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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Sport Package 17" Madras Spacers
    Posted: 15-Mar-2014 at 23:29
Originally posted by srdavis872

I think these were 15mm front 20mm rear. If I were to do it again I'd do more, probably 20mm front and rear. I didn't think they were any where close to "flush". This pic kind of sucks but it's the best I have when I had spacer on.


Damn. That's perfect...
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  Quote Superman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2014 at 16:14
Oh, I thought you was referring to the picture of the car above your post. Okay, well if I do it, I'd go with 25 mm but I'll have to consider it because that is $300 and honestly the Madras aren't my first choice in wheels mostly because they are not concave wheels. The only real reason I've kept them is because they are the 'rare' factory Sport option.
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  Quote srdavis872 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2014 at 16:00
Originally posted by Superman

What size(s) do you have in that picture?


Originally posted by srdavis872

I think these were 15mm front 20mm rear. If I were to do it again I'd do more, probably 20mm front and rear. I didn't think they were any where close to "flush". This pic kind of sucks but it's the best I have when I had spacer on.
http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad301/srdavis872/IMG_0629.jpg


Edited by srdavis872 - 13-Mar-2014 at 16:01
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  Quote Superman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2014 at 15:42
What size(s) do you have in that picture?
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  Quote srdavis872 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2014 at 15:15
I think these were 15mm front 20mm rear. If I were to do it again I'd do more, probably 20mm front and rear. I didn't think they were any where close to "flush". This pic kind of sucks but it's the best I have when I had spacer on.


Edited by srdavis872 - 13-Mar-2014 at 16:01
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  Quote Superman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2014 at 04:35
I'm interested in this too. H&R 15 mm or 20 mm Trak+ spacers and the Madras wheels.
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  Quote fitzski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Dec-2007 at 09:15
Originally posted by Mustard

Any pictures??

So if I understand correctly, adding a 10mm spacer would take my OE Madras to an offset of 35??? Are you having any rub issues? Looking at mine I don't think there would be but I have never messed with spacers. I would think the fronts would be more prone to problems since they turn.


Unfortunately, no - nothing that really shows the difference. This is about the best I've got... nevermind the rusty rotor; I'd just washed the car!


No rubbing issues.
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  Quote gforce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Dec-2007 at 23:20
When I bought my W8, used from a VW dealer, I ended up getting it with "Road America" 7-spoke 16x7 ET37 rims. I now use these for my 205/55VR16 snow tires. The 37 vs 45 offset seems to push out the 7" rim just as far as my 17x7.5" Madras replicas. I think it does help make the 205 width look better. I don't have any rubbing, but I am thinking about getting mud flaps to cut down on the salt that gets thrown on the side of my black car! The road crews love to use salt here in Massachusetts!
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  Quote Mustard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Dec-2007 at 04:50
Originally posted by fitzski

My summers are BBS RG-R rims, with an ET of 35, vs the OE Madras offset of 45mm. That extra cm really looks nice, a bit more hunkered down, w/o pushing the wheel beyond the fender.

Spacers, and the appropriately longer replacement lugs, are pretty pricey, though.



Any pictures??

So if I understand correctly, adding a 10mm spacer would take my OE Madras to an offset of 35??? Are you having any rub issues? Looking at mine I don't think there would be but I have never messed with spacers. I would think the fronts would be more prone to problems since they turn.
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  Quote fitzski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Dec-2007 at 15:31
Oops... yep, sorry... Madras are ET 45.

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