can you fit 19x9.5 in the back of a mkIV jetta without any clearance issues or mods to the fenders? and anyone know what offset if you can? the car is lowered 1.75"
I have a 08 2.5 Jetta and I'm running fk coils I bought Mercedes wheels and they are staggered 18x8.5 and 18x9.5 with et43 I can't figure out what tire size to run I know that most ppl run 215 40 and 225 40 but I would like more tire just because it seems safer. What is the widest tire I can fit? Or would I just be better off running 225s and 215s any info helps thanks
That would make your front tire a lot shorter. You want to keep close to the same outer diameter. That is why you would run a 225/40 and a 245/35. The second number is the ratio of height to width in a percentage; ie 40% of 225 and 35% of 245 for the sidewall.
There is very little about wheels, tires, and suspension that I don't know about.
I'm familiar with lug nuts of many kinds.
225 on a 8.5 is mild stretch (and it depends on the tire as well).
Here is a Bridgestone Potenza 225/40/18 on a 8.5''
Going low is a game of offsets as much as it is tire widths. I really consider people who stretch tires and use smaller tire sizes as cheaters.
Here is how my car sits with 225/40/18 on 8.5 et27f and et23r (and bags)
Last edited by JDriver1.8t; 06-15-2010 at 07:00 PM.
Hey, haven't been on in awhile but had a quick question but first let me set it up: as i mentioned in previous posts, I came into a set of wheels that had an offset of +48mm. I went ahead and ordered 17.5mm spacers and 14x1.5x45.5mm conical lug bolts. Turns out the wheel holes are too small. The cone shape of the lug bolts won't allow them to sit right. They won't go in all the way.
As I've read in previous posts/threads, my problem has come up with other members.
I was hoping you'd have some insight as to where i might find tuner lug bolts that would solve my dilema? I have found 40mm tuner lug bolts but that's obviously 5.5mm shy of what i was looking for. Would it be unsafe to run them? Thanks
I have a 2008 Eos with stock 16 inch rims and tires. I am interested in a set of OEM 17" by 7" wide rims with 235/55/17 tires off a Tiguan that has an offset of ET43. In researching my rims, they are 16 by 7 with an offset of 45. Is a 2 (mm?) offset an issue? I know the speedo will be off (and I can VAGCOM it) but that is not an issue. And it appears that both rims have a 57.1 mm center bore so that should also fit. I just don't have enough knowledge of how the offset factors in, other than if it is off, the tires may run against the inner fender or the suspension...
And what if the rim width was 7.5 inches? What offset would I need to not have to use spaces or whatever -- just a clean bolt on and go rim?
Thanks for the help!
hi , i have been using the site for a few days now and already got loads of help scanning the pages of the forum. I have now joined and am seeking just a little bit more info if someone doesn't mind. My Mrs has just picked up a peach of a Lupo, or i should probably say a lemon due to its striking yellow.
It currently sits on 13" factory fitted steels. At some point i would like treat her and get some alloys fitted. Without going though any issues of lowering/stiffening or modifying at all can anybody tell me which size rims and tyres i should look for, the only info i got so far was not to exceed a 14" rim otherwise she may need to get stiffer coils/suspension. Thanks for reading.
this is my new wheels
18x8.5 front et44
18x9.5 rear et44
my front fenders are rolled. an have fk coils
going from 5x100 to 5x112 what size adapters for the front? looking to be as flush possible don't mind a lil poke if i can't get flush. thinking 16mm adapters up front they told me thats the smallest they make.
rear 18-20mm adapters is what i was thinking
what do u say i should do to make them fit.. more confuse about how will they fit on the front..
In the rear, I would stick to 18 or 20mm as well. You will be flush, to slight poke possibly. I would run a 215 in front and a 235 in the rear for mild stretch. If you go with a 205 in front, then use a 225 in the rear to keep the stretch near the same front and rear.
To late to call around and it would seem that you would be the person who knows whats up with wheel fitment. I have a MKIII with the standard 15x6.5 ET43 'Bugs and I will be running a 195/50-15 Bridgestone RE-11's. My question is I would like these guys to fit pretty flush and am in need of the correct size spacer to run to achieve this. Thanks for your help
Your MKIV is the portrait of wheel and tire fitment perfection by the way!
I can't get you flush without knowing how low you are, but I can get you close.....
Because they are so narrow, true flush would be had with 30mm front and 40mm rear spacers. I don't recommend going over 25mm without getting the bolt on variety, that bolt to the hub, and then you bolt the wheel to the spacers. Your wheels would still look decent with 20mm front spacers and 25mm rear spacers.