GOLFMK8
GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Technical Topics > Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack


The Tire Rack
Welcome to the Wheels and Tires section of GolfMK6. This area is proudly sponsored by The Tire Rack.

If you are making a purchase from TireRack, please help support GolfMK6 by clicking through to them with this link or clicking on the Tire Rack banner ad. Doing so helps give back to GOLFMK6 so we can keep this place running!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-30-2011, 07:39 PM   #43
FoxGTI
Touring Car Newbie
 
Drives: MK6 GTI Candy White
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoFla
Posts: 199
yeah but realize you put some pretty wide tires. isn't stock 225/40?
FoxGTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 08:31 PM   #44
BAM its mitch
FIA GT Champion
 
Drives: 2011 DBP 4d GTI w/Autobahn
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Augusta/Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by FoxGTI View Post
yeah but realize you put some pretty wide tires. isn't stock 225/40?
Yeah, but doing the math (and I understand this isn't exactly right because the tires actual width changes somewhat based on what width wheel you have) but from 225 to 245 is 10 mm per side, and 7.5 to 8 inches is 1/4" per side (6.35 mm) which leaves the tire hanging over 3.65mm more than 225's on a 7.5" wheel.

So with an 8 inch wheel, an ET45 and 225's I think you are damn close to flush.
BAM its mitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 11:05 PM   #45
FoxGTI
Touring Car Newbie
 
Drives: MK6 GTI Candy White
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoFla
Posts: 199
I guess it tirerack says the tires are meant to fit in the car, they will not poke out. So i guess I need to stop worrying too much.
FoxGTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 03:24 AM   #46
Phil W
Formula 3000 Driver
 
Phil W's Avatar
 
Drives: UG Mk6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by FoxGTI View Post
1/4" because that is 1/4" on each side of the wheel
Essentially (Δ width) / 2) + (Δ offset) = Final Wheel Poke.

Man you have been of great help. Do we know the distance from the hub to the inner side of the fender by any chance? - IF not ill try to my best to determine it when I go install my mudflaps this weekend.
You got it! and no i really don't have any idea. A measurement would be great!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BAM its mitch View Post
I just put on some 17x8 ET45 with 245/40's and my tires are right at flush with my fenders (my fronts are actually poking a slight bit, I might get my fenders rolled and pushed out just a bit to match)
Yeah that's definitely because you have massive tires on there. Those wheels are really close to OEM fitment.
Phil W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 09:32 AM   #47
flug2012
FIA GT Newbie
 
flug2012's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 MK6 GTI, '15 MK7 R
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: FLA
Posts: 738
Here's a great wheel offset calculator; http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp
flug2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 12:43 PM   #48
BAM its mitch
FIA GT Champion
 
Drives: 2011 DBP 4d GTI w/Autobahn
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Augusta/Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil W View Post
You got it! and no i really don't have any idea. A measurement would be great!



Yeah that's definitely because you have massive tires on there. Those wheels are really close to OEM fitment.
So I just went and did a couple quick measurements on my wheels. My tires only extend past my rims by ~2.4 mm. My front tires are perfectly flush with the top of the fender, my rears are about 3mm in from the fender.

Meaning, if I were to put some 225's on my wheels, I would be 2.4mm from flush in the front and ~5.4mm from flush in the back (with the wheel face being the furthest part out).

What this says to me, is that if you were to go with anything below ET43 with an 8" wheel, you are going to poke in the front. Anything below ET40 and you will poke in the rear.
BAM its mitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 01:48 PM   #49
Phil W
Formula 3000 Driver
 
Phil W's Avatar
 
Drives: UG Mk6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,017
35 is flush on an 8. Are you sure about your wheel specs?
Phil W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 06:22 PM   #50
BAM its mitch
FIA GT Champion
 
Drives: 2011 DBP 4d GTI w/Autobahn
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Augusta/Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil W View Post
35 is flush on an 8. Are you sure about your wheel specs?
ET35 on an 8" wheel would be the same as having 22mm spacers on stock wheels. I would love to see someone put 22mm spacers on the front without poking...
BAM its mitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 06:36 PM   #51
Modshack
Formula 3000 Champion
 
Modshack's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 Beetle TDi Conv., '14 C7 Chebby
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Greenville NC
Posts: 4,056
18x 8, ET 45, stock 225 tires Stock ride height.



3/4" down on DG springs:
Modshack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 10:33 PM   #52
Phil W
Formula 3000 Driver
 
Phil W's Avatar
 
Drives: UG Mk6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,017
Yeah I got my facts mixed up. Whoops.
Phil W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 04:33 AM   #53
Phil W
Formula 3000 Driver
 
Phil W's Avatar
 
Drives: UG Mk6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,017
Phil W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 09:02 PM   #54
CW_GTI
FIA World Rally Car Champion
 
Drives: 2010 CW GTI
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Alexandria
Posts: 605
Moved to other thread.
CW_GTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 10:43 AM   #55
bubuski
El Moderador
 
bubuski's Avatar
 
Drives: MK6 GTI 5-door TR
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: GTA, Canada
Posts: 3,598
Awesome thread. I've sent it to be stick'd.

I hope you don't mind, I added PCD Variation bolts to your wobble bolts since wobble bolts is the nickname
bubuski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #56
Phil W
Formula 3000 Driver
 
Phil W's Avatar
 
Drives: UG Mk6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubuski View Post
Awesome thread. I've sent it to be stick'd.

I hope you don't mind, I added PCD Variation bolts to your wobble bolts since wobble bolts is the nickname
Thanks man, And I don't mind at all- Add whatever you want.
Phil W is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.