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16" wheels on my 2.0TFSi??

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by mancdan, Dec 2, 2013.

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    [Dec 2, 2013]
    Hi all, I currently have 18" wheels on my B7 A4 with Falken 452 tyres all round, size 235/40 R18.

    I need to replace both front tyres so am weighing up my options for the following:

    A) Just replace 2 x front tyres with standard summer tyres.
    B) Purchase 4 x Winter tyres size 235/40 R18 - which will be on the car until Mar/April, and then purchase the 2 new front summer tyres when I remove the winter tyres. Although 18" winter tyres are pretty pricey!
    C) Removed.

    Where can I find the ET number for my current wheels? which are these:

    Audi in Wales.jpg

    Many thanks in advance for your time.

    Cheers, Dan.
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    Am now researching if 17" wheels will fit ok as I do have 4 x winter tyres size 225/45 R17 at my disposal! (bought for my wifes Honda which was written off 2 weeks ago)
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    [Dec 2, 2013]
    Out of interest why do you want to go from 18" to 16" wheels? Personally i would go for option B if you plan putting winter tyres on (a must here in North Scotland!) otherwise Option A seems to be the logical thing to do.
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    Thanks psycho, 18" winter tyres seem to be really expensive so was weighing up 16" as a cheaper alternative.
    Although I now have another option to go for 17" wheels as I have 4 x 225/45 R17 winter tyres at my disposal, all with 6-7mm tread on too.
    Think I will ignore option C now.
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    They would fit my old Audi TT wheels I had on my A3, shame the pcd is 5x100 instead of 5x112, is your car quattro?
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    No Ben just FWD. Will my fitment be 5x112?
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    Yes, the fitment will be 5x112 on your A4, if your car was quattro then they can handle the odd bit of snow reasonably well on summers, in your case though I would look into 17s as you already have winter tyres, in my experience, a reasonable set of alloys is cheaper than the cost of buying 4 brand new decent brand tyres. Being based further north you get a bit more snow than I get in Devon, that being said I did venture up to the Brecon Beacons for a play in the snow last year.
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    Thanks Ben, appreciate your thoughts and info.
    So as long as I find some Audi 17" wheels, 17 x 7J or 17 x 7.5J, offset between et35 and et48 and 5 stud of course, then I should be good to put the 225/45 R17 tyres on.

    Cheers, Dan.
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