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B5 RS4 Spare Wheel

Discussion in 'RS4 Forum (B5 and B7 Chassis)' started by Dav76, Jan 17, 2011.

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    [Jan 17, 2011]
    Hi,

    I've got a 2001 B5 RS4 and I'm wanting to get a spare wheel for it. I can't decide what size or style to go for.

    I know that my current original wheels are 18" x 8.5j with an offset of 20. Can I put an aftermarket wheel with an offset of 30ish and 8j width on or do I need to use the original size? Assuming that it would be to get me home and not for normal use.

    Yesterday I took a wheel off and it doesn't fit into the boot space due to a piece of trim and I was thinking the 8j may fit better. I reckon the 8.5j would fit if the trim was cut back a bit but not so keen to do this.

    Are there any space saver options?

    Interested to hear if anybody else has solved this problem.

    Cheers,
    Dave.
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    [Jan 18, 2011]
    Surely the standard full size wheel fits in the standard wheel well...
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    [Jan 19, 2011]
    It will fit but I would rather not have to cut off a piece of boot trim to make it fit.

    I have been led to believe that the B5 RS4 never came with a spare wheel but only with a can of repair foam.

    The spare wheel space in the boot has a lovely piece of moulded polystyrene and jack etc. I don't think Audi ever intended for a wheel to be put in but just kept the orginal boot pressing from the A4.
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    [Jan 19, 2011]
    That bit of trim youre talking about, is it the plastic bit thats near the rear slame panel?
    My spare wheel catches on that and i got standard 16" alloys. I just need to lift and push it towards the front of the car a bit.

    That bit of ploystyrene, jack and tools is normal. that sits in side the alloys. you put the alloy in facedown and the tools in side the alloy.
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