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      12-28-2011 05:36 PM #151
      Well, here's an update from me. Ordered Schmidt TH-lines in 17x8.5 et33 front, and 17x9.5 et20 rear. Will get back to you guys on how they fit etc., wish me luck!

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      12-28-2011 06:03 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by RomanML320 View Post
      Well, here's an update from me. Ordered Schmidt TH-lines in 17x8.5 et33 front, and 17x9.5 et20 rear. Will get back to you guys on how they fit etc., wish me luck!
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      12-28-2011 06:11 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by s t a y g o l d View Post
      the all knowing bryangb, thank you sir. As I stated in the post, it is similar but a little more simplified for those of us who don't understand all the information given on willtheyfit. thanks though
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      12-28-2011 07:56 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by RomanML320 View Post
      Well, here's an update from me. Ordered Schmidt TH-lines in 17x8.5 et33 front, and 17x9.5 et20 rear. Will get back to you guys on how they fit etc., wish me luck!
      Front fitment will be dead on.

      Rear will be poke a bit.

      If only the rear was 17x9.5 +30. You'd be able to tuck them.

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      12-28-2011 08:02 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Front fitment will be dead on.

      Rear will be poke a bit.

      If only the rear was 17x9.5 +30. You'd be able to tuck them.
      Well, we'll see what happens

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      12-28-2011 08:28 PM #156
      Good thread

      Just for clarification, the strut in the image on willtheyfit.com is not an accurate representation of your strut. It's just there for looks. Best bet is to figure out what the minimum offset of some width wheel is, and base your inset off of that.

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      12-29-2011 09:13 AM #157
      ok i've reid the ENTIRE post but... information are fighting each other.... i went to whilltheyfit




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      I'm currently on Classix, 225/45/17...want to go on 18/8,5 with 245/40/18 and lowering about 1.3 inch... The table a the second page says i'm in between and need ET45, whill the fit say i need ET 35 ....

      How am i supose to do to fit that under my GLI ?? I will proabaly got rubbing... But...does a fender rolling job will eliminate it???

      HElp !!!!

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      12-29-2011 09:15 AM #158
      ^ ET47 or so should sit you right where you need to be to run 245/40s.

      You'd be fine at stock height, but rubbing is imminent if you go lower.

      Even at stock height though, you'd rub a little from suspension travel.

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      12-29-2011 09:59 AM #159
      Know that...but does a fender rolling job will help or for the litte difference i'll be screwed anyway ??

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      12-29-2011 10:27 AM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by salmonize View Post
      Know that...but does a fender rolling job will help or for the litte difference i'll be screwed anyway ??
      Why such a "meaty" tire.. 245/45 on either an 8 or 8.5 will be relatively thick. I would suggest 235 or even 225 for your tire width. In either situation you should be just fine. The stock tire size on Charlestons (18x8) is 225/40/18.

      The lower the offset the further out your wheel is going to stick. If you roll the fenders it will give you a little extra room but I stress the word little. The wheels your looking to run should be just fine, I would just suggest a smaller, less thick tire.
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      12-29-2011 10:36 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by salmonize View Post
      Know that...but does a fender rolling job will help or for the litte difference i'll be screwed anyway ??
      If you knew that, then why did you mention ET35?

      No way in hell a 245/40 is going to work on an 18x8.5 ET35.

      A 215/40 barely works in terms of clearance.

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      12-29-2011 12:57 PM #162
      Why the need for such a ballon tire?

      Get something a little smaller.
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      12-30-2011 09:06 AM #163
      that's what i ask!

      i doing lapping on week end and whant to keep more power on the ground ...does 235/35/18 will be better ??

      i'm not doing it for the look, i want to be stick on the ground....

    14. 12-30-2011 02:49 PM #164
      This isn't exactly a thread emphasizing function.

      Performance-wise, you'd probably be alright with an 18x8 ET45 using a 235/40 tire as long as you're not low. If you lower the car at all, get a stiff-ish setup and you'll be fine.

      I'm not sure if Dan_GSR is on here, but if you're on GolfMKV, send him a PM if you want to find out about a good track setup.

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      12-30-2011 02:52 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by HereticByDefault View Post
      This isn't exactly a thread emphasizing function.
      What is function?

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      12-30-2011 02:52 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by salmonize View Post
      that's what i ask!

      i doing lapping on week end and whant to keep more power on the ground ...does 235/35/18 will be better ??

      i'm not doing it for the look, i want to be stick on the ground....
      not with that offset its just too aggressive with an 8.5 width wheel and a 245 tire you would need 45 or above

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      12-30-2011 04:02 PM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      What is function?
      Poor choice of words, that's all, lol

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      12-30-2011 06:38 PM #168
      great info to have

      i might have a great deal on 18s but with the widths and needing adapters im not sure that they would even fit, any input? specs are 18x8.5 et 35 and 18x9 or 9.5 [not sure] also et 35. bolt pattern is 5x100 so would need adapters.
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      12-30-2011 11:26 PM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by salmonize View Post
      ok i've reid the ENTIRE post but... information are fighting each other.... i went to whilltheyfit

      I'm currently on Classix, 225/45/17...want to go on 18/8,5 with 245/40/18 and lowering about 1.3 inch... The table a the second page says i'm in between and need ET45, whill the fit say i need ET 35 ....

      How am i supose to do to fit that under my GLI ?? I will proabaly got rubbing... But...does a fender rolling job will eliminate it???

      HElp !!!!
      Definitely go with 245/35/18 and et45

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      12-31-2011 02:18 AM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by cdj06 View Post
      great info to have

      i might have a great deal on 18s but with the widths and needing adapters im not sure that they would even fit, any input? specs are 18x8.5 et 35 and 18x9 or 9.5 [not sure] also et 35. bolt pattern is 5x100 so would need adapters.
      After adapters, that setup would be too aggressive.

      The smallest adapter is 15mm.

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      12-31-2011 02:48 AM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by cdj06 View Post
      great info to have

      i might have a great deal on 18s but with the widths and needing adapters im not sure that they would even fit, any input? specs are 18x8.5 et 35 and 18x9 or 9.5 [not sure] also et 35. bolt pattern is 5x100 so would need adapters.
      IIRC they don't make 112-100 adapters.
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      12-31-2011 11:15 AM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by firstorbit84 View Post
      Definitely go with 245/35/18 and et45
      won't rub with a 1.3 inch drop ??

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      01-01-2012 06:20 PM #173
      So I picked up a set of BMW m3 wheels for an absolute steal.
      I know BMW's usually have wacky offsets but is there any
      chance I'll be ale to make these work? (with 15mm adapters)

      Front: 18" x 8", 47mm Offset
      Rear: 18" x 9", 26mm Offset

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      01-01-2012 06:22 PM #174
      Fronts would work. Rears... Not so much.

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      Thanks for such a quick response PSU

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