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Re: Wheels Wanted for Type 44

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric_R_Kissell@email.whirlpool.com
To: quattro@audifans.com <quattro@audifans.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 9:00 PM
Subject: Wheels Wanted for Type 44

>  Three questions about wheels for my 1986 5000cstq:
>  1. Does anyone have 15x7 Fuchs for sale?  I want to
>     purchase some, preferably silver.

Try the anderson brothers.  www.karquattro.com.  They have a set for sale,
albeit pearl white.  Can be refinished in silver very easily and I'd be glad
to do it for you for say, $50 a wheel!  ;^)  But good luck getting in touch
with them.  I left messages and emails with no avail.  I chose not to do
business with them.  You might have better luck though.

>  2. Would 16" wheels (45 mm offset) from an A4 work?
>     Any clearance issues? Does anyone have 16" A4 wheels
>     for sale?

Yes.  No clearance issues as long as you stick with the stock 205 series
tire.  Try www.a4.org.  That's where I found my set.

>  3. Could I use V8 wheels on the front (37 mm offset)
>     and A4 wheels in the rear (45 mm offset) to give more
>     clearance with the tie rod in front? What problems
>     might I have if I try this?

Don't want to use two different offsets.  Makes things complex and plus the
V8 wheels look nothing like the A4 wheels, so why would you want to do that?
Would look silly.  Could do A8 wheels if that's what your talking about, but
why bother with two different offsets????  Doesn't make sense.