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Old 07-14-2005, 11:16 PM
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Just wonderng, I'm looking into a set of wheels... but I'm concerned about the offset. They are 32 up front, 28 in the rear... otherwise they are normal, 5x112 17x8's. That rear offset sorta concerns me... it means the wheels will stick out an aditional 10mm, am I correct? Does anybody know if this is doable, on a b5? I'm sure I can do it now, on stock sport suspension... but I want coilovers, so once I lower, I'm concerned I'll run into rubbing issues. HMM. Any input at all is appreciated.
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:21 PM
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i don't think you'll rub with 17s, even with that offset
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:30 PM
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Yeah, but 17x8's... I dunno. I might not, just concerned about when I lower it. a 225/45/17 has the same overall diameter (25") as a 225/40/18... according to several tires on tirerack.com ... so I don't think the fact that these are 17's is going to save me. The offset will work, or it wont. ARgh. I am waiting to hear from the guy, so hopefully I can go see them... but if I get a definate "NO" that these won't work... then I will likely not go. I will try them on the car before buying though.
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:32 PM
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These are them, by the by:

 
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:36 PM
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nice, i like the rears a lot more than the fronts, i love deep dish wheels...those will look clean on your B5
 
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I love the lip in the rear. It'll give you a nice staggered look
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:44 PM
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Indeed... might just have to wait till the effin guy replies... and go try them on. The fronts wont be a prob, I'll just install the rears and take the car out for a rip. If he has problems with that... then he can sell 'em to somebody else.
 
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Old 07-15-2005, 01:56 AM
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I think mine are 35mm w/ 235's and they're fine.
 
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bentframe Date 7/14/2005 8:36:23 PM
nice, i like the rears a lot more than the fronts, i love deep dish wheels...those will look clean on your B5
i agree[sm=icon_rock.gif]
 
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:18 AM
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Trying them on tomorrow... Pretty stoked! I don't even like them all that much, but they are local, and I like the lip on them.

I NEED COILOVERS IN CANADA! Anybody?

 

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