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am215

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Location
PA
no rub with 225/40 tires and VWR springs (fender screw removed). I see mixed reports on 235/40 tires, which is what I'm interested in switching to
 

E90 Skye

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Location
DFW, TX
Car(s)
e36 M3, MK7 GTI PP
interesting, also does et35 significantly change steering geometry to where handling is compromised any? or turning radius for that matter? is it even noticeable (in the end we're talking about 20 mm of difference on each corner so in my head I wouldn't think so but then again i'm not an engineer)
 

am215

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Location
PA
not that i've noticed, but i can't make a true comparison as there is big difference in tires as i'm running Continental ECS on the 18x8 +35 wheels
 

anotero

Autocross Champion
Location
Hither and thither
Car(s)
Mk7 GTI
Front will stick out with 8 et35.
Rear will either be flush or stick out a tiny bit.

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BMAN

Ready to race!
Location
Maryland
Front will stick out with 8 et35.
Rear will either be flush or stick out a tiny bit.

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Do you have them installed on your car? I'm hearing different things. Really like to see some pictures before I order them. Thanks
 

flipflp

Autocross Newbie
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Car(s)
'16 Golf R DSG
From the first page, this should always be your go to for fitment as the guide works great:

www.willtheyfit.com

Using an OEM 18" GTI/R wheel (18x7.5 ET49) as a starting point, an 18x8 ET35 would stick out 20mm more. In the front, that's 5mm more than a typical flush kit gives. In the rear they will be even with a 20mm spacer. Typically flush kits are only 20mm in the rear. In my experience the rear wheels can be spaced 5-7mm further out than the front. That's been consistent with MK6 and MK7 Golfs.

At least with stock camber, the rear wheels can be cambered in more than the front because the front isn't adjustable, so you can "hide" a bit of poke if you run nearer to -1.8 to -2 degrees of camber in the rear. Still within spec, just, while the front will be ~-1.2 to -1.4 degrees even when lowered.
 
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anotero

Autocross Champion
Location
Hither and thither
Car(s)
Mk7 GTI
Do you have them installed on your car? I'm hearing different things. Really like to see some pictures before I order them. Thanks
I have 8 et45. Flush in front. et35 adds 10mm.
In rear mine have about a centimeter of space.

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PLF8593

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Philly
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Thinking of ordering a set of 18X8 et35 for the TDI. Anyone with this setup? Pictures would be great. Thanks
I'll hook you up with some pics of mine. I've got 18x8 ET35 OZ Ultraleggeras in bronze on my Night Blue GTI. I absolutely love it, because I've had issues with spacers.
 

PLF8593

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Philly
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
From the first page, this should always be your go to for fitment as the guide works great:

www.willtheyfit.com

Using an OEM 18" GTI/R wheel (18x7.5 ET49) as a starting point, an 18x8 ET35 would stick out 20mm more. In the front, that's the exact same amount as a flush kit gives. In the rear, it's the opposite, they will stick out MORE than the front. Typically flush kits are only 15mm in the rear and in my experience the rear wheels/hubs are 5-7mm further out than the front. That's been consistent with MK6 and MK7 Golfs.

At least with stock camber, the rear wheels can be cambered in more than the front because the front isn't adjustable, so you can "hide" a bit of poke if you run nearer to -1.8 to -2 degrees of camber in the rear. Still within spec, just, while the front will be ~-1.2 to -1.4 degrees even when lowered.
no it's 15 front 20 rear. the camber in the rear tucks the wheel inward, so you need more in the rear to get flush.
 

flipflp

Autocross Newbie
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Car(s)
'16 Golf R DSG
no it's 15 front 20 rear. the camber in the rear tucks the wheel inward, so you need more in the rear to get flush.
Wow you are right, I'll edit my post. I've been messing with camber and aftermarket wheels too much and got lost in the sauce, clearly.
 

BMAN

Ready to race!
Location
Maryland
From the first page, this should always be your go to for fitment as the guide works great:

www.willtheyfit.com

Using an OEM 18" GTI/R wheel (18x7.5 ET49) as a starting point, an 18x8 ET35 would stick out 20mm more. In the front, that's 5mm more than a typical flush kit gives. In the rear they will be even with a 20mm spacer. Typically flush kits are only 20mm in the rear. In my experience the rear wheels can be spaced 5-7mm further out than the front. That's been consistent with MK6 and MK7 Golfs.

At least with stock camber, the rear wheels can be cambered in more than the front because the front isn't adjustable, so you can "hide" a bit of poke if you run nearer to -1.8 to -2 degrees of camber in the rear. Still within spec, just, while the front will be ~-1.2 to -1.4 degrees even when lowered.
Thanks... I did check that site out, my front will sit about 20mm more

I'll hook you up with some pics of mine. I've got 18x8 ET35 OZ Ultraleggeras in bronze on my Night Blue GTI. I absolutely love it, because I've had issues with spacers.
Thanks... That would be great
 

dpmarc

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Ventura CA
I'll hook you up with some pics of mine. I've got 18x8 ET35 OZ Ultraleggeras in bronze on my Night Blue GTI. I absolutely love it, because I've had issues with spacers.
Can you send me pics? I’m about to order this same exact set up for my NBM. Do you have 235s?
 

TwinSnails

New member
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Car(s)
B5 S4 Avant, Mk7 R
For everyone who has been wondering about poke and flush and whatnot for et35, here are some BBS RG-R 18x8 et35 running random brand 235/40 tires on stock ride suspension. The first two pics are of the front and you can see a tiny bit of poke, the tears are just about perfectly flush.
This was just a test fit since I just grabbed these so I can’t say how much they rub or drive just yet. Hopefully this helps!
 

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