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    hey i was just curious as to the maximum safe tire/wheel size on an 84 rabbit.

    a buddy of mine totalled his 98 civic and it has 18" wheels with low profile tires, i dont remember the size, but if i recall the total diameter is 24". the wheels are 8" wide. would this fit under my car, and how much wheel well "massaging" would i have to do to gain my full turning radius?

    ps. i have factory suspension, no lowering kit

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    I run a 14 x 6 rim, with 185/60 x 14 tires, like the original GTI fitment. You can easily run a 15 x 6 with 195/50 x 15. Anything larger I have no idea, but you can run a tire size comparison check at tirerack.com . You won't be able to go too large because of the 4 bolt pattern.
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    I have 15X7 and 195/50r15 and 13X7 with 215/50r13 with no problems larger than 15s give you problems with the fenders or braking power. If you have a really powerful engine you can use 17" but I wouldn't recomend it

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    oye conejo

    what is the overall diameter between 13 and 15 rims that you have. brand of tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanRoth View Post
    hey i was just curious as to the maximum safe tire/wheel size on an 84 rabbit.

    a buddy of mine totalled his 98 civic and it has 18" wheels with low profile tires, i dont remember the size, but if i recall the total diameter is 24". the wheels are 8" wide. would this fit under my car, and how much wheel well "massaging" would i have to do to gain my full turning radius?

    ps. i have factory suspension, no lowering kit
    i've got 17's on my 83 gti you won't be able to lower more the than 30mm and you will need 1/4" spacers to clear the shock tower at the widest point as far as 18's go i'm going to safely predict rubbing unless you use a very low profile tire like a 30

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