So I have stock wheels on my 2001 gti and I was wondering what it takes to make the wheels flush or stick out past the fender a little bit? I was reading a little bit about it and it seems everyone who has wheels like that have rims with somewhat of a big lip
You're going to need to do a little homework and apply a little bit of math. These are the things you'll need to look up:
1. what is offset? (see links below)
2. Next you'll need to know the offset of the current wheels on your car, as well as the new wheels you want to buy. This is normally stamped either near the bolt holes of the wheel usually prefixed with "et" in front of the number. Typical offsets for mk2's are in the 30's and 40's.
EDIT: oops, sorry, my head was still in the mk2 forums...
3. Take the difference in offsets between your current and new wheels and add/subtract that number to/from the distance your lip is to the fender.
That should give you the size of spacer you'll need.
If you're lucky you may not even need a spacer if the new wheel you want is available in different offsets. With the right offset you can buy the wheel so it mounts flush to your fender right out of the box.
As stated above measuring will be the key to find the perfect size spacer(s) you will need for your application!
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