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Old October 5th 2005, 19:13
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Wheel Offset Calculators

Good for comparing where you are at with potential new rims:
http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp

Throw some more in this thread so we get a good listing since many take different approaches.
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Old October 6th 2005, 12:05
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It's not a generic offset calculator per se, but CSP's Wheel Calculator can be very useful - it shows its' results graphically, which makes things really pop.

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Old October 10th 2005, 12:10
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eh mine own is still better, it gives turing circle loss.
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Just an FYI since I just found this out. OFFSET is often referred to as ET which stands for EinpressTieffe in German. Here is a good diagram

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OK, so I'm new here and I apologize if this is duplicated info!
I've been doing a lot of research and found this in the February 2005 HotVw's.
The info comes from Jon Chabot from TopLine
I tried to scan it, but it didn't take, so I recreated it! I hope this helps!
Like I said before, I'm sorry if this is repetitive!
According to the article in the magazine, This is a chart for fitting 17's under stock fenders of a 1302 or 1303. The article says that the 17's will fit under the fender with no problems. The problems occur when you try to lower the car and stick those super positive offset wheels under the fender. The article was written assuming you use 17X7's with the rubber listed on the chart. The article also cautions that your wheel spacers should be correctly machined.

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Old April 10th 2006, 15:43
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ok im very new to vws and I have a 1303 74 so to my understanding to this is if i want to go with 17 by 7 wheels the et should be 55 for all 4 wheels with the use of a 3/8 spacer on the rear. I want to stay stock fenders all the way around and dont want to come to clearance issues. i also understand the rotors need to be drilled to fit the bolt pattern. any info on this would be a big help.
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OK, so I'm new here and I apologize if this is duplicated info!
I've been doing a lot of research and found this in the February 2005 HotVw's.
The info comes from Jon Chabot from TopLine
I tried to scan it, but it didn't take, so I recreated it! I hope this helps!
Like I said before, I'm sorry if this is repetitive!
According to the article in the magazine, This is a chart for fitting 17's under stock fenders of a 1302 or 1303. The article says that the 17's will fit under the fender with no problems. The problems occur when you try to lower the car and stick those super positive offset wheels under the fender. The article was written assuming you use 17X7's with the rubber listed on the chart. The article also cautions that your wheel spacers should be correctly machined.
does the same go for the rear of a 72 standard bug, with a 40mm-50mm offset?front i assume id have to narrow.Also would same rules go for a 15x7 or 15x6.5 in rear?
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Ricola,

I have cup2 17" 9" on the rear with steel IRS.

Today im using one spacer, but what is the best solution for using 944 parts and the wheel less clearance on the inside?
im ask because im see diference early and later 944 hub models.

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I am using steel 944 parts with no spacer and cayman offset wheels. My closest part inside is the spring plate bolts, I even had to grind the head down to get clearance!
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Old December 11th 2011, 21:43
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Ricola,

The offset of your wheel is 43? The backspace are the same!

I dont have shure, but the beetle IRS steel arms looks are the same dimension with 944 Alu arms , the diference stay only in hubs.
Anyone have more information about this?

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