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Old 12-05-2017, 12:00 AM   #3417
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Why did you get 235/45/18? Thats the wrong size and is super tall compaired to 225/40/18. Makes sense that you had to pull your fenders.
It's only 8mm taller. And because I still wanted good ride quality.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:28 PM   #3418
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Hey bro. I'm no expert here but I currently run a set of AMG wheels from a mercedes. Front is 18x8.5 et 45 and fits pretty snug without any rubbing. Rear are 18x9.5 et 45 and required quite a bit of camber not to rub. Cant tell you the exact alignment settings as I purchased it this way but I am running h&r super sports. With that in mind, given the width and the et 22 of your wheels, you will require some aggressive settings to make those fit especially in the front. Hope my little 2 cents helps. I'm actually in the process of changing wheels to get away from the aggressive camber settings.

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Old 12-12-2017, 09:42 PM   #3419
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Lola i would absolutely love to see how your golf looks
Sorry about pic quality. I haven't really been taking many pics of her. Will update soon. Just switch to the 3sdm .06 wheels.

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Old 12-12-2017, 09:42 PM   #3420
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Sorry about pic quality. I haven't really been taking many pics of her. Will update soon. Just switch to the 3sdm .06 wheels.

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Old 12-13-2017, 01:11 AM   #3421
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Never was too concerned with wheels but my stock Serrons got damaged recently. It should be pinned to the first page but this may be a good opportunity to go aftermarket and get a slightly better fitting wheel and tire package.

I'm looking for a flush fender fitment. 18" wheels and tire sizes available most likely in PSS or the replacement Conti DW. I am stock height and don't ever plan on lowering. Would something like a 18x8 40et with a 235/40/R18 be correct?

I really liked the Serrons for an OEM wheel. Lagunas are nice too. I have a candy white GTI and think charcoal or a black/polished wheel would look best. I am picky when it comes to wheels and what I like but one that has caught my eye is the Nuespeed RSe10. Good ratio of openness to spoke, 5 spoke design to align with 5x112 bolt pattern, lightweight, pricey?
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:22 AM   #3422
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Never was too concerned with wheels but my stock Serrons got damaged recently. It should be pinned to the first page but this may be a good opportunity to go aftermarket and get a slightly better fitting wheel and tire package.

I'm looking for a flush fender fitment. 18" wheels and tire sizes available most likely in PSS or the replacement Conti DW. I am stock height and don't ever plan on lowering. Would something like a 18x8 40et with a 235/40/R18 be correct?

I really liked the Serrons for an OEM wheel. Lagunas are nice too. I have a candy white GTI and think charcoal or a black/polished wheel would look best. I am picky when it comes to wheels and what I like but one that has caught my eye is the Nuespeed RSe10. Good ratio of openness to spoke, 5 spoke design to align with 5x112 bolt pattern, lightweight, pricey?
Our cars typically use 225/40/R18 but at stock ride height, 235 will fit easily. However, if you're looking for flush fitment you would need to lower at least an inch to be kinda flush, as long as you stick with the thicker tire, 235. Just my personal opinion, but our gti's with thick rubber and stock ride height look a bit chunky.

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Old 12-13-2017, 03:25 AM   #3423
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Our cars typically use 225/40/R18 but at stock ride height, 235 will fit easily. However, if you're looking for flush fitment you would need to lower at least an inch to be kinda flush, as long as you stick with the thicker tire, 235. Just my personal opinion, but our gti's with thick rubber and stock ride height look a bit chunky.

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I do think the neuspeed rse10's are pretty neat and lightweight is a plus.

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Old 12-13-2017, 08:40 PM   #3424
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Our cars typically use 225/40/R18 but at stock ride height, 235 will fit easily. However, if you're looking for flush fitment you would need to lower at least an inch to be kinda flush, as long as you stick with the thicker tire, 235. Just my personal opinion, but our gti's with thick rubber and stock ride height look a bit chunky.

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I hope I am understanding but I would like the outside of the tire to be fairly flush to the upper fender. From what I have read a 10mm front 15mm spacers are required for OEM wheels with a 51et.

With an 18x8 45et 235/40/R18 the wheel will stick out 12.4mm more than OEM. http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php...h=8&offset2=45
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:13 AM   #3425
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I hope I am understanding but I would like the outside of the tire to be fairly flush to the upper fender. From what I have read a 10mm front 15mm spacers are required for OEM wheels with a 51et.

With an 18x8 45et 235/40/R18 the wheel will stick out 12.4mm more than OEM. http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php...h=8&offset2=45
I have 10mm & 15mm spacers on my car. The rear is more flush than the front, IMO. The front could come out a few more mm.


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Old 12-15-2017, 04:28 AM   #3426
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The front could come out a few more mm.
The front fenders are the issue though, when trying to get "super" flush

Even after rolling them, you don't get them like the rears (minimal interference)
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:34 AM   #3427
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I'm going to contact a local wheel repair shop today to see if my Serron's can be saved. I really like them and if they can be saved I'll purchase some spacers and call it a day.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:38 AM   #3428
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Does anyone run Wheel spacers with stock suspension ?

Bought a used GTI 2013

Been on the fence about buying a new suspension kit (Coilovers/cupkits)

Someone said after doing this ride quality is DRASTICALLY decreased. Bounciness?

I really want my car to get a lower look.. not crazy but def lower.

any recommendations ?

I'm on Lagunas ATM (Love these rims). Only complain about the lagunas is that SOMETIMES under certain angles they look small?
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:22 PM   #3429
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Does anyone run Wheel spacers with stock suspension ?

Bought a used GTI 2013

Been on the fence about buying a new suspension kit (Coilovers/cupkits)

Someone said after doing this ride quality is DRASTICALLY decreased. Bounciness?

I really want my car to get a lower look.. not crazy but def lower.

any recommendations ?

I'm on Lagunas ATM (Love these rims). Only complain about the lagunas is that SOMETIMES under certain angles they look small?
My BC's are great. Adjustable dampening, so I can set the firmness where I want. I have them set in the middle. Not bouncy at all. They feel very close to stock, with the exception of hitting large bumps.

BC's come with the strut mounts for the front. You will only need to replace the rear - if you want.
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Old Yesterday, 07:23 PM   #3430
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Does anyone run Wheel spacers with stock suspension ?

Bought a used GTI 2013

Been on the fence about buying a new suspension kit (Coilovers/cupkits)

Someone said after doing this ride quality is DRASTICALLY decreased. Bounciness?

I really want my car to get a lower look.. not crazy but def lower.

any recommendations ?

I'm on Lagunas ATM (Love these rims). Only complain about the lagunas is that SOMETIMES under certain angles they look small?


I just got spacers , 10mm and 15mm , on stock wheels.
Lowering car with Blistein coilovers, I choose coils in case I want to go lower.
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