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    Buckled wheels X 2

    OK had to front tyres fitted yesterday

    He called me over to watch my egg shaped wheel going round on the balancing machine how upsetting, both front wheels are buckled


    610 at Audi

    May look for a set of MTM's now
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    Ouch! That's bad news Si...

    You've been driving to hard/fast again, haven't you?


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    dude, I know the pain... Audi wanted something stupid when I found out I had 2. Seems to be a problem with them...

    I say go get a nice set of 20's.. or shout at the deal saying they sold the car to you with them on...

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    Didn't RS4's have the same problem. What's wrong with Audi alloys?
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    Spoke to Audi UK today and will see what they say!!
    Played it cool with them and just told them the bare facts

    Will see what they say
    I say go get a nice set of 20's
    Just bought 2 new front tyres so sticking with the 19's like the MTM alloys but they want £1400 for the set
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    I like these
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    Mine were the same mate, I had to buy a whole new set, really sucks, you dont even need to drive hard,just pot holes will do it.

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    Are the standard RS6 rims just an aluminium alloy, or are they an aluminium/magnesium alloy?
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    NO idea MAte!
    All I know is they cost £600 each and buckle easy too easy
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    On one of the inside faces of the spokes, it will either have "Al Si7 wa" for standard aluminium alloy, or the same letters, but with "Mg" added for the magnesium/aluminium alloys.
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    I have spoken to Audi in grate depth and they are saying there is no Know issue with RS6 alloys buckling

    So I just bought another set an we shall see how they go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marmite
    I have spoken to Audi in grate depth and they are saying there is no Know issue with RS6 alloys buckling

    So I just bought another set an we shall see how they go!
    Hmmm - what Audi (and all manufacturers actually, Reno Clio bonnet catches come to mind) actually communicate to their paying customers, and what they actually "know" - can sometimes be very different!

    I'm personally not aware of any issues on the RS6 rims, but on the B5 RS4, the oringal rims seemed to have the strength of a chocolate teapot.

    It might be worth your while asking over on www.rs246.com (mainly UK based), or www.rs6.com (mainly European) - where there are a lot more RS owners - and you might get a greater insite into the issue.

    BTW, did you manage to check to see if they were a magnesium alloy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teutonic_Tamer
    Hmmm - what Audi (and all manufacturers actually, Reno Clio bonnet catches come to mind) actually communicate to their paying customers, and what they actually "know" - can sometimes be very different!

    I'm personally not aware of any issues on the RS6 rims, but on the B5 RS4, the oringal rims seemed to have the strength of a chocolate teapot.

    It might be worth your while asking over on www.rs246.com (mainly UK based), or www.rs6.com (mainly European) - where there are a lot more RS owners - and you might get a greater insite into the issue.

    BTW, did you manage to check to see if they were a magnesium alloy?

    Rgds
    I have spoken to people on RS246

    I had the buckle wheel issue with the RS4...it was funny they first said it was designed like that so the suspension wouldn't get damaged! then they offered a different type of compound alloy wheel..;-)

    There are now about 4 owners who have had the same issue, one of which got some money from Audi UK goodwill, I got 100 vouchers

    I used to work for Audi for 8.5 years before jumping ship to Porsche 18months ago so have a fairly good relationship with them dealers/Audi UK

    I spoke to Technical and they have not had complaints about the wheels buckling, it was easier and less effort just to get another set and then try again, if these go again then I will look further into it


    I won't get a chance to look at my wheels untill next week the mrs is driving it about.
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    OK, keep us updated.
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    Ordered myself a set of Orignal RS6 Plus alloys
    Will post up a pic when they arrive
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    Did you get round to taking and posting any pics of your new rims?
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