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      01-05-2011 11:29 AM #1
      Anyone ever run 245/40/17's on a Mk4? Fender clearance issues? I'm thinking of moving up to STX this year.

      Lowered on H&R Sport springs too.

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      01-07-2011 04:43 AM #2
      I autocross and track on 240/40/18 slicks on 8.5 inch wide 5 x 100 BBS CH's with spacer's and I have no issues. I am running negative 1.75 degrees in the rear and nearly negative 3 degrees up front.

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      01-07-2011 05:46 AM #3
      Wow, aggressive camber!
      Ok cool. Actually now that I checked the rule book I think I'll stay in ST because the cars that are allowed in STX are a bit more powerful than my measly wagon. I can't see myself doing well against Evo's, STI's, E36 M3's...... so 225's are gonna have to hold me down.

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      01-08-2011 12:37 PM #4
      Goodluck! I used to track a MK4 wagon

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      01-09-2011 06:23 PM #5
      I have 245/40/17 A6s on my MK4 GLI. They're on stock size/offset wheels with stock springs.

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      01-10-2011 04:04 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by DCMattius View Post
      I have 245/40/17 A6s on my MK4 GLI. They're on stock size/offset wheels with stock springs.
      They must look a little balloonish, ya? That's maxing out a 7.5 inch wide wheel. Most 235's I've mounted to a 7.5 inch wheel is borderline.
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      01-12-2011 03:57 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by aircooled56 View Post
      They must look a little balloonish, ya? That's maxing out a 7.5 inch wide wheel. Most 235's I've mounted to a 7.5 inch wheel is borderline.
      They're actually 7" wide...my 2002.5 GLI only had that option. I'll try to get a picture, but the A6 is so stiff, it's hard to tell. One thing is when I lay them flat, I don't have to worry about scratching my rims..haha. The wheels are Enkei OR52s.

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      01-13-2011 02:54 AM #8
      245's on a 7 inch wheel?

      I would think you would start to loose performance at that point; even with a stiff sidewall, I would think the turn in would feel sloppy and numb.
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      01-13-2011 10:08 AM #9
      That's pretty normal for R-comps on stock wheels. As he mentioned, A6's have a much stiffer sidewall than any ST tires, so common fitment rules don't always apply.

      There's a guy on another forum selling a set of 15x6 SSR's with 225/45-15 A6's mounted. Those look a bit like baloons (according to TR, min rim is 6.5"), but apparently they work.

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      01-13-2011 10:56 PM #10
      Not only do Hoosiers have super stiff sidewalls, they also have a cantilevered bead that helps them mount better on the skinnier wheels.

      I've run 225s on a 6" wide wheel on my stock class Miata and 285s on an 8" wide wheel on my RX8. They both worked great.

      I'm running 255s on 17x9 wheels on my MK4, but I had to pull the hell out of the fenders.
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      01-20-2011 10:01 PM #11
      HA! Well I won't be going THAT wide. ^

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    14. 04-04-2018 12:07 AM #12
      anyone ever run 235/45/18?
      Im looking at a great deal on a set of BBS's with brand new tires and am hoping this will fit on my 03 Jetta GLS with stock suspension

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