Speaking of Wheels . . (Fuchs).

Ingo D. Rautenberg ingo at waratap.com
Fri Sep 12 12:07:00 EDT 2003

Ah, Peter!

That's why I said  I don't see the difference between running a complete
forged/cast wheel without spacers and one made with spacers to be the
equivalent.  Yes, physically you're moving the wheel further out from the
hub, but the spacer is designed to be an extension of the wheel, per se.
For instance, if you're putting a 15mm spacer on the stock ET45 7" Fuchs,
you'll have the equivalent of an ET 25mm 7" wheel.

Unless you're going from positive to negative offset I really don't see a
problem, as in most any case under positive offset situations, the
tire/wheel combo will be further in than out with regard to hub mounting.


Stock ET 35 7.5" wheel: 5.15" inside vs. 2.35" outside (BBS 200q20v/V8)
Stock ET 45 7.0" wheel: 5.3" inside vs. 1.7" outside (Fuchs)
ET45 7" w/ 15mm spacer (ET30): 4.7" inside vs. 2.3" outside (Fuchs w/ 15mm
spacer) - What I bought the spacers for anyway
ET24 8" wheel: 5" inside vs. 3" outside (Urq 15x8 Ronal R8)
ET30 8" wheel: 5.2" inside vs. 2.8" outside (Compomotive MO)
ET30 8" w/ 15mm spacer (ET15):  4.6" inside vs. 3.4" outside (Compomotive MO
w/ 15mm spacer)

Believe it or not, I'm currently running my ET30 Compomotives with the 15mm
H&R hubcentric spacers on the v8q and all is fine...but this will not work
if I lower the car in any way!  Then I'll be back to plain 'ol ET30 :-)

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Schulz" <peschulz at cisco.com>
To: "Ingo D. Rautenberg" <ingo at waratap.com>; <t44tq at mindspring.com>
Cc: "200q20v" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: Speaking of Wheels . . (Fuchs).

> Guys:
> The nit that I do see in this thread is that there IS a difference in a
wheel with the proper offset and a wheel with a spacer.
> Wheel offset is the relationship between the wheel center line (rim) and
the hub.
> Using a spacer moves the entire wheel out from the wheel hub (out ward)

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