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    what does the ET mean on wheels?

    im looking for some new wheels, but im just wondering what the ET means? and do i have to look for the same ET as ive got on my current wheels?
    any help would be great

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    Hi, Wheels are usually stamped with their offset using the German prefix "ET", meaning "Einpresstiefe" or, literally, "insertion depth". An example would be "ET45" for a 45mm offset.

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    ET is the offset. the higher the offset, the further into the arch the wheel will sit. Lower offset wheel sits out further, so for example on a MK4 a wheel of ET40 will sit around level with the arch, offset of ET20 will be sticking outside of the arch.

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    yeh its for a mk4 astra,
    anyways thats a great help thanks very much

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