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So ive been looking around and i cant find a straight answer. Im looking to order some XXRs there 18x8.5 and the tires are 225/40. Will i have any issues with rubbing the wells or struts? Im on stock ride height
 

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If i were to lower the car i would have to get spacers and roll my fenders right? I know jack about suspensions so
spacers push the wheels out towards the fender, so thats a no on the spacers..

Stupid me but i forgot to ask what is the offset of the wheels you are planning on getting? because offset plays a role to what size tire you would have to buy and fender rolling if you plan on lowering your car
 

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The offset on the 18s would be 40 and the 17s would be 38
That is kind of high for a mk4, since the stock mk4 wheels offset is et35. If you were gonna get the 18's I would say the perfect offset would be around et25-30 would be safer route to clear the struts and for the 17's I would say around et20-25 but if the mk4 guys could chime in and let you would be better than me since I have a mk5 hah
 
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