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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Bong Water, Jan 24, 2008.

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    Bong Water In two minds

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    [Jan 24, 2008]
    Decided what I am doing with my car and I am going to stick to it.

    I keep seeing B5's with merc wheels and they suit the car so well, where can I find them?

    Is it a case of eyes pealed for used ones, I hope not :(

    SWT do reps but they say they wont fit my car. What is the wheel fitment details for the B5?

    Anyway, 18" Merc wheels and a slight drop methinks and a clean look, that will do me, not to fussed about performance figures for now

    Cheers me dears :icon_thumright:
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    [Jan 24, 2008]
    5x112 ET43, ebay lots of them
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    SWT should have some wheels to fit, if not ebay and second hand ones really. I was very tempted by some merc wheels for a while. Even did a photo shop......

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    You're rather handy with PS!!
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    Ha ha not really its very basic but looks ok from a distance if you squint lol :icon_thumright:
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    ill try and get some better angle pics on Sat for ya
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    I am loving the merc wheels look too !
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    Mercedes wheels look cool. Have the correct PCD of 5x112, but definitely require spigot rings, as the centre-bore's larger than the Audi's 57.1mm.
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    OMG thanks for the pics they look so good!!

    Thanks for the fitment info, ill contact SWT again as if I can get reps that are a direct fit and without the merc badge that would be better.

    More pics please!! That photoshop is awesome!!

    Have a looky at this, what you think?

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    thats the problem i have, i want rid of that merc badge but cant find the size of it or were to get audi replacements

    Update: the size of the center cap is 76mm and Audi OEM badges dont fit :nunu:
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    Phil R has Merc wheels on his car, that pic you linked to reminds me of his car
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    Looks great!
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    Is Phil r the green one?

    They are genuine merc rims

    This is proving difficult, might have to go aftermarket in this kind of 'style'

    diesal-a4, how did you get yours to fit?

    I might look into getting the merc badge removed if poss, machined out?

    robbie5, thanks mate, thats my car and some kind soul on another forum did the shops for me
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    I didnt fit them mate they came with the motor but shes going into the shop for some work this week and ill have a nosey for you.

    the Merc Badge is a simple center cap, it should pop out as normal but Audi dont make replacement center caps at 76mm which is the size of Merc Caps

    Only thing i can think of is to take the merc center caps out, remove the chrome symbol from the plastic,
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    fill the holes with some body filler, smooth off, repaint sliver and them take the audi rings from these.
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    and stick them on to the repainted backing. I have a set of these caps but they wont fit, however the rings can be removed
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    Good idea man, could work!

    For now I am going to ring around some alloy wheel shops, there are loads around here, see what they have from trade ins etc

    Cheers peeps!
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    Diesel a4 that is the biggest sun strip i've ever seen lol.
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