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Old 03-19-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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19x9.5 with dg springs

i am looking to see if a 18x9.5 rim with an et of 45 would fit on a mk6 with dg springs i am not looking for too much poke and am thinking of running 235/40/18 in the back. any input would be great
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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offsets fine, run a smaller tire.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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run a 35 profile tire if you are planning to get 19s
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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i am trying to get some mercedes reps 18x8.5 with et of 45 but most are selling with the et of 35 would that work on dg springs? my from ftg is 25 and my rear is 25.25
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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They should work, but that width and offset might look a little funny at DG height. When I had DG springs, I had a set of BBS CO's which were 18x8 ET 44, and I thought they poked a bit too much with the wheel gap on DG's.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:33 PM   #6
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i have a finger and a half space on the front and 2 on the back so i think the gap isn't going to be an issue only been a week since putting the springs on
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:55 AM   #7
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i have a finger and a half space on the front and 2 on the back so i think the gap isn't going to be an issue only been a week since putting the springs on
The gap becomes more noticeable as the wheels poke more.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #8
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aren't vmr wheels 18x8.5?
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:17 AM   #9
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so would i be fine with 225 40 18 on an 8.5 rim without rubbing or do i need to do the fender mod?
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:40 AM   #10
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #11
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i was wondering if i can put some 18x9.5 in the back the rims i want only come staggered. the et would be 45 or i can get the 18x8.5 all the way around but the et is 35 which would be a better option. I am on DG springs and my ftg is 25 in the front and 25.25 in the back thanks
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:14 PM   #12
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18s and DG springs

I ran 18 x 8s with DG springs on 40 series tires. You can check my album to see pics of the install profile and side views.
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