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Narrowed choice to 2 wheels....opinions please

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Macdoon, Jul 20, 2012.

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    With AITP on the horizon, thought I would get a new set of wheels, the wheels on my car are black the guy did such a bad job grrr. So it was have a refurb or get new and use old for winter wheels...... so here's what I have narrowed it down to.... thoughts, opinions most welcome

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    You going OEM or Reps? I have 20" rotors on mine, so I'd go with them ;)
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    Reps, and probably stay with 18's as roads around me are ****e
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    N8, how does the machined lip hold up, heard of issues with pitting, is this something to worry about
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    where are those from m8 and how much for a set with tyres if you dont mind me asking
    cheers
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    Keep the wheels clean, waxed, protected, don't bang into curbs.

    Job done.

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    Great, what wax/protection do recommend
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    Poorboys wheel sealant ;)
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    Pic of your car please to check (I'm too lazy to search today.. .)
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    +1 for rotors. Love these style of wheels.

    As for protection, Planet Polish Wheel Seal & Shine. Great results and the bottle will last for ages! :) Once applied only need shampoo and water to clean so no harsh chemicals. I must have had the bottle two years, apply regularly and there's still loads left.
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    Rotors imo
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    I'm a big fan of the Rotors but don't think they look right on the B7, therefore I'd vote for the twists. Also with both these wheels brakes will be on show quite a bit.
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    ah, now that's something I didn't think about
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    i have 19" rotor replicas on mine


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    Do you have a side on pic, nice ride btw
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    nearest i have to a side on view mate


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    A quick example of what I mean:

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    If you got the 170tdi it won't look that bad but if like me you have the 140tdi the brakes will look weak against the wheels. I'd be tempted with a more fuller wheel. Example

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    Hope I've not stirred your porrage to much Macdoon. Also borrowed pics from DavsA4.
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    here is another from the side


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    i personally went for these as i have had the dtm/bbs style on my last few cars and they are a pig to clean properly without removing the wheels , this style you can get your hand in easily to keep them nice and clean at the back
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    mine is the 170
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    Liking it
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    Not at all fella, exactly why I posted, to get opinions, thanks

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    our kids getting some 19" rotor replicas for his grey 170 s line tomorrow ,will get some pics if i can for you .

    cheers dav
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    Spot on fella, thanks
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    Rotors. Although saw some really nice set of alloys on a b8 a4 avant. Must be a black edition or something. Was a tfsi in white, exhaust on each side, with a white diffuser. Looked spot on. Similar to rotors but had a bigger flat bit in chrome on each arm of the alloy.. .
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    I think I know the ones you mean, the polished lip on the arm goes about halfway down
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    Yep
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    pics as promised mate not the best quality and his is a lot darker grey than yours but you get the idea.

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    Where did you get the rotor reps from Dav? I love them everytime I see a pic of them. :)
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    Marv's looked good when he had my OEM 20" rotors:

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    mac, I have my BBS's for sale if your interested
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    Firstly thanks Dave for the offer, and thanks for the opinions. So here they are, ordered hope to be here next week

    Hyper black with polished rim
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    Look 100% better in the flesh

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