quattro digest, Vol 1 #3826 - Re: 5000tq wheels on A4Q?
Larry C Leung
l.leung at juno.com
Tue Aug 13 18:24:10 EDT 2002
200Q 20V wheels, 15 x 7.5 J 35mm offset
stock A4 wheels, 15 or 16 x 7 J, 45 mm offset (don't know about factory
Yes, the offsets are different. However, a minimal (though not
change will occur if you run the lower offset wheels. Generally, the
wheels will tramoline (follow grooves) more easily than the stock ones,
since they'll be running higher profile snows, it may not matter.
Also of POTENTIAL interest. The lesser offset means the wheels sit
further out, which could
be a prblem with outer fender clearance (not likely with an A4 unless the
tires are VERY wide)
and there could be a SLIGHT chance that the outer race of the front wheel
bearings will wear
slightly quicker due to the increase of track.
LL - NY
> From: <auditude at cox.net>
> To: quattro at audifans.com, t44tq at mindspring.com,
> ricematthews at msn.com
> Subject: Re: 5000tq wheels on A4Q?
> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 11:58:52 -0400
> Hi Taka,
> Wouldn't the offset of your '91 200tq wheels be less than optimal
> for his A4? I thought the 200 wheels were a lower offset than the
> 45mm of the 5k's and A4's, like 30 something.
> The A4 is probably not as critical/picky as a 5k, but wouldn't the
> offsets be different?
> Quoting t44tq at mindspring.com:
> > Mark-
> > Yes, they should fit fine.
> > Make sure the 5ktq that they're from has the G60 brakes- there was
> a running
> > change in the wheels that gave the wheels a tad more clearance in
> the later
> > cars, only a suffix change in the part number.
> > Barring that, I'd sell you my OEM '91 200q wheels, but they're
> probably a
> > lot more than you want to spend, esp. for winter wheels.
> > Taka
> > On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 05:44:20 -0400 ricematthews
> <ricematthews at msn.com>
> > wrote:
> > I have an opportunity to buy a set of stock 15x6 wheels from a
> 5000tq cheap.
> > Does anybody know if these will fit on my '98 A4Q 2.8 Avant with
> > brakes? (Wheels would be for winter use.) Thanks.
> > -Mark
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