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    A4 1.8TQS 17" Alloys

    Can anyone confirm the sizes of these alloys?

    Ive been looking at a set on ebay but they seem to be 8J and ET35 which i think is a bit wrong for an A4?

    The bloke says they came from an A6, so perhaps the A6 got a wider version of the wheels?

    Will this wider version fit?

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    Et 35 will come to the edge of the acrches lovely. IIRC the B5 can take from around ET 30 to ET 42 without spacers and such. I certainly have had both 35 and 42 on my 2wd car no problems

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    Yeah my 17s are et43. Et35 will look better as will sit slightly further out but not too far.
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    soupie arent yours 7.5" though?

    these are 8" so they will already stick out 1/4" (6.35mm) more if they had the same offset add in the 43->35 they're going to stick out around (6.35mm + 8mm) more than the A4 version of the same wheel which i think might be a bit too much??

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    i get some pics up tomorrow of mine with 8*19 et35 wheels on lowered car, may give you some idea to were they come, mine i damn near the arches edge, but i am running 235 tyres on the 19 inch rim, so the 17's may look nice.
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    its not just all about looks though, the suspension geometry is going to be affected by both the wider rims and the altered offset and i don't want to make a purchase that messes with the handling just to make it look better.

    Some pics would be good tho, cheers

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    I think they will be fine.

    I have 20mm spacers on the rear of mine and 15mm spacers on the front.

    If they dont fit, I will swap you 2 so then have 7.5 at the front and 8 at the rear so looks slightly staggered. As I have a spare set in my garage.
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    with the different offset you may notice a bit of tramlining, as i think it is because you are changing the kingpin inclination angle or something. long time since i did suspension theory.
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    check mine in the classifieds, they are OEM from a B5

 

 

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