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    Thread: Rota Grid Question.

    1. 02-21-2012 10:12 PM #1
      I'm currently on stock 20th suspension but got a deal on these wheels I couldn't pass up. Wheels are 18x9.5 all around and I'm running a 15mm spacer up front just to clear the strut. The poke looks stupid. My question is will I ever get these to sit flush after coils? I know I'll have more room up front once the oem suspension is out. But I do not know if I will still need the spacer or what size I should go after the coils are installed.

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    2. 02-21-2012 10:16 PM #2

      Thought this may help
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      02-22-2012 02:18 AM #3
      No, and after you put your coils on, you may find you have less room than before. Good job buying before checking if it fits decently. Man up for fender work, or get something else.

    4. 02-24-2012 10:29 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 87vr6 View Post
      No, and after you put your coils on, you may find you have less room than before. Good job buying before checking if it fits decently. Man up for fender work, or get something else.
      Woah there chief, just a question lol. Fat tires and fender work up and coming
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      02-24-2012 10:53 AM #5
      I think the grids look dope! Poke is Awsome. That's not that bad...form over function baby.


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      02-25-2012 11:19 AM #6
      You can definately make them work, i've seen it on a lot of 20ths... I have rota grids myself but theyre only 17x9.

      Stretched tires & rolled/pulled fenders is key (as with any wide wheel)

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      02-25-2012 11:19 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by dblock View Post
      I think the grids look dope! Poke is Awsome. That's not that bad...form over function baby.


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      ^ 100 truth.

    8. 02-25-2012 05:19 PM #8
      once you get coilovers, they should look pretty clean

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      02-25-2012 05:40 PM #9
      what offset are you running? just curious cause i was looking at a on ebay and didnt want to jump in with out a reference
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      02-26-2012 09:17 AM #10
      I belive there 32 or 38. But you got a 9.5" wide wheel so they're pretty aggressive. Did you need hub centric adapters to run them?


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      02-26-2012 11:05 AM #11
      this was when i was on vmaxx coils and i just rolled my fenders
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      02-26-2012 11:13 AM #12
      im running 17x9 and after spacers they are an et of 20 and an et of 10. all i have is rolled fenders and they worked out just fine

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      02-26-2012 05:26 PM #13
      How much were your adapters? Not to get off subject, just interested for future reference.


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      02-26-2012 08:33 PM #14


      I didnt need adapters (if you were asking me).. i used 5x100 spacers from ecs tuning... im not sure what they run i had them come with my car when i bought it

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      02-26-2012 08:35 PM #15
      I do plan on getting hubcentric rings in the very near future... i didnt expect these wheels to work out with fitment the first time i put them on but luckily they did... when i get those ill keep u posted

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      02-26-2012 08:40 PM #16
      5x100 adapters for the center bore difference right? How wide are the adapters?


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      02-26-2012 08:46 PM #17
      right now im only lug centric.. i dont have any hub rings or adapters... the wheel spacers i have were only hubcentric to OEM wheels.. thats why ill be getting hub rings in the near future. and ill be getting the hub rings to make up the difference in the hub bore size.... therefore, after rings ill be hubcentric again these wheels that i bought have a hub bore size of 73.1 .. im not sure how that differs from stock (will be doing my research soon)

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      02-26-2012 10:39 PM #18
      Stock is 57.1 that's why I ask.


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      02-27-2012 09:15 AM #19
      right right... hubcentric rings/adapters whichever u wanna call them should definately be used

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      02-27-2012 09:31 AM #20
      You get any vibration or anything since you aren't hub centric?


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      02-27-2012 10:01 AM #21
      Yes a little after like 65/70... nothing bad though... i thought it was gonna be worse.

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      03-01-2012 02:46 AM #22
      If I ran 215/35 tires on these, what size and kind spacers should I get? I wanted to go 18mm front 23mm rear, but I don't want to dish out so much $ for custom spacers. I guess 10mm and 15mm non-hubcentric spacers don't work? I don't even understand the hubcentric what not.. I'm spacer/adapter-retarded, so any advice helps...
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      03-01-2012 10:52 AM #23
      mine are 17x9, et of 35, with 10mm spacers in the front and 17.5 spacer in the rear (15 mm spacer is what im looking to get for the rear) and mine sit perfectly (well, perfectly how i want them) I only have rolled fenders and dont have any worries of messing my fenders up

      hubcentric rings are really cheap and worth the lack of vibration you'll get with them. what they do is fill in the gap between your stock size hub and the hub size of the after market wheels (my grids have a 73.1 hub bore)

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      03-01-2012 10:53 AM #24
      oh i forgot to add im running a 215 40 17 size tire

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      03-01-2012 04:09 PM #25
      Would hub-centric only spacers work fine? Or do I actually need wheel-centric spacers?
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      03-02-2012 11:36 AM #26
      well hub centric spacers (that i know of) are only hub centric to stock wheels. for example, when i had the aristos on my wheel spacers from ECS fit perfectly in the hub bore of the OEM wheel... but they are no where close to fitting properly in the hub bore of the rota grid

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      03-02-2012 01:24 PM #27
      Get the spacers you need(hub centric to stock...57.1) then get hub centric rings ..57.1 to 73.1...and put them on the spacers.!!
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      03-02-2012 02:50 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.8 guy View Post
      Get the spacers you need(hub centric to stock...57.1) then get hub centric rings ..53.1 to 73.1...and put them on the spacers.!!
      So confusing
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      03-02-2012 03:14 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.8 guy View Post
      Get the spacers you need(hub centric to stock...57.1) then get hub centric rings ..53.1 to 73.1...and put them on the spacers.!!


      ^ that.

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      03-02-2012 03:30 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by syurc07 View Post
      ^ that.
      How do I go about figuring this out? I was about to order custom spacers from wheeladapter.com, didn't know I had to find hub centric rings separately and find out the correct size
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      03-02-2012 03:46 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by klove614 View Post
      So confusing
      Offsets, spacers, hub centric, can be confusing but once you have everything in front of you it will make sense and you'll be all the wiser next time!!

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      03-02-2012 04:48 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.8 guy View Post
      Offsets, spacers, hub centric, can be confusing but once you have everything in front of you it will make sense and you'll be all the wiser next time!!
      I wanna be wiser the first time! Check my thread http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...9#post76198519
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