I got 19x9.5 from ecs tuning and well they dont fit the beetle. They are hitting the struts. Spacers wont work, ill need about an 1'' of spacers. This is a problem cause of the load on the bearings and such, what would you suggest to do? I got all these rims at ECS Tuning hoping they would fit, but apparently they do not.
The diameter isn't the problem, its the width. I think 8-8.5" is as wide as we can go without issues. They're just too big for your car. See if you can sell them, and get the same ones but narrower.
'00 Beetle, 1.8t T3S60, Brute Rods, Supertech Valve train (stock cam shafts for now), port and polished small port head, custom FMIC (pain in the a** on a Bug!), Bosch 440cc injectors, 3.5FPR, Catch Can, 2.0 Coils with Iridiums, Wilwood BBK, too much other stuff to list, too much $$ spent.