Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 5 of 46 FirstFirst 12345678915 ... LastLast
    Results 141 to 175 of 1592

    Thread: The Ultimate MKV Wheel Fitment Guide

    1. Member s t a y g o l d's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 27th, 2011
      Location
      Castle Rock, CO
      Posts
      788
      Vehicles
      '08|Wolfsburg|Static|2.0T|MT
      12-28-2011 03:46 AM #141
      I love this thread. my go-to post for all wheel related curiosity.

      you might consider adding this link, similar to willtheyfit but its a little more dumbed down
      (the distance from strut and wheel well in mm made it easy for a genious like me to understand)

      http://www.1010tires.com/wheeloffsetcalculator.asp

      Last edited by s t a y g o l d; 12-28-2011 at 03:51 AM.
      Quote Originally Posted by cbs_24 View Post
      We don't want to see pictures of your poverty Jetta in this thread. Why is it so hard to understand?

    2. Member bryangb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 16th, 2010
      Location
      Hanover, PA
      Posts
      15,214
      Vehicles
      '08 GTI, '12 Beetle, '91 Passat
      12-28-2011 11:20 AM #142
      http://www.willtheyfit.com is a lot better
      // Open Road Tuning
      Instagram: @bryangb
      bags and wheels = build thread

    3. Member s t a y g o l d's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 27th, 2011
      Location
      Castle Rock, CO
      Posts
      788
      Vehicles
      '08|Wolfsburg|Static|2.0T|MT
      12-28-2011 11:57 AM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb 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
      Quote Originally Posted by cbs_24 View Post
      We don't want to see pictures of your poverty Jetta in this thread. Why is it so hard to understand?

    4. 12-28-2011 02:30 PM #144
      lol is starting to evoke some attitude.

      It's almost like when people argue, and instead of just ending their sentence when their point is through, they say "JUST SAYING."

      jk guys, lets keep the info coming

    5. Member s t a y g o l d's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 27th, 2011
      Location
      Castle Rock, CO
      Posts
      788
      Vehicles
      '08|Wolfsburg|Static|2.0T|MT
      12-28-2011 02:55 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      I don't wanna sound like too much of a dick, but willtheyfit.com is pretty simple, and easy to read.
      Agreed. I don't know what I was thinking making a suggestion about a similar resource that is 100% relevant to this thread.

      I'll re-suggest when my post count is +3k & then the k00l k!dz will think it might be of some use to people who visit this thread for information.

      Just to clarify my original point, bro;

      suggested link:
      Use this calculator to determine the effect of changing your wheel width and offset. First enter your current wheel width and offset. Then enter your new wheel width and offset. Next click the calculate button. It will show the clearance between the inside of the wheel and the strut housing. It will also show how far the outside of the wheel edge will extend or retract. If you reduce the inner clearance too much or push the wheel out too far, the tire might rub or not fit at all. This calculator is for information purposes only and we do not guarantee fitment based on this calculator alone.

      (after calculation)
      Inner Clearance: 10mm less (the inside of the wheel to the strut housing)

      Outer Position: extend an extra 28mm (position of the outside edge of the wheel)



      willtheyfit:
      Insert your existing wheel and tyre specs, and the desired size, and the outcome is shown on the diagram. Bear in mind most tyre manufacturers vary slighty from the specs, and that it could be dangerous to run tyres on wheels they aren't designed to fit. The strut shown in the diagram is for show only - Don't worry if the wheel looks like it fouls!

      (after calculation)
      Old New
      Diameter 634.3mm 647.1mm
      Circumference 1992.7mm 2032.9mm
      Poke 34.9mm 63mm
      Inset 142.9mm 153mm
      Speedo error 0% -1.98%
      Reading at 30mph 30mph 29.41mph
      Reading at 60mph 60mph 58.81mph
      Ride height gain 0mm 6.4mm
      Arch gap loss 0mm 6.4mm


      willtheyfit is MUCH MORE in depth and informative, I agree. My point is (as i stated before, twice.) the "n00bz" who want to know if it will fit, are going to have a much easier time looking at the first, because it just tells you, it'll ****ing fit, congrats. whereas the second just tells you a bunch of specs that you may or may not understand.

      all I was saying, bro
      Quote Originally Posted by cbs_24 View Post
      We don't want to see pictures of your poverty Jetta in this thread. Why is it so hard to understand?

    6. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 13th, 2005
      Location
      Webster, NY
      Posts
      2,986
      Vehicles
      2007 Black VW Jetta GLI DSG
      12-28-2011 05:36 PM #146
      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!

    7. Member bryangb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 16th, 2010
      Location
      Hanover, PA
      Posts
      15,214
      Vehicles
      '08 GTI, '12 Beetle, '91 Passat
      12-28-2011 06:11 PM #147
      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
      They'll never understand the information until they start seeing it and reading it.

      Post count!!!
      // Open Road Tuning
      Instagram: @bryangb
      bags and wheels = build thread

    8. Geriatric Member PSU's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2004
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      78,965
      Vehicles
      Harley 48
      12-28-2011 07:56 PM #148
      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.

    9. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 13th, 2005
      Location
      Webster, NY
      Posts
      2,986
      Vehicles
      2007 Black VW Jetta GLI DSG
      12-28-2011 08:02 PM #149
      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

      Special thanks to you bud!

    10. Member
      Join Date
      Oct 25th, 2011
      Location
      Gainesville, Florida
      Posts
      636
      Vehicles
      07 TR GTi
      12-28-2011 08:28 PM #150
      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.

    11. Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 16th, 2011
      Location
      Shawinigan
      Posts
      90
      Vehicles
      GLI 07, Passat Glx 04
      12-29-2011 09:13 AM #151
      ok i've reid the ENTIRE post but... information are fighting each other.... i went to whilltheyfit




      Old New
      Diameter 634.3mm 653.2mm
      Circumference 1992.7mm 2052.1mm
      Poke 37.9mm 73mm
      Inset 139.9mm 143mm
      Speedo error 0% -2.89%
      Reading at 30mph 30mph 29.13mph
      Reading at 60mph 60mph 58.26mph
      Ride height gain 0mm 9.45mm
      Arch gap loss 0mm 9.45mm

      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 !!!!

    12. Geriatric Member PSU's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2004
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      78,965
      Vehicles
      Harley 48
      12-29-2011 09:15 AM #152
      ^ 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.

    13. Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 16th, 2011
      Location
      Shawinigan
      Posts
      90
      Vehicles
      GLI 07, Passat Glx 04
      12-29-2011 09:59 AM #153
      Know that...but does a fender rolling job will help or for the litte difference i'll be screwed anyway ??

    14. Member ninohale's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 9th, 2010
      Location
      CinnCity
      Posts
      4,469
      Vehicles
      '06 MKV on pillows & '07 Fahrenheit GTI
      12-29-2011 10:27 AM #154
      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.
      l AirLift/ORT l APR l G1001 l

      @ninohale IG

      www.conduktco.com

    15. Geriatric Member PSU's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2004
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      78,965
      Vehicles
      Harley 48
      12-29-2011 10:36 AM #155
      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.

    16. Member bryangb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 16th, 2010
      Location
      Hanover, PA
      Posts
      15,214
      Vehicles
      '08 GTI, '12 Beetle, '91 Passat
      12-29-2011 12:57 PM #156
      Why the need for such a ballon tire?

      Get something a little smaller.
      // Open Road Tuning
      Instagram: @bryangb
      bags and wheels = build thread

    17. Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 16th, 2011
      Location
      Shawinigan
      Posts
      90
      Vehicles
      GLI 07, Passat Glx 04
      12-30-2011 09:06 AM #157
      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....

    18. 12-30-2011 02:49 PM #158
      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.

    19. Geriatric Member PSU's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2004
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      78,965
      Vehicles
      Harley 48
      12-30-2011 02:52 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by HereticByDefault View Post
      This isn't exactly a thread emphasizing function.
      What is function?

    20. Senior Member JettaGT8V80's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 11th, 2003
      Location
      Waltham , Ma
      Posts
      27,335
      Vehicles
      06 GTI UM Tuned
      12-30-2011 02:52 PM #160
      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

    21. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 13th, 2005
      Location
      Webster, NY
      Posts
      2,986
      Vehicles
      2007 Black VW Jetta GLI DSG
      12-30-2011 04:02 PM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      What is function?
      Poor choice of words, that's all, lol

    22. Member cdj06's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 25th, 2011
      Location
      845
      Posts
      149
      Vehicles
      06 UG
      12-30-2011 06:38 PM #162
      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.
      .:formerly 'HxC_vdubb':.

    23. Member firstorbit84's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 25th, 2006
      Location
      CO
      Posts
      3,080
      Vehicles
      '14 Jetta 1.8T, '13 Focus, '00 Miata
      12-30-2011 11:26 PM #163
      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

    24. Geriatric Member PSU's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2004
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      78,965
      Vehicles
      Harley 48
      12-31-2011 02:18 AM #164
      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.

    25. Member WaWaMKVDub's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 5th, 2007
      Location
      Bel Air, MD
      Posts
      8,973
      Vehicles
      Mk6 JSW
      12-31-2011 02:48 AM #165
      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.
      Quote Originally Posted by offfthaheeezay View Post
      Rims are for bicycles and Pontiacs.
      06 Gti (gone) 95 Golf City (gone) 00 Cabby (gone) Mk2 Gti (gone) Mk4 Gti (gone) Mk2 Jetta (gone) Mk2 Golf (gone) E32 735I (gone) Mk6 JSW (current)
      I do installs in the MD/PA area. (Air ride, coilovers, etc.) Hit me up! VAGCOM available too IG: wobblenuts

    26. Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 16th, 2011
      Location
      Shawinigan
      Posts
      90
      Vehicles
      GLI 07, Passat Glx 04
      12-31-2011 11:15 AM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by firstorbit84 View Post
      Definitely go with 245/35/18 and et45
      won't rub with a 1.3 inch drop ??

    27. Member !LL3ST's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 12th, 2010
      Location
      Central NJ (732)
      Posts
      311
      Vehicles
      E36 & MKV
      01-01-2012 06:20 PM #167
      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

    28. Geriatric Member PSU's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2004
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      78,965
      Vehicles
      Harley 48
      01-01-2012 06:22 PM #168
      Fronts would work. Rears... Not so much.

    29. Member !LL3ST's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 12th, 2010
      Location
      Central NJ (732)
      Posts
      311
      Vehicles
      E36 & MKV
      01-01-2012 06:27 PM #169
      Thanks for such a quick response PSU

    30. Banned
      Join Date
      Oct 6th, 2008
      Location
      NW, NC
      Posts
      435
      Vehicles
      2002/Audi/TTQ & 2003/VW/VR6
      01-01-2012 06:56 PM #170
      wheels for MKV 5 X 112 18 X 8.5 what do you think ?????




      what do you think ??????

    31. Member ninohale's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 9th, 2010
      Location
      CinnCity
      Posts
      4,469
      Vehicles
      '06 MKV on pillows & '07 Fahrenheit GTI
      01-01-2012 07:27 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by beeyond View Post
      wheels for MKV 5 X 112 18 X 8.5 what do you think ?????




      what do you think ??????
      They will fit on the car just fine but they are more of an old school wheel. IMO they don't look right on anything MK4 or newer.
      l AirLift/ORT l APR l G1001 l

      @ninohale IG

      www.conduktco.com

    32. Member bryangb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 16th, 2010
      Location
      Hanover, PA
      Posts
      15,214
      Vehicles
      '08 GTI, '12 Beetle, '91 Passat
      01-01-2012 08:28 PM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by !LL3ST View Post
      Front: 18" x 8", 47mm Offset
      Rear: 18" x 9", 26mm Offset
      9" et11 after adapters? Brutal.
      // Open Road Tuning
      Instagram: @bryangb
      bags and wheels = build thread

    33. Senior Member christofambrosch's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2011
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      22,431
      Vehicles
      2012 Passat 3.6
      01-01-2012 09:00 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by beeyond View Post
      What do you think?
      They look great on any car. The offset will be a flush fitment. Some are ET42 and newer models are ET45 and ET35.

      I have the ET42 and I will be running 7mm spacers and a 215/40R18.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

      Christof Ambrosch Photography

    34. Member mfbmike's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 5th, 2011
      Location
      305 Miami, FL
      Posts
      9,879
      Vehicles
      2015 GTI, 2013 FRS, 2008 R32, 1983 Rabbit
      01-01-2012 09:19 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by ninohale View Post
      They will fit on the car just fine but they are more of an old school wheel. IMO they don't look right on anything MK4 or newer.
      miggy's mk6 jetta on snowflakes begs to differ.
      Holy Milltek.
      Tarmacs cut it close.
      Miami Vase
      Cams A Make Her Dance

    35. Member VWCATFISH's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 4th, 2008
      Location
      corning NY
      Posts
      3,944
      Vehicles
      2006 MKV gti, 1995 golt 4 door SC2.0
      01-01-2012 09:22 PM #175
      thanks for all the info I am looking at a 18x8.5 and 18x9.5 can I do a 45et in the back or do I need a 30et ?

      thanks any info wold help

    Page 5 of 46 FirstFirst 12345678915 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •