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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2014, 06:29:47 PM »
A higher offset sits further in... and a lower offset pokes more. Thought I put that on the guide?

and no, I specifically mentioned 10"'s not being worth the effort on the back without pulling the arches. And the 9j front would catch the strut.
Ok, thank you.
I just wanted to make sure I had it right before conmiting to buy a set of alloys.

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2014, 06:52:20 PM »
If I run 8.5 x 18" fronts with 225/40 and 9.5 x 18" rears with 235/40,  lowered on eibach springs, am I likely to run into problems?
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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2014, 10:19:53 PM »
Hi , I have a question about the CB, does it have to excatly the same ?, the wheels i want to get are 18x8 , ET45 but with a CB of 73.1 ,will this still work ? cheers

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2014, 10:22:07 PM »
To correct CB you can buy a set of spigot ring from ebay from as little as £4 for 4

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2014, 05:27:50 PM »
 ok great thanks, should be able to get a set with the wheels then, cheers

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2014, 10:03:48 PM »
Hi all, just recently register here ... Was in the Mk4 game for previous 2 years and time for a change... dont have a MK5 bought yet.. but looking at the possibilities for fitting my current wheels over..

There 18" Genuine Rotiform NUE's , 9.5" all round, ET35.... there 5x100 so I guess ill need 5x112 adapters that will be 20mm... will 9.5" ET15 be way to wide? I will have air in the car aswell so want to get good fitment... if its too much hassle ill be getting rid of them :)

Thanks in advance...

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2014, 01:53:06 AM »
Absolutely no way you will get those to fit.

Plenty of buyers and wheels out there to probably sell them and then buy some correct PCD ones without much extra cost.

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2014, 11:15:57 PM »
Absolutely no way you will get those to fit.

Plenty of buyers and wheels out there to probably sell them and then buy some correct PCD ones without much extra cost.
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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2014, 06:53:42 PM »
Another guestion following my last!! New wheels are 8" 18" ET60 .... 225/40/18 tyres... what sort of spacers will I need to have on for good fitment?? I will be on air too :) thanks

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2014, 09:23:58 AM »
you can have those at like et35.

hopefully the idea of my guide was to give you enough information to be able to calculate these things yourself now.  :wink:

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2014, 12:59:37 PM »
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/wheel-nuts-bolts/mcgard-black-edition-locking-wheel-bolts

Looking at these, what shaft length do I need, the 3 options are 26.7, 34.5 and 41.0mm.

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2014, 12:36:20 AM »
running spacers or anything?

if the stock bolts are 27mm and you are running bolt through spacers then get the ones for  the extra 5/10mm etc...

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2014, 07:48:09 AM »
No spacers or anything, I'm not cool enough to need those... 26.7mm it is then. Cheers mate! :drinking:

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2014, 11:39:51 PM »
Would these be ok with no rubbing problems??

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 - 225/40 R18 92Y XL FP TL

Going on to BBS 18 x 8.0" 5x112/N

Probably getting lowered with H&R Springs

This will all go on to my gti

Would appreciate advice

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2014, 01:23:08 PM »
Good Afternoon guys!

Ive recently joined the forum and am currently on the look out for my first vw.

Currently an e46 driver but previous owner Clio 172's and lots of MX5's in various states of tune.

As i skim through the pages im learning as i go but thought id start out by trying to clarify something from the initial post. Apologies if its already been covered.

See quote - "However if you wanted to put, let's say.. 18x8.5 et 45, not only is the wheel itself one inch wider, but it sits 6mm further out. So the outer lip of the wheel will sit approx 31mm further out from where a standard Monza 2."

This doesnt seem quite right to me and may mislead others. Yes the wheel is an inch wider... but its half an inch wider in both directions.. so surely it would be half an inch plus the 6mm increase in offset wider (so 18.5mm wider rather than the 31mm quoted. We are working off centre lines so we dont add an inch to but sides?

For example.

My plan is to run 3sdm 0.05 at 18x8.5 on the front. ET42.
This will result in around 21.5mm extra poke and 3.5mm extra inset.

Does that make sense? I dont want anyone to read anything as gospel without using sites like willitfit or be put off running there desired wheels without doing a bit of leg work etc  :happy2:

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