[Biturbos4] RS4 wheels fit on S4?

Grant gfl1 at optonline.net
Mon May 30 08:57:57 EDT 2005

They buyer doesn't specify the offset, but I would guess its 35 mm,  
which is 0.4" too far to the outside.
If he then recommends a 10mm spacer (another 0.4", you'll be dealing  
with geometry that's WAY off, IMNSHO.

I would:

1) avoid offset other than stock, which on a BiTurbo is 45mm (or 43mm  
in some cases)
2) NEVER use a spacer
3) Rarely buy wheels from someone who doesn't know what offset is, but  
claims to know what they fit

Let's face it, even the Tire Rack and other honest, reputable shops  
play this trick to a small degree - sellng 35mm offset 16" rims to  
clear our big front brakes.  But its still "wrong", increases strain on  
the suspension, changes scrub radius, and overall does nasty things.

Now that I've ranted, I'm surprised that a 17" x 7.5" wheel won't fit  
the big brakes with stock offset of 45mm.

I'm also surprised that RS4 wheels are 17 x 7.5 (they're not)


On May 30, 2005, at 12:36 AM, Adam Schwartz wrote:

> Hey all,
> I sent this message the other day, but it didnt get through. Maybe the  
> server was freaking out?
> Anyway...
> Ive been looking at some new wheels and I have heard different things  
> on if they will actually fit. Anyone know for sure? Following is an  
> Ebay link to the wheels I am talking about - this auction the guy says  
> we need a 10mm spacer - yet I think I have heard others say they are  
> not needed.
> What say you group?
> Link:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? 
> ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=7976989070&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT
> thanks,
> Adam
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