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

Has anyone put larger wheels on a 1.6 A4?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by sixsr, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. sixsr
    Offline

    sixsr New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 3, 2008]
    I've got an A4 1.6 SE, its an ok for driving about in - it'll never win any races, but it gets us there eventually.

    Its currently on the standard 16" alloys, I'm thinking of upgrading them with something bigger. I had 18" RS6 replicas on which weighed considerably more than the originals and this was a stretch too far for the little engine. At the same time the car developed an ignition problem which further zapped the power away. Before this was diagnosed I took the wheels of and sold them, its fixed now and its running fine.

    So, basically I'm looking for some advice.

    I think I'd rather go for OEM wheels as I'd of thought they'd be lighter - is this the case? would I be better to go for 17's or should 18's be ok?

    Thanks!
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 24, 2014]

  3. HAWKEYE
    Offline

    HAWKEYE IT CANT RAIN ALL THE TIME

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 4, 2008]
    IMO you probably did a good thing by getting those reps off they have been done to death anyway!!:) . It depends on how much you want to pay? Maybe try 17's and if you havent already, get a decent drop over em. I'm sure some of the guys on here can tell you how light their alloys are then just take a look at their photo's to see what they look like, nice an easy way to make a decision!!! As I still have the original 15" alloys on my 2.0 I cant comment, its about time I looked into it too. LOL
    #2
  4. Marc1
    Offline

    Marc1 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 5, 2008]
    #3

Share This Page