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Wheel offset query with adapters

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Sidey, Feb 12, 2013.

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    Hi guys,

    In need of some assistance,
    I am purchasing some wheels that are 5x112 pcd so ill be needing adapters.

    The wheels are ET42.
    If I run 25mm adapters upfront = ET17
    If I run 30mm adapters rear = ET12

    Will the wheels sit flush on a S3? Im not looking for poke at all.
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    Depends on the width of the wheels... for example... I have genuine RSTT 18x8 ET 33 wheels on my S3 and with 10mm (ET23 effective) spacers the fronts fit nicely under the arches.... based on that your ET17 up front will poke out another 6mm

    I run 15mm (ET18 effective) spacers on the rear and they don't quite fill the arch

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    Thanks Paul, The new wheels are 8J 18"?
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    Use the example above mate... can't say for sure where the wheels will end up though...

    18x8 ET33 with 10mm front and 15mm rear spacers look like this on mine...
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    My wheels are 18x8.5J ET25 and i run 10mm spacers on the front and 20mm on the rear. I have a bit of poke front and back but your wheels will sit a further 8.4mm further inside the arches and the rear a further 13.4mm inside the arches compared to mine so should be good
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    Hopefully I get the wheels this weekend then I can test fit them on Gizmo's adapters on his car.
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