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  Quote pssat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: W8 fender flares
    Posted: 16-Jan-2009 at 18:13
Does anyone know if a W8 has larger fender flares than non W8 passat's

I'm concerned about the tire/wheel combo I just picked up. Audi 18x8 five spoke with 245/40/18. Offset if I recall is 43

I also asked on Passat World

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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jan-2009 at 20:26
I had Audi B6 S4 Avuses last summer, 18x8 45mm offset, and I had no problems. I'm also lowered on an H&R/Koni setup.
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  Quote squish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2009 at 09:55
no, the W8 has all the same sheet metal as other B5.5s
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  Quote rustybronco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2009 at 10:12
those wheels are likely ok, but I think the tires will rub. Tire diameter is little too big. I'd recommend 235/40/18. You might be ok though with that offset. It'll be close.

try it and let us know

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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2009 at 17:49
Oh crap, I didn't even read the tire size. Duh, me.

Yeah, that might be a tad big. 235 should be max, but you might luck out if you're not lowered.
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  Quote dmcdmc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2009 at 19:57
Should be absolutely fine even with the tyres as the standard offet is 35mm and your new wheel offset is 8mm different which about makes up for the 1/2 inch difference in rim width.......I'm running 8.5 inch wide rims with 45mm offset with no rubbing.........make sense?
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  Quote JimmyPringles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2009 at 20:40
Yeah but 245 is probably going to cause a bit of tire buldge (especially on a wheel that is only 8" wide) paste the edge of the rim, so may they still rub. 235 would be a better bet.

I have 235's on 8.5" wide wheels with an ET of 32 (very light stretch), and on some good bumps & dips I get a bit of rubbing (thats with KW V2 coilovers that are fairly stiffer than stock). At your ET, I would say the 245's may make it, but 235 would be a better bet/less buldge.

If you really wanted to get daring, you should see if you can get RS6 fenders/flairs, and cut & weld them in.

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  Quote rustybronco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2009 at 22:30
The offset of the Madras and Atlanta wheel is ET45 actually. I believe some of the OEM wheels are ET35 though.

I have 8.5" x 18" ET45 wheel with 235/40/18. I have no more than about 5mm clearance between the tire and the steering knuckle (aka wheel bearing housing).
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  Quote dmcdmc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jan-2009 at 15:35
Rustybronco your runnin the same width and offset as me with 8.5 wide rims and 45mm offset. I stuck some 8mm hubcentric spacers on mine as I thought it was a bit close to the suspension and I don't get any rubbin anywhere anymore. Might be worth doin if you have concerns like I did......also fills the arches a bit more
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