Wheel Fitment & Question Thread

Guyana00

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Grandavi;2073480 said:
Adapters???? Why?

They are pretty sunken in, and to get the width I need adapters instead of spacers. Also the rims are not changing and there is only so much increasing tire width will do for me.
 

Guyana00

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I think I will just go ahead and do it when the time comes in a few weeks, I will post pictures of them, and try to find a before picture.
 

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Hey guys im really sorry for bumping this thread but I literally cannot find anyone with this combo. I found a screaming deal on work meister sr2's and I want to pull the trigger on them but I have no idea if they will fit especially with the merc bbk up front. I'm fairly certain they will but I want to know your guys' input on them. They are 18x8 offset +48 18x9 offset +62. The offset is so high and idk what they might look like. Any input would be awesome.
 

gsxr141

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7mLove;2076548 said:
Hey guys im really sorry for bumping this thread but I literally cannot find anyone with this combo. I found a screaming deal on work meister sr2's and I want to pull the trigger on them but I have no idea if they will fit especially with the merc bbk up front. I'm fairly certain they will but I want to know your guys' input on them. They are 18x8 offset +48 18x9 offset +62. The offset is so high and idk what they might look like. Any input would be awesome.

don't do it. that is a horrible offset and size.
 

A-to-the-J

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Not sure if it's been discussed, but for those looking into tires, check the section width and tread width, it will blow your mind.

I'm currently running 275/35 on 18x9.5 +22. I've ran that size before, but the RE71R tires have a wide tread width and rubs a lot. I still run them though lol.

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A-to-the-J

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gsxr141;2083883 said:
crazy question here.......
15x10 +63.................. any chance in hell they would fit on a mk3?

Use this website to help out..it helped me with all my wheel purchases

https://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp

You'll have to put in stock specs which IIRC is 225/50-16x7 +37.

Looks like with a 255, it will be 1.6" closer to suspension and be a little sunk in from the fender. And that would be in the rear only. 15s won't fit up front.


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the2jakes

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Hi guys,

need some help on choosing the right rims size for my 90' Mk3.
Rims model I want is: MB Battle (http://www.wheelsbymbmotoring.com/product.php?wheel=Battle&finish=Matte Bronze), and in 18" size.

I want to comply with French regulations (I live in France ;) so tire size must be one of these:
225/40/18
245/35/18
255/35/18
285/30/18 and so on...

I don't want to use any camber, neither fender rolling. I'll just buy new suspensions set to lower my car (because 18" rims on stock Mk3 looks horrible - 4x4 style, and I'll get much better handling during trackdays).

MB Battle rims available sizes are:
Sizes Offset
18x8 30
18x8 43
18x9 30
18x9 38
18x9.5 15
18x9.5 15
18x9.5 23

I'd like it close to flush, but with keeping enough space to avoid any rubbing (since I race on tracks).

Since there is more space at rear, I may choose wider rims/or different offset for rear rims... to keep it nice looking ... or even choose wider tires...)

Will this fit without issues, and look flush/nice enough, for example ?:
Front: 18x9 ET38 with 245/35/18
Rear: 18x9 ET30 with 245/35/18

If not, what would be the best choice for rims and tire size taking into consideration the rims available sizes and compliant tire sizes I've listed above ?

Thanx guys for your help ;)
 
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A-to-the-J

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the2jakes;2084893 said:
Hi guys,

need some help on choosing the right rims size for my 90' Mk3.
Rims model I want is: MB Battle (http://www.wheelsbymbmotoring.com/product.php?wheel=Battle&finish=Matte Bronze), and in 18" size.

I want to comply with French regulations (I live in France ;) so tire size must be one of these:
225/40/18
245/35/18
255/35/18
285/30/18 and so on...

I don't want to use any camber, neither fender rolling. I'll just buy new suspensions set to lower my car (because 18" rims on stock Mk3 looks horrible - 4x4 style, and I'll get much better handling during trackdays).

MB Battle rims available sizes are:
Sizes Offset
18x8 30
18x8 43
18x9 30
18x9 38
18x9.5 15
18x9.5 15
18x9.5 23

I'd like it close to flush, but with keeping enough space to avoid any rubbing (since I race on tracks).

Since there is more space at rear, I may choose wider rims/or different offset for rear rims... to keep it nice looking ... or even choose wider tires...)

Will this fit without issues, and look flush/nice enough, for example ?:
Front: 18x9 ET38 with 245/35/18
Rear: 18x9 ET30 with 245/35/18

If not, what would be the best choice for rims and tire size taking into consideration the rims available sizes and compliant tire sizes I've listed above ?

Thanx guys for your help ;)

With those sizes, I'd go with 18x9.5 +23 with 255/35. I prefer a square setup if you're going to be going through corners. IMHO, it's more predictable. And it should be flush without any rubbing issues.


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the2jakes

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A-to-the-J;2084949 said:
With those sizes, I'd go with 18x9.5 +23 with 255/35. I prefer a square setup if you're going to be going through corners. IMHO, it's more predictable. And it should be flush without any rubbing issues.


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Thanx, but with the sizes you propose, wheel and tire will stick out 29 mm (1.1'') farther than stock rims/tires :nono:. I'm not sure there's enough room under the front fender (maybe ok for rear...). I need to measure the room I have. comparaison_forum01.jpg
 

A-to-the-J

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the2jakes;2084951 said:
Thanx, but with the sizes you propose, wheel and tire will stick out 29 mm (1.1'') farther than stock rims/tires :nono:. I'm not sure there's enough room under the front fender (maybe ok for rear...). I need to measure the room I have. View attachment 78655

I've ran 18x9.5 +22 with 275/35 all around. Dunlop Direzza DZ101 with just a fender roll with zero issues. The max out I went up front was 18x9.5 +12 with 255/35, and it rubbed then. That's max out you can go with a rolled front fender.


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gsxr141

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18x9.5 +23 would be pretty darn good. I don't think you'll have any issues at all. I was running 18x10+25 all around and fit 275-35's up front and 295-30's in back. had to do just a little roll and pull.
 

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gf.jpg16779846_10154471277972569_230567807_n.jpgdrag setup acquired...............
15x7 +0 and 15x8 +27 ..... jegs polished sport stars
205-65-15 and 275-50-15 nitto 555r's.
due to the drop lip design of the wheels, I had to massage the front calipers to fit.
after looking into it, there are other style 15's that will fit with no problems.....