[Biturbos4] 17" wheels and StopTech brakes

Wilson Northrup northrup at crazybug.com
Tue Apr 3 22:08:21 EDT 2007

but then the superleggeras might crack, like mine did, and then did 
again... and then...  they were 18's with no excuse for cracking based on 
the roads they were exposed to.

i noticed tha they seem to develop cracks in the spokes for others, but 
mine cracked on the rim edge.

On Tue, 3 Apr 2007, DocWyte wrote:

> OZ Superleggera's and their new Ultraleggerra will clear with no
> spacers, as will SSR Comps and SSR GT7's, BBS RC's will as well.  I know
> these wheels will clear without spacers without a doubt.  There are some
> other BBS wheels that I suspect will clear, but I'm not sure...
> Chris Newbold wrote:
>> A couples months back I installed StopTech's 332mm big brake kit on my
>> 2001 S4 Avant. Silly stopping power and a fantastic pedal feel, and
>> they fit (just barely!) under the OEM 17" wheels. I've got some pics
>> of the installation here:
>> http://gallery.newbold.org/v/audi/s4/bigbrake/
>> So now I'm in the market for a nice set of summer wheels. I really
>> want to stick with 17" rims since I live in New England and I fear
>> that 18" rims would be courting pot-hole disaster. I also have 1 1/2
>> sets of 17" Michelin PS2s sitting in the garage that I'm loath to
>> abandon.
>> It seems to be tricky business finding 17" rims that will clear the
>> calipers. It's not so much the diameter inside the wheel as the
>> lateral clearance between the outside face of the caliper and the
>> spokes of the wheels.
>> StopTech does provide a sizing template which can be used to check
>> wheels for proper clearance, but that isn't much help when researching
>> options online or over the phone. So I'm hoping that someone out there
>> has some BTDT experience and can name a few options which are known to
>> fit. Or perhaps a referral to an attentive tuner/dealer that would be
>> able to work to find options.
>> Thanks for any information!
>> -Chris
>> 2001 S4 Avant 6spd
>> 2004 allroad 2.7T
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