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Thread: Cheapest place to buy original Audi alloys?

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    Cheapest place to buy original Audi alloys?

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    Thinking of getting a set of original Audi RS4 7 spoke alloys for my B7 - part no 8E0601025BF but no way am i gonna pay dealer prices...Highland Audi quoted me £605 per alloy. Came across this website in Germany which is selling the same alloys for £440 each + £15 delivery (total) to UK. Is this price unlikely to be beaten/matched by a UK supplier?

    Also Highland Audi recommended i use a 225/40/18 tyre with these alloys to stop the speedo giving a big difference compared to my current 16" wheels - 205/55/16. Is this correct?

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    ebay and if scuffed refurb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    ebay and if scuffed refurb them.
    Tried fleabay but only 2 available. Need 2 more
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    Highland audi? Cowboys. eBay is where I got my winter wheels.
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    If if went down the replica route, what about these alloys? They're almost identical to the oem's but considerably cheaper around £650 for a set:
    18 INCH AUDI RS 4 ALLOY WHEELS | eBay
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    oem bi-xenons with AFS & autolevelling
    oem balance shaft replacement
    oem rear parking sensors
    oem auto-dimming rear view mirror
    Shark STS Remap 170 bhp
    18" S5 style alloys
    H&R lowering springs
    TP-70 DIY Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


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    Use this site to check your wheels for offset and circumference
    Online Wheel & Tyre Fitment calculator. Offset, Tyre stretch and Rolling Radius calculator

    S- line 18" tyres are 235 40 18 as standard , 225 will fit but will slightly stretched ?
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    The question i'd ask would be 'why'?!

    If I was going with oem wheels, i'd be going replica's or second hand.

    Even if you get them at the cheaper price, by the time you stick rubber on them, you're catapulting towards £2400............ to me thats just absolute insanity.
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    The cheapest set of RS4 replica wheels I have found so far were £540. Will get back to you when my search has finished Shahid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopomp1 View Post
    If if went down the replica route, what about these alloys? They're almost identical to the oem's but considerably cheaper around £650 for a set:
    18 INCH AUDI RS 4 ALLOY WHEELS | eBay
    I know not everyone is a fan of the replica wheel, but the absurd prices Audi charges for real ones makes it a necessity for many of us. There are only so many originals out there on Ebay waiting to be refurbed. But if you do go down the replica route, the price in that link you have posted is nowhere near competitive.


    I got a set of 4 new-style RS4 18-inch reps from Wheels Gateway (Click Here). They'll supply them with budget tyres for £575, with Falken ZE912s for £725. I chose the Falkens. Or if you prefer to source your own tyres, they'll do the wheels only for £345. Bolts, locking bolts, and centre caps all included.

    225/40/18 sounds about right to be replacing 205/55/16s. That's what I got on my old B6.

    I've bought two different sets of reps from them, and the service has been extremely good. The site is easy to use, but I find them very good to speak to, so always pick up the phone and have a chat.

    Here's a pic of mine on its RS4 reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodster View Post
    The cheapest set of RS4 replica wheels I have found so far were £540. Will get back to you when my search has finished Shahid.
    Thanks mate. You said Audi oem alloys are made by Ronal yet i couldn't find any 7 spoke wheel on Ronal's website. This is the closest match i could find:
    LZ | Ronal Light Alloy Wheels
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    Shark STS Remap 170 bhp
    18" S5 style alloys
    H&R lowering springs
    TP-70 DIY Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    I know not everyone is a fan of the replica wheel, but the absurd prices Audi charges for real ones makes it a necessity for many of us. There are only so many originals out there on Ebay waiting to be refurbed. But if you do go down the replica route, the price in that link you have posted is nowhere near competitive.


    I got a set of 4 new-style RS4 18-inch reps from Wheels Gateway (Click Here). They'll supply them with budget tyres for £575, with Falken ZE912s for £725. I chose the Falkens. Or if you prefer to source your own tyres, they'll do the wheels only for £345. Bolts, locking bolts, and centre caps all included.

    225/40/18 sounds about right to be replacing 205/55/16s. That's what I got on my old B6.

    I've bought two different sets of reps from them, and the service has been extremely good. The site is easy to use, but I find them very good to speak to, so always pick up the phone and have a chat.

    Here's a pic of mine on its RS4 reps.

    Thanks, very tempted to buy them at that price. Are you 100% satisfied with the quality? Is there a min 1 year warranty (exc wear/tear)? When you go from a 16" to 18" alloy, i guess you can feel the road bumps more due to the tyre having a smaller profile but is the difference huge?
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    oem balance shaft replacement
    oem rear parking sensors
    oem auto-dimming rear view mirror
    Shark STS Remap 170 bhp
    18" S5 style alloys
    H&R lowering springs
    TP-70 DIY Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopomp1 View Post
    Thanks, very tempted to buy them at that price. Are you 100% satisfied with the quality? Is there a min 1 year warranty (exc wear/tear)? When you go from a 16" to 18" alloy, i guess you can feel the road bumps more due to the tyre having a smaller profile but is the difference huge?
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    I've had no qualms over quality. The only problems I've had have been self-inflicted. As far as warranty is concerned, speak to Wheels Gateway themselves; I never had cause to ask them as I always rely on the Sale of Goods Act.

    As far as ride is concerned, that will depend on what your current set up is, including the suspension. You say you are on 16 inch wheels just now, so I'm guessing your car is an SE, not an S-Line. If you fit 18-inch wheels, you'll need to play about a bit to find the right pressures to suit your needs, but you should not find a big change in ride.

    A note of caution, though. If you put 18 inch wheels on an SE, the car will look too high, and you will then want to fit lowering springs. Trust me; it happened to me. I'll find the pics in a moment and show you what I mean. So if you are in an SE and you really aren't prepared to fit lowering springs, don't fit 18 inch wheels. Get a set of 17 inchers instead. There are plenty of those to choose from on the same site, and of course they're cheaper still.
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    Just read your sig, so you clearly do have an SE. This is what my SE looked like on the 18 inch wheels before I lowered it:



    And the same shot, after it had been lowered 30mm with Eibach springs:

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    The one thing I would mention about replicas is the center caps. I bought a set but the center caps were dodgy looking stickers. And Audi original center caps wouldn't fit the wheels so I ended up selling them on.
    I'd definitely recommend checking to ensure audi centre caps will fit you don't want peeling stickers after time.

    Steve

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    Looks smart with them 18s and lowerd mate could you of just put sum 19s on because that's what am thinking about mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve77 View Post
    The one thing I would mention about replicas is the center caps. I bought a set but the center caps were dodgy looking stickers. And Audi original center caps wouldn't fit the wheels so I ended up selling them on.
    I'd definitely recommend checking to ensure audi centre caps will fit you don't want peeling stickers after time.

    Steve
    Depends which centre caps you get. A lot of companies out there now specialise in replica wheel centre caps.
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    Bought a set of 19" A6 Le Mans Edition wheels off eBay for £500 (needed new tyres however) and fitted a brand new set of Vredesteins for £650. Total of £1150 for genuine wheels with brand new tyres I'd say wasn't bad. Although the wheel specs are 8.5j ET48 so spacers are needed to correct stance and avoid scraping on full lock. Tyres are 235/35/19 BTW so anything wider than that will need accounting for on the front, not too sure on the back as I'm running 15mm spacers on the rear and 5mm on the front.


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