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Bigger rims

Discussion in 'A8/S8 forum' started by Sonya, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Sonya

    Sonya New Member

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    Hi, new A8 owner here and getting to grips with your forum format. Please can someone point me in the direct of forum content on sourcing alternative rims for A8s? We have the standard 02 rims and I want something a bit bigger.

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  3. hwstem

    hwstem New Member

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    I would go with the 19 spoked rins, thats what is on our W12.I love that look.
     
  4. Brucie68

    Brucie68 New Member

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    I've just picked up an 02 with factory fit 20's on it

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    bigjrocc27 New Member

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    That's a beautiful ride just as it is..
     
  6. SUBSEADESIGNER

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    hi from Aberdeen....have used 20" ET 35 9J for a number of years shod with 275 x 35 x 20 Continentals about to look at some Wolfrace RR 9.5J but not made tyre choice yet on a 06 4.2 TDI A8
     
  7. SUBSEADESIGNER

    SUBSEADESIGNER New Member

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    Can now say that Wolfrace RR alloy wheels 9.5J x 20" ET 35 will not fit an A8 not without resorting to wheel spacer kits + other mods despite many alloy wheel suppliers say they do fit........
     
  8. SUBSEADESIGNER

    SUBSEADESIGNER New Member

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    Can now amend this statement and now have a solution and these Wolfrace wheels now fitted with 285 low profile tyres if any one want to know exactly how mail me pete.ellingsen-trickett@hotmail.co.uk
     
  9. SUBSEADESIGNER

    SUBSEADESIGNER New Member

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    This the A8 4.2 TDI with 9.5 J Wolfrace RR and 285/30/20 tyres have tried various pressures but 32-34 psi feels good, ride not harsh but excellent feed-back, Tyres are Falken FK453's
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  10. the_cueball

    the_cueball Active Member

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    20" wheels here too for the summer, change down to 17" with winter tyres for the cold bits.......
     
  11. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member
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    Those 20`s in the pics look lost in those arches to me.
     
  12. SUBSEADESIGNER

    SUBSEADESIGNER New Member

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    BUT BEAR IN MIND THEY ARE 285mm WIDE BUT ONLY 30 PROFILE TO KEEP THE ROLLING RADIUS TO A POINT WHERE SPEEDO STILL READS CORRECT BUT AT SAME TIME RIDE NOT TOO HARSH
     
  13. SUBSEADESIGNER

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    ANYTHING WIDER WOULD FOUL THE INNER BODY PANELS ON FULL LOCK OR OUTER WING ON HARD STRAIGHT-LINE BRAKING NOSE DOWN OR DIVE BRAKING AND YES YOU CAN FIT 22" WHEELS BUT MAYBE ONLY 255 OR 265 WIDTH DEPENDS WHAT IMPORTANT TO YOU DIAMETER OR TYRE WIDTH
     
  14. wug

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    I got 275/35/20 on my W12. Feells good but below 15 degrees celsius outside temp. driving is a challenge. Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT considered performance tires are definately for summertime only.
     
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    Falken FK453's feel good at -5C despite being classed as a summer tyre
     
  16. tonyp

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    Falkens are an excellent all year round tyre. Had them on my D2 (02) S8 and D3 (06) S8. Decent tyre, decent price too!
     

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