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Re: Wheel max width

Post by mattdrink73 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:09 pm

Just found a nice set of A3 rims that are 18x7.5J with an offset of 51. Think I’m going to go for them. Only question now is getting rid of the steelies, they’ve got 4 pretty new tyres on so I’d like to see a little bit of money back, anyone got any suggestions or is it an eBay job?

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Re: Wheel max width

Post by r1lea » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:15 pm

Keep them as winter wheels


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Re: Wheel max width

Post by mattdrink73 » Sat May 11, 2019 10:49 pm

Just put the 8J ET35s on so thought I'd update in case anyone needs to know in future. It just catches on the door but only about an inch off being fully open anyway so no big deal. Poke a bit at the front but still look nice imo

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Re: Wheel max width

Post by skinnyd » Sun May 12, 2019 7:11 am

mattdrink73 wrote:Just put the 8J ET35s on so thought I'd update in case anyone needs to know in future. It just catches on the door but only about an inch off being fully open anyway so no big deal. Poke a bit at the front but still look nice imo
Show us pics please.




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Re: Wheel max width

Post by mattdrink73 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:46 pm

Well aware it needs lowering (I'll get there) but reckon it looks nice as is

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Re: Wheel max width

Post by r1lea » Sun May 12, 2019 4:39 pm

Looks nice mat
Once it’s lowered I don’t think the poke will look as bad, will look more flush

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Re: Wheel max width

Post by PDC » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:37 pm

Hi,
Great colour and it sits really nice. what size wheels, Tyers and offset are you running? Have you had any problems with the wheels ever catching.

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Re: Wheel max width

Post by r1lea » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:40 pm

225/35/19
ET45
8.5j
No problems at all mate


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Re: Wheel max width

Post by PDC » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:44 pm

Many thanks for that.
I was hopping you were going to say that you had an offset of 42 with no problems, as the wheels I have chosen only do an offset of 42, but it does sound like I might just about get away with 42...... :D

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Re: Wheel max width

Post by Stedlocks » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:35 am

im running 19's 8.5j with an offset of 42 with no problems. .tyres are 225 35 19's 👍

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Wheel max width

Post by r1lea » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:06 am

The mk4 2.0tdi runs a 10mm wider back axel so an ET432 will be 3mm further out
Tyre for 8.5j is 225/35
If you have the wider axel along with a wider offset and a wider tyre I’d say your going to have issues
Rubbing etc
Sliding door not opening


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Re: Wheel max width

Post by PDC » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:00 pm

Many thanks both,
It is a MK4 2.0 and I am hoping to lower it with ST Coilovers. I have seen other vans with these wheels on them, but that's not to say they don't catch or had to make any mods to fit the wheels. It does sound like I could have problems then with 8.5j x 19" ET42 and with a 235 x 35 x 19 tyre and lowered too!! 😩

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Re: Wheel max width

Post by PDC » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:07 pm

Stedlocks wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:35 am
im running 19's 8.5j with an offset of 42 with no problems. .tyres are 225 35 19's 👍
What year and model is you van, hopefully its a MK4 2.0 🤣

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Re: Wheel max width

Post by r1lea » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:09 pm

Yeh mines a 2016 mk4 2.0
You don’t need 235/35
You need 225 /35


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Re: Wheel max width

Post by Stedlocks » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:31 pm

PDC wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:07 pm
What year and model is you van, hopefully its a MK4 2.0 🤣

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Sorry bud, 2011 1.6!

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