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Fitment of 7.5" Rim with ET42

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by mark.pt, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. mark.pt

    mark.pt Guest

    I have been offered a set of secondhand alloys and wanted to confirm fitment onto my Leon Sport 20vT

    Car is standard height and no modifications

    The wheels are 18" with 7.5" wide rim

    Tyres fitted are 225/40/18

    Was a bit concerned as most people specify 33-38 offset and wanted to make sure these would fit without any clearance / handling problems.

    Thanks Mark
     
  2. AntneeUK

    AntneeUK 2 Wheels 2 Many

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    Is that not the size of the LCR wheel?
     
  3. mark.pt

    mark.pt Guest

    Not sure what the std LCR is.

    Can we confirm fitment of these or does the LCR rims fit.
     
  4. YIN

    YIN Leon cupra Mk2

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    LCR rim is 7.5jx18 ET38 from memory
     
  5. GlanzaV

    GlanzaV I start fires!

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    The larger positive Offset will move the rim into the wheel arch by 4mm (if the OEM LCR wheel is ET38 7.5J, I can't recall off the top of my head?)

    As you don't have Brembo's on your Sport, I don't think you should have probs clearing the brakes unless anyone cares to comment? If there is a chance of fouling any suspension/brake components a small spacer should work.
     
    #5 GlanzaV, Dec 14, 2009
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  6. mark.pt

    mark.pt Guest

    Anymore info as the guys needs an answer today whether I plan to buy the wheels.
     
  7. mark.pt

    mark.pt Guest

    The Audi S3 is 7.5" with a offset of ET45.

    Has anyone fitted these before ?
     
  8. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Are they not 17's not 18's?

    You'd ideally want a 10mm spacer but they might fit without.
     
  9. mark.pt

    mark.pt Guest

    Yes the S3 is 17" with ET45.

    Just wondered if anyone had fitted these and if spacers were needed.
     
  10. Mr OCD

    Mr OCD Active Member

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    Will fit fine... use a 5mm spacer if have any problems with tyre rubbing struts.
     
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  12. mark.pt

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    5mm spacers would bring the offset to 37.

    From what I've read this should be ok but please check for yourself in case I'm wrong.
     
  13. Dione J

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    Did you buy the wheels in the end Mark?

    Can anyone else shed any light on my post please?
     
  14. mark.pt

    mark.pt Guest

    No I didn'y buy the wheels in the end.

    Looking for some starfish alloys instead now.
     

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