetle wheels.. i plan on gettin them widend this winter i was wonder wat size tire i should run on them for little stretch in rear... i gana have the lip of rim flush with fender maybe alittle poke...i was thinkin 8 up front an 9 in rear.. thanks in advance

    17. 04-27-2010 02:33 AM #42
      i just picked up some 18x8.5 front an 18x9.5 rear offset 44 oh an they are 5x112 will i have problems fitting them on the front? planning 205 40 front 215 40 rear? or what do you think? they told me to run 18mm adapter that its the smallest they make.
      thanx

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      04-28-2010 05:54 PM #43
      should fit ok.

    19. 05-04-2010 11:54 AM #44
      can a 2000 mk4 1.8t jetta clear 245/40/17 for rear tires?

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      05-09-2010 10:46 PM #45
      I have a 2009 MK5 Jetta S and I'm looking to buy 17x7.5 BBS CV wheels with et37 offset. They currently are fitted with 235/45-17s. I'm aware that the wheels will be shifted about an inch outward from where they're at. Would you foresee any rubbing with these? I've heard somewhere that with 8" wide wheels or narrower, et35 or greater is fairly safe in terms of fender rubbing.

      Any insight is appreciated.

      Also, is center bore diameter a worry here? They were originally fitted to a B7 A4.

      Thanks

    21. 05-26-2010 06:06 PM #46
      I have an mkiv jetta and just came into some wheels I'd like to put on. The specs are:

      18x8
      5x100
      +48mm offset

      Will i have to run spacers? If so, what size?
      What length lug bolts will i need?

      Thanks

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      05-26-2010 09:18 PM #47
      ^^^Will fit fine in the rears. Could fit in the fronts as well depending on offset.

      ^^Shouldn't be a problem, but may rub a little at full lock or under heavy cornering.

      ^You will need at least 10mm spacers. 15-20mm spacers would be ideal.
      Stock bolts are 28mm, then you add spacer width, or order the sets of spacers w/ bolts from reputable online retailers.

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      05-27-2010 01:03 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by JDriver1.8t View Post
      ^^^Will fit fine in the rears. Could fit in the fronts as well depending on offset.

      ^^Shouldn't be a problem, but may rub a little at full lock or under heavy cornering.

      ^You will need at least 10mm spacers. 15-20mm spacers would be ideal.
      Stock bolts are 28mm, then you add spacer width, or order the sets of spacers w/ bolts from reputable online retailers.
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    24. 05-27-2010 04:36 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by JDriver1.8t View Post
      ^You will need at least 10mm spacers. 15-20mm spacers would be ideal.
      Stock bolts are 28mm, then you add spacer width, or order the sets of spacers w/ bolts from reputable online retailers.
      Hey. I can't thank you enough for the reply. I was going nuts here and not getting answers from any other forums.

      According to your answer, I think i was on somewhat the right track. Last week I ordered longer lug bolts, assuming i would need spacers. I ordered conical 45mm lug bolts.


      If i go ahead and order 15mm spacers, I'd need 43mm bolts. 17.5mm spacers would require 45.5mm bolts. Being that they're conical, does that add more length? Which of the two spacer sizes would you recommend I go with?

      Thanks bud

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      05-27-2010 08:10 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by pnyknights View Post
      Good to see you're back and made it through the 'switch'. Hows the new house? Still 'tethering'? :p
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      Quote Originally Posted by xxswat718xx View Post
      According to your answer, I think i was on somewhat the right track. Last week I ordered longer lug bolts, assuming i would need spacers. I ordered conical 45mm lug bolts.

      If i go ahead and order 15mm spacers, I'd need 43mm bolts. 17.5mm spacers would require 45.5mm bolts. Being that they're conical, does that add more length? Which of the two spacer sizes would you recommend I go with?

      Thanks bud
      Conical wont add any length. The length is measured only in the threads. Either will work. I would probably go with the 17.5mm myself.
      Last edited by JDriver1.8t; 05-27-2010 at 08:13 PM.

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