Wheel Offset

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I'm looking at buying some new wheels and have found some with the following spec.

18x8J ET35 car will be lowered 60mmish and would I also be able to run spacers on this offset?

Thanks
 
If you plan on using the "correct" tyre size - 225/40/18 - then that offset is already too low, so no you won't be able to run spacers.

If you want to tinker with using narrower tyres then I don't know.
 
Spacers would bring it out even more, I'm trying to get 8.75 et33 to fit, and they are already miles out of the arch without spacers
 
I brought some 18 inch wheels with an offset of ET56 and 8.5J width.

I've done a test fit before I get tires and buy spigot rings as the bore is incorrect also.

This is my results.

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I've tried running a 10mm spacer on top and it brings it out away from the strut but obviously pushes the wheel past the arch.

Is ET56 too high for a3 or am I doing something wrong?
 
Will be fine with those spacers, takes the offset to et46 which is fine. Same wheel spec as mine 8.5j 18's on et45
 
Yeah what smuf said. Im running 19" 8.5j et45 and ive had no problems
 
Yh but with the spacers on won't that change the width to like 9J?

No, the 8.5J is the width in inches of the wheel.

Adding spacers changes the offset not the width.

The wheels are et56 without spacers as you've stated. Adding 10mm spacers reduces the offset to et46. It doesn't change the width of the wheel. The lower the offset number is the further in mm the wheel will stick out the arch.

I reccomend going no bigger than 225 width tyres as you'll have rubbing issues otherwise.
 
No, the 8.5J is the width in inches of the wheel.

Adding spacers changes the offset not the width.

The wheels are et56 without spacers as you've stated. Adding 10mm spacers reduces the offset to et46. It doesn't change the width of the wheel. The lower the offset number is the further in mm the wheel will stick out the arch.

I reccomend going no bigger than 225 width tyres as you'll have rubbing issues otherwise.
Cheers mate I understand a little better now.

Wont 225/40/18 rub like crazy with the 10mm spacer on wouldn't 205/35/18 be a better fitment or 225/35/18??
 
Cheers mate I understand a little better now.

Wont 225/40/18 rub like crazy with the 10mm spacer on wouldn't 205/35/18 be a better fitment or 225/35/18??

No problem, It's what I've got on mine, only rubs slightly on the back when going over big speed bumps. Can be solved by adding a bit more negative camber to the rear or like you say by having smaller width tyres like 215 40 18. Depends on the amount stretch on the tyres your happy to have.
 
bugs me that 19 inch reps seem to be associated with 8.5 width. 225 fits so well on an 8. RS3 rotors are 8 but come in a 50 offset. wish audi made the a4 wheel in a 19x8 et43. that would be perfect
 

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