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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Lately there has been many threads about "Will These Wheels Fit My Car", "Wheel Fitment?", etc.
Not making fun, being a d-bag or getting annoyed - i figured a condensed informative thread like this could make life easier for our newer TT owners and current owners that are looking for a set of wheels but not sure where to start. Keeping everything within this thread will be easier for everyone as they dont have to look at the gazillion threads of wheels/tires on a MK2 TT.

To make it easier to read and organize, lets try to follow the following forms:::

If youre asking a question or seeking info...

Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height:
2" Drop All Around
Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 19x9 et50
Wheel Brand & Model: OEM "Potato Peelers"
Tire Size (if appicable): 255-40/19
Question: ask away

or if youre posting what you had/have mounted


Current Ride Height:
Slammed
Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x120 18x9 et35
Wheel Brand & Model: BBS Super RSs
Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Falken 452s 215-40/18 Streched
Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : 10mm front and rear spacers
Rubbing?: Nope
Pictures: :pic::pic::pic::pic::pic::pic::pic:

Thanks guys :thumbup:


Guide:
BBS LMs 18x9.5 Page 1
HRE M40 19x9 Page 1
BBS RS-IIs - 18x9 Page 1
Privat Akzents - 19x8.5 Page 1
VMR 708s - 19x8.5 Page 1
 

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I have '09 GTI OEM rims (17") and want to use them for winter wheels. Here are the specs from tire rack:

225/45-17

Would these fit a TT/TTS? I'm purchasing a TT-RS and I figure a good place to start is to see if they would fit the other models.
 

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I have '09 GTI OEM rims (17") and want to use them for winter wheels. Here are the specs from tire rack:

225/45-17

Would these fit a TT/TTS? I'm purchasing a TT-RS and I figure a good place to start is to see if they would fit the other models.
Direct bolt on. Nothing needed to fit and you can max out any coilover suspension without rubbing.


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Current Ride Height: At least dropped 2", STD coilovers, next week we are going to change the coils and front shock body to go lower, with room to almost lay frame, hahaha!
Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 18X9.5 ET 45
Wheel Brand &Model: BBS LM 18X9.5 ET 45
Tire Brand & Size: Falken 912s 225-45r18 Streched
Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : 5mm front spacers, rears to come next week, might be 10-12mm
Rubbing?: Nope, not yet
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Current Ride Height: 3” gap between wheel rim and fender, front and rear
Final Wheel Specs: 5x120; 19x9 et47
Wheel Brand & Model: HRE M40 custom painted hypersilver to match gas cap; OEM Audi centercap
Tire Brand & Size: Nitto Invo 255-35/19
Additional Hardware: Lowered with Eibach Superstreet adjustable coilovers
Rubbing?: Only at sharp righthand up hill corners


 

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Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height: Stock TTS
Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 17x8 et 35
Wheel Brand & Model: OEM C5 A6 4.2 Fat Fives
Tire Size (if appicable): 245/45-17 or 225/50-17
Question: Will it fit? Rub? Thinking about them for winter tires.
 

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Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height: Stock TTS
Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 17x8 et 35
Wheel Brand & Model: OEM C5 A6 4.2 Fat Fives
Tire Size (if appicable): 245/45-17 or 225/50-17
Question: Will it fit? Rub? Thinking about them for winter tires.
It will fit and it shouldn't rub if you don't lower. The 35 et pushes the wheel 17 mm out but the narrow 8" wheel pulls it 12 mm back for a net 5 mm out (like running stock with a 5 mm spacer). The narrower tires (FYI 235 is the "correct" size for an 8" wheel) should give you a little extra margin.
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
Ok this is gonna be a long one... ill split it up into a few posts


Current Ride Height:
Slammed - best way to describe it is the adjuster in the rear was removed and about another 3/4" of threads left in the front on H&R Coils
Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 18x9 et32
Wheel Brand & Model: BBS RS-IIs - 5x120 - 70CB - 47et - Land Rover Fitment :laugh:
Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Falken 452s 215-40/18 Streched
Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : Motorsport Tech Custom 15mm adapters 5x120 to 5x112
Rubbing?: Nope, shaved down the rear tab
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Current Ride Height:
~1.5" Drop All Around
Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 19x8.5 35et
Wheel Brand & Model: Privat Akzents (Fake Splits - BBS LM Reps)
Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Goodyear Eagle F1s 235-35/19
Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : Hubcentric Adapters
Rubbing?: Nope, shaved down the rear tab
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Current Ride Height: ~1.5" Drop All Around
Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 19x8.5 35et
Wheel Brand & Model: VMR 708s (RS4 Reps)
Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Goodyear Eagle F1s 235-35/19
Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : Nada
Rubbing?: Nope, shaved down the rear tab
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Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height: stock or maybe 1.5" H&R springs
Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 18x8 ET35 all around
Wheel Brand & Model: Kinesis K28's
Tire Size (if appicable): 235/30/18
Question: Would this fitment look too small because of only being 8" wide.

really debating to stay 18" and lower a little bit vs. going 20" and not lowering
 

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Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height: stock or maybe 1.5" H&R springs
Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 18x8 ET35 all around
Wheel Brand & Model: Kinesis K28's
Tire Size (if appicable): 235/30/18
Question: Would this fitment look too small because of only being 8" wide.

really debating to stay 18" and lower a little bit vs. going 20" and not lowering
honestly, being one of the the few pushing the envelope with aggressive wheel fitment on here (i know it probably doesnt mean much speaking thru a computer screen :beer::beer::beer::beer:), but i feel that 20s are a little way too much wheel for the car. has it been done? of course...does it look good? subjective but looks like a SUV on 20s.

dont worry much about wheel widths unless you go with a 6" wide wheel and track the car :laugh: my winter wheels last year were 7.5" wide, this year theyre 7.25" wide, which are great for the snow but i didnt notice great difference in cornering or handling keeping tire compound, sizes, etc in mind when comparing a winter tire to a all season

assuming you have a 245-40/18 tire from factory, its about a diameter of 25.7 inches. with the new tire specs 235-30/18, the diameter is about 23.7 inches so thats about 2iches of extra wheel gap space from the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender. on another note A3, that tire size does not exist but i still did the math for ya :thumbup:
 

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Thanks Sandman, i actually didn't look up that tire size, it just mentally came to me regardless if it were right or wrong. :)

i am thinking the 18x8 ET35 with just H&R springs may be a nice daily usable setup with a few weekend autoX and track events thrown in the mix.
 

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Thanks Sandman, i actually didn't look up that tire size, it just mentally came to me regardless if it were right or wrong. :)

i am thinking the 18x8 ET35 with just H&R springs may be a nice daily usable setup with a few weekend autoX and track events thrown in the mix.
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Current Ride Height/Projected Ride Height: Stock TTS Height
Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Offset): 19x10 ET 30
Tire Size (if appicable): 255/35/19
Question: How much do you think this will poke out / rub bad ?
 

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Current Ride Height: Stock TTS
Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 19x8.5 et45
Wheel Brand & Model: VMR v710
Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Continental Sport Contact3 (OEM) 255-35
Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : None
Rubbing?: Only under hard cornering up hill. (Same as Stock)
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Current Ride Height: Stock TTS
Final Wheel Specs (Height, Width, Final Offset, PCD): 5x112 19x8.5 et45
Wheel Brand & Model: VMR v710
Tire Brand & Size (if appicable): Continental Sport Contact3 (OEM) 255-35
Additional Hardware (Spacers, Hubrings, Adapters) : None
Rubbing?: Only under hard cornering up hill.
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Nice. Could you post some more pictures?
 
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