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Aggressive wheel fitment thread/stance

Roonjeremy

New member
Location
Montana
Car(s)
2018 Golf TSI
No, the tires will poke out past the fenders. I tried this myself and ended up with wheels that I had to sell. Sure, I could of corrected with negative camber, but I like my tire tread to wear evenly. I ended up with 18x8 ET34 on a 225 tire, rolled fenders and I still rub. Food for thought. Choose your wheel specs carefully.
Stock ride height too?
 

Maiden69

Autocross Champion
Location
Texas
Car(s)
2020 GTI
Any wheel 8.5" with more than ET45 will rub in the front on big dips unless you are using rubber bands for tires. I have used 18x8.5 et 43 and now 18x8.5 et 42 and the front rub on the outside on hard dips. Screw mod may fix this, but with et 35 you will hit the fender edge unless you have camber plates. I'm lowering mine soon and I added the EuroSport pucks to add a little camber to clear the fender.
 

EpicTech

Autocross Champion
Location
Houston
Car(s)
MK7 GTI 6sp w/PP

davidk1175

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
Looking at 17x8.5 et 35 wheels with 225/45/17 tires on my stock ride height mk7. Any one have a similar fit with pictures? Does it run for you?
Performance pack car or S? There a lot of auto crossers that have posted setups that will work on non-performance pack S chassis cars. The difference being the 310mm brakes on the front. If you have a performance pack car there are very few sets of wheels with a thin enough inner diameter barrel that will clear the brake calipers. If you search the forum for auto cross wheels specific you will find what your looking for.
 

Marcodude

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Location
Canada
Car(s)
Mk7 golf tsi
Figured Id add to this
Rotiform r.o.c
18x9
Front et 15
Rear et 25

225/40/18
Slight rub on bumps in the rear when I have passengers in the back

No idea what the camber Is i forget but I think fronts are like -4.5 rears around -3


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Marcodude

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Location
Canada
Car(s)
Mk7 golf tsi
Is anyone else running an actual aggressive stance set up??debating on changing wheels to 18x9.5 + 30 but when I was test fitting that extra half inch of wheel width is gonna give me a hard time when I’ve got tires on, if anyones running 9.5’s what tires are you running? My fenders aren’t rolled or pulled, screws still in
 

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
Hi, first - thanks for actually adding “aggressive content to thread lol.

Second considering you’re only going up 1/4” of an inch per edge of each barrel, you’re really not going to be adding much for clearance issue esp. if you stick with 225 as it will stretch a tiny bit more.

Fronts will end up in the same location, rears will get 11mm more of poke and maybe 2mm closer to the fender lips with the the tires but you can just add more rear - camber.

If your fronts are at -4.5 what mods did you to to Accoplish that ? Usually camber plates alone can’t get that far in.


https://www.willtheyfit.com/index.p...2=40&wheel_size=18&wheel_width=9.5&offset2=20
 

Darthyota

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Sherwood Forest AB Canada
Car(s)
2015 Golf Sportwagen
Is anyone else running an actual aggressive stance set up??debating on changing wheels to 18x9.5 + 30 but when I was test fitting that extra half inch of wheel width is gonna give me a hard time when I’ve got tires on, if anyones running 9.5’s what tires are you running? My fenders aren’t rolled or pulled, screws still in
I'm going to be running rohana rfx-11 19x9.5 +40 so not as a offset as your but trying to decide between a 235 and a 245 tire at stock height in my sportwagen.
 

Marcodude

New member
Location
Canada
Car(s)
Mk7 golf tsi
Hi, first - thanks for actually adding “aggressive content to thread lol.

Second considering you’re only going up 1/4” of an inch per edge of each barrel, you’re really not going to be adding much for clearance issue esp. if you stick with 225 as it will stretch a tiny bit more.

Fronts will end up in the same location, rears will get 11mm more of poke and maybe 2mm closer to the fender lips with the the tires but you can just add more rear - camber.

If your fronts are at -4.5 what mods did you to to Accoplish that ? Usually camber plates alone can’t get that far in.


https://www.willtheyfit.com/index.p...2=40&wheel_size=18&wheel_width=9.5&offset2=20
Idk I didn’t do any more to get them that far in really, my camber plates go upto -6 degrees had them built specially for me ( neo Motorsport coilovers ) and I know in terms of poke but with the camber here extremely close to my perches so I’m worried anything more rhan 215 is gonna cause some serious rub
 
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