hopefully someone else can chime in here, but if not maybe you could make a new thread. if people complain and tell you to post that question in here just say i didnt know the answer and no one else was replying
usually, hitting the coils with the inside of the wheel will come into play before contacting the brakes. with that said, and 8et42 up front will not clear most coilovers. to be safe, you really dont want to go any higher than 8et37, so 5mm more inner clearance than the et42.
rears are a bit different simply because you dont have that issue of hitting the strut, but you will want to keep the wheels inline with how the fronts sit so you're not poking up front and tucking in the back or anything weird like that. the rear track on a mk4 is 10mm narrower, which translates to needing 5mm more poke on each side. that means if you have 8et37 up front, ideally you'd want to be at 8et32 in the back (or more poke if desired). keep that in mind when calculating out the rears
but, i have no personal experience with how lip size affects offset or things of that sort, so i can't really help you there. since you kind of seem to know what sizes/offsets youre deciding between i'd check out this offset calculator to help you out when determining inner clearance and outer position:
I have a 2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg right now on STOCK SUSPENSION.. Stock BBS RXii's
I do plan on getting Raceland Ultimos Withing the next 3 Months
I just picked up Saw Blades.
17x9.5 All Around.
225/45 17 All Around.
I Cant afford to get smaller tire's in the front like most people have. what would be the best set up to do? I was gonna do 33 mm in the rear.
Not sure what i should do in the front..
I really need some advice.
This is what i have..
This is what i want!
cheers for the reply!
basically i was thinking that if i got a 3 piece wheel, if i got the fitment tight enough, i.e the clerance between the back of the wheel face and the caliper or whatever, then i could work out my maximum available lip sizes, and gt barrels from there to suit the remaining back space.
i didnt know that about the track at the rear of a mk4 being narrower ive learned something
from memory, for every half inch lip increase, you lose 6.3 something mm off the ET
I'm running 16x9 ET 35 all around with 205/55 but the fronts rub somewhere from the inside of the rim. I was considering buying some 16x7,5 but maybe spacer will do the trick but i don't want them to poke too much
Last edited by Like a bLizZaRd; 08-05-2012 at 04:07 PM.
have you mounted up those wheels and checked how the rubbing is? worst case, you'd just have to raise your coilovers a bit (i'm going to assume you already rolled your fenders).
with 38mm up front and 33mm in the back here's how itll sit, with the exception that this car has 215/45/17 tires:
if you wanted to look exactly like that car you posted, you'd need a 33mm adapter up front. but again, this isnt going to clear your front struts.
to match the fitment in the back you'd need a 42mm adapter, but i think you'll already have more than enough poke
a 10mm spacer would give you the clearance you need, but it is going to make for a little bit of poke up front just so you're aware
Hello, question about these wheels on my car.
Lorinser rs1s 5x112
F 19x8, et38
R 19x9, et38.
Lexus sc430s 5x114.3 (wobble bolts to fit 5x112s)
F&R 18x8 et45
Would I be able to run adapters on these to fit my Mk4 gti?
Which sizes would I need to sit as flush as possible for each set?
Lorinser 19" wheels: 15mm adapter up front would put you like the first pic seen below. 15mm in the rear would be a fine choice as well.
Lexus 18x8 wheels: 20mm up front and 25mm in the back.
And would I be safe to just get one set of 15mm adapters to run both sets? I'm just interested in making the Lorinsers look good, not so much the Lexus wheels. I would just like to drive around in the Lexus wheels.
And where could I find 15mm adapters?
Last edited by clean'nblackmk4; 08-07-2012 at 09:36 AM.
so you want to get 1 set of 15mm adapters and then use wobble nuts to get the lexus wheels on? ive never used wobble bolts/nuts, but that should work in theory. as far as how the 18x8's will sit with the 15mm's, you'll tuck a little bit on all corners but you wont have any inner rubbing issues, so that'd be fine as well. you should be able to find adapters at 42draftdesigns, ecstuning, adaptitusa, etc etc. google would work well in your search for them
19x8 --> 215/35/19
19x9 --> 225/35/19
18x8 --> 225/40/18 (since you wont be dealing with any poke, you can afford to have a little more rubber on these)
Looking for advice for VMR v710s, specs below:
- 5x112, 18x8.5 / 18x9.5 (F/R), ET45
Will 225/40/18 tires & 20mm adapters all around suffice? Or should I go 20/25mm (F/R)?
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for tires, consider a 215/40/18 up front on the 18x8.5, will give you just a little bit of stretch which will help reduce rubbing and allow you to go a tad lower if you wish. the 225/40/18 on the 9.5 will be good.
basically, it's just something that you have to live with when wanting to run 9.5" wide wheels all around
Looking to get another set of bbs rs they are 17x9 et 35 and 17x9.5 et 56 they are 5x120. If I redrill the front and run a 5mm spacer will I get this look?
And on the rear I think a 31mm spacer for this look
Both tire will be a 215/45 and this will be on a 4 door golf with coilover.
possibly picking up some Weds kranze ERM. I have NEVER seen these on a mark 4. they are 5x112
18x8.5 ET 48
18x9.5 ET 36
tires would prolly be 215/40?
just seeing if its possible to run over my current setup.
What am i looking at adapter wise?