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Old 06-07-2006, 03:09 AM
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Would a +32 offset be too low? Im planning on buying 18x8's, but i have a choice of either a 32 or 38 offset. I would like the 32, but I'm not too sure if that's going to be too low, since the stock is 45.
 
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:27 AM
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So nobody knows?
 
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:37 PM
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My previous car (2001 2.7T) had ET43 wheels, and I wished they were just a bit further out. The ET32 offset will be super aggressive and push the wheels WAY out towards the edge of the fender lip. However, I think you might be at the point where the outer edge of the tires might kick up debris on the side of your car. I saw an A6 avant this AM with OZ SL wheels with the ET35 offset, and they looked NICE! I think ET32 might be a bit too much, I think ET38 will serve you well.

FYI - I saw an A6 with OEM RS6 wheels (18x8.5" ET30 offset) and I thought it was just a bit too much, but that is a wider wheel and a more aggressive offset.
 
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45 and you want 32 offset?? it will punish your tyres for sure so not worth it
 
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Plenty of A6 owners go with aftermarket wheels with ET35 offset, and I have yet to see anyone complain about anything related to tire wear.
 
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facts only mate, a 45 offset to a 38/32 will wear the tyre in no time at all the 38 will last longer (just) but there are upgrades to make it possible
 
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I run 18x8.5 with a 35mm offset. I would think an 8 inch wide wheel with a 32mm offset would fit.
 
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