[s-cars] Will these wheels fit my car? (winter wheel choice)

Peter Golledge petergolledge at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 07:38:08 PST 2009

The G60 brakes on the urS6 are the same the type 44 so it clears.  15 vs 16
doesn't make much performance difference in the snow but tyres are cheaper
in the narrow profile/small rim combos, plus I already had the wheels. ;-)
I do agree on the keeping them clean bit, a real PITA.  Do WAX them each
time after you clean them. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: JC [mailto:jc at j2c3.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 7:02 AM
To: 'Peter Golledge'; 'chris chambers'; 'Scar'
Subject: RE: [s-cars] Will these wheels fit my car? (winter wheel choice)

Those BBS are very small on the inside, so I'm surprised it works, but take
Peter's word for it.  I used to go the other way aka always ran C4 or better
rims on my Type 44...  I really can't identify with the 15" vs. 16" thing
making that much snow difference which is why I always opted for 16" minimum
for snows, but if you say so who am I to argue...

Small cosmetic issue - they are of course hard to keep clean with the mesh,
so aren't good for salt/sand season... but they do actually look pretty good
in a 'vintage BBS' way when they are at their best... Of course you'll be
subject to plenty of "RANCHO" comments from ricer-wannabee audi types but
screw them if you're happy...

> I run the BBS wheel's from our 200TQA on my wife's S6 through
> Colorado winters.  The 15" is not so nice in the dry,
> particularly compared to the 17" we run through summer.  We
> spend a lot of time in mountain snow with a set of Hakka RSi
> tyres and find the handling great in those conditions. :-) If
> you don't spend a lot of time in the snow you might want to
> track down some 16" original wheels from the S6 and use those

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