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Old 04-09-2019, 05:08 PM   #3473
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255/something. Because stretching tires is stupid and not safe.


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Old 04-09-2019, 05:38 PM   #3474
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Great post glad to see your helping us all out, thanks
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:18 AM   #3475
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Newbie forgive me... Fender clearance

Hi all, I've been searching the forum and can't find this answer but I'm looking at getting the following tire/wheels for my 2014 MK6 and Iím concerned about rubbing on the outside fenders. Per tire rack thereís a chance that under load this combo might rub, but itís so subtle a change and Iím on stock height.

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Bremmerkraft BR09
18x8
45mm offset (stock offset is 51mm on VW Serrano wheels)

TIRES:
Continental DRW06
235/40 R18 (stock tires are 225/40 R18 Pirellis)

A tire calculator figured I would be moving the wheel/tire 11mm outward which is about .4Ē (less than half an inch).

Anyone have experience with this size combo on stock height? Any concern for rubbing? Iíve heard of much more dramatic combos and lowered springs and not having an issue so just checking. THANKS!
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:45 AM   #3476
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I'm running 18x8 42mm offset with 225/40 Michelins at stock height and I get a very slight amount of rubbing on the plastic liner under very heavy braking on a bumpy downhill corner. Apart from that, no issues (even with 4 people + 4 bikes in the car).
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:02 PM   #3477
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I'm running 18x8 42mm offset with 225/40 Michelins at stock height and I get a very slight amount of rubbing on the plastic liner under very heavy braking on a bumpy downhill corner. Apart from that, no issues (even with 4 people + 4 bikes in the car).
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:27 PM   #3478
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Hey guys

Looking to run a set of 5x120 wheels. Specs are 17x8.5 ET 38 up front, 17x9.5 ET51 in the rear. Obviously I have two choices, either adapters or redrill. Wanted to see if the adapters would be the better route. Originally 17x8.5 square they were built slightly wider in the rear. Not sure with adapters they would fit without being too aggressive. Currently on air

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Old 05-05-2019, 11:52 PM   #3479
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Hey guys

Looking to run a set of 5x120 wheels. Specs are 17x8.5 ET 38 up front, 17x9.5 ET51 in the rear. Obviously I have two choices, either adapters or redrill. Wanted to see if the adapters would be the better route. Originally 17x8.5 square they were built slightly wider in the rear. Not sure with adapters they would fit without being too aggressive. Currently on air

Thanks in advance
Adapter thickness is about 15mm, IIRC. The fronts will have an effective offset of 23mm and that's pretty wide for these cars. You'll likely need fender work.
The rears being at an effective 36mm should work out all right.
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:56 PM   #3480
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So redrilling seems to be the way then?
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:58 AM   #3481
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I feel the cost to purchase these wheels and the cost to redrill will be just as much as getting a decent set of 5x112's.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:00 PM   #3482
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I’ve looked everywhere. Can’t find a set
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:03 PM   #3483
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What set are they? Maybe we can help you find something. I had a 95 Celica with a 5x100 lug pattern and ALL the good wheels were 5x114.3 (only 5x114 - the universal wheels always had bad offsets). I got good at searching for wheels lol
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:31 PM   #3484
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:17 AM   #3485
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