[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

Thanks all for the info that you've sent me on my wheel question. 
I managed to get one bit of information from the guy selling them.
He didn't know much about the bolt circle dimension or the 
offset. But he said the make, was I forget, either AF-1 or AE-1
and it is available in most major catalogs and is a 15". My hope is
that the dual pattern will turn out to be 4 x 100 and 4 x 108. Though
someone did mention to me that most dual patterns have 4x100
and 4x116...given that I can only keep my fingers crossed. 

Someone also asked about a dual pattern was. It has a total of 
8 holes with four of each having a different spacing. The only reason
I am so keen on getting this wheels is that they are practically new
and I'm getting them att $90 each when the guy paid $1K+ for all. 
But well if it doesn't work I guess I'll just keep up and see. Does
any one know of any other OEM wheels that will fit on the 88 80Q
without need for spacers etc ? Thanks 

Mike Theuri
88 80Q 164K 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Huw Powell <audi@mediaone.net>
Subject: 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