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Wheel Width & Offset on TDI

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ga1050, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Ga1050
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    [Aug 4, 2013]
    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)

    ??

    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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    [Aug 5, 2013]
    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.

    1010TIRES.COM - Wheel Offset Calculator
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    [Aug 5, 2013]
    Thanks crunchie. Handy little calculator that!! Looks like the wider ones are out then...boooo!! Haha.
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