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Offset confusion

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by phillj, Sep 14, 2003.

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    [Sep 14, 2003]
    I am thinking of getting some 18" alloys with 225/40/18, however I am very confused as to what offset they would need to be. My current standard ones are 6.5J x 16 H2 ET42. I think I could get some with an offset of ET35, but what is safe to get without modification of the arches? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Also what alloys look best, i am currently thinking about the 2 piece oetinger RZs? If anyone has any pics, that would be cool.
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    [Sep 14, 2003]
    M8,

    As long as the offset is correct, 18's will go straight on completely hastle free...

    Rich
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    Hi mate, ive got 18's on my A3 on a 40 offset, lowered 50mm and no problems at all even with a full load and full boot. I would stick to 40 if you can and there is a massive variety of aftermarket wheels that come in this offset so the choice is yours. Ill post a pic of mine so you can see /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [Sep 14, 2003]
    et 35 is the right offset though for 18"s....going for a et40 wont be a problem though...
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