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!
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.
ok i've reid the ENTIRE post but... information are fighting each other.... i went to whilltheyfit
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???
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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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.
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.
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