[A4] Suggestions for new wheels?

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Sun Aug 15 19:55:12 EDT 2004

Hi all,

The 17" RS4-style wheels from Audi collection are actually quite soft, they are standard on the '01.5 A4's with sport package, and quite a few people have bend them over potholes.  Plus for that price (>$470 USD each you can get way better wheels).

BBS and OZ are generally very high quality wheels, but like you said, very expensive.  How about some cheaper replica wheels (RS4, RS4-DTM...)?  They look great and much cheaper, and quite strong too.  And if you do bend them at least they won't be as $$$ to replace.  check out Achtuning (www.achtuning.com) or Hartmann wheels (something like www.hartmannwheels.com).

Lastly, Ronal does make wheels for Audi.


----- Original Message -----
From: Jon <delta9 at gmail.com>
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2004 1:20 pm
Subject: Re: [A4] Suggestions for new wheels?

> On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 13:48:01 -0400, Stock, Nicholas
> <nicholas_stock at merck.com> wrote:
> > I know this seems like a silly point, but have you checked out 
> the Audi
> > website? They do some pretty nice wheels, and you can buy the 
> RS4 ones for
> > around 450 US ea (bit pricey I know, but really nice wheels...).
> Yeah, but to my knowledge those wheels are known to be the strongest
> wheels in production.
> To get back to what Martin asked, if you want a wheel that is strong,
> I think you should go with a two piece BBS wheel, or an OZ Superlegga.
> I believe those are fairly strong wheels for the money (The BBS being
> in the same price range as those RS4 style wheels Nicholas is talking
> about.)  The OZ SL is strong because of all the spokes, though those
> spokes are also a PITA to clean.
> I am no expert on this, but that is what I recall from other
> discussions here and on the qlist and on audiworld.
> Jon
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