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    Thread: huge issues with new rims

    1. Member Baby Jai's Avatar
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      09-10-2012 03:41 PM #1
      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.

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      09-26-2012 08:57 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Baby Jai View Post
      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.

      Not what you wan to hear, but smaller wheels. Big wheels can be done though. I've seen 20s an 22s on New Beetles. Personally, I don't think anything over an 18 looks good on the cars.
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      09-27-2012 02:11 PM #3
      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.
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      09-27-2012 03:32 PM #4
      You could run 1" spacers without hurting anything IMO. I've ran spacers, then adapters for 40k+ with no issues.

      9.5" is awfully wide. Too wide for the front. 18x8 is a good safe size for these cars. I'm running 18x9's in the rear.

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      09-27-2012 03:37 PM #5
      yeah ive went ahead and returned them, everywhere i went even with spaces no one wanted to bother putting the front ones on as they were rubbing

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      09-28-2012 02:25 AM #6
      can you do 18x9.5 in the rear and 18x8 in the front, or would the rear be to wide?

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