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wheel offset question

66RBS

New member
Location
Portland
Car(s)
2003 Jag. XK8
Re 2016 GTI SE with performance pack. (larger calipers?)

stock wheel and tire are 225 40 ZR 18

wheels are 18 x 7.5 x ? offset

If I install 18 x 8 x +45MM wheels ( Enkei EMK3) will these move the tire outboard more?
 

tmw2442

Drag Racing Champion
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Approved NPC storage contanier
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Mk7 R
stock offsets for mk5+ VW wheels are usually 45ish or more. Aftermarket wheel designs generally have more caliper clearance in spoke design. If tirerack sells the rim you are looking at...they will tell you. I would be more concerned with proper hubcentric rings...as the enkei centerbore most likely doesnt match 57.1...
 

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
Austin’s are +49et

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swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
Barely noticeable…. You’ll still need spacers
 

66RBS

New member
Location
Portland
Car(s)
2003 Jag. XK8
Barely noticeable…. You’ll still need spacers
So if my offsets are approx equal the back of my 8” rim is approx 1/4” closer to the suspension than OEM 7.5” rim and the street side is approx 1/4” wider

Are you saying I will need 1/4” spacers to move the wheel street side?
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
So if my offsets are approx equal the back of my 8” rim is approx 1/4” closer to the suspension than OEM 7.5” rim and the street side is approx 1/4” wider

Are you saying I will need 1/4” spacers to move the wheel street side?

… 25.4mm = 1”

You'll need more if you want to be flush with the fender...all depends on what you like
 
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