Stock 200q20vt BBS wheels vs. urS4 wheels

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Thu Aug 12 19:10:42 EDT 2004

My quick 2-cents.  I ran the 5-star UrS4 wheels on my 200 for a couple of 
months and it really didn't work for me.  I had a lot of tramlining, found 
the car to ride a bit harsher, and didn't really notice a huge gain in 
handling.  Thought it looked good.  The extra tire width definetly 
compensates for the offset change (looks wise), so looks pretty hunkered 
down from the rear.

All in all, I'm back with the stock wheels, and foresee staying there for 
the future...unless a set of 16" BBS from the Euro V8's came up.

Derek P

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Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 08:42:57 -0700
From: "Steve Sprague" <>
Subject: Stock 200q20vt BBS wheels vs. urS4 wheels
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Hey All,

	I'm looking at purchasing some tires for my pearl sedan.  In looking
at new tires, I was thinking of going with some 16" urS4 wheels that have a
set of tires with plenty of tread left.  I do like the look of the stock BBS
wheels on the car but am always looking for an upgrade.  While looking in
the Audifans Registry for other owners with the same wheel, most of the
photos had cars with the stock wheels.
	With my car, I'm looking for a nice ride, not too stiff and a low q
factor.  I was trying to keep with factory wheels if possible and a 16"
wheel is the most logical upgrade to keep the ride comfortable and not
harsh.  The 16" BBS wheels seem hard to find if at all available.  So those
were not considered.  I've had 17" wheels on my A2 Jetta 16v and it rode
rough.  I like the ride of the 15's and 16's would be fine.
	My question is, what are your opinions about going to the urS4
wheels over the stock BBS.  Or stay with the stock BBS wheels.  Is there a
reason, beyond financial, for you to prefer the stock wheels over a
different wheel (specifically the urS4 wheel)?  This is more a vanity issue
than a good or bad issue.  If you are an owner with the urS4 wheels, please
email a current picture to me so I can see what my car could look like.  I
saw a couple cars in the registry and if those owners could send photos at
different angles, it would be greatly appreciated.

You may send to me off list.  Thanks for your time.

Enjoying the car even more with the Euro's installed!

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