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18" wheels for my avant 2001

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Spinking, Jul 4, 2011.

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    Hi all
    First post so here goes!
    I have a 2001 a4 avant which is the same shape as a b6 but sometimes i see that it falls into b5 categories?!?
    I have the flat 5 spoke 16" wheels with et 42 offset, ive seen some rs6 style wheels which i lilke but are et29, will they still fit?
    Any help will be much appreciated!
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    nah some B5's were only registered in 2001 (later if you include RS4's), but B6's started in 2000....

    post some pics and we'll confirm.

    ET29 will be a tight fit, but provided you DON'T use the A6 tyres and it's not lowered it will probably fit okay.... I believe that some people are running ET35 offset with 235/40/18 rubber.... so I'm guessing you could run ET29 with 225/40/18.
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    Hi and welome,nice to get annother avant owner,i am also having the wheel dilemma,what we all need is conformation of what 18's with what offset will fill the arches nicely.
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    Its the same shape as cars up to 04, the tyres are 235 wide , might just bite the bullet and get a set of replicas off ebay with new tyres, i got 3 on the slick side so thought it would be a good time to upgrade.
    My missus will make them kiss the kerb no doubt but it looks **** standard!
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    Thanks for the welcome, think its time to make it look a bit better as gonna hold on to it for a couple of years now, colour coding and window tints in the pipeline!
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    I have ET35 now and the stance is good. I'm sure you could probably drop to 32/33 but 29 is pushing it I'd think as there would be a lot of rear tyre outside the arch. B7 RS4's run 29 I 'think' and look at the arches there!
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    I've got a early b6 on a shape change, and have 18" 5 spoke rs6 wheels on it.
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    My tyre size is 225/45/18.I have a unrepairable puncture, i'll be changing my tyre in the week .I'll note the offset.
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    It will be ET43 if they're original A4 wheels.
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    Thanks everyone, i gotta trust her with it so making wider wont help with width restrictions! It made a big difference to my transporter when i put bmw x5 wheels on it, suddenly i had to start breathing in on tight gaps!!!
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    those tyres will rub: 45 profile on 18's is too high.
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    my wheels arent genuine but are et47 and rubber is 225/40r18 not 45 as previously stated.
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    That sounds better.... I though that A4's had 225mm wide rubber as OEM, but the S4's had 235mm wide.... regardless, 235mm wide works perfectly and still has the speedo, etc spot on.
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    Standard is 235 on 17 inch rims even on sport wheels. I have been running 225/40/18 with and ET33 for a few thousand miles now and i put a lot of weight in the boot no problems.
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    The first B6 to have 18's as standard (exc S4) was the S-Line, and I'm pretty sure that came with 235's from the factory.
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    I have 18's 8" et 32 on the front with plenty of room, and on the rear 9.5"et 28with about 3/4" of poke, a standard 8" / 8 1/2" wheel et 29 will fit easy.
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    I though they had, but I was told off a few months ago for saying that 235mm was OEM standard: somebody was insistant that S-Lines came with 225mm as standard.... in hindsight, maybe that person was just being stingey and buying cheaper tyres :)
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    Probably just trying to convince themselves! I'm pretty sure it's 235, but unless anyone here has had theirs since new we'll probably never know!
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    Can confirm the S-Lines came standard with 235/40/18, well thats what my 2004 1.8T Quattro s-line is running with the 5 spoke RS4 alloys and the offset i think is 43. I have noticed the replicas for sale on e bay are running 225 wide so maybe its a narrower rim or different offset.

    Also the Audi A3 wheels that look the same are different as well, offset and width.
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    With replacement wheels its likely to be simple economics, 235 tyres are not as common as 225 so they cost more!! If your trying to build a package and want to be competetive, its an easy way to do it.
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