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    Wheel Width & Offset on TDI

    Hi guys,

    Considering getting some new whelks for the TDI but I can't seem to get my head around the width/offset thing!! So I thought I'd just come right out and ask if the specific wheels I want will fit; they are -

    18" 8.5j ET42 (front)
    18" 9.5j ET40 (rear)

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    if the rears are too much will the same 8.5j front and rear work?

    cheers...and sorry this has probably been covered a million times,
    gary.

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    8.5J will stick out an extra 25mm with 1mm less inner clearance.
    9.5J will stick out an extra 39mm with 11mm less inner clearance.

    I'm far from a fountain of knowledge on the subject but I think the 9.5J's are out the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    8.5J will stick out an extra 25mm with 1mm less inner clearance.
    9.5J will stick out an extra 39mm with 11mm less inner clearance.

    I'm far from a fountain of knowledge on the subject but I think the 9.5J's are out the window.

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    Thanks crunchie. Handy little calculator that!! Looks like the wider ones are out then...boooo!! Haha.

 

 

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