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A4 wheel help needed

Gary 209 Jun 15, 2011

  1. Gary 209

    Gary 209 New Member

    Hi folks
    I have just got some really nice 10 spoke speedline wheels for my A4 Avant, thats the good part over !. I think I have made a big mistake as the wheels are for a 2007 TT... 18" 9j ET 52, which I have now found out requires spacers to clear the front shocks. The guy I got the wheels from also gave me a spacer kit + longer bolts which are basically 4 flat discs with holes.
    My question is :
    The spacers fit over the hub flange what the original wheel would locate on, now with the spacers on there is no lip to locate the wheel on as it is now flush. Would the wheels be safe just locating on the wheel bolts ? I'm not to sure about this so have taken them off.

    My Avant looks quite sad with the standard 16" wheels, I have noticed some look quite "beefy" what is the best way to discreetly butch up the Avant without making it flashy.

    Any help appreciated
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    You want hubcentric spacers which have a lip on the outside for the centre bore of the wheel to sit on.

    You want to aim for an ET of about 35 really, so you're going to need some biggish spacers.
  3. holmefield

    holmefield Member

    It depends how wide your spacers are fella, if there only 5 / 8 mm wide you'll be fine with out hubcentric as there should still be some hub lip left, anything wider than this thou and you'll need hub-centric as mentioned above.

    Have a look on either ebay, or make yourself a member on edition38 then go down to the parts section at the bottom of the main page in the classifed section theres loads on there.
  4. matttrs

    matttrs Member

    you want to get some 15-20mm hubcentric 5x112 spacers, this will avoid any wheel wobble that non centric ones give. I wouldn't use the spacers you have, if there is no lip at all.
  5. Gary 209

    Gary 209 New Member

    Thanks for the info, I think I will sell the rims and start again, so......looking for wheels again.....anyone ?

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