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Re: A4 Wheels

These are the 35mm offset wheels.  Tire Rack assured me that this is correct for
the type-44's.  I don't own one, so I was not aware of this.  I do know of several
44 owners that have mounted stock A4 wheels with no problems.  Do you know the
offset of the stock A4 wheels?


John Karasaki wrote:

> Chistopher,
> Thanks for your more than generous offer.  I'd like to offer only one warning:
> Please check the offset of the 16x7 wheels.  Discount Tire did our Audi
> community a great dis-service by selling A4 replica 16" wheels that had a
> 35mm offset.  This offset is too small for the pre-1991 type 44 cars (ideal
> is 40-45 mm with a 7" wide wheel).
> IME, Tire Rack is a much more detail oriented company that Discount,
> however, you really have to be an Audi fanatic to know that subtle but
> important fact about the wheel offset.  The entire aftermarket tire
> industry seems to think that 35mm offset wheels are "the" correct offset
> for our cars.
> Thanks again.  Please let me (us?) know what you find out about offset.
> At 03:42 PM 12/15/98 +0000, Christopher A. Woodward wrote:
> >Greetings fellow listers:
> >
> >First of all, let me say that I am not posting this as a vendor, as I
> >don't plan to make any profits off of these sales other than handling
> >fees to make up for my time. My company is not in the automotive
> >business, but we have a deal with Tire Rack so that I can get wholesale
> >prices through the compan-- I just wanted to see if I could help any
> >other q-listers out.
> >
> >I know that many of you have been mentioning that you are looking for
> >the factory 5 spoke A4 wheels (16 x 7) for your type 44's, etc.  I just
> >noticed today in my Tire Rack wholesale update that ATP makes a replica
> >of this wheel called the A5.  It is available in 15 x 7 and 16 x 7 at
> >$95/ea and $115/ea respectively.  ATP makes a great wheel, not a cheap
> >replica like you sometimes see in various local shops.  Just seeing how
> >much USED A4 wheels go for (mine went for $750 with 75% Badyears) I
> >figure there might be some interest since this is a pretty good price.
> >If we can get together a group purchase of even a few sets, it would be
> >worth it for me to organize it.  I can probably get Tire Rack to
> >directly drop ship these to you so we could all save some of the S&H
> >costs.
> >
> >Drop me an e-mail if you are interested, and I will get back with
> >everyone soon!
> >
> >Chris Woodward
> >Get Wireless, Inc. Atlanta, GA
> >(770) 640-6141
> >
> >
> Best Regards,
> John Karasaki
> Portland, OR