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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkev View Post
    will 17x8.5 brock b1 rims with et 13 fit my corrado vr6 lovered by 40mm thanks
    I would imagine that this would need some kind of arch rolling to avoid rubbing unless you drive very slowly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VW_OwneR_85 View Post
    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..
    if you dont want to do any other mods then 8 is as wide as you want to go and Et30 as low in offset terms. i dont know that you're able to adjust offset to your choice while banding though, it will just be varied from its original value by as much as the steel is widened?
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    if you dont want to do any other mods then 8 is as wide as you want to go and Et30 as low in offset terms. i dont know that you're able to adjust offset to your choice while banding though, it will just be varied from its original value by as much as the steel is widened?
    What about 17 x 8 et35 with a 215 40 17 tyre on a 40mm lowered VR
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    You should be ok with that most of the time although 205 tyres always give you more breathing space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukest View Post
    You should be ok with that most of the time although 205 tyres always give you more breathing space.
    Cheers, with the 215's i would'nt have any stretch on the 8" wide rim tho would I?
    I'd rather have a bit more rim protection as the misses has a close friendship with the local kerbs, and my parkings not perfect either!
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    I've spotted some alloys I really like they are 16 x 8 and the is ET37 but they'll need adapters to fit. So say add another 20mm for the adapters.
    So what are my chances of getting away with these without having to touch my arches?
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    stretch the tyres and drive slowly and you might be ok

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    The "Will these wheels and tyres fit" thread

    Has anyone run 205/55 15s and do they rub anywhere with a gentle drop of 40ish mm?

    And what offset would be needed with a 15x7 rim?

    Mine's a '90 16v

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    How about this conmbination on a VR:

    Will 17*7.5 et35 wheels with 215/40 17 tyres fit a VR6 without any issues on a 40mm drop?

    I cannot decide over 205/40, 215/40 or 215/35 on above mentioned wheels. Cost is not an issue for the tyres and the main concern is comfort and no rubbing issues.

    Any input appreciated as I cannot decide. I'm currently running 195/40 17 on these rims but the ride is a bit harsh and I don't like the stretch look that much (the tyres came with the wheels when I bought them but now need replacing). I would also like a fairly straight side wall and with some kind of rim protection as it's too easy to kerb the alloys atm and they will be refurbed before I fit any new tyres.

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    probably best for you to go 215/40 then as you should be ok at et35 even though 205 would be the normal choice. hopefully with 215 you'll get a bit of protection and not much stretch without rubbing. 215/35 would be a step back from where you are i would say. check out the calculators above to see the difference in sidewall height with the various options. if you're on coilovers obviously you can adjust height for rubbing.
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    Thanks for the advice. I'm on coilovers so like you say can adjust if necessary. I did do some searching before posting, but wasn't 100% clear if 215/40's would rub with my wheel size and offset. My current wheels and tyre sizes give a sidewall of 3.1 inches according to http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html, and 215/40 would be 3.4 and 215/35 - 3 inches. From a comfort point of view the 215/40 would be the better option I guess and give virtually no stretch?
    I think I'll be going for 215/40 Conti SP3's then, unless you know of a better option with some rim protection?

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