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      09-24-2012 10:48 AM #1996
      Quote Originally Posted by project92raddoslc View Post
      Already told you that you need camber... go get an alignment and tell them you want around -3.3* in the rear.

      Deal with the tire wear or get new wheels.
      I know, just trying to get as much information before doing anything. I do appreciate your input though.

      I just hear from people that doing - camber will do nothing except cause a lot of tire wear.
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      09-24-2012 11:11 AM #1997
      Quote Originally Posted by resilientsoma View Post
      I know, just trying to get as much information before doing anything. I do appreciate your input though.

      I just hear from people that doing - camber will do nothing except cause a lot of tire wear.
      If aligned right there is no excess tire wear. Only thing is that the tire will wear on one side except of both. Just make sure the toe and all is all good.

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      09-24-2012 11:23 AM #1998
      Quote Originally Posted by resilientsoma View Post
      I know, just trying to get as much information before doing anything. I do appreciate your input though.

      I just hear from people that doing - camber will do nothing except cause a lot of tire wear.
      I had the same issue as you when I was running -2.9* of camber, until this weekend when I had the car re-aligned to -3.4* and everything is perfect now. With -2.9* I have no noticeable wear on my tires with 7k miles on them.

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      09-24-2012 12:46 PM #1999
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      If aligned right there is no excess tire wear. Only thing is that the tire will wear on one side except of both. Just make sure the toe and all is all good.
      i can deal with the wear, just making sure cambering in will solve the problem of my tire hitting the fender and taking paint off/warping it.

      Quote Originally Posted by project92raddoslc View Post
      I had the same issue as you when I was running -2.9* of camber, until this weekend when I had the car re-aligned to -3.4* and everything is perfect now. With -2.9* I have no noticeable wear on my tires with 7k miles on them.
      that's pretty impressive. have any pictures of your rears? I think I'll go this route then instead of pulling my poor fenders. Also, I am going to raise the car up for an alignment so they can evenly camber the fronts. They're off by 0.5 degrees...
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      09-24-2012 01:05 PM #2000
      Quote Originally Posted by resilientsoma View Post
      i can deal with the wear, just making sure cambering in will solve the problem of my tire hitting the fender and taking paint off/warping it.
      What are your tire specs?

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      09-24-2012 01:14 PM #2001
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      What are your tire specs?
      18x8.5 et 35 wrapped w/ 215/40
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      09-24-2012 01:15 PM #2002
      Quote Originally Posted by resilientsoma View Post
      i can deal with the wear, just making sure cambering in will solve the problem of my tire hitting the fender and taking paint off/warping it.



      that's pretty impressive. have any pictures of your rears? I think I'll go this route then instead of pulling my poor fenders. Also, I am going to raise the car up for an alignment so they can evenly camber the fronts. They're off by 0.5 degrees...
      If you lower it after you've adjusted the alignment your camber/toe will be effected. Take the car in to be aligned the way you want to drive it.

      NTB has a 1 year alignment program for around $130 OTD. You can align your car as many times as you want. The only issue you may have is getting your car on their rack. I lower/raise my car depending on the seasons so rather than pay approx $70 per alignment I paid $130 for unlimited ride height tinkering for the next 363 days.

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      09-24-2012 01:19 PM #2003
      Quote Originally Posted by project92raddoslc View Post
      If you lower it after you've adjusted the alignment your camber/toe will be effected. Take the car in to be aligned the way you want to drive it.

      NTB has a 1 year alignment program for around $130 OTD. You can align your car as many times as you want. The only issue you may have is getting your car on their rack. I lower/raise my car depending on the seasons so rather than pay approx $70 per alignment I paid $130 for unlimited ride height tinkering for the next 363 days.
      Jack Williams has a six month warranty so I still can go back to them now. There you can just drive through and adjust the car underneath in a basement/trench area, no scrapping worries.

      They did say since the car way so low they did not have any room to adjust the front camber. It is off by -0.5 degrees, but everything else( FRONT/REAR ) is good. They told me I should raise it up to get it adjusted, and just slam it after the alignment .
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      09-24-2012 01:23 PM #2004
      They should be able to even out the camber pretty easily. I'm not sure what max is but my front is -1.3*/-1.4*.

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      09-24-2012 01:36 PM #2005
      Quote Originally Posted by project92raddoslc View Post
      They should be able to even out the camber pretty easily. I'm not sure what max is but my front is -1.3*/-1.4*.
      Yeah they can't access to adjust the front camber since it's too low to get in there???
      like I mentioned, I'll just have to take my chances and raise it for the alignment, since my fronts are 0.5 deg off. pretty big and can cause a lot of shaking which I have.
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      10-02-2012 04:12 PM #2006
      is it possible to tuck rears 17/9's et12's on my mk6, aint afraid of cambuur but i wanna know if its realist

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      10-02-2012 07:06 PM #2007
      Et 12? That would stick out like 5 inches past the fender, with max camber and on air
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      10-02-2012 09:19 PM #2008
      Quote Originally Posted by juldupp View Post
      is it possible to tuck rears 17/9's et12's on my mk6, aint afraid of cambuur but i wanna know if its realist
      LOL no.

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      10-02-2012 09:20 PM #2009
      I am hoping maybe you guys can help me.

      I'm looking at getting some new wheels, thinking VMR 701s probably. The thing is, I want more grip. I'm going g to be getting Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires so they're nice and sticky, but I want a wider tire too. I'm thinking 8.5" front and rear.

      My #1 goal though is not to rub. Not on bumps, through corners, or bumps through corners. Or when fully loaded, but fully loaded through a corner and hitting a bump is acceptable I guess, since that will probably never happen.

      Anyway, what king of offset and tire size will I be looking at to make this work? I'm not a fan of stretch, but just a little is probably okay if necessary.

      Also, I'm on stock suspension but plan on going with H&R Sport Springs or coil overs eventually. No ultra-lows...

      Sorry for my noobishness, but I come from bikes where there is no offset or fenders to worry about.

      Thanks in advance!
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      10-02-2012 09:34 PM #2010
      Quote Originally Posted by gravis86 View Post
      I am hoping maybe you guys can help me.

      I'm looking at getting some new wheels, thinking VMR 701s probably. The thing is, I want more grip. I'm going g to be getting Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires so they're nice and sticky, but I want a wider tire too. I'm thinking 8.5" front and rear.

      My #1 goal though is not to rub. Not on bumps, through corners, or bumps through corners. Or when fully loaded, but fully loaded through a corner and hitting a bump is acceptable I guess, since that will probably never happen.

      Anyway, what king of offset and tire size will I be looking at to make this work? I'm not a fan of stretch, but just a little is probably okay if necessary.

      Also, I'm on stock suspension but plan on going with H&R Sport Springs or coil overs eventually. No ultra-lows...

      Sorry for my noobishness, but I come from bikes where there is no offset or fenders to worry about.

      Thanks in advance!
      If you're on stock or going springs you'd be fine with any offset. I suggest going 40-45 on an 8.5 with a 225 or 235 series tire.
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      10-02-2012 09:46 PM #2011
      Quote Originally Posted by llllllll vr6 lllllll View Post
      Et 12? That would stick out like 5 inches past the fender, with max camber and on air
      whatever ima test fit it with 4 degree or more cambuur, will update soon

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      10-03-2012 05:32 AM #2012
      18x9 ET 40 front and rear. I´m thinking 225/35 or 215/40 perhaps?

      Any problems with this setup? Will I clear the struts? Rubbing?
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      10-03-2012 09:51 AM #2013
      Quote Originally Posted by llllllll vr6 lllllll View Post
      I suggest going 40-45 on an 8.5 with a 225 or 235 series tire.
      Boom.

      Quote Originally Posted by PelleW View Post
      18x9 ET 40 front and rear. I´m thinking 225/35 or 215/40 perhaps?

      Any problems with this setup? Will I clear the struts? Rubbing?
      Depending on how low you are. If you're low, 205's, if you're not 215's.

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      10-04-2012 10:59 AM #2014
      OZ Mito Racing Typ 1 wheels in 8,5x17 ET 13 and 9,5x17 ET 13
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      how terrible will this be for my fenders any one have any input???


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      10-04-2012 11:18 AM #2015
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboGliMK4 View Post
      OZ Mito Racing Typ 1 wheels in 8,5x17 ET 13 and 9,5x17 ET 13
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      how terrible will this be for my fenders any one have any input???
      Not happening.

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      10-04-2012 11:28 AM #2016
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      Not happening.
      : ( i didnt think soo. they are so pretttttttttttttty (better then my gf).

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      10-04-2012 11:33 AM #2017
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboGliMK4 View Post
      : ( i didnt think soo. they are so pretttttttttttttty (better then my gf).
      you need a new gf then.

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      10-04-2012 11:41 AM #2018
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      you need a new gf then.
      LMAO i told her i would trade her for the right set of wheels. this wheel search is killing me slowly

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      10-05-2012 02:33 AM #2019
      Will these go on my 2010 Golf? The current tires on my car (I have no intention of changing em right now) are 195/65 15"..

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      10-05-2012 12:24 PM #2020
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboGliMK4 View Post
      LMAO i told her i would trade her for the right set of wheels. this wheel search is killing me slowly
      Wheel searxh is killing me too, I think ima just try to contact a custom wheel shop to widen my oem wheels, pushin the limits of the oem+ styling!
      Anyone knows a custom wheel shop from new york to ontario area? Dont wanna pay 500$ shipping lols

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      Quote Originally Posted by juldupp View Post
      Wheel searxh is killing me too, I think ima just try to contact a custom wheel shop to widen my oem wheels, pushin the limits of the oem+ styling!
      Anyone knows a custom wheel shop from new york to ontario area? Dont wanna pay 500$ shipping lols
      got any ideas in mind of what you want?

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      10-08-2012 09:06 PM #2025
      let me know if I'm on the right track or totally off the radar on this one. I am getting 18x8 wheels in front, 18x9 in the rear. I am looking for a similar stretch all around. I'm thinking 215/35 for the front, 225/35 in the rear. yes? no?
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      10-08-2012 09:09 PM #2026
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Angier View Post
      let me know if I'm on the right track or totally off the radar on this one. I am getting 18x8 wheels in front, 18x9 in the rear. I am looking for a similar stretch all around. I'm thinking 215/35 for the front, 225/35 in the rear. yes? no?
      im no expert, but i dont think you wont really have much of a stretch at all, especially on the 18x8 with a 215.

      I ran a 205/45 on a 17x8 and i don't even think you could classify that as a stretch lol. maybe with the smaller sidewalls it's a different story, but really depends how low you wanna go, i think.

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      10-08-2012 09:37 PM #2027
      Quote Originally Posted by prospal View Post
      im no expert, but i dont think you wont really have much of a stretch at all, especially on the 18x8 with a 215.

      I ran a 205/45 on a 17x8 and i don't even think you could classify that as a stretch lol. maybe with the smaller sidewalls it's a different story, but really depends how low you wanna go, i think.
      I think I'm gunna go 215/35 all around. I checked out tyrestretch.com. They looked like they had a decent stretch.
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      10-08-2012 09:38 PM #2028
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboGliMK4 View Post
      OZ Mito Racing Typ 1 wheels in 8,5x17 ET 13 and 9,5x17 ET 13
      5x120


      these would be so pimp, too bad about the offset...
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      10-08-2012 10:39 PM #2029
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Angier View Post
      let me know if I'm on the right track or totally off the radar on this one. I am getting 18x8 wheels in front, 18x9 in the rear. I am looking for a similar stretch all around. I'm thinking 215/35 for the front, 225/35 in the rear. yes? no?
      Im running a 18x9 on mine with a 215 and its stretched but VERY minimally. On an 18x8 it wouldnt be stretched.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 2pointSLO View Post
      these would be so pimp, too bad about the offset...
      yeah they would...
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