200tq20v Bigger Wheels

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Sun Apr 23 16:00:05 EDT 2006

On Apr 23, 2006, at 7:30 PM, Brice Warnick wrote:

> I am in the market for bigger wheels for my 200tq20v. I have G60  
> brakes but plan on upgrading to Big Reds in the next couple years.
> I do not track my car.
> I want to stay with OEM wheels. No aftermarket.
> I do not want to go any bigger than 17.
> This is a link to the type of wheels I have been looking at. Avus  
> style 17x7.5 45mm offset which are suppossed to be gauranteed to  
> fit my car.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dII? 
> ViewItem&item=8056471265&sspagename=A
> Maybe not the chrome but the same wheels which I can get for around  
> $950 new.
> What about the 45mm offset. Do our cars have a 32 or 35mm offset?  
> If I go with a 45mm offset will I have to get longer bolts and add  
> spacers?

37MM on the UFO cars; dunno about the G60 cars.

Whether you track the car has little bearing on wheel choices.  I  
agree there are few tasteful non-OEM wheels, but I think you are  
severely limiting yourself by sticking with OEM.  The AVUS wheels  
(especially the knock-offs) weigh significantly more than the stock  
rims.  Also, it's your car- but I've never particularly cared for how  
AVUS wheels look on cars other than the S4/S6.

   I've always found BBS to have something tasteful (if somewhat  
expensive), and I personally like the simple design of the OZ's  
Superleggera (not the "Superleggera III"), which is extremely  
lightweight...well under 20lb each.

If you're made of money, there's always Fiske.  If you're made of  
solid gold bullion, there's HRE :-)


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