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Re: More Info : Wheel Offset Question : Audi 80 Vs. Civic

> There's a 90-something Honda Civic at my mech's that
> was recently totalled. It has some excellent wheels and
> even then my mech isn't selling it but a friend of a friend
> is parting it out and I was wondering if any knows whether
> the wheels of the 88 80Q and the Civic four bolt patterns
> have the same offset of 108. Thanks

well, the bolt circle dimension is easy to check, just try to mount

Problems that may arise:

The hub diameter coule be too small (wheel won't go on) or too large
(lug bolts will be the only thing keeping the wheel centered, hard to
get right)

The "offset".  This is the distance from the mounting plane to the
center line of the wheel, most of the Audis I have messed with have an
offset of 45mm (or is that *minus* 45mm? I think so.), changing this
alters the handling (though don't ask me to explain what or how!) and
eventually will create mechanical problems too - like tires rubbing
wheel wells.

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250