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Offline Jezza-7

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14" 8J
« on: April 20, 2011, 11:00:11 pm »
Been looking into steffan bcw's 14x7,5/ 14x8j ET 15 and was wondering if you would get much clearance or tyre rub?

Also would you need spacers?

Have seen a mk3 polo in the search for "steffan" that had them fitted.

Anyone know the owner?

http://www.polog40.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1137.0.html
« Last Edit: April 20, 2011, 11:02:18 pm by Jezza-7 »

Offline AlexG40

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Re: 14" 8J
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 11:03:49 pm »
You'll find that 7.5 on the front sticks out a bit. Whether it rubs or not will depend on lows and tyre choice.  8's on the back will rub with 195/45 on but will be minimal unless you have it on it's arse. 

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Re: 14" 8J
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 11:08:39 pm »
i will be using a 40/60 h&r cup kit soon.

Most tyre size's i have seen people use with these are 195/45. Would probably stick with them.

Would a tyre size of 185/50 be better?

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Re: 14" 8J
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 11:09:15 pm »
Think i just answered that myself lol. That would be worse, right?

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Re: 14" 8J
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 11:18:55 pm »
185/50 is a higher profile but will have a little more stretch. At 60/40 I think you'll be ok with 195/45's although they seem to cost a shit load more from memory.

You're biggest issue will be 7.5 ET15 on the front. 

This pic shows my G with 8j et 15 on the back and 7j et 20 on the front. Both with 195/45.  7.5j et 15 is going to stick out another 20mm (ish)



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Re: 14" 8J
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 09:41:02 am »
Looks very nice.

So because there et 15 they will be mounted slightly further out and the width being wider will make them stick out a little further, i see.

So you wouldn't need spacers as there already far enough out.

Picture helps understand it better, well did for me.



Offline AlexG40

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Re: 14" 8J
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 03:11:35 pm »
Yep, basically you'll be further out because of both. The other thing to bear in mind is that my arches are fully rolled and it still rubbed a bit at the back.

If you did a diagram based on the pic you have you could work out the exact dimensions for my wheels and your proposed ones, should give you an accurate idea.

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Re: 14" 8J
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011, 05:31:52 pm »
I had some 14 x 8  , borbet ts on. Rolled my arches a fair bit and was lowerd 60 , scrubbed on some bumps but not many.

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Re: 14" 8J
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 05:43:18 pm »
Easy rule of thumb is the lower the offset the more they stick out. You need a lower offset than standard with wider wheels to keep the inside edge away from the suspension, this is not such a problem with a height adjustable set-up as they use smaller diameter springs. The downside is arch scrubbing which you're already aware of.