[A4] Suggestions for new wheels?

cote_m at look.ca cote_m at look.ca
Thu Aug 19 12:36:29 EDT 2004

What do you guys think of BBS VZ (17x8)? Solid enough?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Quincy Chiang" <b5quattro at shaw.ca <mailto:b5quattro at shaw.ca>>
To: "Jon" <delta9 at gmail.com <mailto:delta9 at gmail.com>>
Cc: "Stock, Nicholas" <nicholas_stock at merck.com
<mailto:nicholas_stock at merck.com>>; <a4 at audifans.com
<mailto:a4 at audifans.com>>; "Martin Cote" <cote_m at look.ca
<mailto:cote_m at look.ca>>
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] Suggestions for new wheels?

> 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 <http://www.achtuning.com>) or Hartmann wheels
(something like www.hartmannwheels.com <http://www.hartmannwheels.com>).
> Lastly, Ronal does make wheels for Audi.
> Quincy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jon <delta9 at gmail.com <mailto: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 <mailto: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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