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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Audijarvis, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Audijarvis

    Audijarvis Member

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    This may sound a little strange to some of you but I'd like to fit a pair of larger diameter wheels to my A4 (on 15's at the moment)
    Nothing odd about that you say
    Well as moneys tight I'm looking at picking up a set of steel rims from a breakers etc and fitting covers
    Did any A4's come with steel rims as standard?
    Which models?
    Which diameter wheels will fill out the arches without causing interference issues?
    Cars a 1.6 A4 B5 saloon
    Any other manufacturer I should be looking at?

    Thanks
    Jarvis
     
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    You might be able to fit VW van steel rims... T4/T25 or something?

    Mercedes Vito or similar...
     
  4. nwmlarge

    nwmlarge flat out

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    surely some large merc steels will do from any of them
     
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    He may also need tyres. :p
     
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    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    And the shipping cost...................... Back to square one, the breaker's
     
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    if you watch ebay, you'll find sets of genuine audi 16" alloys go for 50-100quid, often with tyres.
     
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    Not sure about Merc Commercial Vehicle rims, but I know a lot of Mercedes used a narrower wheel-bolt/stud than Audi do.

    When I fitted my AMGs I found that the bores needed drilling out from 12 to 14mm. Bear in mind also that Alloy is a lot easier to (professionally) drill than steel....

    Good luck chap. Personally, I think silver painted steels could look teh nuts. Very "scene", whatever that is
     
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    depends on the car the car they look top banana on mk 2 s with smal bumpers and skinny exhausts get some standard a4 alloys for 50 quid any day from scrap yard
     
  13. Audijarvis

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    A few to look at there, thanks

    Will have to take a trip to some breakers and see what they've anything suitable

    I will need a set of tires in the not to distant future so looking for cheaper (and larger diameter) wheels seemed like a way of killing two birds with one stone.

    Once again thanks for the help

    Jarvis
     
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    No. The PCD is wrong buddy. You need a wheel with a PCD of 5*112. Unless you are planning on buying adapters (I don't think you are, as they would completly contradict the whole point of this thread.....They cost a fortune!) DO NOT BID ON THESE WHEELS.
     
  16. Audijarvis

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    Thanks for the heads up
    Bloody minefield this wheel buying
     
  17. Audijarvis

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    PCD 5*112?

    Is this 5 bolts at 112mm from the center of the wheel?
     
  18. Tifun

    Tifun Highly Rated

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    yes, 5 bolts spaced at 112mm. You can also look at mk5 chassis and newer VW's for steel wheels. They share same patterns and similar offsets or "et" I'm not sure if someone mentioned that or not. Other than that while yes the mercs have the same pattern, they tend to have unfriendly offsets. So best bet is to obviously stick close to a stock et which is generally stamped on the wheel. Mercs also have a larger hub so you would need proper fitting hub centric rings as well to avoid the death wobble. While I can't say the price over there a typical set it about $15 here. I would be slightly concerned though that the steel wheel will not be able to actually hold a hub ring due to the fact that it's stamped steel verses a mold which allots for hub rigs specifically. Other than that there's not much else to it. Here's a pic of my buddy Brad who puts steelies on his B5 over the winter.

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    His came off of a base Jetta 07 I think.

    Hope this helps.
    -Keith
     
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    Those steelies look great, especially without the plastic trims. I wonder if a set of Crown Vic Police Intercepter dogdish hub covers would fit?
     
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    Audijarvis a friend of mine has some of these ones if your interested.

    Those aren't actually his on ebay I just used it for the picture and he won't want that much for them. The tyres still have plenty of tread left and they are either michelin or conti sports tyres but I can't remember. He doesn't need them as the don't fit on his T5 which someone sold them to him promising they would so they are just taking up space at the moment.
     
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    Me? I'm talking about these!

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    Sheriff John Bunnell might have some...
     
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    Later A4s have 17" steel spares. Im looking for a set but theyre hard to come by.
     
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    Oh yeah i forgot they were space savers lol. We're banding them when i find some more!
     
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    what about newer seats and skodas??? we dont have those here but I imagine they share the same bolts patterns as well.
     
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    Those wheels fetch silly money at times.

    I paid £135 for mine, set of 5 with four duff tyres, although 4 of them had been refurbed previously, they still had kerbing etc.
     
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    Exactly, only 2 days left and still at 50 bucks, i'd jump on them if i were looking for some wheels at good prices!!!:eyebrows:
     
  31. Audijarvis

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    Took a look on the link on one of the other wheel posts on here.
    Seems there's hundreds of different wheels that will fit this model
    Have to many to choose from now lol
    Thanks all
     
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    Just won them for £92. :p
     
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    I got a pair of original alloys for a 1.8 turbo, with tires, for £50.
    Happy days
     
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    Bit of a bargain there mate, now get a homemade funky refurb done on them and your away!!!:icon_thumright:

    Audijarvis- Happy Days!:icon_thumright:
     
  35. Audijarvis

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    Nice one!

    I'd looked at them, glad I didn't get into a bidding war with you, but to be honest I didn't want the refurbish job, and the set I got, although not perfect, are in pretty good condition.

    Maybe we should have a ebay sticky just for the B5 (someone's going to tell me there is already)
     
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    I picked up my track wheels for £80 with 4 good Pirelli tyres.

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    Yep, sure is, at the top of the b5 section under the pics thread!
     
  38. Audijarvis

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    Has everyone on this forum lowered their cars
    There's so much room between the top of the arch and the tire mine looks like Bigfoot!
     
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