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stan23
01-20-2011, 04:54 PM
I know the bolt pattern is the same, but what about the offset?

Thanks!

Stan

stan23
01-20-2011, 05:19 PM
Forgot to mention these are the versions with 235/45 tires.

coolgraymemo
01-20-2011, 07:03 PM
which wheels specifically?

the double spokes?

tar
01-20-2011, 08:00 PM
ya they do i have the double spokes painted gunmetal with 225/45 tires i think i needed 3mm spacers with the 235/45s i had before.


stock height ur fine get em i think they look swell

coolgraymemo
01-20-2011, 08:06 PM
I've used the double spokes before and they fit fine with 235's.

Euromike
01-20-2011, 08:46 PM
I've used the double spokes before and they fit fine with 235's.

This, 245's seem a little on the large side.

coolgraymemo
01-20-2011, 08:56 PM
I thought 235's were on the large side lol

stan23
01-21-2011, 01:00 PM
Thanks all! I put them on last night. They are the 9-spokes from the SE B7. Don't see them very often. My car has the B5 sport suspension, but I can't tell if it is lower than your standard B5.

http://i51.tinypic.com/2hxyf03.jpg

I can't imagine anything wide in the rear, as the tire comes very close to the upper control arm.

coolgraymemo
01-21-2011, 01:11 PM
Those look like BBS CH's. They look awesome though.

I like how your car looks.

Can I know how much those wheels cost you?

stan23
01-21-2011, 02:16 PM
Yeah, poor man's CH! :)

I paid $580 for them - including newish Pirelli P6 Four Season tires, which i'm reading that they kinda suck.

Anyone know how I can reduce that bumper to fender gap? Looks like the previous owner had hit something.

viceprp
01-21-2011, 03:55 PM
Looks like a non sport to me. Lower and it will look good and handle much better.

coolgraymemo
01-21-2011, 04:18 PM
Yeah, poor man's CH! :)

I paid $580 for them - including newish Pirelli P6 Four Season tires, which i'm reading that they kinda suck.

Anyone know how I can reduce that bumper to fender gap? Looks like the previous owner had hit something.

I ran Pirelli P6's for a while and had no complaints. I also read that they get loud after they get a lot of wear.

stan23
01-21-2011, 04:47 PM
Looks like a non sport to me. Lower and it will look good and handle much better.

It's a sport. (red shocks and sport steering wheel) But yeah I agree - Lowered willlook much better.

coolgraymemo
01-21-2011, 05:24 PM
Whats your GTF? I had the exact same tire size on my Sport Suspension and looked much lower than that.

stan23
01-21-2011, 07:46 PM
Whats your GTF? I had the exact same tire size on my Sport Suspension and looked much lower than that.

What is GTF?

walky_talky20
01-21-2011, 08:16 PM
GTF = Ground To Fender, as in height in inches to measure how low your car is.

Also, about the fender to bumper gap, yours looks pretty normal. Although it may look bigger in person. The B5 does have a bit of a gap there. My car was in an accident by a previous owner and my gap looked to big for my liking. The problem is the gap is not adjustable. There are bumper guides (clips) on the sides of the fenders and that's all you get. I removed the "bumper guides" and "slotted" the holes where they bolt up. That allowed me to raise the bumper guide on each side by about 1/8 inch or so, fixing the gap.