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Rear Width, will 9.5" wide wheels fit? will the police notice?

khan637 Aug 11, 2013

  1. khan637

    khan637 Member

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    Hi All,

    I really want to order some 3SDM wheels, they often come in 8.5 front which is perfect and 9.5 rear which I need some advice on.

    Will 9.5" rear wheels be too wide? Will I get pulled for it (as in will the police notice?)

    Thanks in advanced, really don't need the police on my case.
     
  2. TDI140

    TDI140 Well-Known Member

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    Fu** the police !! Lol ive just bought another set of 9j and sold a set of 9j bentleys been pulled plenty of times but never for alloys or having stretched tyres
     
  3. khan637

    khan637 Member

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    9j would fit fine but these either come in 8.5j or 9.5j. I rather have some reassurance about the 9.5js then to get the 8.5js and use a 0.5 spacer
     
  4. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    can i ask why the police would mind, which part would be against the rules? the extra size wheels?

    JJ.
     
  5. TDI140

    TDI140 Well-Known Member

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    Just get them they wont day anything mot stations dont care ive been and asked 3 different ones and they all said same thing doesnt matter aslong as tyres are in good treaD and not got any cuts etc
     
  6. khan637

    khan637 Member

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    Apparently if the wheel exceeds the arches its illegal.
     
  7. TDI140

    TDI140 Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg Sticking out 9J perfectly fine
     
  8. S3Alex

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  9. khan637

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    Hi Alex,

    I cannot open the pictures, stuck at work can you email them to me?

    I am tempted to do 8.5j fronts and 9.5j rears, all I want to know is how much they stick out at the rears
     
  10. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh right, thanks!

    jj
     
  11. TDI140

    TDI140 Well-Known Member

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    The lower the ET the more it will stick out
     
  12. Royceyy

    Royceyy New Member

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    you will get 9.5s on easy if the offset is right...im running 9s on the rear of mine with ET35 and the dish just sits outside the arch (by mm's)....just adjust the offset to compensate for the extra width.

    and I always thought that as long as the tread was in the arch you could have your rim sticking out and it was fine?? hence stretching tyres on....
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
  13. TDI140

    TDI140 Well-Known Member

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    pic please i would like to see et35 on 9j must be nice looking
     

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