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Re: A4 rims on 5kt?
From: Erik R Addy <email@example.com>
To: BrutKobain@aol.com <BrutKobain@aol.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, June 18, 1999 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: A4 rims on 5kt?
>> i have enclosed a pic of the Fuchs, on my deceased '84 5kT . they are
>> ET45. they have 205-60-15 tires on them.
>Hmm...Well, we are talking about the same wheels. Strange, I have seen
>probably dozens of sets and they are always 15x7.
They are 15x7"!
>> anyway, the question i am trying to get answered, is, how can i get the
>> ET45 A4 wheels to fit on my '86 5kT, without the 205-55-16 tires rubbing
>> tie rod ends??
The A4 rims are 16x7" with 45ET offset. If you stick with the stock 205
series rubber on those wheels, it will not rub on the tie rods...if your car
is stock ride height. But, I have even heard a few listers with lowered
5k's that are running them. Again, using the 205 rubber is key. 215 may
squeze by if car is not lowered, but it will be close.
I've been researching this quite a bit and have finally decided to go with
the A4 Sport package wheels and stock Dunlop 205/55 ZR-16 tires! Will be a
very nice upgrade and will free up my stock BBS wheels for snows. ;^)