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    Thread: MK4Forum Offsets & Tire Sizes Request Thread

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      05-08-2012 02:50 PM #201
      Quote Originally Posted by dasdubway View Post
      OK so here is my question for you guys I'm looking to run some Mercedes wheels I need to know what size adapters to run and what size tires on a lowered 04 vr6 GTI here are the stats of the wheels:

      FRONT: Size- 18x8

      Offset - ET 30

      REAR: Size - 18 x 9

      Offset - ET 39

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      20mm adapters all around and it'll look just like THIS.

      for tires i'd go 215/40 on the 8's and 225/40 on the 9's.
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    2. 05-08-2012 03:05 PM #202
      Need Tire and clearance advice.
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      Raceland Ultimo's (haven't installed yet)

      Just ordered 20mm (f) and 25mm (r) adapters for a final ET of 28 and 23

      Will I clear the Racelands up front, and will I need a fender roll if I go with 225/40/18 tires?

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      05-08-2012 03:09 PM #203
      Quote Originally Posted by SOLDO325i View Post
      Need Tire and clearance advice.
      18x8 ET48 Wheels
      Raceland Ultimo's (haven't installed yet)

      Just ordered 20mm (f) and 25mm (r) adapters for a final ET of 28 and 23

      Will I clear the Racelands up front, and will I need a fender roll if I go with 225/40/18 tires?
      you'll clear just fine and you will want to roll your fenders eventually.
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      05-08-2012 03:59 PM #204
      Quote Originally Posted by Clean PG View Post
      20mm adapters all around and it'll look just like THIS.

      for tires i'd go 215/40 on the 8's and 225/40 on the 9's.
      Thank you for the help!

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    5. 05-08-2012 04:01 PM #205
      Quote Originally Posted by Clean PG View Post
      you'll clear just fine and you will want to roll your fenders eventually.
      Thanks for the help

      I'm daily driving the car downtown and the roads are awful. I won't be dropping it as low as I'd like to so I can try and salvage my lip. Maybe keep things conservative at 25"ftg?

      Will I need to roll the fenders because I'll rub on the 225's? I would like to try and keep things without rolling the fenders, would a 215 keep me safe?

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      05-08-2012 04:13 PM #206
      Quote Originally Posted by SOLDO325i View Post
      Thanks for the help

      I'm daily driving the car downtown and the roads are awful. I won't be dropping it as low as I'd like to so I can try and salvage my lip. Maybe keep things conservative at 25"ftg?

      Will I need to roll the fenders because I'll rub on the 225's? I would like to try and keep things without rolling the fenders, would a 215 keep me safe?
      225/40 is fine, you wont rub very much at 25ftg. if you do get free time though it never hurts to roll your fenders, because a month from now you WILL want to go lower i'd roll fenders before considering a smaller tire, it's not a very hard task and is cheaper than buying all new rubber, so stick with the 225/40 and that offset
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    7. 05-08-2012 04:31 PM #207
      Quote Originally Posted by Clean PG View Post
      225/40 is fine, you wont rub very much at 25ftg. if you do get free time though it never hurts to roll your fenders, because a month from now you WILL want to go lower i'd roll fenders before considering a smaller tire, it's not a very hard task and is cheaper than buying all new rubber, so stick with the 225/40 and that offset
      Awesome, thanks again! I haven't purchased the tires yet, so that's why I wanted to get all the info I could so the install is as painless as possible in terms of rubbing and clearance. I would LOVE to go much lower but it just won't work in the city for me and I constantly have passengers in the car. Hopefully I can eventually go air to solve that whole problem. This querstion might be a bit much, but are there any 225's more narrower than others? I know I had a pair of 235 Pirelli's and Barrums and the Barrums didn't bulge over the wheel as much.

      Would a 15mm adapter up front still clear the racelands and avoid any tire rubbing issues?

      I take it I won't have any issues with rubbing with the rear at ET23 then? When I had the Aristos on the car the rear looked like it could use a good 15mm spacer minimum.
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      05-08-2012 05:35 PM #208
      in regards to ^^

      many tires have different sidewalls and they act different when mounted. a 225/40 on an 18x8 is pretty standard and your sidewalls will be pretty much straight, shouldnt have any buldge or stretch. you can check www.tyrestretch.com to see if any photos are listed in that size and get an idea of how it may look.

      you can drop to a 15mm adapter up front and still clear. i personally don't trust 15mm adapters so that's why i didnt recommend them either will look good though and the rear is fine since the strut setup back there is different and doesnt create an issue with getting too close to the wheel/tire
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      05-08-2012 11:37 PM #209
      What about some 19x9 +38 Front & 19x10 +38 Rear on an 03 Jetta 1.8T? I have had the wheels for sometime now sitting in the garage & figured if they will work then why not use them.
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      05-09-2012 03:58 AM #210
      OEM E92 M3 wheels
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      Tyres and adapters size? Can get 5mm milled off each wheel to raise offset
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      05-09-2012 05:24 AM #211
      Hey, I have some raderwerks 18x8.5f, 18x9.5r. Rocking 215-40-18 all around. What size tire for the rear do I need to get a more meaner stretch?? Thanks!!

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      05-09-2012 05:56 AM #212
      Quote Originally Posted by As4urazz View Post
      Hey, I have some raderwerks 18x8.5f, 18x9.5r. Rocking 215-40-18 all around. What size tire for the rear do I need to get a more meaner stretch?? Thanks!!
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      05-09-2012 08:29 AM #213
      Quote Originally Posted by As4urazz View Post
      Hey, I have some raderwerks 18x8.5f, 18x9.5r. Rocking 215-40-18 all around. What size tire for the rear do I need to get a more meaner stretch?? Thanks!!
      what brand/model of tires do you have on there now? 215/40 should already be quite a bit of stretch on a 9.5, but some tires don't stretch as well as others. do you have a lot of poke in the back where you need more stretch?

      here's a 205/40


      and here's a 215/40 for comparison
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      05-09-2012 08:42 AM #214
      Quote Originally Posted by Clean PG View Post
      what brand/model of tires do you have on there now? 215/40 should already be quite a bit of stretch on a 9.5, but some tires don't stretch as well as others. do you have a lot of poke in the back where you need more stretch?

      here's a 205/40


      and here's a 215/40 for comparison
      Awe man, perfect. I have frikken nakang! What brand do you suggest? Thanks!!

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      05-09-2012 09:34 AM #215
      Quote Originally Posted by As4urazz View Post
      Awe man, perfect. I have frikken nakang! What brand do you suggest? Thanks!!
      from what i've heard, Nankang NS2's do stretch pretty well but if yours don't look like the 215/40 pictured then you could consider just changing tires if you didnt want to drop down to a 205/40. but at the same time if you're going through the hassle of changing tires and you really want more stretch you may as well drop down 1 size. some popular tires for stretching are falken 512 (only available on discounttiredirect.com) and nitto neogens.

      it's really your call though with what you want to do though, i'd just think a 205/40 on a 9.5 is gonna feel pretty rough because there's such little rubber there. but it certinally has been done before
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      05-09-2012 11:23 AM #216
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      35th anniversary wheels on a gti vmaxx coils spun all the way down rear perches pulled

      Tire size 215 45 17
      Tim width 9.5 all around

      Adapters 28 front 22 rear

      Will this be possible without rubbing suspension pieces? Or will the wheel hit my coil or adjuster in the front

      Wondering cuz I'm getting this setup from someone wondering If I have to do anything I don't want to adjust I want to stay low clearly

      Also I have a 8mm spacer but it's 5x100 there's no way to make that work with the adapter if I had to right? It's hub centric and has bolts. Can't I put the spacer on then the adapter? I've never used adapters idk.

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      05-09-2012 11:31 AM #217
      Quote Originally Posted by imablackhat View Post
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      35th anniversary wheels on a gti vmaxx coils spun all the way down rear perches pulled

      Tire size 215 45 17
      Tim width 9.5 all around

      Adapters 28 front 22 rear

      Will this be possible without rubbing suspension pieces? Or will the wheel hit my coil or adjuster in the front

      Wondering cuz I'm getting this setup from someone wondering If I have to do anything I don't want to adjust I want to stay low clearly

      Also I have a 8mm spacer but it's 5x100 there's no way to make that work with the adapter if I had to right? It's hub centric and has bolts. Can't I put the spacer on then the adapter? I've never used adapters idk.
      you can't really go too much higher than 9.5et18 up front if you're on coilovers. i'm not sure if you meant in your post that "Adapters 28 front 22 rear" means final offset or not, but just know that 9.5 up front is going to limit you with the offset range you can be within. i also wouldnt recommend stacking a spacer on an adapter if it came down to it.
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      05-09-2012 11:35 AM #218
      Adapter sizes are 28mm front 22 rear
      Not sure of any offsets. Those are just adapter sizes.

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      05-09-2012 11:41 AM #219
      Quote Originally Posted by imablackhat View Post
      Adapter sizes are 28mm front 22 rear
      Not sure of any offsets. Those are just adapter sizes.
      oh ok, i need to know the offsets of the wheels then to figure out if they'll work.

      edit:
      didnt realize you were talking about corvette wheels, everything you need to know is in this thread --> http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...wblades-Thread

      but to sum it up, run 38mm adapters in the front and 33mm in the rear with 215/45/17 tires
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      05-09-2012 11:42 AM #220
      http://www.rimtuck.com/setup/view/1220

      Found this thread on google. Seems rims are et +56? Offset and numbers confuse me -_-

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      05-09-2012 11:57 AM #221


      This is current owner showing clearance using the exact setup I'm talking about. Unsure of his coilovers. But mine are spun all the way down. Looks like it may just clear. Unsure.

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      05-09-2012 12:56 PM #222
      Quote Originally Posted by imablackhat View Post


      This is current owner showing clearance using the exact setup I'm talking about. Unsure of his coilovers. But mine are spun all the way down. Looks like it may just clear. Unsure.
      when i had vmaxx coilovers i'm quite positive that the adjustable collars sat much lower on the front struts than the ones you have pictured (whatever brand those may be). mine were about level with the inner sidewall of the tire when i spun mine all the way down. meaning, if you don't have the right offset you can and will rub. you can try it, but i honestly doubt it'll clear.

      one thing you could do is ask the seller to measure the distance between the bottom adjustable collar to where the strut seats in the hub. then compare that to your coilovers and see if it's the same height or if there's a difference.
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      05-09-2012 12:58 PM #223
      What about using my current 8mm spacer and then putting the adapter on? Or what about something cheap. Maybe autozone spacer or something haha

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      05-09-2012 01:02 PM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by imablackhat View Post
      What about using my current 8mm spacer and then putting the adapter on? Or what about something cheap. Maybe autozone spacer or something haha
      i'm just going off facts in the sawblades thread. many people run 9.5's all around and use the adapter sizes i listed (which i pulled directly from the thread). you can try what the seller is running, but based off other peoples experiences i think you'll end up needing a bigger front adapter in the end. if the seller is local, mount them up on your car and see. if it works, great. if it doesnt, then you know you need a bigger adapter.

      also, like i said before, i wouldnt stack a spacer on an adapter. but it's your car not mine
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      05-09-2012 05:25 PM #225
      wish I saw this before I put my sawblades on. I bought a 25 for the front and a 33 for the back with my coilovers and ended up playing musical adapters all night to not rub on my coils. even had to borrow a 5mm spacer from a friend.

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