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    Thread: The Ultimate MKV Wheel Fitment Guide

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      12-15-2011 01:46 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      Awesome thread, now I just need to figure out what spacers I need to get the my miro's to sit flush on the rears. I believe 19x8.5 et45
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      215/35s?

      If so, run an 8mm or 10mm spacer.
      I've ran 2 different wheels with this exact specs... a 7mm spacer should put you flush

      I ran 225/35's on my BLQ's and 215/35's on the DPE's..... 215/35's are rubber bands
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      12-15-2011 04:59 PM #73
      Tunershop has a sale on th-lines, which are like my dream wheels

      What would you guys suggest on offsets for a 17x8f and 17x9r?

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      12-15-2011 05:03 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by RomanML320 View Post
      Tunershop has a sale on th-lines, which are like my dream wheels

      What would you guys suggest on offsets for a 17x8f and 17x9r?
      +25 front with 205/45s.
      +30 rear with 215/45s.

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      12-15-2011 06:54 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by ninohale View Post
      I've ran 2 different wheels with this exact specs... a 7mm spacer should put you flush

      I ran 225/35's on my BLQ's and 215/35's on the DPE's..... 215/35's are rubber bands
      Thats my whole delema. The 215 gives a nice stretch but don't leave much for protection, to where the 225 look clean, but unless I put plates in or roll the fenders, will rub, and still thrown up with what tires to run since my favorite tire brand to use don't make anything in that size

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      12-15-2011 07:22 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      Thats my whole delema. The 215 gives a nice stretch but don't leave much for protection, to where the 225 look clean, but unless I put plates in or roll the fenders, will rub, and still thrown up with what tires to run since my favorite tire brand to use don't make anything in that size
      Anything on a 19 is tiny. If I could run them again, I would
      run 215/35.


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      well done guys

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      12-15-2011 09:19 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Anything on a 19 is tiny. If I could run them again, I would
      run 215/35.




      Thats what I was thinkin, if my buddy ever gets my ****ing tires dismounted
      and also debating what to do with the wheel screw simulators, if I wanna reuse them or what my options are

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      12-15-2011 09:32 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Anything on a 19 is tiny. If I could run them again, I would
      run 215/35.





      Ironically after running both.... I'd run 225's.... 215's look better hands down but bent wheels faaaacking suck
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      12-15-2011 09:41 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by ninohale View Post
      Ironically after running both.... I'd run 225's.... 215's look better hands down but bent wheels faaaacking suck
      Luckly the few months I had the wheels on, didn't have a single issue with a bend. I did however have to repair 2 bends on outter lips that I saw, and just realize another bend on the inner lip of one wheel. all will be good in due time, as long as I can figure out what tires to run

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      12-16-2011 08:18 AM #85
      OP updated:

      Tire Size Breakdown

      215/40/18

      215 is the width of the tire.

      40 is the height of the side wall.

      18 is the size of the wheel.

      --

      45 series tires on 17" wheels.

      40 series tires on 18" wheels.

      35 series tires on 19" wheels.

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      12-16-2011 09:24 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      OP updated:

      Tire Size Breakdown

      215/40/18

      215 is the width of the tire.

      40 is the height of the side wall.

      18 is the size of the wheel.

      --

      45 series tires on 17" wheels.

      40 series tires on 18" wheels.

      35 series tires on 19" wheels.
      You should explain that the side wall height number means nothing without the first number. The "40" is 40% of 215mm's.

      A 225/40 will have a taller sidewall than a 215/40. I think that's where a lot of people get confused.
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      Should we even get into the explaination of zero-negative?

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      12-16-2011 04:13 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      Should we even get into the explaination of zero-negative?
      Nahh..... Simple explanation, if you own a MKV don't do it.
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      12-16-2011 05:27 PM #89
      18x9 ET 24 all around. 5x114.3 will have to use wobble bolts.

      Is this possible to daily on? Lol. Am I going to need to upgrade sway bars and/or go with stiffer springs?

      Any pics of the poke? Anything on spot or close?
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      12-16-2011 05:31 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Thai-assasin View Post
      18x9 ET 24 all around. 5x114.3 will have to use wobble bolts.

      Is this possible to daily on? Lol. Am I going to need to upgrade sway bars and/or go with stiffer springs?

      Any pics of the poke? Anything on spot or close?
      Not possible. Especially not on a daily driven car.

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      12-16-2011 06:07 PM #92
      ****, when am I going to catch a break.

      Whats the lowest offset possible for a 17 or 18 by 9.5 inch wheel?

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      12-16-2011 08:34 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Thai-assasin View Post
      ****, when am I going to catch a break.

      Whats the lowest offset possible for a 17 or 18 by 9.5 inch wheel?

      Thanks PSU
      35 is the best you can go to clear the front struts

      your gonna need front camber too

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      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      35 is the best you can go to clear the front struts

      your gonna need front camber too
      ^^^^ almost traded with a guy who had 18x9.5 Privat wheels, but such insane poke in front

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      12-16-2011 09:01 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Thai-assasin View Post
      ****, when am I going to catch a break.

      Whats the lowest offset possible for a 17 or 18 by 9.5 inch wheel?

      Thanks PSU
      Unfortunately a 9.5" ET45 won't clear the front struts.

      Anything more aggressive than ET42 or do and you'd be good.

      9.5"s in the front are very tough, especially with 18"s.

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      12-16-2011 10:29 PM #96
      Cool this thread answered alot of my questions for wheele specs. I was gonna buy a set of 18x 8.5 45 ET Snowflakes . What would be a good tires size choice. 215/40 r18 or a 225/40 r 18

      I dont want alot of strech something suddle and good for the daily driver
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      12-16-2011 11:18 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Unfortunately a 9.5" ET45 won't clear the front struts.

      Anything more aggressive than ET42 or do and you'd be good.

      9.5"s in the front are very tough, especially with 18"s.
      If given the option I wouldn't run anything larger than a 8.5 up front... you can do 9's but it doesn't give you much room for error or movement.

      IMO 8.5 front and 9.5 rears is perfect
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      12-17-2011 11:00 PM #99
      So, I know a guy (not me) that has a MkV and just bought wheels that are 18" x 9", et52. Any fitment issues? MkV is on sport springs, btw.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      So, I know a guy (not me) that has a MkV and just bought wheels that are 18" x 9", et52. Any fitment issues? MkV is on sport springs, btw.
      He's good

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      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      So, I know a guy (not me) that has a MkV and just bought wheels that are 18" x 9", et52. Any fitment issues? MkV is on sport springs, btw.
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      12-17-2011 11:14 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      So, I know a guy (not me) that has a MkV and just bought wheels that are 18" x 9", et52. Any fitment issues? MkV is on sport springs, btw.
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      12-18-2011 12:15 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      So, I know a guy (not me) that has a MkV and just bought wheels that are 18" x 9", et52. Any fitment issues? MkV is on sport springs, btw.
      I'd bet that the front wheels will not have enough inner clearance. 10mm spacer up front. 12-15mm spacers in the rear.

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      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      I'd bet that the front wheels will not have enough inner clearance. 10mm spacer up front. 12-15mm spacers in the rear.
      This is what I was thinking. I will let him find out the hard way.
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      12-18-2011 03:24 AM #105
      You can fit a 9.5 in the front. Right now I'm running a 9.5 +30 and it's flush.

      The wheel is actually with a 38 offset but I had to toss a 8MM spacer so I can clear my struts. I could have just used a 5MM but 8MM seemed like a better choice to me.
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