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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2014, 01:05:06 am »
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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Jase


Hi Jase
Offset is the most vital aspect of wheel fitment which you haven't provided.
Between et 38 and 50 would be fine.

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #46 on: July 23, 2014, 01:08:10 am »
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:

Hello again everyone. Excellent site!

yes bud you are right.
Have noticed it before but never got around to changing it... will do so when i have some time. cheers  :happy2: :drinking:
this is quite a relaxed site for "sceney-ness" and no-one really runs extremes of offsets or widths, willitfit is great for calculating differences but does not take into account bodywork and strut positionings.

the point was to provide people with basics understanding so they can hopefully figure it out for themselves without having to go "can i fit this on this"  :signLOL:

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #47 on: July 23, 2014, 08:02:06 am »
I've certainly really taken to this forum. It's seems an excellent resource and good community for sure!

I'm just itching to drop on the right car so I can properly get my teeth into first time vw ownership.

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2014, 12:15:14 pm »
Great write up. Will certainly use this if I get mine.

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2014, 08:49:12 pm »
Cheers for the info Jay, good read

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2014, 09:09:50 pm »
Brilliant write up here cannot tell you how many questions you've answered! Cheers!

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2014, 09:45:32 am »
Have a question already :(!

I am looking to install some Koni shock with some H&R springs. I am unsure of the ride height afterwards, but wanted to ask, how can i tell if wheels are going to fit (offset and width etc) before bidding or purchasing (will probably be buying used and bidding on ebay).

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2014, 07:16:26 pm »
Question here too. Would they be any poke or would they tuck in or be in line with the arch if i buy 18x8.5 with an offset of 47. Any help would be great. What tyres should I run with this? Will be lowering the car on springs around 50mm. Thanks.

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2015, 03:10:02 pm »
I'm still quite confused

I'm looking at getting Mercedes amg magnesiums, fitment is 5x112 et 35
8.5 fronts 9.5 rears staggered, will 225/40/18 tyres fit?

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2015, 10:51:34 pm »
Yes those tyres would fit but I would suggest getting at either 205/35, 205/40, 215/35 or 215/40 as a 225 on a 8.5j will have next to no stretch with a 225/40 so is likely to catch/rub on the arch depending how low you choose to go.

225/40 on a 9.5j should fit nicely though.

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2015, 03:33:39 am »
Front 205/35/18 8.5j et35 no camber  and rear 215/40/18 et35 with 4.5 degree camber - with standard camber arms all the way in 3.0 degree and 1.5 natural, with over 100mm drop - nothing rubs at all at any point ever. But rear arch had a bit of a roll so have 5mm Clarence between arch and lip.

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2015, 12:17:20 am »
Hi,

Can anybody confirm that a set of 5x112 et45 18x9 will fit on the rear of a GT Sport 2.0 without any mods? Car is on 30mm apex springs.

They're a staggered setup, 8j et45 on the front so from reading, these should be fine. Just worried that I will have issues on the rear as suggested by the 'rule of thumb'.

Thanks
« Last Edit: April 08, 2015, 08:07:33 am by Cossie Killer »

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2015, 08:08:56 am »
Hi,

Can anybody confirm that a set of 5x112 et45 18x9 will fit on the rear of a GT Sport 2.0 without any mods? Car is on 30mm apex springs.

They're a staggered setup, 8j et45 on the front so from reading, these should be fine. Just worried that I will have issues on the rear as suggested by the 'rule of thumb'.

Thanks

Boing....

Can anybody assist?

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2015, 08:11:03 am »
Depends on tyre width, I'd say you'd be fine with 225 or less  :happy2:

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Re: WHEEL & TYRE FITMENT GUIDE
« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2015, 08:13:47 am »
225/40/18's by all accounts!  :jumpmove: :jumpmove:

Happy  :happy2: