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    Thread: TT MK2 Wheel/Tire Fitment Thread - Ask all your questions here and post up pictures

    1. Member TheSandeman's Avatar
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      07-21-2011 07:53 PM #1
      Lately there has been many threads about "Will These Wheels Fit My Car", "Wheel Fitment?", etc.
      Not making fun, being a d-bag or getting annoyed - i figured a condensed informative thread like this could make life easier for our newer TT owners and current owners that are looking for a set of wheels but not sure where to start. Keeping everything within this thread will be easier for everyone as they dont have to look at the gazillion threads of wheels/tires on a MK2 TT.

      To make it easier to read and organize, lets try to follow the following forms:::

      If youre asking a question or seeking info...

      Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height:
      2" Drop All Around
      Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 19x9 et50
      Wheel Brand & Model: OEM "Potato Peelers"
      Tire Size (if appicable): 255-40/19
      Question: ask away

      or if youre posting what you had/have mounted


      Current Ride Height:
      Slammed
      Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x120 18x9 et35
      Wheel Brand & Model: BBS Super RSs
      Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Falken 452s 215-40/18 Streched
      Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : 10mm front and rear spacers
      Rubbing?: Nope
      Pictures:

      Thanks guys


      Guide:
      BBS LMs 18x9.5 Page 1
      HRE M40 19x9 Page 1
      BBS RS-IIs - 18x9 Page 1
      Privat Akzents - 19x8.5 Page 1
      VMR 708s - 19x8.5 Page 1
      Last edited by TheSandeman; 08-09-2011 at 09:31 PM.

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      07-22-2011 07:28 PM #3
      I have '09 GTI OEM rims (17") and want to use them for winter wheels. Here are the specs from tire rack:

      225/45-17

      Would these fit a TT/TTS? I'm purchasing a TT-RS and I figure a good place to start is to see if they would fit the other models.

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      07-22-2011 08:07 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by bsmack View Post
      I have '09 GTI OEM rims (17") and want to use them for winter wheels. Here are the specs from tire rack:

      225/45-17

      Would these fit a TT/TTS? I'm purchasing a TT-RS and I figure a good place to start is to see if they would fit the other models.
      Direct bolt on. Nothing needed to fit and you can max out any coilover suspension without rubbing.


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      07-22-2011 08:09 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Fissues View Post
      Hey that's my silver TT! they are great looking bbs for TTs


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      07-24-2011 09:24 AM #6
      Current Ride Height: At least dropped 2", STD coilovers, next week we are going to change the coils and front shock body to go lower, with room to almost lay frame, hahaha!
      Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 18X9.5 ET 45
      Wheel Brand &Model: BBS LM 18X9.5 ET 45
      Tire Brand & Size: Falken 912s 225-45r18 Streched
      Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : 5mm front spacers, rears to come next week, might be 10-12mm
      Rubbing?: Nope, not yet
      Pictures: Sure













      Last edited by BBSWagen; 07-24-2011 at 09:27 AM.

    7. 07-24-2011 03:31 PM #7
      Current Ride Height: 3” gap between wheel rim and fender, front and rear
      Final Wheel Specs: 5x120; 19x9 et47
      Wheel Brand & Model: HRE M40 custom painted hypersilver to match gas cap; OEM Audi centercap
      Tire Brand & Size: Nitto Invo 255-35/19
      Additional Hardware: Lowered with Eibach Superstreet adjustable coilovers
      Rubbing?: Only at sharp righthand up hill corners



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      07-24-2011 08:39 PM #8
      Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height: Stock TTS
      Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 17x8 et 35
      Wheel Brand & Model: OEM C5 A6 4.2 Fat Fives
      Tire Size (if appicable): 245/45-17 or 225/50-17
      Question: Will it fit? Rub? Thinking about them for winter tires.

    9. 07-25-2011 12:43 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by qckwitt View Post
      Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height: Stock TTS
      Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 17x8 et 35
      Wheel Brand & Model: OEM C5 A6 4.2 Fat Fives
      Tire Size (if appicable): 245/45-17 or 225/50-17
      Question: Will it fit? Rub? Thinking about them for winter tires.
      It will fit and it shouldn't rub if you don't lower. The 35 et pushes the wheel 17 mm out but the narrow 8" wheel pulls it 12 mm back for a net 5 mm out (like running stock with a 5 mm spacer). The narrower tires (FYI 235 is the "correct" size for an 8" wheel) should give you a little extra margin.

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      08-09-2011 09:12 PM #10
      Ok this is gonna be a long one... ill split it up into a few posts


      Current Ride Height:
      Slammed - best way to describe it is the adjuster in the rear was removed and about another 3/4" of threads left in the front on H&R Coils
      Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 18x9 et32
      Wheel Brand & Model: BBS RS-IIs - 5x120 - 70CB - 47et - Land Rover Fitment
      Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Falken 452s 215-40/18 Streched
      Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : Motorsport Tech Custom 15mm adapters 5x120 to 5x112
      Rubbing?: Nope, shaved down the rear tab
      Pictures:




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      08-09-2011 09:20 PM #11

      Current Ride Height:
      ~1.5" Drop All Around
      Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 19x8.5 35et
      Wheel Brand & Model: Privat Akzents (Fake Splits - BBS LM Reps)
      Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Goodyear Eagle F1s 235-35/19
      Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : Hubcentric Adapters
      Rubbing?: Nope, shaved down the rear tab
      Pictures:


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      08-09-2011 09:25 PM #12
      Current Ride Height: ~1.5" Drop All Around
      Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 19x8.5 35et
      Wheel Brand & Model: VMR 708s (RS4 Reps)
      Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Goodyear Eagle F1s 235-35/19
      Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : Nada
      Rubbing?: Nope, shaved down the rear tab
      Pictures:




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      08-09-2011 09:33 PM #13
      ill post up the rest tomorrow... time to celebrate with some brews

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      08-09-2011 10:10 PM #14
      Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height: stock or maybe 1.5" H&R springs
      Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 18x8 ET35 all around
      Wheel Brand & Model: Kinesis K28's
      Tire Size (if appicable): 235/30/18
      Question: Would this fitment look too small because of only being 8" wide.

      really debating to stay 18" and lower a little bit vs. going 20" and not lowering
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      08-09-2011 11:00 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by ProjectA3 View Post
      Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height: stock or maybe 1.5" H&R springs
      Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 18x8 ET35 all around
      Wheel Brand & Model: Kinesis K28's
      Tire Size (if appicable): 235/30/18
      Question: Would this fitment look too small because of only being 8" wide.

      really debating to stay 18" and lower a little bit vs. going 20" and not lowering
      honestly, being one of the the few pushing the envelope with aggressive wheel fitment on here (i know it probably doesnt mean much speaking thru a computer screen ), but i feel that 20s are a little way too much wheel for the car. has it been done? of course...does it look good? subjective but looks like a SUV on 20s.

      dont worry much about wheel widths unless you go with a 6" wide wheel and track the car my winter wheels last year were 7.5" wide, this year theyre 7.25" wide, which are great for the snow but i didnt notice great difference in cornering or handling keeping tire compound, sizes, etc in mind when comparing a winter tire to a all season

      assuming you have a 245-40/18 tire from factory, its about a diameter of 25.7 inches. with the new tire specs 235-30/18, the diameter is about 23.7 inches so thats about 2iches of extra wheel gap space from the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender. on another note A3, that tire size does not exist but i still did the math for ya

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      08-10-2011 08:45 PM #16
      Thanks Sandman, i actually didn't look up that tire size, it just mentally came to me regardless if it were right or wrong.

      i am thinking the 18x8 ET35 with just H&R springs may be a nice daily usable setup with a few weekend autoX and track events thrown in the mix.
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      08-10-2011 09:01 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by ProjectA3 View Post
      Thanks Sandman, i actually didn't look up that tire size, it just mentally came to me regardless if it were right or wrong.

      i am thinking the 18x8 ET35 with just H&R springs may be a nice daily usable setup with a few weekend autoX and track events thrown in the mix.

    18. 08-11-2011 01:00 AM #18
      Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height: Stock TTS Height
      Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 19x10 ET 30
      Tire Size (if appicable): 255/35/19
      Question: How much do you think this will poke out / rub bad ?

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      08-11-2011 09:22 PM #19
      Current Ride Height: Stock TTS
      Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 19x8.5 et45
      Wheel Brand & Model: VMR v710
      Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Continental Sport Contact3 (OEM) 255-35
      Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : None
      Rubbing?: Only under hard cornering up hill. (Same as Stock)
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      08-11-2011 11:03 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by qckwitt View Post
      Current Ride Height: Stock TTS
      Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 19x8.5 et45
      Wheel Brand & Model: VMR v710
      Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Continental Sport Contact3 (OEM) 255-35
      Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : None
      Rubbing?: Only under hard cornering up hill.
      Pictures:
      Nice. Could you post some more pictures?

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      08-12-2011 09:50 AM #21
      I thought I had my mind set on the BBS LM's but the VMR VB3's really caught my eye.

      I was going to do the H&R springs and a set of these VMR's in 19's. It appears they only have the 5x112 in 19x8.5. in an offset of 40 or 45. Is that enoughto fill the wheel wells without spacers? Or is it too conservative still?
      Here's the page with options: http://www.velocitymotoring.com/wheels_vb3.html

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      08-12-2011 11:12 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by wishIhadanRS View Post
      I thought I had my mind set on the BBS LM's but the VMR VB3's really caught my eye.

      I was going to do the H&R springs and a set of these VMR's in 19's. It appears they only have the 5x112 in 19x8.5. in an offset of 40 or 45. Is that enoughto fill the wheel wells without spacers? Or is it too conservative still?
      Here's the page with options: http://www.velocitymotoring.com/wheels_vb3.html


      I have a set of VB3's, 45et on stock height. You're gonna need some spacers (2mm-5mm) for the front brakes to clear. When I had these wheels on, I ran 5mm spacers all around. Slight rubbing in the rear due to the bumper tab. Otherwise, the wheels are awesome!

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      08-12-2011 11:22 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
      Nice. Could you post some more pictures?




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      08-12-2011 11:28 PM #24
      qckwitt, that is one nice TT. Love that blue on your car.

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      08-22-2011 12:17 AM #25
      Current Ride Height: "tastefully lowered" about 40 mm
      Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 18x8 et48
      Wheel Brand & Model: OZ Alleggerita HLT
      Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/40/18
      Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters): 3 mm spacers in front
      Rubbing?: Nope
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