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Thread: Thinking of putting wheels on your MKV? Post your questions & suggestions here.

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    Thinking of putting wheels on your MKV? Post your questions & suggestions here.

    If you are new to the whole modifying game and want to fit new wheels to your MKV please post your questions & suggestions here instead of starting a new thread.

    Also if you have any tips or experience in fitting wheels of any size to your MKV please feel free to share your experience here.

    Thanks.

    Basic info
    The PCD (stud pattern) for all MKV's is 5x112
    The centre bore is 57.1mm
    Base offset is around +40 depending on the model.

    What is offset?
    The back spacing from the hub surface to the rim of the wheel.



    What wheels will fit?
    Any wheel with a 5x112 stud pattern up to 20 inch will fit. Wheel sizes between 17-19 will look the best. Any width up to 7 inches will fit without problems but any wider and you'll need to alter the car.

    Spacers & Adapters
    If you want to fit wheels with a different stud pattern you will need adapters. Spacers are used to space the wheel out from the hub to make it appear wider.

    For inspiration & visualisation
    To give others an idea of what a particular wheel set-up looks like, post a picture of your car and the following details;

    Model of car:
    Model of Wheel:
    Diameter:
    Width:
    Offset:
    Tyres:
    Suspension type and height:
    Rolling/fender mod/pulling of guards:
    Additional camber:

    Very usefull thread from VWVortex - http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-Fitment-Guide
    Last edited by Mr Scruff; 05-12-2012 at 03:36 PM.

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    What about any putting wheels on a MkVI questions Walshy?
    I don't know driving in another way which isn't risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other's.
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    On it's way champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Scruff View Post
    On it's way champ.
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    I don't know driving in another way which isn't risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other's.
    - Ayrton Senna


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    My personal experience =

    Wheels: 18" x 8" +42
    Tires: 225/40/18
    Suspension: Coilovers

    Fender screw modification completed at front

    I receive no scrubbing with the above setup and have the car lowered at the rear half way down the tyre sidewall

    Edit: I had the wheels/tires on stock suspension for 6 months with no issues as well
    Last edited by Nathan_b; 28-11-2012 at 04:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan_b View Post
    My personal experience =

    Wheels: 18" x 8" +42
    Tires: 225/40/18
    Suspension: Coilovers

    Fender screw modification completed at front

    I receive no scrubbing with the above setup and have the car lowered at the rear half way down the tyre sidewall
    I'm running a very similar setup:

    Wheels: 18x8 +45
    Tires: 225/40/18
    Stock suspension and have no issues with rubbing/scrubbing etc. (not sure if stock Pirelli suspension the same as MKV/MKVI GTI ride height)

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    Hi guys got a mkv r32,

    Getting VMR wheels

    18x8.5 offset 45

    Stock suspension, will i get rubbing??

    In the future thinking or putting h&r springs. 1" lower all round, will i rub with that set up?

    Help will be appreciated.

    Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk 2

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    Should be ok at stock height. These are 18x8.5 offset 45


    You might get some rubbing once lowered but with a shallow tyre wall and light stretch you should be ok.

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    Hey Walshy,
    Maybe get people to fill in current setups to make a library. find the one over a VWW very easy once I had all the existing ones in place.
    Similar to what Nathan_b and bwen have done above.

    Model of car: (R32 vs GTi vs FWD 2lt etc)
    width:
    offset:
    tyres:
    suspension type and height (measured from ground to guard rather then "30mm drop springs"):
    rolling/fender mod/pulling of guards:
    additional camber:
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    Great idea. Updated first post.

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