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Wheel/tire combo: 17x7.5 Konig Wild Cards, 42mm offset, 215/40-17 Yokohama A520s

From gti-vr6-owner@ccsi Mon Jul 12 08:58 CDT 1999
From: "Shant.Hotoyan" <Shant.Hotoyan@Leitch>
To: "'Mitchman'" <mitchman@owt>
Subject: RE: [gti-vr6] Offset vs Wheel spacers
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 09:56:56 -0400

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.


	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Mitchman [mailto:&#109;itchman&#64;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
	that fits.

	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!


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