[200q20v] 1990 200TQAvant 17" WheelRim Clearance Issues

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Thu Sep 27 21:21:03 EDT 2001

>  From: "Scott" <suffolkassociates at verizon.net>
>  To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
>  Cc: "Suf D" <SuffolkD at aol.com>
>  Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:36:31 -0400
>  Subject: [200q20v] 1990 200TQAvant 17" WheelRim Clearance Issues
>   Doing some experimentaion on a 1990 200 TQAvant/Wagon non flared =
>  wheelwells.
>  The vehicle is on stock suspension and I was going to lower the car with =
>  (Blau) H&R springs, but have this clearance issue first:       My =
>  problem is that the 17" 35MM offset Cieffe A4 look-a-likes are so close =
>  to the rear fender well. Receipt states 17 x 7.5 rim 5 x 122MM bolt
>  The stock 15"rims are 45MM offset.
>  Discount tire says the 17" 35MM offset will fit the wheel wells and max =
>  tire size is 215/45/17.
>  I have 225/45/17.  I do question the extra 10MM (width) being the reason =
>  (they say: the aspect ratio sidewall height because of the extra 10MM =
>  tire width) is the reason they don't fit.
>  The fronts are sooo close (to strut control arm) but at 35MM offset they =
>  fit and spacers may be the answer for total safety.  And it looks like =
>  having a 45MM offset would work in the back only not the front.          =
>   =20
>  Any Ideas??????????  ALSO, are there back brake rotors with a shorter =
>  "hat" to draw in the rear tires so I can use the 35MM offset 17" =
>  rims/wheels?

The non-flared car doesn't have much clearance room.  Seem to recall Scott 
Mockry writing a bit about that on his site http://www.sjmautotechnik.com
The rear brake hat isn't the clearance issue; it is a fairly thin piece of 
steel over a wheel hub (the top of the rotor hat), that sets the wheel 
offset.  Only reason to do a deeper hat is if the caliper is interfering with 
the wheel, and then you've got issues with bearing carrier clearances, and 
with making custom caliper mounts.

Igor Kessel flared the rear fenders of his 200; some success, but certainly 
not something you'd confuse with factory.

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