[V8] winter ponderings

Ron Wainwright ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 3 09:29:12 PST 2008

On the wife's ol 96 A6qa I put my ol fuchs from a Urq
Mit Winter tires on & they looked nice. Perfect Winter
rim..strong LW, plentifull...a great option.
 Summer we had the Mid 90's A4 sport rims..16x7 I
think. There just sitting in my shead...with about 5
other sets of rims/tires.

 Chris @ force5 prolly has something in deceant shape.
 Or a google search would prolly give you a rim
refinisher close to you.

 &....how's your Saab owning son doing Roger? he still
chugging away with that car?


--- Roger Woodbury <rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com> wrote:

> Well, we are having a real Maine winter here, so I
> am frozen in place and
> not even Quattro can get me moving very well.
> Times like these I think about all the car stuff
> that I haven't done, and
> this morning, instead of taking the plow truck out
> to clean up the roadways
> leading to the house, I have been think about the
> five slot, Audi wheels
> that came off my wife's 100CS.
> They are pretty grungy.  Too many Maine winters, and
> one of them needs to be
> resealed somehow as it has a tiny pinhole leak.  I
> have been pondering
> having them refinished.
> It makes a certain amount of sense, actually,
> refinishing them.  They would
> be VERY expensive to replace....I have NO idea how
> much Audi would want,
> assuming that they are even available from
> Audi...but something north of
> $600 wouldn't surprise me. And that's for each.
> I know that I can buy them from one or another of
> the restoration services
> for around $250 plus the cost of shipping, which is
> probably $30 a wheel or
> so.  
> It is possible to have them restored, for $125-150
> each, plus shipping, or I
> might end up hand carrying them to one of the places
> in southern New England
> to get that done.
> The only reason for even going through this is
> because we have made a
> decision to keep the car indefinitely, so an extra
> set of wheels isn't a bad
> idea...maybe I'll even break down at some point and
> buy a set of winter
> tires.  
> I was wondering if anyone has gone to the expense of
> having Audi OEM wheels
> restored?   Two years or so ago, I bought a set of
> Fuchs wheels and nearly
> new Dunlop tires from a lister...they were terrific,
> wheels were near new in
> appearance and the tires had the best part of wear
> left.  I have gone
> through the tires and have new tires on the Fuchs
> wheels now, but every time
> I walk through the garage I see the OEM wheels, and
> think I ought to do
> something with them aside from making them boat
> anchors....
> Roger
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