[BiturboS4] S4 Frustrations - Suspension
stiles_s at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 13 22:11:36 EDT 2002
I think the appropriate title of this is "frustrations -- wheel offset".
It's clearly the offset that's giving you guys grief. The OZ SLs are even
worse in 18", due to their (IIRC) 32mm offset.
I really wish someone would make a stock-offest rim in 18 that was nice &
light. Unfortunately the closest I could find, w/a bunch of searching, was
Fikse, but I didn't want to pay $1k/rim.
So, I ended up w/some ABT Z4s in 17x7.5et43. They weigh just over 20lbs/ea,
for a nice ~7-lb savings at each corner over stock. Great looking (IMO) too.
>From: "Kjos'" <fastwheels3 at attbi.com>
>Reply-To: "Kjos'" <fastwheels3 at attbi.com>
>To: "Troy Smith" <tgs210 at mindspring.com>, <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
>Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] S4 Frustrations - Suspension
>Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 17:17:43 -0700
>Troy & Group,
>I just installed some 225x40x18 S03s on 8x18 Oettinger wheels with a 35mm
>offset and am experiencing the same exact problem. I'm going to take off my
>H&R springs (1.4" drop but ride height adjusted to about 1" drop by using
>height adjustable NeuSpeed/Bilstein shocks) and reinstall the factory
>springs at the lowest height setting on the shocks. This will lower the car
>about .5"-.7" from the original factory setting. It should solve the
>BTW, I just took off my Pirelli P7000s (same size). I was not having any
>rubbing problems with them. Even though the S03s are the same 225x40x18
>size, the tread width and tire width are both wider than the P7000s. Your
>problems would be worse with the wider tires.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Troy Smith" <tgs210 at mindspring.com>
>To: <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
>Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2002 10:54 AM
>Subject: [BiturboS4] S4 Frustrations - Suspension
> > This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
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> > Hello. Please help if you can...
> > I recently made the following modifications to my 2001 S4 Suspension
> > slightly frustrating result.
> > * Changed wheels to OZ Racing Superleggera 8X18 w/ Pirelli P7000 225,
> > 40, 18 tires.
> > * Installed MTM springs.
> > * Installed MTM 3 degree negative camber kit on the front of the
> > vehicle.
> > * Installed rear 19 MM swaybar.
> > The result:
> > * Handles like it should.
> > * Looks great.
> > * Upper shoulder of front tire rubs the very inside edge of the lip on
> > the fender and the wheel well liner during turns while driving style is
> > aggressive and when a 'bump' is encountered while driving straight at
> > in excess of 40 MPH. The 'rub' is only for a brief second but audibly
> > noticeable in the cabin of the vehicle and certainly not good for the
> > At this point tire damage is minimal but frustrating.
> > After much research, debate, and everyone involved assuring me all parts
> > should go together very well - 'this rim is made for the S4', 'MTM works
> > directly with Audi engineers and all parts are made to Audi spec' -
> > to say I am at wits end! I recently used the local Audi dealers shop to
> > 'roll back' the inside of the front fenders (some progress but still
> > a little).
> > Here is my question:
> > Do I a) go a very stiff shock (ie - Billstien) and basically lock in
> > suspension or b) is there an aftermarket flair for the wheel well I can
> > put on (I am referring to the RS4 fender which appears wider). Keep in
> > I live in Colorado and the roads while not terrible are certainly not
> > best in the country.
> > Any experience in this matter or advice would be appreciated.
> > Sincerely,
> > Troy G. Smith
> > Denver, CO
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