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GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
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This may sound weird, but whether I had -0.8 front camber in GS or -2.5 in STH setup, -1.8 to -2 in the rear seems to be what the car wants.

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krvnked

Go Kart Newbie
Location
USA
Car(s)
MK7.5
255/35/19 on 19x8.5 et 45 on stock height and suspension. can it work without rubbing? fender screw mod only necessary?

im on 245/40/18 18x8.5 et 45 right now with no rubbing at all. i want to go wider and bigger but i dont want to modify the car or its ride height and have no plans to do so.

obviously i dont care about my speedometer being off.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
It might poke a little without some negative camber though.
 

krvnked

Go Kart Newbie
Location
USA
Car(s)
MK7.5
like I said right now I have 245/40/18 on an 18x8.5 wheel on stock suspension and it looks and performs beautifully. If I could get a similar set up but increase the size of the wheel my logic is that if I go to a larger wheel, 1 inch but the wheel width and offset remains the same, then I can play with the tire selection and even though 255 is the widest recommended size for an 8.5 rim, I am yes of course getting a wider tire but reducing the size of the sidewall at the same time by going from a 40 to a 35.... I figured this would but the equivalent of having a 245/40/18 but I realize I am probably pushing it too far but that's exactly what I am trying to do... push it as far as I can without ruining my car or rubbing on anything. I really don't give a shit about the speedometer being off. I want to fill up the wheel gap with as much tire and wheel as possible while also looking as wide as possible from the back.

I have a feeling 255/35/19 would be absolutely fine and look more stretched than my current set up and probably ride similarly.... but I just wanted to see if anyone had any input other than telling me I have no idea how tire sizes work

19"... more expensive tires, more expensive rims.... I want to protect them from the nj roads, too, with a fat tire even though I know its probably inevitable the bad roads will damage either the rim tire or both, that's why this is a Summer set up idea. I personally love the fat tire look in every way so I don't mind my summer and winter setups both being fat.

I know the smartest thing to do would be run a 17x8 16 lb. wheel with 235/45/17 tires for maximum acceleration and oem+ / performance oriented type set up but that's not what I want for my car right now. I want to be the best looking car on the road.
 
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Desslok

Autocross Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2019 Rabbit
like I said right now I have 245/40/18 on an 18x8.5 wheel on stock suspension and it looks and performs beautifully. If I could get a similar set up but increase the size of the wheel my logic is that if I go to a larger wheel, 1 inch but the wheel width and offset remains the same, then I can play with the tire selection and even though 255 is the widest recommended size for an 8.5 rim, I am yes of course getting a wider tire but reducing the size of the sidewall at the same time by going from a 40 to a 35.... I figured this would but the equivalent of having a 245/40/18 but I realize I am probably pushing it too far but that's exactly what I am trying to do... push it as far as I can without ruining my car or rubbing on anything. I really don't give a shit about the speedometer being off. I want to fill up the wheel gap with as much tire and wheel as possible while also looking as wide as possible from the back.

I have a feeling 255/35/19 would be absolutely fine and look more stretched than my current set up and probably ride similarly.... but I just wanted to see if anyone had any input other than telling me I have no idea how tire sizes work

19"... more expensive tires, more expensive rims.... I want to protect them from the nj roads, too, with a fat tire even though I know its impossible. I personally love the fat tire look in every way.

I know the smartest thing to do would be run a 17" 16 pound wheel with 235/45/17 tires for maximum acceleration and oem+ type set up but that's not what I want for my car right now. I want to be the best looking car on the road.

If you have a GTI, 255s will be a tight fit in the rear wheel wells. Golf Rs have more room.
I run 245/40/18 on 18x8, 45 ET wheels with 7mm spacers. The inner sidewalls were rubbing the fuel filler tube without the spacers.
 

krvnked

Go Kart Newbie
Location
USA
Car(s)
MK7.5
are you lowered though? I'm not.

But If I have to run a 10 mm spacer in the rear just to get the look I want I’ll consider that a non issue but I doubt I’ll need it as long as I choose the tire correctly based on its dimensions
 
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