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

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      09-16-2012 03:18 PM #106
      but the only thing i would only rub is the fenders right not the control arms or anything else right so just roll the fenders and i should be good ?

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      Will they stick out too much??

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      09-16-2012 10:42 PM #108
      No, not at all...
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      09-18-2012 04:08 PM #109
      Hey, im new to all this and really need some help with some suggestions on what size of rims and tires to get, i bought a b5 passat wagon and want some nice stance with a little bit of poke, any suggestions?

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      09-18-2012 06:20 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by gard15 View Post
      Hey, im new to all this and really need some help with some suggestions on what size of rims and tires to get, i bought a b5 passat wagon and want some nice stance with a little bit of poke, any suggestions?
      Sorry, not what this thread is for.

      Best bet is to check out the 5x112 classifieds, and the threads here for some examples and then report back with a set you like and we'll go from there.
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      09-19-2012 08:37 PM #111
      Hey guys I just got new wheels 18x7.5 et51 all the way around. I have a b5 1.8t with stock suspension and unrolled fenders. They came with 235/45 on them but I would like them to be flush all the way around and when I lower the car just be able to stretch some 195 on them. Need spacer and lug size recommendations, would love to get it all before h20

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      09-19-2012 09:34 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by Mygfcabby95 View Post
      Hey guys I just got new wheels 18x7.5 et51 all the way around. I have a b5 1.8t with stock suspension and unrolled fenders. They came with 235/45 on them but I would like them to be flush all the way around and when I lower the car just be able to stretch some 195 on them. Need spacer and lug size recommendations, would love to get it all before h20
      All the info you need is in this thread... please read the first post and then compare your wheels with someones who's specs leave the wheels where you want them. Space accordingly.
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      09-28-2012 11:48 AM #113
      Hey I'm looking into buying a staggered set of rims Wth the fronts being 20x8.5 et 25 and rears being 20x10 et 30. I'm on stock suspension and was wondering how to make these work? Thanks.

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      09-28-2012 12:01 PM #114
      Lower the car first. It will look ridiculous with 20" wheels and stock height. 20's are going to be really hard to pull off at all....

      But, you'll still poke out the rear by 8mm with at ET 30 on the rear. And you might rub on the inside too. Fronts are fine.
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      09-28-2012 12:14 PM #115
      So rolling the fenders would be a good idea? Any suggestions on lowering kits? Thanks

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      09-28-2012 12:19 PM #116
      If you are set on those: stretched tires, rolled fenders, and a stiff rear setup is needed. That means a good fully adjustable (dampening and height) coilover.
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      09-28-2012 12:55 PM #117
      Alright, thanks for all of your help, much appreciated.

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      09-28-2012 05:26 PM #118
      Sorry, one last question, what size of tires do I need if I plan on stretching them onto that setup?

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      09-30-2012 09:40 PM #119
      5 spoke rims from the b6 passat

      They're 17x7.5 with 47ET
      235/45/17
      Lowered 1.5-2inches

      Will they be inside too much?

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      10-01-2012 08:35 AM #120
      They should be fine as is - but you might want a spacer to flush them out - 20-30mm on the front, even more on the rear.
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      10-07-2012 07:11 PM #122
      Did you have to roll your fenders to fit that aggressive of a setup?

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      11-10-2012 03:40 PM #124
      I need help with fitment guys!!! I dont know what to do. I have a 2004 passat sedan lowered on Eibach sport springs. I have 18x8 et44 BBS CK's. I have 5mm and 15mm spacers. I test fit the wheels on with a scrap 235/55 18 with both the 15mm and the 5mm in the front. Both seem to poke out a good bit. Heres where I am lost, With it lowered and these big of wheels, they look like they are gonna scrap the fender bigtime even if I go over a small speedbump or something. I am thinking my wheels are just too big for the car, but then I see guys running 19's on passats. So how the @#$@ do you do it without scraping the tire on the car?!?!

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      11-10-2012 04:18 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by dublax44 View Post
      I need help with fitment guys!!! I dont know what to do. I have a 2004 passat sedan lowered on Eibach sport springs. I have 18x8 et44 BBS CK's. I have 5mm and 15mm spacers. I test fit the wheels on with a scrap 235/55 18 with both the 15mm and the 5mm in the front. Both seem to poke out a good bit. Heres where I am lost, With it lowered and these big of wheels, they look like they are gonna scrap the fender bigtime even if I go over a small speedbump or something. I am thinking my wheels are just too big for the car, but then I see guys running 19's on passats. So how the @#$@ do you do it without scraping the tire on the car?!?!

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      235/55 is WAY too much sidewall.... I'd run a 215/35 or similar.... that's the problem....
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      11-10-2012 04:22 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      235/55 is WAY too much sidewall.... I'd run a 215/35 or similar.... that's the problem....
      Thats what I plan to run on them actually 215/35 18's. Do you know the measure of difference between sidewalls? Wouldn't running a smaller tire still be prone to rubbing or scrapping?
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      11-10-2012 04:30 PM #127
      Here is what it looks like with the 15mm spacers in the front. The guy I bought the spacers from said they were 10mm but they seem to be 15mm after I measured them.


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      11-10-2012 06:45 PM #128
      What are you using spaces? Bolt them on without first. If you don't clear the suspension, THEN worry about spacing.

      My 8.5" ET 25 wheels were pretty much flush. If you bolt an 8" ET 44 wheel on, you'll be 25mm inside the fender. If you need to clear a little, you can add a spacer.

      Can you confirm that they are ET 44? With a 15mm spacer, you should be at ET 29, which should still put you inside the fender.... something isn't adding up.

      Check the wheel for all their markings and report back.
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      11-10-2012 07:00 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      What are you using spaces? Bolt them on without first. If you don't clear the suspension, THEN worry about spacing.

      My 8.5" ET 25 wheels were pretty much flush. If you bolt an 8" ET 44 wheel on, you'll be 25mm inside the fender. If you need to clear a little, you can add a spacer.

      Can you confirm that they are ET 44? With a 15mm spacer, you should be at ET 29, which should still put you inside the fender.... something isn't adding up.

      Check the wheel for all their markings and report back.
      Yes et is 44. Its stamped on the wheel. I tried it without any spacers and it just hit the control arm. I tried the 5mm then and it seems a little tight still. They seemed flush without any spacers... and the 5mmwhole even had a little poke. I'm lost. I don't know what is wrong or what's going on.
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      11-10-2012 11:33 PM #130
      Try measuring the offset manually to be sure.
      Sure they are 8" wide?
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      11-11-2012 09:09 AM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      Try measuring the offset manually to be sure.
      Sure they are 8" wide?
      Yea its 8" wide. How do you measure manually?
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      11-11-2012 12:27 PM #132
      lay the wheel on it's face (on cardboard or something that won't scratch the face)
      take a straight edge and lay it across the entire wheel/tire
      measure from the ground to the straight edge
      that is your total wheel width (8" wheel will measure around 9") A
      then, measure from the back of the hub to that same straight edge B
      B - (A/2) = your wheel offset
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      Quote Originally Posted by Heathcliff Huxtable View Post
      lay the wheel on it's face (on cardboard or something that won't scratch the face)
      take a straight edge and lay it across the entire wheel/tire
      measure from the ground to the straight edge
      that is your total wheel width (8" wheel will measure around 9") A
      then, measure from the back of the hub to that same straight edge B
      B - (A/2) = your wheel offset
      Bingo. I have a hunch they won't be 44....
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      11-11-2012 06:55 PM #134
      Do you want me to get a pic of the stamping? Im just going by what the wheel is saying I cant thank you guys enough for the help though! I really want to run these!!
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      11-12-2012 08:27 AM #135
      Sure.
      Can you try mounting one without a wheel to the front, with the 5 mm spacer and take profile shots?
      I want to see what it looks like without a tire...
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      Im not good at offset so, will those 2 fit? tire size?
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      11-12-2012 10:17 AM #137
      My 8.5's were ET 25 and fit perfect. Had 215/35's on them. Pics are in the first page of this thread.
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      So with 215/35's 8.5's will fit, or will I need spacers?
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      11-12-2012 10:55 AM #139
      If you wanted my exact fitment - you'd need 20mm spacers on the front. I think you might run into rubbing the suspension without. It would be close.
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      11-12-2012 12:21 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      Sure.
      Can you try mounting one without a wheel to the front, with the 5 mm spacer and take profile shots?
      I want to see what it looks like without a tire...
      Sure thing I can get some pics tomorrow!
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