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I just bought some ADR-79 battle rims from someone local and they are 5x100 18" x 7.5JJ but they came off of a 2005 acura tl and i dont know how to find the offset on the rims... on the back it says "ET48".... but i have no idea.

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what size tire would be best for my beetle? they have Nitto 555's 250/40/18 on them at the moment. but i think they'll scrub the shocks or something.

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how can i get studs for my new rims...
and how do i know what length to get if my bolts for my stockers are too short?

sorry to ask so many questions and im probably confusing the crap out of you guys but thanks for everything :]
 

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Hi there neighbor. Jacksonville checking in:wave2:

Here's a thread that will be most helpful with your offset questions CLICK HERE

When you get your wheels and stuff situated, you need to hook up with the crew here in Jax for a GTG.... We're a pretty good bunch:)

Welcome to the org and don't be a stranger:)
 

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"on the back it says "ET48".... that's the wheels off-set, +48... as for tires 225/40-18 is the size you are going to want to run... the Beetle doesn't use whell studs, it uses lug bolts... if you didn't get any with the wheels then head down to your local tire/wheel shop and they will be able to hook you up...
 

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Thanks for all the help guys :)
I found some 235/40-18 tires on craigslist... Will those work? At least until I can save up enough for the 225s?

And scarab! Omg I have seen your beetle :) that's so funny. It's a small world. But I love what you've done with her :)
Also check out http://www.edgeracing.com That's where I got Cup's wheels. They're based in South Florida. I got the tires here locally- Big Chief Tire. I don't know what they're asking on Craig's list, but you never know... Edge Racing.com might be the same price and maybe cheaper.

:eek:OMG you've seen me around? I hope i at least waved or flashed Cup's lights:D. Do you come to Jacksonville often? You can usually find me on Jacksonville's southside M-F. If you see me, flash your lights and wave. Maybe I can make a quick U-E (U-Turn)and meet up for a hello and a few quick pics of our bugs:D We need to get you to come to one of our GTG's. Yeah, it's a small world indeed:lol:. And thanks for the compliments.... Cup thanks you:curtsey:
 

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haha yeahhhhh :] i do a lot of buying and selling on Jacksonville Craigslist so im up there alot :p
definately gonna have to go to one of the GTGs see some other beetles. and get some pointers from yall!

I actually saw some rims on craigslist a month or so ago the same color as yours and everything. thats what triggered my memory cuz i saw them on your beetle and i was like OMGGG ive seen him!

cant wait to get Daisy (hehe mines named after a flower too)
all tricked out.
these are the rims i bought.
theyre charcoal gray right now. but my dad is gonna paint them pink for me :]
 

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haha yeahhhhh :] i do a lot of buying and selling on Jacksonville Craigslist so im up there alot :p
definately gonna have to go to one of the GTGs see some other beetles. and get some pointers from yall!

I actually saw some rims on craigslist a month or so ago the same color as yours and everything. thats what triggered my memory cuz i saw them on your beetle and i was like OMGGG ive seen him!

cant wait to get Daisy (hehe mines named after a flower too)
all tricked out.
these are the rims i bought.
theyre charcoal gray right now. but my dad is gonna paint them pink for me :]
I'll keep an eye out for your Daisy.... Oh and you too:D. Check out this pink-trimmed nB CLICK HERE. She's awesome and will be a big help to you.

I'll have a link in my signautre in about an hour to click for Local GTG info.
 

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haha yeahhhhh :] i do a lot of buying and selling on Jacksonville Craigslist so im up there alot :p
definately gonna have to go to one of the GTGs see some other beetles. and get some pointers from yall!

I actually saw some rims on craigslist a month or so ago the same color as yours and everything. thats what triggered my memory cuz i saw them on your beetle and i was like OMGGG ive seen him!

cant wait to get Daisy (hehe mines named after a flower too)
all tricked out.
these are the rims i bought.
theyre charcoal gray right now. but my dad is gonna paint them pink for me :]
I'll keep an eye out for your Daisy.... Oh and you too:D. Check out this pink-trimmed nB CLICK HERE. She's awesome and will be a big help to you.

I'll have a link in my signautre in about an hour to click for Local GTG info.

Oh yeah.... You should start a photo thread of Daisy. Now that would be sweet:cool:
 
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