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

Right before I go and sell wheels, opinions please?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by aidank1981, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. aidank1981
    Offline

    aidank1981 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    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?
    [​IMG]

    Still love my original rims just wish they were 18's (not my car, borrowed image)
    [​IMG]

    And last but not least my rep rs4 18's...
    [​IMG]

    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:
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Oct 30, 2014]

  3. ian52
    Offline

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,199
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    You can get the standard 17" s4 wheels in 18" off an s8 or something. Pretty rare though.
    #2
  4. CMD
    Offline

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

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Messages:
    3,016
    Likes Received:
    17
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    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.
    #3
  5. Tuffty
    Offline

    Tuffty Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    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
    #4
  6. Foxmeister
    Offline

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    B6 S4's for me, suit it with a oem look but upgraded aswell!
    #5
  7. aidank1981
    Offline

    aidank1981 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    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?
    #6
  8. NHN
    Offline

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

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,385
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    B6 S4's all day long, others look too dated.
    #7
  9. aragorn
    Offline

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

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,723
    Likes Received:
    334
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    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.
    #8
  10. aidank1981
    Offline

    aidank1981 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    thanks aragorn,
    they did really well in the evo test so may need more investigating!
    #9
  11. aidank1981
    Offline

    aidank1981 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    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%
    #10
  12. aragorn
    Offline

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

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,723
    Likes Received:
    334
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    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.
    #11
  13. Sulli79
    Online

    Sulli79 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Messages:
    526
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Dec 28, 2010]
    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.
    #12
  14. Geeman
    Offline

    Geeman Low Life

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,318
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Dec 30, 2010]
    I'm loving the B6 S4's. I was after a set for my A4 when I had it.
    #13
  15. dublinS4
    Offline

    dublinS4 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 30, 2010]
    Does any one do rep b6 s4 alloys?
    #14
  16. aidank1981
    Offline

    aidank1981 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 31, 2010]
    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
    #15
  17. Geeman
    Offline

    Geeman Low Life

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,318
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Dec 31, 2010]
    Not very common. Hard to find.

    There's a set of 18" S8 Avus rims on the 'bay at the minute...
    #16
  18. Foxmeister
    Offline

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Dec 31, 2010]
    Hartmann used to, but had a quick look and dont see them anymore, maybe try email them with a pic.
    #17
  19. pjw
    Offline

    pjw Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 1, 2011]
    Id be tempted to swap these 19" rs6's for something different, no smaller than 17"s though.
    #18

Share This Page