Speaking of Wheels . . (Fuchs).

Ingo D. Rautenberg ingo at waratap.com
Fri Sep 12 10:48:40 EDT 2003


Nobody IMO.  What do you consider way out of spec?  I've been running
Compomotive ET30 8 x 17's on the lowered 200 without a prob and did so on my
old v8 as well (standard ET35 on 7.5" rim).  But the diff between a 35mm
offset 7.5" wheel and a 30mm 8" wheel is negligible.  OTOH, for winter
driving I picked up a set of 15mm hubcentric H&R wheel spacers for the Urq
and the 7" wide ET45 Fuchs wheels, making them effectively ET30's -- the
Stock Ronal R8's are ET 24 (8" width).  Incidentally, the 200q20v was
running a set of Urq Ronals before I purchased it.  As long as the wheels
can be tucked in under the fenders and don't hit things like steering arms,
tie rods, brakes or the like, you should be OK.  Of course any change in
wheel width and offset will affect the handling of your car...

I'm with Bernie here -- except for non-hubcentric wheel spacers (which
should be illegal IMO), I don't see the difference between running a
complete forged/cast wheel without spacers and one made to be the
equivalent.  The ONLY problem I see is of disparate materials causing lug
bolt loosening -- another reason to frequently check the wheel lug torque --
especially at the track.

Or maybe I misunderstood the comment....

'91 200q20v...Slightly modified
'84 Tornado Red Urquattro
'91 v8 quattro 5-Speed (not exactly stock) :-)

----- Original Message -----
From: "TM" <t44tq at mindspring.com>
To: "'Bernie Benz'" <b.benz at charter.net>
Cc: "'200q20V mailing list'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 11:22 PM
Subject: RE: Speaking of Wheels . . (Fuchs).

> Bernie-
> What kind of idiot uses way oversize wheel spacers that put the
> offset way out of spec? The same applies to wheel of the same offset.
> Taka

Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.515 / Virus Database: 313 - Release Date: 9/1/2003

More information about the 200q20v mailing list