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    Thread: MK4Forum Offsets & Tire Sizes Request Thread

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      04-05-2012 04:59 PM #1
      With the recent increase in threads regarding what size adapters/spacers and tire sizes to run. I thought one master thread would help cut down on so many threads regarding some of the similar questions.
      This isn't another thread asking you to post your car and your specs. It's more of a thread to have information regarding the same type of subject in one place. Since so many people aren't sure what is needed to help them get the stance they need please answer the questions below so that we can help you.

      Wheel Size:
      Width (F & R):
      Offset (F & R):

      It may also be beneficial to supply your cars height, but I know not everyone had their numbers and would need to measure. Once you have supplied those 3 pieces of information we will be able to tell you what size adapters/spacers & tires will work best (in our own personal opinion). And should you be looking to change lips/barrels, most people on the forum know how to calculate the math to figure out what the new offset would be. For those who don't know, I would suggest looking through Calvins thread here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4256707

      If you need adapter sizes, please post the bolt pattern and center bore of the wheel you are looking to adapt.

      For most stock mk4s people run 5,8, or 10mm front and 15,17.5,20mm for the rear. Lets not clog this thread up with questions asking about stock mk4 wheels since that info has been covered a ton of times already and can easly be found in the archives.

      Another helpful thread regarding offsets is Dragon813gt's thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3318328

      Please visit the Mk4 Wheel Offset and Stance Picture Index for pictures and details of cars on all wheel diameters, widths and offsets. You may find what you need before having to write a post. But if not, feel free to ask for help! Link to thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-Picture-Index

      Credit to Travy for creating the original thread.
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      04-05-2012 05:05 PM #2
      Lik to the original thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Tire-sizes-Q-A

      It's worth looking through that thread before posting, just to see if your setup has been posted before.
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      04-05-2012 05:06 PM #3
      You misspelled 'wheel' in your first post
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      17"x7.5" B5 Audi S4 Avus wheels:
      235/45/17
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      04-05-2012 06:20 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by pentaxshooter View Post
      You misspelled 'wheel' in your first post
      Blame Travy, I just cut and pasted.

      Quote Originally Posted by jDubz18T View Post
      17"x7.5" B5 Audi S4 Avus wheels:
      235/45/17
      ET45 front and rear
      How do you want them to sit in the fenders? Tuck, flush, poke? How low will you be? Those tires are larger than the 225/45 17 that come stock on Mk. IVs. 235/45 17 is Audi size.
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      04-06-2012 08:12 AM #6
      OK, I'm sure it's prolly posted on here somewhere but the previous wheels/offset thread was 60p long!!
      So i'll be running 18" 8w front 9w rear et35 all around w/205/40 front and 215/40 rear
      Sitting on coils and really just need to clear the front so I can drop it a little more.....might tuck the front if not run the fender flush w/the top of the tire. The rear I don't mind a little poke but same thing, I want basically visually see the car from the side sitting pretty much flush to the top of the tires, maybe a little front rake. Soooo....wondering what to do spacer wise? Any help would be cool, Thanks!!

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      04-06-2012 11:37 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rictus View Post
      Blame Travy, I just cut and pasted.



      How do you want them to sit in the fenders? Tuck, flush, poke? How low will you be? Those tires are larger than the 225/45 17 that come stock on Mk. IVs. 235/45 17 is Audi size.
      I would really like them to be flush and I wanna be as low as possible without having an rubbing or other issues. Would 20mm front and 25mm rear be ok?

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      04-06-2012 07:09 PM #8
      wheels 18X8.5 et35 front and back
      225/40 18
      want them to sit just inside flush
      only going 2" lower than stock
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      04-06-2012 07:35 PM #9
      15mm all around maybe a 20 in the back if that's what you're in to

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      04-06-2012 08:24 PM #10
      who was that for?

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      04-06-2012 08:41 PM #11
      You, sorry

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      04-06-2012 09:03 PM #12
      im going to guess a roll and removing the liner will be needed

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      04-07-2012 09:22 PM #14
      I'm running stock rx2's. Which are 16x6.5 with 42mm offset.
      I lowered my car so the fender to ground is 23.75 and the locks on the coilovers started rubbing my tires. I raised it back up but I prefer it at 23.75. What size spacer will I need to move it away from that lock? Will 10mm be enough?

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      04-07-2012 09:24 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by yeabmx View Post
      I'm running stock rx2's. Which are 16x6.5 with 42mm offset.
      I lowered my car so the fender to ground is 23.75 and the locks on the coilovers started rubbing my tires. I raised it back up but I prefer it at 23.75. What size spacer will I need to move it away from that lock? Will 10mm be enough?
      10mm will be good, yes
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      04-07-2012 09:28 PM #16
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      04-07-2012 10:49 PM #17
      17x8 et 45
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      215 45 all around
      25mm adaptors all around

      Looking for slight poke all around. Any help is appreciated

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      04-08-2012 09:57 AM #18
      Rear is fine maybe change to a 30 up front

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      04-08-2012 04:59 PM #19
      I am looking at getting new wheels soon and would like to know what will fit without spacers. I am looking at 18" wheels and hope to be at just under 24" FTG. What offsets are needed to clear coils if looking at 7.5, 8, and 8.5 inch wide wheels?

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      04-08-2012 06:03 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by alankitzmiller View Post
      Rear is fine maybe change to a 30 up front
      was that for me?

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      04-09-2012 12:31 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Blackwolf15 View Post
      I am looking at getting new wheels soon and would like to know what will fit without spacers. I am looking at 18" wheels and hope to be at just under 24" FTG. What offsets are needed to clear coils if looking at 7.5, 8, and 8.5 inch wide wheels?

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      Bump. Anyone? More specifically would an 18x8.5 et35 fit up front without spacers? 18x8 et35?
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      04-09-2012 03:10 PM #22
      Wheels are 5x120 et +28 17x7.5 want tuck front flush rear tire size is 205/40/17 . 23 3/8" high to fender. What size adapters do I need? Thanks in advance.

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      17x10 all the way around.
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      On no poke can sit on tire...thanks in advance.

    24. 04-09-2012 09:01 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by jDubz18T View Post
      I would really like them to be flush and I wanna be as low as possible without having an rubbing or other issues. Would 20mm front and 25mm rear be ok?

      im doing the same wheels and am using 20mm front and rear. 25mm would work for sure in the rear. those tire sizes are a bad idea. im doing 215 falkens and i'll probably have to roll my fronts. rears are no issue with the 20mm tho.

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      04-10-2012 12:58 AM #25
      I'm looking to run

      17x7.5 et35 all around
      spacer size to sit flush(want tire close'ish to fender), 24" ftg most of the time
      want a conservative stretch nothing too crazy, recommended tire size?
      thanks in advance.

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      04-10-2012 02:16 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      im doing the same wheels and am using 20mm front and rear. 25mm would work for sure in the rear. those tire sizes are a bad idea. im doing 215 falkens and i'll probably have to roll my fronts. rears are no issue with the 20mm tho.

      pic for reference.



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      yeah I guess those tires are Audi size...I bought them from a place that parts them out.

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      04-10-2012 10:07 PM #27
      Hey guys need some help with spacers heres what im picking up on thursday

      18X9.75 5x100 et 20 all around

      And was thinking front tire
      225/35/18
      Rear tires
      215/35/18

      And i drive a 4 door golf mk4 raceland ultimos coils are all the way down might cut rear bumper stop to make it lower im looking to tuck wit a bit of poke what spacers do u guys think i should run for the front and what is your opinion about tire?

      Thanks in advance

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      04-10-2012 10:19 PM #28
      you'll probably want 225/40 all around. stay away from 35 series

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      04-10-2012 10:35 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by alankitzmiller View Post
      you'll probably want 225/40 all around. stay away from 35 series
      Just out of curiousity why do suggest 40 series and not 35....what do u suggest spacer wise?

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      04-11-2012 11:00 AM #30
      why would you run a 225/f and a 215/r?

      the 40 would be more ideal for 9.75 unless thats the look you going for.....

      depending on the suspension, height, et, etc will alter things around. you should fit the wheel on first then go from there.
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      04-11-2012 11:47 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by ray32 View Post
      why would you run a 225/f and a 215/r?

      the 40 would be more ideal for 9.75 unless thats the look you going for.....

      depending on the suspension, height, et, etc will alter things around. you should fit the wheel on first then go from there.
      Thanks for the feedback, i think i might just go with 215/40/18 all around and figure out my spacer size after

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      04-11-2012 05:24 PM #32
      Here is the deal, i am going on air soon and i hate my current fitment. Front has way to much poke compared to rear.

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      Car is now lower, but what should i run. 36mm front 40mm rear? i want more poke in rear then front. But i also want it to sit right when i go on air. Or should i look for a different setup. (futuras )
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      those fog lights are so naaaaaz

    34. 04-12-2012 04:53 AM #34
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      what size spacers

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      04-12-2012 09:37 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by rollbounce View Post
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