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    Thread: Need help with offsets? See and post here a.k.a the fitment thread

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      07-11-2012 07:49 PM #71
      That sounds about right. VW upped the ET on the Mk5 and 6 vehicles. Which actually is great for people who want to adapt them onto other cars, but for us they cause rubbing issues....
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      07-11-2012 08:29 PM #72
      so do you think 17mm spacers with hub centric would be ok/good

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      07-11-2012 10:23 PM #73
      They would only get you closer to stock.... probably not make it look any different than your last wheels.
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      07-12-2012 12:31 AM #74
      Been meaning to post in here. 18X10 all around. ET45 with 10mm front and 20mm rear spacers. 225/40/18 kumho asx tires. Any questions?


    5. 07-12-2012 07:15 AM #75
      For posterity...

      18x8.5 ET43 w/ 215/40-18
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      07-12-2012 09:23 AM #76
      Excellent! Now we have sedans to compare to, and a b5 as well.
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    7. 07-12-2012 10:27 AM #77
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      Same setup, but 5mm spacers front and back for an ET38 all around.



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      07-12-2012 04:58 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      They would only get you closer to stock.... probably not make it look any different than your last wheels.
      thanks... so if i went with the 20mm do you think i would run in 2 fender issues???

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      07-12-2012 07:20 PM #79
      No.... that's only 3mm, it wouldn't even be noticeable....
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      07-12-2012 07:58 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      No.... that's only 3mm, it wouldn't even be noticeable....
      thanks

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      08-20-2012 03:14 AM #81
      Will audi fat fives fit good without rubbing, fenders being rolled, needing spacers?

      I'm dropped 1.5 inch. The wheels are 17x8 with 35et.

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      08-20-2012 07:04 AM #82
      Fat fives are the wrong bolt pattern I think. If they are from the mk1 tt then they are 5x100. Most people run flat fives, which are 5x112.
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      08-20-2012 08:16 AM #83
      The tires aren't even that wide. They're only 225/45/17

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      08-21-2012 10:53 AM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by passatv6AF View Post
      The tires aren't even that wide. They're only 225/45/17
      Sorry, that was supposed to read 'run flat fives'....

      Flat Fives are 18" and come from the A8 and are 5x112. Most people need a small spacer to clear suspension on B5's.

      If you are looking at 17" Fat Fives, they will NOT fit your car as the bolt pattern is wrong. Don't even bother trying to get them to fit, as you'll need adapters that will put them into the low teens for offset and be a pain in the ass trying to get to work.
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      08-21-2012 11:31 AM #85
      Fat fives came in 5x112 too, on the A6, for example
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      08-21-2012 12:35 PM #87
      Ah. I stand corrected.... I would be wary though, and check the bolt pattern before buying as most fat fives I see are the tt ones.
      If they are the 5x112 ones they should bolt right on.
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      09-12-2012 07:14 AM #88
      Hey guys I need some help. I have 18x8et44 BBS CK's. I had mounted a scrap 235/45 18 on one yo test fitment. They hit the control arms just a little bit in front. I plan on going with 215/35 18 tires to help but Ill still need spacers. I want to get a little staggered look. What sizes should I run? Thanks!
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      09-12-2012 09:19 AM #89
      Depends on where you want them to sit overall. I would say probably 10's in front, and 20's in the rear.

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      09-12-2012 10:54 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubb3dan View Post
      Depends on where you want them to sit overall. I would say probably 10's in front, and 20's in the rear.
      Yeah, thats not bad - ET 34 in the front and 24 in the rear should clear everything fine and still be under the fenders.
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      09-12-2012 04:12 PM #91
      Ok thanks guys! Any brand recommendations?
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      09-12-2012 04:37 PM #92
      Brand doesn't matter too much, but make sure you try to get something hubcentric to our cars which is 57.10mm. Ecs tuning has some nice stuff.

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      09-12-2012 09:23 PM #93
      I was looking on raceland, esetuning, bfi, etc, are they ok as long as they are hub centric?
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      09-13-2012 09:42 AM #94
      You need them to be made hubcentric.
      Then you can get centering rings for the spacer-wheel contact.
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      09-13-2012 07:00 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      You need them to be made hubcentric.
      Then you can get centering rings for the spacer-wheel contact.
      Well I think Im going to go with these:
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      09-13-2012 10:01 PM #96
      MST is good people.

      Just send them the measurements, I'm sure they will ask for them anyway...
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      09-13-2012 11:10 PM #97
      They sell premade spacers as well it looks like...
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      09-15-2012 04:14 PM #98
      ive got 19x8.5 e.t 38
      just bought tires for them and tire size is
      235/35/19
      would i be able to tuck the tires ?
      and go pretty low on my car and also would i need any spacers ? i do want the rear to poke a little

    29. 09-15-2012 04:24 PM #99
      Any help would be appreciated: 19x9 offset: 60 . I am currently looking at a 20mm adapter. I think it is a little low and planned on fine tuning with 1 mm spacers afterwards, but i would rather have the adapter built to the proper size to begin with. Also, what size tires do you think would fit?
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      09-15-2012 05:11 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnzY View Post
      ive got 19x8.5 e.t 38
      just bought tires for them and tire size is
      235/35/19
      would i be able to tuck the tires ?
      and go pretty low on my car and also would i need any spacers ? i do want the rear to poke a little
      Poke or Tuck, pick one... I had 215/35/19's on my 19x8.5's and they stretched a little bit.... 235's are pretty meaty (I had them on my 9.5x19's)

      Quote Originally Posted by Ae 2944 View Post
      Any help would be appreciated: 19x9 offset: 60 . I am currently looking at a 20mm adapter. I think it is a little low and planned on fine tuning with 1 mm spacers afterwards, but i would rather have the adapter built to the proper size to begin with. Also, what size tires do you think would fit?
      ET 40 would work on the front, but if you are a 4mo it will rub on coilovers on the rear. You'll probably want a bit bigger of an adapter. ET 25 would put them at the same point at the fender as my wagon was in the rear. And ET 30 on the front would put the fronts at the same points as my fronts in my pics.

      Tires, depends if you need stretch. a 215 could go on if you stretch, 225 as well...
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    31. 09-15-2012 05:21 PM #101
      How much wiggle room is there on the front? 20mm adapters for an offset of 40 will clear, but im not a huge fan of stretch. I was hoping to run 225/35/19s up front but i think it will still touch the spindle arm. Im not 4mo, but am running koni coil overs.
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      09-15-2012 05:44 PM #102
      right now ive got 235/35/19 what could i do with them ?
      make them tuck or poke ?
      without rubbing

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      09-15-2012 07:10 PM #103
      Right now? try tucking I guess...
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      09-15-2012 07:40 PM #104
      you think i would rub if i were to tuck them ?
      and would i need to get my fenders rolled ?

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      09-15-2012 10:01 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnzY View Post
      you think i would rub if i were to tuck them ?
      and would i need to get my fenders rolled ?
      Too hard to know. Every tire 'fits' differently. But in general, yes you should probably roll your front to be safe...
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