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    1. Semi-n00b Pyzon's Avatar
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      05-21-2017 10:45 AM #1701
      If you put 5/3mm more on do you think you would rub?
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      05-21-2017 11:01 AM #1702
      Looks like you have VWR springs. I haven't heard of anyone rubbing with the ECS flush kit and the stock Austins, for example.

      Austins are 18x7.5 ET49

      ECS flush spacer kit is 15mm/20mm

      You can do the math...

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      It's very popular to run 18x8.5 ET45 which is right about the same as stock Austins with 15mm spacers all around.

      So in short, you won't rub with the setup that you're describing.

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      05-21-2017 11:07 AM #1703
      Quote Originally Posted by Pyzon View Post
      If you put 5/3mm more on do you think you would rub?

      Will depend on your tire size. 18x8, 42mm offset gives you +13.3mm poke compared to stock. add those spacers and you get 16.3/18.3 - similar to ECS flush kit (15/20). If you run stock size tires (225/40/18), you should not rub as I doubt the extra 1.3mm in front compared to flush kit will cause rubbing. If you run 235, then you're adding another 8mm diameter to that - might be pushing it. Maybe someone with 235 on 18x8s (42mm) and flush kit can chime in.

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      05-21-2017 11:51 AM #1704
      Quote Originally Posted by dunkelweizen View Post
      Will depend on your tire size. 18x8, 42mm offset gives you +13.3mm poke compared to stock. add those spacers and you get 16.3/18.3 - similar to ECS flush kit (15/20). If you run stock size tires (225/40/18), you should not rub as I doubt the extra 1.3mm in front compared to flush kit will cause rubbing. If you run 235, then you're adding another 8mm diameter to that - might be pushing it. Maybe someone with 235 on 18x8s (42mm) and flush kit can chime in.
      Yeah thanks, what I meant was putting that extra mm onto Extremis reply asking if he thought using 10/10 front/back on their setup would work. Poke would be 23.3mm front/back. So + 8.3mm front, +3.3mm back over flush kit.
      225/40/18 PSS. Tight or no-go at the front I would think.

      Also any reason I can't think of not to do equal spacers front/rear?

      I have the flush kit, I could probably measure up, but nothing beats experience with the setup.

      Just see mixed reviews on sub 10mm spacers and vibration, don't like throwing $50-$60 away to test.
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      05-21-2017 12:17 PM #1705
      Personally, the flush kit was too much so I reduced to 10/15 spacers (stock wheels and tires). Much less crap gets sprayed up the sides and back now. Rains a lot where I live.

      I definitely wouldn't go wider than the stock Austins with 15/20 spacers.

      The rear wheels are a little more inset than the fronts. Obviously this is why people tend to add 5mm poke to the rear in some fashion.

      "Breaking badly" explained to me that you can also adjust the rear camber to achieve this effect.

      Camber:
      - Stock: -1.66*
      - Tolerance: 0.5* both dirs
      - Rear (adjustment) -1.3*
      - Pushes top of tire out ~5mm

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      05-21-2017 04:16 PM #1706
      5mm usually aren't wheel centric so you may notice some vibration if you're OCD.

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      05-21-2017 06:01 PM #1707
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      5mm usually aren't wheel centric so you may notice some vibration if you're OCD.
      Raceland ones are!

      https://raceland.com/volkswagen-coil...l-spacers.html

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      05-21-2017 06:21 PM #1708
      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      That might work just for the rear which will probably be the way to go for now, anyone use them?

      After checking the mk7 isn't listed on the webby..found some on 42DD but not listed to fit mk7 gti, what could be the diff? They are 57.1 5x112

      Ok yah bolt hole is 14mm not 14.5mm
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      05-21-2017 06:32 PM #1709
      You sent me off on a google search I should have done earlier (-: !

      Cheers.

      BFI have 3 and 8mm hub Celtic spacers which I will probably go with. Thanks for all the replies and pointers!!

      Unless anyone knows otherwise - case dismissed. !!!
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      05-21-2017 08:39 PM #1710
      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      Those are hub centric.. not wheel centric.

      Wheel centric means they are bezeled to sit in the hub of the wheel.
      Last edited by PSU; 05-21-2017 at 11:10 PM.

    11. 05-22-2017 01:47 AM #1711
      Hey guys!
      Does anyone have any experience or know someone who is running 255 40 18 on their mk7 golf/gti?
      How does it look? Any rubbing issues? Personal thoughts ?

      Thanks


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      05-22-2017 03:01 AM #1712
      Quote Originally Posted by big_bull View Post
      Hey guys!
      Does anyone have any experience or know someone who is running 255 40 18 on their mk7 golf/gti?
      How does it look? Any rubbing issues? Personal thoughts ?

      Thanks


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      Almost that...255/35R18 INDY500s on a 18x8.5ET45 wheel and lowered suspension, no rubbing etc. If you're not lowered you may be AOK, maybe a rub an the top front fender bolt but that's easy to fix.

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    13. 05-22-2017 08:06 AM #1713
      Quote Originally Posted by big_bull View Post
      Hey guys!
      Does anyone have any experience or know someone who is running 255 40 18 on their mk7 golf/gti?
      How does it look? Any rubbing issues? Personal thoughts ?

      Thanks


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      255/40 is a little high, 255/35 Michelin Pilot Super Sports X radials on my car on VMR 701'S at +45. I am lowered on DG E code springs and I needed a small spacer in the rear because of the clearance behind, 3mm from ECS because in a high G load turns the strut housing rubbed just a little. No other issues

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      05-22-2017 08:36 AM #1714
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Those are hub centric.. not wheel centric.

      Wheel centric means they are bezeled to sit in the hub of the wheel.
      Correct, however with 5MM your existing hub will still have 10+mm of contact with the hub to center the wheel. I wish I had a pic. Their 10mm and 15mm are wheel and hubcentric.

    15. 05-22-2017 11:17 AM #1715
      Hello everyone. My first time posting on this forum. Recently traded my Evo X for a GTI with PP. I'm looking to shead some light on wheel fitment for the PP. I had a set of Enkei RS05RR's 18x10 +22 on my Evo. Lowered on HKS coilvers and had to roll the fenders to make them fit nicely so I'm not a newb when it comes to wheel fitment.

      However, with the research I've done I have only come across 1 person running specs, or close to what I'm looking at without being on air. I'm looking at a set of Vossen VFS-2, 19x9.5 +40 offset, squared set up. The guy has 245/35 tires on them which I would remove anyways for a lower profile tire. Currently at stock height with plans to get coilovers this winter and install next spring. My question, is it possible to run those specs at stock height with a lower profile tire? Gut feeling is I wont have the clearance on the fender/and or the struts.

      I'm only posing this question because I can have the set at a steal of a price compared to buying new. I really hate paying taxes.

    16. 05-22-2017 11:37 AM #1716
      Quote Originally Posted by Jcabe89 View Post
      Hello everyone. My first time posting on this forum. Recently traded my Evo X for a GTI with PP. I'm looking to shead some light on wheel fitment for the PP. I had a set of Enkei RS05RR's 18x10 +22 on my Evo. Lowered on HKS coilvers and had to roll the fenders to make them fit nicely so I'm not a newb when it comes to wheel fitment.

      However, with the research I've done I have only come across 1 person running specs, or close to what I'm looking at without being on air. I'm looking at a set of Vossen VFS-2, 19x9.5 +40 offset, squared set up. The guy has 245/35 tires on them which I would remove anyways for a lower profile tire. Currently at stock height with plans to get coilovers this winter and install next spring. My question, is it possible to run those specs at stock height with a lower profile tire? Gut feeling is I wont have the clearance on the fender/and or the struts.

      I'm only posing this question because I can have the set at a steal of a price compared to buying new. I really hate paying taxes.
      The rear will fit those specs but the front lowered on those specs is awfully close and may require a lot of work. Most don't go past a 8.5 on the front, with coilovers 9.5 will work. The inner will likely touch the strut tower even with a 225/30 stretched, it will be very close. The odds are you'll also have to pull the fenders at a minimum. There are replacement options for the fenders that look stock and will give you 15mm more clearance to the outside. +35 is actually more of ideal fit for the rear but the fronts will be more challenging with a dropped car.

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      05-22-2017 11:41 AM #1717
      Quote Originally Posted by Cale262 View Post
      Almost that...255/35R18 INDY500s
      How do you like the Indy's? I've been thinking about a set for myself once they're back in stock.
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    18. 05-22-2017 12:42 PM #1718
      Quote Originally Posted by RedMK7Dave View Post
      255/40 is a little high, 255/35 Michelin Pilot Super Sports X radials on my car on VMR 701'S at +45. I am lowered on DG E code springs and I needed a small spacer in the rear because of the clearance behind, 3mm from ECS because in a high G load turns the strut housing rubbed just a little. No other issues

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      Hey Dave,

      I own a simple mk7 golf 1.8 and I know the stock suspension is different from a GTI, so can I just install 255/35/18 on 18x8.5s on all 4 sides ?

      I'm basically going for looks and a little bit flush stance than my 16's right now. Would I still have rubbing issues ? What do you think ?

      Thanks


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    19. 05-22-2017 01:41 PM #1719
      Quote Originally Posted by big_bull View Post
      Hey Dave,

      I own a simple mk7 golf 1.8 and I know the stock suspension is different from a GTI, so can I just install 255/35/18 on 18x8.5s on all 4 sides ?

      I'm basically going for looks and a little bit flush stance than my 16's right now. Would I still have rubbing issues ? What do you think ?

      Thanks


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      Actually it would work just fine. Yes your components are different however most of the dimensions suspension wise and all of the angles and spacing is similar so yes it will work just fine 18x8.5 at +45 with 255/35/18 will work front and back. If you are going to drop it, I am using the Golf drivers gear springs, so the 1.2 to 1.3 drop should equally work on your vehicle.

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    20. 05-22-2017 01:48 PM #1720
      Quote Originally Posted by RedMK7Dave View Post
      Actually it would work just fine. Yes your components are different however most of the dimensions suspension wise and all of the angles and spacing is similar so yes it will work just fine 18x8.5 at +45 with 255/35/18 will work front and back. If you are going to drop it, I am using the Golf drivers gear springs, so the 1.2 to 1.3 drop should equally work on your vehicle.

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      Alrighty. Thanks a lot sir !
      Appreciate all the help.



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    21. 05-22-2017 01:49 PM #1721
      Quote Originally Posted by big_bull View Post
      Alrighty. Thanks a lot sir !
      Appreciate all the help.



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      No problem anytime

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    22. 05-23-2017 04:52 AM #1722
      Need help. Can anybody find wheels that look like ISR6s but 18''?


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      Need help. Can anybody find wheels that look like ISR6s but 18''?
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    24. Yesterday 05:30 AM #1724
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      Thanks. I actually ended up going with the axis model 5. They're very close to the 6s and the silver color just went on close out on tire rack. I'm getting them painted black anyway so I saved a good chunk of cash. That will go toward better tires and the powder coating.

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