[s-cars] Big brakes and 16" wheels
yo-cello at comcast.net
yo-cello at comcast.net
Mon Apr 14 12:48:46 PDT 2008
Quite true on the winter parking brake feature, but compared to the roads during mud season up here (and the accumulation of said mud on my wheels throwing them temporarily out of balance), I hardly notice that anymore...
(a particularly bad mud season this year)
-------------- Original message --------------
From: "Stott Hare" <stott at gwi.net>
> Well no problem except for the additional winter front parking brakes (when
> the snow caking on the inside of the rim freezes up solid with the calipers
> - makes an interesting snapping noise when you up the torque and break them
> free first thing in the morning).
> 95 S6A (same stuff as Paul, just with big blacks)
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> Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 1:19 PM
> To: Lee Levitt; s-car-list at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Big brakes and 16" wheels
> I've got the big Reds w/ RS2 brackets and Euro A8 323x30 rotors. They do
> fit under the stock 16x7.5 Avus wheels. It's tight, but no issues. I've
> used the Avus rims for my winter tires for the past couple of years. No
> problem at all.
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: Lee Levitt
> > At 12:50 PM 4/14/2008, LL - NY wrote:
> > >I have big blacks and Porsche 993T rotors from the ECS Stage 3 kit on my
> > >and it clears (just barely) the stock 16 x 7.5" Avus rims. The closeness
> > >radial (about 2 credit card's thickness' at the "corners" of the caliper)
> > >not from the caliper face, where it's about 1/4".
> > Huh,
> > I never thought about those wheels...I've been looking for a set of
> > 17" snows for my A4 to go over Boxster S calipers. I now have 2
> > partial sets and no 17" wheels yet.
> > If the Avus wheels fit over these brakes on the A4, I could move over
> > my old snow tires when I replace them...the A4 gets parked for the
> > winter, but it would be nice to have snows on the car in case I need
> > to drive it...
> > Hmmm...
> > Lee
> > Lee Levitt
> > Needham, Massachusetts, USA
> > '01 A4 1.8t quattro avant
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