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

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      06-19-2010 10:21 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by JDriver1.8t View Post
      I would recommend getting the proper sized tires. There is a good chance those could rub with that tall of a tire. The wheels would bolt on with no problems though. THey would sit out 2mm farther than your current setup. If you went to a 7.5'' width and kept the et43, then they would sit ~6mm farther out and 4mm more inboard.
      Hi. Thanks for the comments. Using the Miata tire size calculator I see where you are coming from -- my current 215/55 16 combo has a diameter of 25.3 inches and these would be 27.2 inches so about 1 inch higher radius-wise. The offset does not sound like an issue. Guess I should do some measuring -- I guess the big issue would be the front tires when turning and hitting a bump in the road. They might hit the fender...

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      06-20-2010 05:37 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by JDriver1.8t View Post
      Sorry, but I don't have any knowledge on this vehicle. You may see if there is a vehicle specific sub-forum that may be of more help.
      I see I have posted in the wrong thread, sorry. I have found a Lupo thread, thanx anyhoo

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      06-22-2010 07:39 PM #73
      I have a set of ADR Cyphers that are 18x7.5 with a 48mm offset. what size spacers will i need to get these to a stock stance? and what size spacer would i need to sit flush with the fenders?

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      06-25-2010 01:44 AM #74
      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

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      06-27-2010 10:12 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by CamaroSS View Post
      I have a set of ADR Cyphers that are 18x7.5 with a 48mm offset. what size spacers will i need to get these to a stock stance? and what size spacer would i need to sit flush with the fenders?
      I'm assuming that this is for the '01 in your sig.......
      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.

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      06-27-2010 10:15 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Usualsuspekt View Post
      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!
      Thanks..
      I would recommend the string method to you to measure what spacers you need. Just drop a line straight down off the fender, and then measure the distance between the string and the wheel/tire. This will tell you the width of spacer that you need to order.
      Based on my math, it will be in the neighborhood of 10-15mm spacers.

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      06-28-2010 07:37 PM #77
      Yes, sorry it is for my 01 GTI. right now it is not lowered, but i would like to lower it in the future. does that make a difference in the spacers i would use?

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      06-29-2010 05:55 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by CamaroSS View Post
      Yes, sorry it is for my 01 GTI. right now it is not lowered, but i would like to lower it in the future. does that make a difference in the spacers i would use?
      The lower you are, the more inset the wheels are, and the more of a spacer you need (or lower offset) in order to be flush. I still would stick to what I posted previously.

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      07-13-2010 04:51 PM #79
      I recently bought a MKV R32 and I'm waiting for parts to get in to put it on bags and drop it to the ground... I was looking at going with 19 x 8.5 if possible, is it possible? What offset would I need to use? I know the tires will definitely have to be 215/35r19 in order to tuck well...

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      07-15-2010 09:29 AM #80
      I would look at threads in the air ride forum that have MK5s. There will be more work involved because of the rear suspension. You can find them MK5s on bags though, and then ask in those threads what the offsets are.

    11. 07-30-2010 06:43 PM #81
      so i have these mercedes 18x8.5 & 18x9.5 et 43 all the way around an i drive a mk4 5x100. they recently told me that the front wont fit right with with a 16mm adapter, because it wont clear the calipers. but am stock all the way around. that i need like a 20mm but i think thats to much.(an i think they were tripping)(a rim shop) am running 205 40 on the front an planning on 215 40 rear i wanna poke on the rear would 20mm on the back be ok . i am on fk coils ..... confuse what do you think i should do for the front an rear....?


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      07-31-2010 03:27 AM #82
      I just bought a set of rims and the specs are: The front is 18x8.5 et 36 and the rears are 18x9.5 et 30. I have 2 questions. first what size spacers should i run on these to make them fit on my 03 gti? also i was planning on running 215/40/18 up front and 225/40/18 in the rear. Will that give me a mild stretch?

    13. 08-01-2010 12:50 AM #83
      I have an 03 Jetta TDI and put VR6 springs in the front and German towing springs in the back which brought the car 1" higher off the ground and want to put on the Houston Bettle wheels they have a greater offset and wanted to know if I would have to go with a 205 or 215 /65/16 or play it safe with a 205 or 215 / 60/ 16 Name: HoustonSize: 16" X 6.5"Bolt Pattern: 5 X 100mmOffset: 42mmPart Number: 1C0 601 025ACBare Rim Weight: 21.60 lbsFound On: 2006 New BeetleCenter Cap Part Number: 1J0 601 171

      Currently have on car Name: MontereySize: 15" X 6"Bolt Pattern: 5 X 100mmOffset: 38mmPart Number: 1C0 601 025F Bare Rim Weight: 19.85 lbsFound On: 2003 - 2004 JettaCenter Cap Part Number: 1J0 601 171

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      08-12-2010 08:16 AM #85
      I have a 96 2.0 MK3 Gti i have autotech clubsport suspension package what size wheel spacers will work i only want to bring the back tires out a touch i was thinking 15mm spacers

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      08-13-2010 05:28 AM #86
      I have a Mk3 golf, right now it is lowered moderately, I am looking to pick up some 16x7 wheels. I know the center bore of the wheels are smaller so i am going to have to get spacers that are hubcentric to both the wheels and the car. The wheels have an offset of et40. Wanted to know what size spacers I need to get in order to get them flush with the fenders plz?

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      09-24-2010 11:39 AM #87
      i have a b5 audi avant. i just picked up some axis rims. 19x8 and the lug pattern is a 5x100 5x114.5 ( i think) the reason i say i think is because when i try to mount them up i can get like 3 holes to line up and the other two just dont fit right...i have never known an axis setup to be that way, half euro half japenese.
      the offset is et35...tire size is 235 35 r19
      now here is my question... how can i go about mounting these on? drill the holes out 2mm? adapters? ( but the offset is near perfect for my avant. i think i may have about .5 inches of space before they poke.) and there car is lowered about 2 inches. i know the smallest adater they make is like 16mm.
      is there a failsafe way to measure the lugs and determine the true bolt pattern of the rims? maybe i just didnt try hard enough...
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      09-30-2010 01:18 AM #89
      Hey guys kinda new to this forum just need some help have a mk4 with 225/45/17 on my gti and i was looking at a new set of wheels that are the, Sparco Drift or Sparco Pista both the same size

      Size: 17x8
      Offset: 35mm
      Backspacing: 5.90"
      Bolt Pattern: 5-100
      Rec. Tire Size:225/45-17
      Weight: 22.4lbs.


      What to know if i would have rubbing problem or need spacer or if everything would be OK

      Just want some opinions thank you

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      10-06-2010 03:12 PM #90
      I have a mk4 GTI and i have 17x7 ET35 on it now, and am looking to go to 18x8 et42. would i have any clearance issues? need of spacers or anything
      thanks for the help

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      11-01-2010 05:49 PM #91
      Hey guys I have been scratching my head here to figure out if this will work. I have a set of 19x9.5 front and 19x10.5 rear adr wheels et35 and I want to run them on my mkiv golf. in the front I will be losing 35mm clearance and gaining 41mm on the outside...in the rear I will lose 48mm clearance and gain 54mm on the outside...I need to get a set of adapters and the one I found come in 15mm, 20mm, and 25mm and I am trying to figure out what size to run. I know I'll have to borrow my buddies fender roller but would like to keep the poke as low as possible WHILE still having good clearance between the strut and wheel. HELP!!

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      11-06-2010 03:41 AM #92
      would a 19 X 8.5 et 35 fit on a mk5?
      if so, what tire size should i run?

      thanks

    23. 11-12-2010 11:22 AM #93
      Hello,

      I just picked up a 2001 1.8T wolfy , and I would like to put a set of wheels from a 99 Bmer. I am aware that I need adapters, but what size am I looking for? or if I should even bother.

      thx

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      Last edited by Wolfenstien; 11-20-2010 at 12:22 PM.

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      11-15-2010 10:22 PM #94
      im going from 5x 100 to 5x 130 and im not sure what thickness i should get the wheel adapters any ideas please let me know what you thing

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      11-16-2010 01:21 AM #95
      My friend found someone selling a set of BBS RS in 16x8 for a very low price. The odd thing is he says they were et62? I was going to do a redrill to 5x100, but not sure if the offset would work on MKll?

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      12-03-2010 10:26 PM #96
      i was wondering if anyone out there would be able to answer this.. i want to try and tuck 9s up front on a mk3 vr6 on airlift struts, im gonna bring the suspension in half inch in each side by using mk2 moddified axles and control arms.

      The rims are 16x9 et 15 anyone think with that extra half inch it would clear?
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    27. 01-03-2011 09:56 PM #97
      Can I get some input on tire sizes for some new wheels?

      New wheels sizes:

      Front - 18 x 8.5 ET 36

      Rear - 18 - 9.5 ET 30

      I drive a MKV GTI on Ksports spun all the way down. I want to make sure my tires are not rubbing anywhere and that they look cool I really don't know to much about stretching tires and what not..fill me in if you don't mind!

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      01-15-2011 05:46 PM #98
      The size of rear BBS rs's are 17x10.5 ET 34....if I run a 5 mm spacer it would be a final ET 29.

      I'm trying to figure out with an ET 34 (with 225/45/17 falken 512's), would the wheels hit my rear bilstein struts??? However, in order to fun an et 34 on 20th brakes i have to shave between 5-8 mm's of my rear calipers bc the 20th rear calipers are bigger than normal gti rear brakes...is it safe to shave off at most 8 mm of metal...

      Please help

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      01-22-2011 07:01 AM #100
      I have an 02 GTI and want to run 18x8.5 rims and 38mm backspacing. I'm putting 225/40/18's on it, will I have rubbing with my H&R cup kit?
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      01-24-2011 12:09 AM #101
      I have a 92 cabriolet the offset is high 35/40. The rims I would like to put on are 16x7.5 front and offset is 30. Now the rear is 16x9 with the offset 15. Could I use wheel spacers to fix the difference in offset.? these are the rims....[IMG][/IMG]

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      01-31-2011 08:35 PM #102
      I am not around the forums nearly as much any more, and will not be able to contribute.
      For the amount of time I used to spend on here doing calculations and figures for people I could have had a job. In fact, I was spending about 30 hours a week doing math for people's fitment and answering questions in the different categories.

    33. 02-09-2011 04:47 PM #103
      Brand: AMG Germany
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      Style: Monobloc 2 Piece
      Size: 18" x 8.5"(F) // 18" x 10"(R)
      Bolt Pattern: 5x112
      Offset: +25 (F) +33 (R)

      Hi, I want to run these wheels with 20mm adapters on my MkIV Golf, will they fit?
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      02-21-2011 04:32 PM #104
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      Trying to run:
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      Wheel 225/40
      The offset is 45mm

      Do i need spacers? Will it rub? Im new at this

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      02-21-2011 04:32 PM #105
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      Trying to run:
      Audi rs4 18x8"
      Wheel 225/40
      The offset is 45mm

      Do i need spacers? Will it rub? Im new at this

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