[s-cars] Wheels and Suspension
LL - NY
larrycleung at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 14:53:10 EDT 2005
Good luck on weathering or getting away from Rita. She sounds like a
pretty serious storm.
LL - NY
On 9/22/05, Steve Marinello <smarinello at entouch.net> wrote:
> I run 17" ATP S5's with 235/45-17 tires on the '95 S6 sedan with '92
> and Koni Sports. It looks good; much better than the 16" wheels and tires,
> although not as squatted down looking as on the S6 avant with the
> Eibach/Bilstein set-up. Got a hurricane coming, but if I get a chance,
> take a pic and send it on, Matt.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <tony.curran at sympatico.ca>
> To: "Matt Molyneux" <mmolyneux at gmail.com>; "s-car-list"
> <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 6:59 AM
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Wheels and Suspension
> > Matt,
> > I'd suspect bigger wheels would look kind of goofy with stock suspension
> > due to the large gap between tire and fender.
> > I have the Bilstein/Eibach combo and the drop (20mm all round) still
> > leaves a small gap between top of tire and bottom lip of fender so a 17
> > 18 looks nice without having that "slammed" appearance.
> > I use stock wheels.
> > Tony
> > 96 S6
> >> From: Matt Molyneux <mmolyneux at gmail.com>
> >> Date: 2005/09/21 Wed PM 10:25:13 EST
> >> To: s-car-list <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> >> Subject: [s-cars] Wheels and Suspension
> >> As I alluded to with the 18" Speedline Avus question, I'm at the point
> >> now
> >> where a wheel upgrade is starting to look like the next investment. I'm
> >> running stock 16s as well as stock shocks and springs and am wondering
> >> what
> >> the next logical step would be. I guess for the purpose of saving
> >> I'd
> >> like to keep the suspension stock if possible, but am recently
> >> by
> >> how everything would look and drive with 17 or 18 inch wheels and lower
> >> pro
> >> tires. Since I live in DC, I'm leaning towards 17s rather than 18s
> >> because
> >> of the roads as well as the costs. So heres my question: Do these cars
> >> look
> >> all awkward and rancho with bigger wheels and stock suspension height,
> >> and
> >> if I go with 17x8 wheels (BBS RX 201), what is the best tire size
> >> (asuming I
> >> stay with stock suspension if it is at all acceptable)?
> >> Now assuming that I really ought to lower the suspension, what is the
> >> most
> >> cost efficient route? If I had to, I would like to go with Eibach
> >> and Bilstein shocks, but what's the best combo? Lastly, is the
> >> job a difficult DIY? I know it would take at least one special tool (to
> >> compress the springs), but you can rent one can't you?
> >> I'd appreciate any sage advice, and as I have a feeling this question
> >> been asked many times before, if there is a FAQ or guide somewhere I'd
> >> love
> >> to know where it is. Thanks.
> >> Matt Molyneux
> >> 95 S6
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