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Alloy wheel fitment advice

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by iantype-r, Nov 12, 2007.

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    [Nov 12, 2007]
    Hello guys, I might be buying some alloys for my 1999 A4 avant, they are 18"x8j, 5x112, 45mm offset, Ive looked at a fitment guide and that says they are ok, just after some confirmation really,

    Also will the bolts of my alloys now fit the new wheels ok,

    Thanks in advance

    ian
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    OEM wheels have a rounded fit on the bolt. Aftermarket wheels tend to have tapered bolts. The OEM bolts will still fit, but will have less surface area touching the rim.

    I changed mine when I got new wheels, but the old ones were looking fairly grotty anyway (I imagine yours probably are as well at 8 years old). Mine looked a lot tidier with new bolts one.
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    Ok mate many thanks for the reply, what about the fitment, is 45 offset ok,

    They are rs4 replicas btw

    cheers ian
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    wit a 45 offset and an 8 inch rim you may find it will touch or will be very close to the suspension, would be better with a 35 offset, will push the alloys further out and will look better

    my rs4 are 35 offsett and 8 inch wide
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    hmm i might be wrong but my old rs4 alloys were 45 offset can anyone else confirm?
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    Many thanks for the replys guys, will they not fit then, I dont want to go buy them if they are not going to fit,

    many thanks

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    I think they will some1 else will confirm, let me have a wee check on z net brb
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    rochford tyres says 5x112 et45 best i can do som1 that still has some rs4's can confirm, you dont want the dragster look with the wheels sticking out from the rims do you? unless ur a boy racer :noway:
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    + aint it ilegal for the tyres to stick out past the arches?

    Sorry rims = arches above :keule:
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    It is yea. I have 18x8 with 38 offset and 5mm spacers so effectively offset 33 and no problems.
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    as i said i have rs4 fitted with 35mm offset and they sit perfect in the arch they dont stick out past at all and look much better than the 45 standard wheels that were on before as they sat to far into the arch and looked lost.

    im saying yes they will fit as standard offset is 45 (well on the 2.8 q it is) but they have 7 inch rims and your put on 8 inch so may be very close to the suspension either with the rim or the tyre (and that would depend on what tyre you fitted size/make)

    cant you trial fit them first? if not as the shop whos supplying them if they will defo fit and then if theres a problem make the sort it
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