question about Fuchs

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Wed Oct 24 20:49:43 EDT 2001

Could the '91 200's with 35mm offset have been FWD cars instead of the 

At 03:51 PM 10/24/2001 -0700, Ken Keith wrote:

>The Fuchs may be the same offset as the original '87 5ksq stockers, but he's
>running 200 BBS wheels.  I checked, and it lists 
>200 wheels as being 45mm, as well as '91 200 wheels as 35mm.  So it 
>depends on
>which 200 BBS he has.  I would imagine he'd have even more fitment 
>problems if
>he was running 35mm, so maybe they're 45mm.  I believe he's checking the 
>for ET markings.
>I didn't realize there were 45mm BBS mesh available for my car.  Interesting
>option, if they show up cheap somewhere.
>Dave Aukerman aukdav at wrote:
>Sort of.  The Fuchs will be fine.  I am running them on a 200tqw w/H&R
>springs, which are a bit lower than the Eibachs.  The sidewall of your tire
>will bulge less on the Fuchs due to the wider rim.  This is good.  However,
>the Fuchs are the same offset as the stockers.  There is word on the street
>that some of the Fuchs are 42mm offset, but mine (all five of them) are the
>standard 45mm.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <auditude at>
> >
> > Hi Ron,
> >
> > I'll give a shot at an answer.  The Fuchs will be just fine.  Your 200
> > BBS' are a lower offset than the Fuchs, which are 45mm.  They will
> > sit in further.  I belive the Fuchs fit beautifully, based on lurking and
> > reading only.  Congrats on finding a set.  Those and the Eibachs
> > make your 5kcstq a rare breed.
> >
> > Of course, ymmw on the Fuch fitment, but if it doesn't work out, I'll
> > buy 'em off you! :-)  Actually, if you choose to put the Fuchs on and
> > raise it up, I'd buy the springs too! :-D
> >
> > Ken
> >
> > > question about Fuchs
> > >
> > > Ron Wainwright  ron_01056 at wrote:
> > >
> > >   Hello list,  I just bought a set of Fuchs for my 87 5ksq I was so
> > > excited to get them and for the price I just could'nt saie no
> > >  got them from the local Audi tech but I have one
> > > question like I saied I was so excited that I just got them no
> > > questions asked but now I have a concern and that is,
> > >   I have a set of Audi BBS mesh rims on there now and
> > > Ron
> > > 87 5ksq(original owner)220K euros,2c bbs,eibach
> > > prokit,boge turbogas allround,strut brace, big brakes

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