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    A wheel dilemma

    I recently bought an A6 2.7t avant and purchased a set of replica s8 wheels to finish the look. Wheels were fitted by Surrey based tyre specialist, RSR tyres - the front supported by 4 mm spacers. Unfortunately found out today from my mechanic that the wheels had the wrong offset and should never have been fitted (bought seperately on ebay - there is a lesson to learn!) there was less than three turns of the bolts holding the wheels on!!

    Needless to say I still want to get a nice set of wheels for my car and would prefer to use OEM Audi wheels. Can someone advise me where the best place would be to find a decent set of wheels at a reasonable price or is there anyone offering a nice set of orignal Audi's for sale

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    why dont you get longer wheel bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paspb
    I recently bought an A6 2.7t avant and purchased a set of replica s8 wheels to finish the look. Wheels were fitted by Surrey based tyre specialist, RSR tyres - the front supported by 4 mm spacers. Unfortunately found out today from my mechanic that the wheels had the wrong offset and should never have been fitted (bought seperately on ebay - there is a lesson to learn!) there was less than three turns of the bolts holding the wheels on!!

    Needless to say I still want to get a nice set of wheels for my car and would prefer to use OEM Audi wheels. Can someone advise me where the best place would be to find a decent set of wheels at a reasonable price or is there anyone offering a nice set of orignal Audi's for sale

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    Stick the originals back on to 'finish the look' as Audi intended!! IMHO

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    Wink A Wheel Dilemma

    Hi thank you for your replies so far

    1. re: longer bolts - the problem is that I would need at least 10mm spacers to clear the brake pads and my mechanic does not recommend that I do that - he is of the opinion that I should use OEM wheels - I guess he is a bit of a purist like that

    2. re: sticking the originals on- I am putting the originals back on but would prefer to have something a little more distinctive and personal - I felt the S8 replicas were just right without being too flashy - plus the car does not belong to Audi it belongs to me now but I appreciate your point of view regarding keeping it real

    Does anyone else have any ideas, offers or know of any good Audi breakers

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    as long as you use hubcentric spacers there shouldn't be a problem with longer wheel bolts, unless you do hard track days.
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