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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by will89, May 5, 2011.

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    Looking for a nice set of alloys, 17-19inch, no more than £550 Inc Tyres. I can use my current 17 Tyres if needed. Dont mind used as long as they don't need a refurb.

    Good luck!!

    Quite a few on eBay but are they worth it with the budget Tyres?

    Cheers.
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    Don't bother with budget tyres, that said you can usually upgrade if you speak to them. Personally I'm not a fan of reps. especially not unless you can see them first as the quality/weight can vary so much. You should be able to pick up a good set of oem wheels for that budget.
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    Well was thinking of refurbing mine myself but not sure how it would turn out with the curbing and how long it would last too.
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    I did mine myself, if you've got the time to do it it's fairly straightforward.
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    Have yours chipped at all?
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    I'm thinking of refurbing a set as i have a compressor and spray gun. Where's the best place to buy paint and what type?
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    I had my OEM wheels refurbished shortly after I bought my car (they are the 5 spoke, 17" that came with the Sport model). They were done on a private basis by the guy who has the contract with my local Audi dealer. Some of the wheels were badly marked in several places and I was a bit sceptical that a refurb would achieve the desired result. But I was assured by someone at the Audi dealer that the guy would do a good job and that certainly proved to be the case. He also had all the standard Audi paint colours so they matched a treat and still look as good more than two years later. From memory it cost about £150 (cash) in total for four wheels and in terms of the overall effect on the car it's the best £150 I have ever spent. (It also explains why all the used cars at the local dealer have wheels that look so good - and there was me thinking that it was because all Audi owners drive so carefully that they never curb their wheels!!)
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    My wheels had been on about a week when my cambelt skipped and the car had to be recovered. During the heartache that followed the car had to be recovered 3 additional times, and on one of those occassions all 4 wheels were badly damaged by the ratchet part of the strap.

    As such I kinda lost the love for them, hence why they're being redone soon. There were minimal chips though, I'd say the paint was virtually as hard as from a proper job.
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    In the part numbers sticky is the part number for Avus silver which is what you want. Halfords do an "aluminium silver" which is the same colour and cheaper, but I only did the insides with this as it doesn't apply quite so well.
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    You might get lucky on ebay if you watch closely.I recently got 5 s lines 245 45 18s with top Michelin and Pirrellis one unused and other less than half worn for £400 but the seller said he had posted them 30mins before only 15miles away so no carriage cost
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