I've got Konig Wild Cards 17x7.5" +42mm offset. 215/40/17 Yoko A520's.
Eibach Pro Kit w/ Koni Struts. No rubbing, no problems.
BTW, spacers are no good. They can cause vibration and stress fractures can
form over time due to the torqueyness of our engines.
From: Mitchman [mailto:mitchman@owt<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>]
Sent: July 10, 1999 1:21 AM
To: Jetta GLX List; GTI-VR6 List
Subject: [gti-vr6] Offset vs Wheel spacers
I'm trying to find 17" wheels to fit my '97 Jetta GLX (5 lug, 5 x 100mm).
Problem is, all the wheels I like arn't in the correct offset. The top 2
that I like are the Borbet Type E (from Tirerack) and the MAS MGR (from
Discount Tire). They both are available in 40mm offset. The Tirerack says
my car needs 30mm but I remember reading on this list that 35mm is better.
Is this true? If so, could I buy 40mm rims and use 5mm wheel spacers?
Maybe 5mm is thin enough to still let the hub enter the center of the rim
so it's "hub centric".
I really need someone that has more experience with this. I've been saving
for over a year for a wheel/tire setup, and now I can't find one I like
In case your interested, I like the Yokohama A520 in a 205/40/17 or maybe a
215/40/17. What ever is closest to my original tire size.
Thanks for the help in advance!
email: mitchman@owt<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>