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A4 alloys - are these ok?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by niggtv, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. niggtv
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    [Nov 22, 2007]
    Hi, the alloys on my 1997 1.8T A4 Sport are looking a bit scabby, so I bought a replacement set on ebay. They're a similar style, but from the later model (2002ish Sport).

    I hadnt realised that the offset on mine is ET45, and the new ones are ET42. I havent tried fitting them yet - does anyone know if they'll be ok?

    These are the replacements:

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    Thanks
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    [Nov 22, 2007]
    Your offset should be nearer 38 if i remember rightly.
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    Bloody hell, that was a quick response!! They're the original 5 spoke Audi Sport wheels, and they do have ET45 stamped on the back of them.
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    [Nov 22, 2007]
    They should be fine but if they do rub a set of small spacers will sort it out so no problem.
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    [Nov 22, 2007]
    @ ET 42, they'll be fine. No chance of rubbing, they'll fill out the arches more.
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    [Nov 22, 2007]
    higher ETs mean they will sit in further ,and risk more of touching calipers but if the old ones are 45s and new are 42 should be fine unless the spokes are thicker and nearer to the ET its self if you understand sorry
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    [Nov 23, 2007]
    So what is the actualy correct offset on a 1997 1.8t as i thought it was 35?
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    [Nov 24, 2007]
    All are ET45. 35mm offset was used on B4 Audi Coupe.
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    [Nov 24, 2007]
    Will wheels with a ET35 fit ?
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    [Nov 25, 2007]
    I'm pretty sure mine are 35 and i've got 5mm spacers
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