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    1. 09-01-2012 09:26 AM #1
      Seems like a lot of people are asking for different wheel setup and specs.

      I've received quite a few PM's about my 10'' rear setup but I think it would be easier for everyone to chip in and detail their wheel setup and fitment here.

      I'll start here, copy - paste the information below and post up your wheel specs. Make it simple and easy for everyone to read along.


      WHEEL BRAND :
      WHEEL SIZE :
      OFFSET :
      TIRE SIZE :
      SUSPENSION :
      RUBBING? :



      Here's mine :

      WHEEL BRAND : Braelin BR01
      WHEEL SIZE : 20x8.5 & 20x10
      OFFSET : 45 all around
      TIRE SIZE : 225-35-20 & 245-35-20
      TIRE BRAND : FALKEN FK452
      SUSPENSION : ST Coilovers, about 6 threads left front and back
      RUBBING? : None, but pretty sure camber would be needed if going lower








      WHEEL BRAND : Vossen CV4's
      WHEEL SIZE : 20x9
      OFFSET : 45
      TIRE SIZE : 235-35-20
      TIRE BRAND : General Exclaim UHP
      SUSPENSION : ST coils all the way down
      RUBBING? : None



      Last edited by -TEXAS2LO-; 09-01-2012 at 05:32 PM.

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      09-04-2012 07:31 PM #2
      wow, the vossen looks mean on the car!!

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      09-05-2012 10:22 PM #3
      those vossen's look sick! and how do the st coilovers ride cranked down all the way? I was looking at H&R's but wasent sure if they would go that low. Glad to see a 9" wheel fit up front as well, lots more options now
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    4. 09-06-2012 04:08 PM #4
      They still ride very good, I would say they ride better at about 5-6 threads left but not much difference overall

    5. 09-07-2012 02:02 AM #5
      WHEEL BRAND : Bavaria BC5 machine/black
      WHEEL SIZE : 20x8.5 & 20x10
      OFFSET : Front 34 / Rear 53
      TIRE SIZE : 225-35-20 & 265-30-20
      TIRE BRAND : Continental DWS
      SUSPENSION : ST Coilovers, 9 threads up from bottom on front. Rear perches measured with dial caliper 3.06inch.





      Tire stretch:


      Rear wheel clearance no shock no spring suspension fully compressed




      Last edited by Jetta-George; 09-07-2012 at 02:15 AM.

    6. 09-07-2012 03:46 PM #6
      How's the front with 34ET?
      Looks boss brother!

    7. 09-07-2012 08:08 PM #7
      They lost my wheel been waiting for it all wk. Vossen is out of the CV3's in all silver so I am waiting on those also to try out should be about friday I get them.

      I know you like to go low so I made some pics for ya, no spring sitting on the shock bump stops so this would be at the extreme say air bag set-up. If your thinking about swapping your rear wheels out for 10's I would say first look for tires 265/30R20 are being phased out and discontinued in all brands. You may get away with a 275/30R20 but it would require a lot of work with the fender liner and shock dust boot. The fender liner slops inwards so the crown is not even you will rub the inside fender well before the outside of the liner. You will also rub on the charcoal canister attached to the gas filler going into the gas tank you will have to relocate it (if possible) as it passing through the fender well passenger side front of rear wheel toward rear door under the liner.

      This is down to the millimeter 3wks work for this fitment using a dial caliper to the infinite millimeter any deviation in tire brand down to the fraction would have to be recalculated. In one of the pics you can see only 3 credit cards fit between the tire and fender lip thats only 2.5mm!!!. This is not for you Texas2lo I see you know your stuff by your setup but for those thinking a few mils here and there is of no concern your wrong! You've been warned I can not be responsible if you have rubbing issues or taco your fenders and can not comment on any other offset wheel, tire brand or tire model deviation from what I have. Its a lot of work you know to figuring this out a lot of time and money trying out different wheels tire combo's to get here. To be honest I don't even like my wheels but they fit. I will comment on what have and done so there you have it..

      On to the PICS!!!!!!!!!

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      Last edited by Jetta-George; 09-07-2012 at 08:17 PM.

    8. 09-09-2012 06:18 AM #8
      Finally got the front wheel now the conundrum of choosing which one I like. The matte black windows on the wheels look good but that means matte clear which dulls the machine face. Now these show off the machine face better but not sure the charcoal color of the windows matches my car we'll see when I try them on sunday. Vossen CV's are still on the table as well waiting for them to come in but not as concave in 8.5 as these. Offset was given as 34 but the box says 35 and stamping blank on backside of wheel. Also these have the red badges I can play around with on the black wheel and vice versa.




    9. 09-10-2012 11:57 PM #9
      Great post and beautiful wheels man!

      With my 245-35-20, I should be able to tuck the wheel after a bit of camber
      Cant wait to see your car on all 4 wheels!

    10. 09-11-2012 02:35 AM #10
      Doing something special and not off the rack having them done this week should have them on by end. I tried 285 Ventus V12 no way those would ever work they are wider the the rim. went to the alignment shop and put it up on the rack I am worried that once the alignment is done that any positive camber will affect the clearance to fender with these. This is still up in the air might have to remove tires shave rims and try again. As stated this is down to the mm and any fraction of a difference has to be recalculated...

      Front ended up being 5x120 I was pissed but put one lug on to test fit anyways and took the risk. Not sure et 35 would work as nobody is slammed/tucked yet other then yourself and your running a more positive offset wheel. ET42 in an 8.5 would be to much so I had the et35 ordered to be shaved to et38 max run out on the mounting surface. But I am running 225 and you are on 235 what you think? Should I leave it et35 or go et38 comparison below:

      Texas2lo:

      20x9 et45

      myself:

      20x8.5 et35 =
      16mm MORE clearance on the strut side, and the outside edge of the wheel will EXTEND an extra 4mm

      20x8.5 et38 =
      13mm MORE clearance on the strut side, and the outside edge of the wheel will EXTEND an extra 1mm

      Also 225 is 10mm narrower tread then your 235 and stretch to account for, so watcha think? How much room you have on your fronts?

    11. 09-11-2012 02:44 AM #11
      Vossen CV3's silver feel through for me at least 90days out I'm told by the distributor

      Not worth spending the extra for Vossen machine/black (available) when the Bavaria's are cheaper and will go on without spacers.

      I guess in 4months I will be buying new wheels...

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      09-16-2012 05:48 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by -TEXAS2LO- View Post
      Seems like a lot of people are asking for different wheel setup and specs.
      Here's mine :

      WHEEL BRAND : Braelin BR01
      WHEEL SIZE : 20x8.5 & 20x10
      OFFSET : 45 all around
      TIRE SIZE : 225-35-20 & 245-35-20
      TIRE BRAND : FALKEN FK452
      SUSPENSION : ST Coilovers, about 6 threads left front and back
      RUBBING? : None, but pretty sure camber would be needed if going lower



      Is it possible to fit a 10.5 in the rear? Im looking at the vossen CV7's and i love the staggered look even though we have front wheel drive cars. I didnt know if you rolled your fenders any or not to fit the 10" and i defiantly want to lower the coils all the way (or close). Its probably a pipe dream i know and ill be going with the 9'' front and rear if im not able to get the car low enough on 10.5's
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    13. 09-17-2012 02:05 AM #13
      For those that have 20x10 ET45 rear wheels, do you think 20x10 ET40 wheels would also fit. On H&R springs.

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      10-16-2012 04:22 PM #14
      Just got these put on today.

      WHEEL BRAND : Giovanna Kilis
      WHEEL SIZE : 20x8.5
      OFFSET : 35
      TIRE SIZE : 245-35-20
      TIRE BRAND : Continental Extreme Contact DWS
      SUSPENSION : H&R springs
      RUBBING? : Yes, now swapping to 225-35-20











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      10-16-2012 05:05 PM #15
      WHEEL BRAND :Enkei Performance EKM3 GUNMETAL
      WHEEL SIZE :18x8
      OFFSET :45mm
      TIRE SIZE :235/45ZR-18 Continental ExtremeContact DWS XL
      SUSPENSION :HR Sport Springs
      RUBBING? :Nope



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      10-19-2012 01:11 PM #16
      2012 Passat 2.5 SEL Candy White
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      Tires: Toyo Proxes4 Plus 24535R20
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      11-19-2012 01:20 PM #20
      Does anyone think an 18x8.5 Et 38 will look awful? I have a good deal on some Mercedes wheels that I wanted to rock as an OEM+ look since I bent my steel wheels for the winter

    21. 12-15-2012 01:56 PM #21
      Looking at some wheels that are 20X8.5 with tires that are 225/30/20... Is 30 too low for the side wall height? I noticed a majority of people went with 35. Any thoughts? I assume its just a rougher ride?

    22. 12-18-2012 01:25 AM #22
      WHEEL BRAND : Audi RS6 Quattro (2002-04)
      WHEEL SIZE : 19*9
      OFFSET : 44
      TIRE SIZE : 235 -35-19
      TIRE BRAND : DUNLOP DZ101
      SUSPENSION : BC BR Coilovers
      RUBBING? : None















      Last edited by garlap; 12-23-2012 at 11:51 PM.

    23. 12-20-2012 08:42 PM #23
      WOW

    24. 12-20-2012 09:09 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by garlap View Post
      WHEEL BRAND : Audi
      WHEEL SIZE : 19*9
      OFFSET : 44
      TIRE SIZE : 235 -35-19
      TIRE BRAND : DUNLOP DZ101
      SUSPENSION : BC BR Coilovers
      RUBBING? : None


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    25. 12-20-2012 09:25 PM #25

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