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2007 new beetle 2.5l stock ride height
currently rolling on 205/55r16 (according to what is on it now)
I have three separate questions/scenario`s. According to online specs I am dealing with 5x100 bolt pattern OEM offset of 42mm, is this correct?
my issues: I hate big wheels and draggin butts on grounds (i sit low and i want to lift it eventually, my 02 never sat this low compared to my 07), I like the bulky look of a tire. However after lots of research I have failed to come up with an answer on any of my questions. The ride will remain stock height for now (no lifting yet).......

Question 1:
Will 15" wheels fit or they do not clear the calipers?
Question 2:
16" wheels that`ll fit what "off road/all terrain/mud tire" with proper wheel spacers? What are the specs on wheel spacers?
Question 3: lifting it up. so many options, yet no clue (i am use to suv`s). I want to daily drive her lifted with all terrains on it. Gas mileage isnt an issue (again im use to suv`s), however I want to avoid messing with drive shafts etc etc when lifting it up. I have read somewhere that you can fit 26s. Possible?

Specs from online:
Generation: A4 [1998 .. 2010] [EUDM]
Power: 148 hp | 110 kW | 150 PS
Engine: I5, Petrol
Center Bore: 57.1 mm
Wheel Fasteners: Lug bolts
Thread Size: M14 x 1.5
Trim Production: [2005 .. 2010]

Tire
Rim
PCD
205/55ZR16 91W​
6.5Jx16 ET42
5x100
205/55R16 91T​
5.5Jx16 ET36​
5x100​
225/45ZR17 91W​
7Jx17 ET38​
5x100​
225/45ZR17 91W​
7.5Jx17 ET38​
5x100​
 

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These guys are your best call...

Lift kits
I was looking at stage 1 bc of price factor. If I am dropping a grand in a lift I’ll do it to my 01 Mountaineer (aka Mounty)..... more worth it. What is the difference between the stages for vw lifts? I just mainly want to avoid snow clumps and pot holes that swallow my front end.....
 
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