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Post by austink on Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:11 pm

Alright so I figured out what wheels I want, now the fun part. Who is good at figuring out the proper spacer need to get the correct stance and fitment needed?

Beetle wheel specs
18x8 35 offset is what I have now, the rear wheel sinks in just a tad and the front sits just about flush

Sawblade specs:
front:17x9.5 +54 offset
rear: 17x11 +36 offset
the back spacing is 7.4" on these wheels

Do I need to measure from the front of the hub to the inner fender well to see what my backspacing is to come up with what size spacer I will need for these?
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Post by thetastelingers on Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:47 pm

I drew them out on AutoCAD real quick.

The front wheel lip will end up in the exact same place as your stock 8" wheel.

the rear wheel lip will be 1.46" out from where your stock 8" wheel is now.
I can post a pic if needed.
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Post by austink on Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:21 pm

really, that would be sweet any idea on what size the spacers you drew would be
thats just about exactly how I want them to sit
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Post by illest on Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:08 pm

http://www.1010tires.com/wheeloffsetcalculator.asp

Your front will be the exact same as stated above.. but you will have 38MM less clearance on the inside. Make sure it wont hit your struts/etc.

Your rears are going to stick out 37mm more than your current setup.. as well as having 39mm less on the inside..

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Post by unii on Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:28 pm

willtheyfit.com
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Post by austink on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:31 pm

Would it be best to go ahead and order the wheels and then figure out spacers once I get the wheels in?
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Post by thetastelingers on Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:50 am

Dude....You will NOT need spacers.

You may just want to get the 9.5 all the way around. If so, you could run a spacer in the rear to get it to flush.
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Post by manilikecars on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:55 am

travis knows his crap. id trust him. he had an M3 that had an amazing stance to it.
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Post by thetastelingers on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:24 am

manilikecars wrote:travis knows his crap. id trust him. he had an M3 that had an amazing stance to it.

MEH. I don't give myself that much credit.
Just trying to help.
Take all the information here and decide for yourself. Smile
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Post by austink on Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:44 am

thetastelingers wrote:Dude....You will NOT need spacers.

You may just want to get the 9.5 all the way around. If so, you could run a spacer in the rear to get it to flush.

I'm going to have to run adapters for these wheels. they come in different widths so thats what I am referring to as a spacer.
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Post by u531355 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:57 pm

you could run the adapter and as long as you dont need to space it out much just use the spacers you get from oreillys. been runnin on them for a while with no troubles
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Post by thetastelingers on Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:22 pm

Why not get your hubs drilled to accept the correct bolt pattern?

If you run any adapter or spacer, the 9.5" wheel will stick out. poked if you will.
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Post by austink on Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:34 pm

Because I don't know about any of this. It's all new to me. Where would I take the hubs to get that done?
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Post by thetastelingers on Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:57 pm

Hudlow in Rossville is the one that does this sort of thing.

http://www.hudlowaxle.com/contact/
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Post by austink on Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:21 pm

Alright I'll give them a shout. Thanks for all the help and advice guys
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Post by u531355 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:10 pm

or you could make a fixture to bolt onto your existing lugs and have a hole in it to help you make a pilot hole and redrill your rotors and hubs yourself for next to nothing
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Post by austink on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:42 pm

these holes have to be threaded don't they? vws have lug bolts correct?
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Post by u531355 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:52 pm

who says that cant be changed?
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Post by unii on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:56 pm

steve is the man, he'll get it done right. hes got a sick beetle as well.
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Re: Wheel adapters/spacers

Post by austink on Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:50 am

u531355 wrote:who says that cant be changed?

true that... I'm down for whatever, I just want the shit to sit right...
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Re: Wheel adapters/spacers

Post by JDMwannabee on Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:02 am

all this wheel talk is getting me excited...
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Re: Wheel adapters/spacers

Post by austink on Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:06 am

ha yeah me too...
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