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Looking to go with 18 inch wheels...I have found a set of icon wheels that I like and they are 18 x7.5 with a 45mm offset...I dont want them to stick out of the fenders...Will these work or should i go with a lower offset
 

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Hi if you have a b5 you already have a et45.So they will be at the same place.The difference may be in the fact that you probably have 7" wheel and now you will have 7.5. That wont change much the position of the wheel.

Now if you want a nice flush look you shoul get a et 35 whitch brings the wheel outwards. It's the oppasite of what sound right.

also try to get 8" wheels so you can put on some 225 s.

HOPE THIS HELPS
 

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soundfxinc said:
45mm offset...Will these work or should i go with a lower offset
The lower the offset, the farther out they stick.
35mm offset is premium for Passats. You can run pretty much anything between 30mm and 45mm.

I have a set of BBS RA's with a 30mm offset, and they come almost to the edge of the fender (they are also 8.5" wide).



Jimmy :)
 

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JimmyDee said:
soundfxinc said:
45mm offset...Will these work or should i go with a lower offset
The lower the offset, the farther out they stick.
35mm offset is premium for Passats. You can run pretty much anything between 30mm and 45mm.

I have a set of BBS RA's with a 30mm offset, and they come almost to the edge of the fender (they are also 8.5" wide).

Jimmy :)
Hey I think its the other way around.
THe bigger the number ie: 45mm ET the more the HUB of the wheel sticks out...if you're talking Positive Offset...Right one with Negative offset would be found on Deep Dish type wheels with huge lips......as in this pic: (left one=positive offset)


 

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No... trust me, the lower the offset number, the more the wheel will come to the edge of the fender.

I don't think on a front-wheel drive car, you'd ever find a positive offset wheel.

For instance, if you had a set of BBS RA's with a 30et offset, they would come flush with the edge of the fender (this is what I have). If you got a similar width rim with a 45et offset, then they would be sucked in a bit.

Read other threads if you don't believe me. There are many posts which clarify this.

Jimmy :)
 

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LoL, eurotall, you're confusing yourself. You got it right the first time:
THe bigger the number ie: 45mm ET the more the HUB of the wheel sticks out
therefore the wheel gonna be more into the wheel well. if you have negative offset, the wheel gonna stick out of the wheel wells :poke: and after all, we're all correct :D
 

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b5_99 said:
LoL, eurotall, you're confusing yourself. You got it right the first time:
THe bigger the number ie: 45mm ET the more the HUB of the wheel sticks out
therefore the wheel gonna be more into the wheel well. if you have negative offset, the wheel gonna stick out of the wheel wells :poke: and after all, we're all correct :D
Yeah you're right. I am confusing myself.

I think I got it now, tho....just looking at the pic I posted and digesting what JimmyDee,Shmove and you just said, it makes sense.

thanks ya all
 
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