# Thread: Making my wheels flush?

1. 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

2. Spacers.

3. Thats it? I see people talking about rolling their fenders and stuff like that

4. rolling your fenders is something they do due to being so flush that their wheel rubs or its their fender.

do some research on here, you will find out a lot in no time.

5. I was reading spacer size depends on your wheels right? Like what would be a good spacer size for stock wheels? I was thinking about trying 12mm

6. If you're trying to get your wheels to sit a bit more flush then what you need to do is measure the distance between the face of your wheel and the fender and order accordingly. It's as simple as that.

7. So I am thinking about buying some rims and was wondering if these rims will add enough of a poke past my fender? And what exactly does +35mm offset mean?

8. 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)
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/...jsp?techid=101
http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp

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.

Good luck!

9. 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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