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#1 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 10:33 AM
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I've been doing some searching online and the number of 4 lug rims in the 16" range are pretty slim. I've been told that the rims that fit hondas & their ilk will work on my car if I use spacers, it this correct?

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#2 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 12:35 PM
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Don't do the spacer thing!! (think about it).....run the stockers while learning to drive the car...stockers work great and the cost sf re-shoeing is much less. Again...U will need to spend the $ for good rims that not only look good but work good.

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yes you would have to use spacers, and also centering rings. You can actually buy some good spacers that work well and dont affect the ride quality
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i bought some 16 inch american racing wheels and used 20mm spacers that i bought off the internet and i bought some 20mm longer lug bolts also. I used the 20 mm spacers bc the wheel offset was 40mm and the final offset should be about 15 to 20 mm of offset. It is very hard to find wheels with that offset in 16 inch.
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Don't do the spacer thing!! (think about it).....run the stockers while learning to drive the car...stockers work great and the cost sf re-shoeing is much less. Again...U will need to spend the $ for good rims that not only look good but work good.
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I run spacers on both my winter/summer wheels without any issues , they're many 4x100 16" wheels that will work on e30's , try searching through other e30 forums and vwvortex.com classifieds, don't be afraid of spacers.

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Don't do the spacer thing!! (think about it).....run the stockers while learning to drive the car...stockers work great and the cost sf re-shoeing is much less. Again...U will need to spend the $ for good rims that not only look good but work good.
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I DONT CARE HOW GOOD YOU THINK YOU CAN DRIVE, IF YOU WANT PERFORMANCE THAN A WHEEL/TIRE UPGRADE IS A MUST.. YOU CAN ONLY PUST THOSE PIZZA CUTTERS SO FAR!!!! IT IS FUN TO WALK THE CAR SIDEWAYS WITH THEM THOUGH!

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