Wheel Offset

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Sat Mar 18 21:03:59 EST 2006

I don't know how helpful I can be, but the real answer is "it depends on the

You can't assume that there is enough clearance just by the offset alone-
need to consider the spoke clearance which varies from wheel to wheel.

You really would have to test-fit them to see. I had a set of S4tt wheels on
200 and it worked fine with the UFOs as well as with the Porsche brakes.
were 45 offset. I've seen 35 offset wheels that don't come even close to

Are you specifically looking for a 15" or a 16" wheel? I know that the 16"
that are designed to fit an A6 2.7T will definitely clear your UFOs, even in
a 45 offset.
A4s run much smaller brakes (until '05.5) so it's a bit trickier for

There are 15" steel wheels that will clear UFOs- search the archives, I
can't remember
who sells them.


On 3/18/06, Chuck Pierce <cpcycle at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I believe that our wheels come with a ET35 offset ( I have the V8 16"
> wheels). I am looking at getting an additional set of wheels to have
> some snow tires.
> There are a lot of A4  wheels out there with the ET45 offset. If I was
> to get one of these sets I  presume I will need to use some spacers
> (10mm? ).
> I still have the UFO brakes. Wisdom on this is appreciated.
> Yes I know it late for snow tires, but I am bargain hunting for next year.

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