1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Best place to buy RS4 Copies

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by 996TT_Stevo, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,172
    Likes Received:
    718
    Probably do, but I won't have any rubbing issues Ju I'll make sure of it! The lowest offset is ET42, so I wonder what thats like...:think:
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. 996TT_Stevo

    996TT_Stevo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    If stock offset on a 8" wheel is 54 and replica is 45 on a 8" that's only 9mm of a difference which is nothing really.

    Am I right in thinking some originals are a 7.5" wheel?
     
  4. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member
    VCDS Map User Audi S3

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,978
    Likes Received:
    245
    Yeah, mine are 7.5 x 18 ET 54. My old RS4's were 8 x 19 ET45 and did rub.

    They did look nice though with the lower offset, I know it's only 9mm, but you can see the difference.
     
  5. maars

    maars Full speed ahead

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    3
    Next week...springs are on order from Germany.
     
  6. rabs

    rabs Revo

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    What springs you going for ?
     
  7. maars

    maars Full speed ahead

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    3
    Custom H&Rs from a tuner in Germany.
     
  8. maars

    maars Full speed ahead

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    3
  9. 996TT_Stevo

    996TT_Stevo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yip! I have noticed them, these are exact same size and offset of the Velocity Wheel which fits, it's not the best offset due to the wheel being 8.5" but why would anyone pay £1200+ without delivery etc when you can buy a better fitting replica here in UK for £400, I'm pulling the trigger today on the UK Wheel which is 19 x 8, 45 offset and mounting a 235/30/19 tyre, this way it will give me more accurate speedo reading and a better fit so no rubbing issue with the rear, I will also get a tyre that is more rounded at edge, lucky as my friend is Branch Manager at Kwik Fit. I decided on the cheaper UK wheel as the wife drives the car nearly everyday, she thinks wheels and kerbs are sexual partners! Ok close up they are not as good as Mikebn's but I don't want heart failure if the wheel is badly kerbed.
     
  10. maars

    maars Full speed ahead

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    3
    The ebay.de rims are listed as "orig. Audi" - not sure if that means they are OEM rather than copies, hence the price???

    Not sure about 235/30s, which are 623mm diameter. The 225/40/18s (OEM on S-Line) are 637mm diameter so with your 30s you'll be running a smaller overall diameter.

    See http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
     
  11. 996TT_Stevo

    996TT_Stevo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Your correct it's 225/35/19 we are mounting, sorry!
     
  12. mikenbn

    mikenbn Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2003
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    3
    Guys,

    The wheels shouldn't be an issue I'm running ET42 19x8 with 235/35 rubber.
    I'm also an 25 mm lower at the rear and 40 mm in the front.

    [​IMG]

    If your not lowering the car the only mod needed is to round head screw holding the rear fender and replace with flat head screw.
    If you're going suspension then dial some neg camber in the rear during alignment.

    There's no rubbing in normal circumstances but with 3 passengers there will be a slight rub on cornering and speed humps.
    Also remember that the tyre is only rubbing on the inner plastic guards (occasional rubber to plastic contact is not an issue)
    Important part is to keep all metal surfaces well clear from the tyres. The plastic inner guards can be removed if the noise
    bugs you - but in all honesty its very rare you carry a full house and take sharp corners at the same time...

    Pity Freight is so exxy from here with exchange rates the rims would set you back 708GBP + postage



    Cheers
    Mike
     

Share This Page