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Old 03-25-2014, 01:18 PM
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Wheel fitting experts...will these Volks fit properly?

A friend of mine is selling the following:




Volk TE37SL

Front 18x9.5+22 18.2 lbs

Rear 18x10.5+22. 18.6 lbs

How will these look and fit? Will they sit flush with the fender or will I have major poke?

And will they clear both Brembo and AP Racing BBK's with no problem?

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If your friend is near you, you could do a test fit.


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Originally Posted by Dave H. View Post
If your friend is near you, you could do a test fit.


Good luck.
If it comes down to it, I just might have to.

Dayum!! I've never seen one of those that are so fancy and detailed. Sweet, thanks!

Starting point:
OEM wheels are 16x6.5 +40
OEM tires are 215-55-16 according to Discount Tire

The only variable I don't know is the proper tire size for these Volks, vs what tire size makes these wheels work w/o rubbing according to the link provided. I don't like the look of super stretched tires.
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Crap, that link won't let me play with all the variables independently. When I change the wheel width, it changes the tire size for me automatically. I guess in a sense it's good and I now know what the correct tire size is, but if I could play with the tire size independently, then I could get the program to show when it clears w/o rubbing.
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Per the link:

Front wheels:
Suspension clearance: 100% clear (leaves even more room than OEM)
Fenders clearance: Package 2 will stick out 33 mm (1.3'') farther. Make sure that you have enough room under the fender. If not, consider narrower tires or higher offset.
Wheelwells clearance: Will fill out the wheelwell by extra 6 mm. Acceptable for most cars.
SPEEDOMETER: When speedometer reads 60mph (96.6km/h) actual speed will be 61mph (98.2km/h): 1.7% faster.

Rear wheels:
Suspension clearance: Package 2 is 12 mm (0.5'') closer to suspension/brakes components. Acceptable for most cars.
Fenders clearance: Package 2 will stick out 48 mm (1.9'') farther. Make sure that you have enough room under the fender. If not, consider narrower tires or higher offset.
Wheelwells clearance: Will fill out the wheelwell by extra 18 mm. Make sure that you have enough room under the fender. If not, consider lower profiles or smaller rims.

I figured these were aggressive sizes, but not that aggressive!
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I was kinda thinkin that a 10.5" wide rear wheel was gonna present an issue, even without a tire let alone including the fatty you're gonna have to mount on that thing.

I'm running a 9.5" wide rim on my truck with a 285/45 tire and it pretty much fills the well on that thing.

Those wheels are gorgeous though.
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Stretch, roll, pull in the rear. You can do eet.
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I think you will run into problems with the rear. Front can be easily fixed with a bit of camber, but the back will poke quite a bit.
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Thanks for your input fellas. I ultimately decided to pass on these wheels.
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Thanks for your input fellas. I ultimately decided to pass on these wheels.
You fawked up. It would have looked epic.
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You fawked up. It would have looked epic.
LOL. I knew I would catch some flak for this...
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LOL. I knew I would catch some flak for this...
I'm very disappointed

This is 18x10.5 +15 I believe. Yours would have sat in a hair compared to these.
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^^ I'm not a fan of that look.
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^Me too. Thanks for the pic Chris, you just confirmed that I made teh right choice. I prefer flush with a slight tire stretch compared to poke with major tire stretching.
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^ Laaaame

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With the setup you shared in the above pic, all that's missing is some curb feelers...

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