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Old 03-24-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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I've been thinking about this for a little while. I ended up looking over my friends Golf with em on and love the wide stance they make it have; so I made up my mind with wanting some. I want the wheels to be flush with the edge of the fenders. I measured and got approx 10mm front and 13mm rear. Does that seem right? There's snow on the ground and its freezing outside, so I kind of rushed it. Any feedback or comparisons would be appreciated.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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The spacers would look pretty cool but only if your planning on putting in some lowering springs and adding camber. That would look sick I haven't seen any astra's with a nice stance.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:27 PM   #3
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I've been thinking about this as well. I just haven't gone so far as to looking for them or even measuring...
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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What wheels do you have?
I have a set of 17x8 et 32 and I still want a lot more wide, the front more so than the rear.

If you are interested I can sell you my eibach 15mm pro kits for cheap, I'm slapping some 8mms on and my car is on wobble bolts so I can't use them. The pro kit comes with extended bolts which you'll need for going with that thick of a spacer.

My current wheels stick out an extra 20mm from my stock 17" wheels and I'm still not 100% happy with how flush they are. That being said the astra's camber doesn't change when the rear compresses so you might not want to run too agressive.

car sans spacer, I'm going to do 8mm in the front, and maybe 5mm in the rear

For the astra since it uses bolts you have to get hubcentric ones or it'll be a PITA to get them on and it's safer that way too.

I should be getting 8mm's next week so I'll definitely post pics. But if you're running stock wheels, a 10mm is not going to cut it if you want dubber fitment.

That being said I put my 17x8 et 32 on a mkv gti yesterday and they poke quite a bit, sticks out I'd say somewhere between 5-10 mm. the astra can take a much wider wheel than the golfs. If you were thinking of getting some new wheels and really love the wide stance, I'd go with some 8.5" mercedes wheels with wobble bolts
Eibach 15mm 5x110 hubcentric spacers with bolts PM is key!

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Where are the pics! I've got coilovers coming, and I am contemplating wheel spacers.
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