Speaking of Wheels . . (Fuchs).

TM t44tq at mindspring.com
Thu Sep 11 21:58:10 EDT 2003

That's fine, just wanted to bring up two issues- spacers may or
may not be true hubcentric and if they're not, you are asking for
a lot of trouble.

Second, that large of a spacer starts putting the wheels so far outboard
that I would be concerned with wheel bearing life.


-----Original Message-----
From: benswann at comcast.net [mailto:benswann at comcast.net]
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 12:33 PM
To: TM
Cc: quattro at audifans.com; urq at audifans.com; 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: RE: Speaking of Wheels . . (Fuchs).


Just making the clarification for the uninitiated that these wheels are
OK to
use providing  at least 12 mm are spacers used on the front wheels.  I
chose to
do so since I have 2 extra sets with good tires, rather than procuring
something elsewhere. I got the 15mm spacers.  200 20v Avant handled
with the setup.

Also, they fit fine on the Ur Quattro too, although I did not verify if
would occur under hard handling with the 205/60 tires that are a little
than the 225/45 16" on wheels I took off for refurbishing.



p.s. I will likely be selling this set of silver Fuchs with good tires,
as I
have plenty extra now.
> Fitting with 15mm spacers is not the same thing.
> Taka
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of benswann at comcast.net
> Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 9:55 PM
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> Cc: quattro at audifans.com; urq at audifans.com; 200q20v at audifans.com;
> i2k at xmission.com
> Subject: RE: Speaking of Wheels . . .
> Clarification - the 15X7 Fuchs work great on the 200 20v tq.  They
> just need spacers on the front wheels.  I am using 15mm spacers on
> front wheels.  Fuchs mounted on the avant - work great.  Wondering why

> I chased a set of new tires so desparately as they do as good with
> 205/60 Pirelli as the 225/60 Yokahamas I had on the BBS wheels.
> I did end up getting Yokahama ABS db, albiet reluctantly as Pilot XGTs

> were way too much and the Conti Extreme were back ordered for a long
> time.  I hope they will be better the the earlier ABS tires I took
> off.
> But in the meantime I've been driving around with the Fuchs (possibly
> for sale).  They look great and do fine on the car.
> Ben
> [Kerry-
> The UrS 5-spoke 16x8 wheels will fit, because UFO brakes were standard

> equipment on the S4 in '92 and '93. I'm pretty sure the 15x7 Fuchs
> will not fit, a lister has tried them w/o success.
> Taka]
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