Alternative alloy wheels

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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by Brooner » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:28 pm

graeme4130 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:25 am
Normal aftermarket wheels are boring, it's the 34" Chrome ones you want to be considering :bigblink: chrome.jpg
mmm tempted but they need spinners

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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by MikeFish » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:51 pm

Brooner wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:37 am
Anyone running 20" 10.5 25et
as this is Vossens recommendation just wanting to see if anyone has real world experience of this size on standard 275 30 tyres as regards to stone chipping clearance etc
275 on a 10.5 is a bit of a stretch. Having said this I have 285 on my 10.5 and they look OK.

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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by Brooner » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:43 pm

Yes that's what I thought
I was thinking more 10" with the 275s
But I'm still torn between the vossen VFS4
And the ABT GR alloys but they are about 1k more than the Vossens

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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by AndyL » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:56 pm

Ajjclarke wrote:
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I paint the existing wheels black on mine and added 15mm Spacers to front and 20mm to the back (H&R). if you're more conservative you could go 10mm front and 15mm back. It makes the arches look loads better and is a super cheap modification.

One tip to mention, there is a screw holding the liner in place at about 1 o'clock as you look at the drivers side wheel (RHD) and these are real belt and braces. You don't need them, they are only on the front, and they cause rubbing against the tyre that is otherwise not apparent when you remove the clip.
Did you use extended wobble bolts? or switch ot using standard radius bolts?

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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by s4tokyo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:08 am

A question which I can't find addressed here so far, and which a previous B8 owner may (??) be able to confirm for me.

I have B8, getting delivery of B0 in couple of weeks. I have aftermarkets on the B8 which I'd like to carry over also to the B9.

My understanding is that B8 & B9 offsets are both 26, and that B9 calipers are 4 pot instead of 6 pot on the B8.
The B9 should offer more clearance than the B8 for same alloys, so I'm thinking.

Ahead of car delivery and actually physically checking, might anyone have direct experience taking B8 alloys and using, without adjustment, on B9? There are no issues, correct?

Thx in advance.
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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by graeme4130 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:14 am

s4tokyo wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:08 am


I have B8, getting delivery of B0 in couple of weeks. I have aftermarkets on the B8 which I'd like to carry over also to the B9.

Does that mean that Audi's production has now restarted ?
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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by s4tokyo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:55 am

graeme4130 wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:14 am
s4tokyo wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:08 am


I have B8, getting delivery of B0 in couple of weeks. I have aftermarkets on the B8 which I'd like to carry over also to the B9.

Does that mean that Audi's production has now restarted ?
My car had build finished at start Dec. so production is happening. As some have noted in separate thread - me being in Japan - there may be different production plan(s) according destination markets. I have seen no posts indicating orders starting in UK this year, yet.
[Japan will only have B9 RS4 introduction from end this month v's other markets starting more than 18months ago...so that maybe justifies the push to get RS4 on the Market here, before it becomes labelled as 'previous model' ! :) ]
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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by Ian_C » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:43 am

s4tokyo wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:08 am
A question which I can't find addressed here so far, and which a previous B8 owner may (??) be able to confirm for me.

I have B8, getting delivery of B0 in couple of weeks. I have aftermarkets on the B8 which I'd like to carry over also to the B9.

My understanding is that B8 & B9 offsets are both 26, and that B9 calipers are 4 pot instead of 6 pot on the B8.
The B9 should offer more clearance than the B8 for same alloys, so I'm thinking.

Ahead of car delivery and actually physically checking, might anyone have direct experience taking B8 alloys and using, without adjustment, on B9? There are no issues, correct?

Thx in advance.
Not an owner, but this thread is where wheel info was posted collective when the B9 was coming out:

viewtopic.php?f=131&t=127074
B5 B6 B7

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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by s4tokyo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:50 pm

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Not an owner, but this thread is where wheel info was posted collective when the B9 was coming out:

viewtopic.php?f=131&t=127074
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Appreciated. Had not seen.

On separate note, SINCE I posted above I visited my Dealer today. As of Jan 9, he showed me a posting from Audi Japan to it's Dealers that B9 RS4 20" offset has "changed" from E26 to E22 (twenty two). 19" wheels are not impacted.

I don't have the reason for this, but nor do I know if Audi would change ET's by destination Market regulation - if necessary - in which case a) is this Japan only? , OR b) might it be running change on all future Global Market builds?

[Ironically, it means that in Japan this new offset requires the addition of 'fender flaps' to both front and rear, those goofy plastic extension ribs seen on some models,......which makes me think that the ET change was not dictated by a Japan Regulation need. Rather the 'fender flaps' are being added for Japan Regulation need 'BECAUSE the offset has changed' - that would be my interpretation].


Back to where I started ... :)
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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by RS6chris! » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:39 pm

In my humble opinion

The best wheels are the carbon edition ones!

Spaced, lowered.

Job done
C7 RS6 PE dynamic pack plus(sepang)KW springs,Spacers, Maxton kit,Akrapovic zorst.21” Vossens VFS2.

C7 RS6(daytona)21" Ispiri,s,Litchfield Stage 2,Non-Res Milltek,.20mm rear,15mm front spacers..KW springs.

Porsche Panamera Turbo(black)Fully loaded..AAS custom non res exhaust. LED upgrade..15mm rear spacers.7mm front spacers.

C6 RS6 AVANT(sepang).MRC Stage 2..722bhp..899nm..Custom zorst..10mm spacers front..8mm spacers rear..ITG filters..KW springs.

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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by Brooner » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:13 pm

RS6chris! wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:39 pm
In my humble opinion

The best wheels are the carbon edition ones!

Spaced, lowered.

Job done
agreed but they were no longer in the configurator before it closed hopefully they will be back when the books open again if they ever do
then i might have a set of 20" RS6 alloys for sale

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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by s4tokyo » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:46 am

RS6chris! wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:39 pm
In my humble opinion

The best wheels are the carbon edition ones!

Spaced, lowered.

Job done
Where I am at the Carbon Pack does not include those (wit reduction 2kg/wheel) milled 5 spokes. For some reason they're currently an option on the RS5 but not the RS4. Go figure:-(
I'll work something alternative out in time, as prefer black alloys on Sonoma Green. The spec's silver / anthracite alloys I'll hang with in the mean time:)
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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by 0xSam » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:15 pm

There are many high quality (And high priced) aftermarket vendors. I've got gloss black HRE p107 and they're looking great imo..
-Audi RS4 B9 | HRE P107 20" - Gloss Black
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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by PieterZ » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:19 pm

I bet those look great! Can you share a picture?
All black B9 RS4

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Re: Alternative alloy wheels

Post by 0xSam » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:30 pm

PieterZ wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:19 pm
I bet those look great! Can you share a picture?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VslmYp5icLg7tBzm1

Got a few of them on the above link.
-Audi RS4 B9 | HRE P107 20" - Gloss Black
-Nissan GT-R MY2015

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