Quick question: what is the lowest offset can our cars handle, disregarding tire size..... ? im ordering some spacers just want to make sure i get the right size.
Disregarding tire size? Tire size determines the lowest offset, as well as how much you're lowered, wheel width, suspension stiffness, fat chicks....
Go out and use a tape measure or do a search on similar setups. There are multiple examples of MKVs with 8.5" wide wheels.
Personally, I feel that a 8.5" wheel with a 225 wide tire and about a +40-45 offset is just about perfect. But that's just my preference