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[email protected]: can u help?

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Hi! I had posted a topic about rims on another msg board and someone had replied saying that I should talk to you and ask the same questions. I want these rims on my 00 VW NB --> http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=236653
but they are 17X8 and he says the OEM VW 17s are 17X7 so he said i should be careful.
I dont understand what the difference is between a 7 and an 8?
How could it hurt my car?
If you could help me out with this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

[Modified by DubLicious, 3:57 PM 2-9-2002]
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Re: [email protected]: can u help? (DubLicious)

I'll fill in for Eric for now

The 17x7's are 17 inches in circumference and 7 inches wide. The 17x8's are 8 inches wide.
The only difference is the width and weight. A wider wheel requires wider tires, but the stock size of 225/45/17 shouldn't have any problems with an 8" wide wheel.
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Re: [email protected]: can u help? (TurboDave18t)

thanks for that info. but my main concern is... is it going to rub when i get my car dropped 60mm? since now im going to have bigger wheels and wider tires... or am i good to go?

[Modified by DubLicious, 6:36 PM 2-9-2002]
Re: [email protected]: can u help? (DubLicious)

I would say you are probably fine, but I am not sure.
bumping this back up for someone else to confirm
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