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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 786088 posted 04/29/09 02:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just like the title, is anybody running this size wheel? My buddy's got some volks for sale and was wondering if that offset is going to clear my GC coilovers?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 786094 posted 04/29/09 03:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's going to be a tad too much offset. You'll probably need to use at least a 10mm spacer, maybe 15mm in the rear.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 786121 posted 04/29/09 08:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
More info on said wheels?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 786309 posted 04/29/09 06:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oops, they're actually 18x8 w/ a 49 offset. Damn...spacers huh. I'd hate to use spacers on a car I drive hard here and there. I forgot to mention I have 5 lug.

They're volk gt-p's. One of my favorite volks.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 786316 posted 04/29/09 07:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I wondered why the thread title said 18.5's.

IMO, if you're planning to "drive hard", I'd go with 17's. 18's look too big on the GVR4 and there is really no performance benefit to such a large wheel size.

Considering you have a 5lug swap done, you already have a much better selection to choose from over those of us with 4lugs. You should be able to find anything you need with the correct sizing and backspacing pretty easily. And spacers aren't that big of a deal if you really need them. As long as you're not spacing the wheels out a ton. Something like a 5mm or 10mm spacer will be fine.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 786319 posted 04/29/09 07:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I have 17x8's with a 45mm offset and they fit without spacers. I'd bet that if you used a 4mm spacer they'd fit fine. Honestly, they might fit OK anyway but like turbowop said, that is too large of a wheel for these cars.

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