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    The "Will these wheels and tyres fit" thread

    [Mod edit - this will now be the coverall thread for people asking about wheel fitment/sizing. A few online resources are listed below and the thread will be added to and kept relevant as people post various questions & info.]

    For those of you who are wanting to know what size tyres you should be running to keep rolling radius the same, and what effect changing the width or offset of your wheels will have, here are some useful sites:

    Tyre/wheel size calculator

    Another tyre size calculator

    Wheel offset calculator

    Standard wheel/tyre/offsets:

    4-stud Corrados - 6.5x15", ET35, 195/50-15 or 185/55-15
    5-stud Corrados - 6.5x15", ET43, 205/50-15


    Wheel Fitment, Tyre Stretch and Speedo Error Calculator (thanks to stereoflaver)

    Insert your existing wheel and tyre specs, and the desired size, and the outcome is shown on the diagram. Bear in mind most tyre manufacturers vary slighty from the specs, and that it could be dangerous to run tyres on wheels they aren't designed to fit. The strut shown in the diagram is for show only - Don't worry if the wheel looks like it fouls!
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    The "Will these wheels and tyres fit?" thread

    Hi all, looking at getting some new wheels to replace diddy speed lines does any one know or have fitted this wheel size 5x100 et32 8j with 205/40 r17 tyres will they fit and how low can you drop before arches need rolling etc, some pics with corrados with 17s would be good to get a feel for how it would look.
    Thanks for looking.

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    Re: Wheel sizes and ride height question

    look at big ben's car with the compomotive's on it - they are ET30 at 8J. I believe there is some rubbing with that set up but basically, with even a small to average drop, if you go any way above a combination of ET35, 7.5J and 205 width tyres then you should be prepared for some possible rubbing in corners/compression/when carrying passengers. thats not guaranteed, but the risks start there.
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    Re: The "Will these wheels and tyres fit?" thread

    What wheels are they? On standard arches I have run in the past 8x17in ET35. As soon as I went to ET30 the front rubbed. Rears were fine. That was on ~50mm lowering.

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    Re: The "Will these wheels and tyres fit?" thread

    they should be fine in every respect with a modest 40mm drop

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    Wheel Fitment, Tyre Stretch, Rolling Radius and Speedometer Error Calculator

    Wheel Fitment, Tyre Stretch, Rolling Radius and Speedometer Error Calculator

    Insert your existing wheel and tyre specs, and the desired size, and the outcome is shown on the diagram. Bear in mind most tyre manufacturers vary slighty from the specs, and that it could be dangerous to run tyres on wheels they aren't designed to fit. The strut shown in the diagram is for show only - Don't worry if the wheel looks like it fouls!

    http://www.willtheyfit.com/
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    will 7.5j et35 16 wheels fit a 16v? i know they will fit under the arches, just not sure about it catchin the springs!
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    will 17x8.5 brock b1 rims with et 13 fit my corrado vr6 lovered by 40mm thanks

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    hi ppl, looking into getting banded steels for my vr6, not sure on the dimensions i wanna go for yet, i still need to get the steelies, but what would be the ultimate best look dimensions with no modifications {other then the banding} and no rubbing, i.e wheel size, offset and width, thanks..

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