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Right before I go and sell wheels, opinions please?

aidank1981 Dec 28, 2010

  1. aidank1981

    aidank1981 Member

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    Apologies for large pictures (cant seem to edit them on this feckin iphone)
    Currently running B6 S4's but they need off for an internal refurb (last owner just did the faces), paint or powder coat out of interest?
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    Still love my original rims just wish they were 18's (not my car, borrowed image)
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    And last but not least my rep rs4 18's...
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    I'm less and less keen on rep alloys all the time so the rs4's loose points, hoping to fit an rs4 b5 brake set up I bought eventually so 17's are out, found the rs4 reps to have a very shallow clearance space for brakes ie even though there et45 iirc the spokes start right from the hub face, a problem the B6's dont have...maybe i 'need' to stick with the b6's? There's maybe no choice to be made? Still have a set of duel fitment 19" rs4 reps from the s3 in the attic so there an option too if they'd fit!
    Gona buy the wife an 8p quattro so would need one set for snow tyres (17's I'd guess)

    Can I really have 3 sets of rims in other peoples storage spaces lol
    Still dreaming of MTM bomotos an BBS CH's too!

    HELP!:think:
     
  2. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    You can get the standard 17" s4 wheels in 18" off an s8 or something. Pretty rare though.
     
  3. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    I think 19's would look to big on the S4/B5 chassis stick with the 18's. I do like the RS4 Old style rep's in picture 3.
     
  4. Tuffty

    Tuffty Member

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    never been a massive fan of the b6 s4's think it's the rounded center caps that just don't quite look right.
    Agreed on the std's had one on mine the other day as my spare and made me think about getting a full set, pity as you say they'r only 17's
     
  5. Foxmeister

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    B6 S4's for me, suit it with a oem look but upgraded aswell!
     
  6. aidank1981

    aidank1981 Member

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    thanks for the input gents
    mods are personal thing but do feel we all share a responsibility to maintain these old girls with dignity!
    Didnt think of the A8 call! nice idea, rare as you say! love the originals and the rs4 reps but both look good in a 'standard' kinda way, the B6 S4's do look like an OEM mod, i bought them on a gamble and actually like them more than i thought? agreed i think the 19's are too big! thought i'd buy this 8P A3 and try and get it with RS6 5 spokes always wanted to see what they looked like too!
    still need to buy 235/40 tyres for the B6 S4's as they have the 225/40's from the rs4 reps stretched. vredestein sessanta's i'd think!...
    any thoughts?
     
  7. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    B6 S4's all day long, others look too dated.
     
  8. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Yep i like the B6 S4's too.

    Check out Tyrereviews.com before you buy the vredesteins, i've had a flick thru there and they dont seem to fair all that well in the magazine group tests.
     
  9. aidank1981

    aidank1981 Member

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    thanks aragorn,
    they did really well in the evo test so may need more investigating!
     
  10. aidank1981

    aidank1981 Member

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    Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta
    Show all: Vredestein tyres, Ultra High Performance tyres, Buy the Ultrac Sessanta
    Data: 59 reviews averaging 86% over 695,700 miles driven
    Dry Grip 91%
    Wet Grip 89%
    Road Feedback 87%
    Progressiveness 87%
    Wear 78%
    Comfort 84%
    Buy again 90%
     
  11. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Forget the personal reviews, as you've no idea what they're comparing it to. They could have come from WanLi ditchfinders, then fitted the vreds and went "wow these are fantastic"

    2010 Auto Zeitung Ultra High Performance Summer Tyre Test - tyre reviews, the online tyre guide
    2010 AMS Premium Brand Tyre Test - tyre reviews, the online tyre guide
    2010 Sport Auto Ultra High Performance Tyre Test - tyre reviews, the online tyre guide

    Those three dont show them in a very good light against their contemporarys.
     
  12. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

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    I fitted Vreds on my old car, they were awfull! Had to change them less than 1000 miles later as they were upsetting the esp! While they were on there road noise was high, and in the wet they were not that great. Maybe I had a set from a dodgy batch.
     
  13. Geeman

    Geeman Low Life

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    I'm loving the B6 S4's. I was after a set for my A4 when I had it.
     
  14. dublinS4

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    Does any one do rep b6 s4 alloys?
     
  15. aidank1981

    aidank1981 Member

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    Not reps I don't think? I wanted OEM which is largely why I bought them but don't think there's replicas an they don't tend to go cheap
     
  16. Geeman

    Geeman Low Life

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    Not very common. Hard to find.

    There's a set of 18" S8 Avus rims on the 'bay at the minute...
     
  17. Foxmeister

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    Hartmann used to, but had a quick look and dont see them anymore, maybe try email them with a pic.
     
  18. pjw

    pjw Member Audi A4

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    Id be tempted to swap these 19" rs6's for something different, no smaller than 17"s though.
     

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