[V8] Wheels

Kneale Brownson knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Mon Apr 28 18:59:29 PDT 2008

If it looks like you can see another wheel rim through the openings in an Aero wheel, you got UFOs.  If you see part of a rotor, you don't.  Audi did offer a 16-inch wheel option.

Roger Woodbury <rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com> wrote:                This is pretty much my feeling too, although I like the look of the car with taller wheels
say, 16”.
  In point of fact, I do not even know what brakes are on this car, but judging from the Aero wheels, I suddenly came to the conclusion that the car might be early enough in production to still have the UFO’s.  That would be way cool, since I really like UFO’s.  
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From: Kneale Brownson [mailto:knealeski at sbcglobal.net] 
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 8:41 PM
To: rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com; 'V8 Audi Fans'
Subject: Re: [V8] Wheels
    If you're not going to go with Audi's original design of UFOs to put a larger rotor inside a 15-inch wheel, then you best settle upon your brake solution before picking your wheels.


    Personally, I think the 15-inch wheel is the best for rough pavement situations.  Lets you have the tallest sidewalls.

Roger Woodbury <rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com> wrote:

    Well, it's not too early to think about wheels for the new V8. The Aero
wheels on the car simply will not suffice, although I probably won't change
them until I change the tires. So this is a fact finding inquiry.

What I am curious about is what kind of experience listers have had with
wider tires of various sizes. I doubt that I will be able to accept the
ride or punishment on the wheels of a 17" wheel, but certainly 16" inch
wheels should have no difficulty with our rough roads. 

One thought that I have had is if I do install different brakes, I will
likely need different wheels. 

The parameter is that we enjoy a lot of frost heaves here, and the roads are
apt to be quite rough for most of the winter and spring. So tires must be
able to absorb quite a lot of shock, or else wheels will be damaged before
you know it.

Comments from all will be appreciated.
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