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Staggered size wheels, can they knackered up a quattro system?

Az Jan 13, 2011

  1. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    As a lot of you may of guessed, I'm looking to change my wheels to a set of 19's.

    I have a couple of sets in mind and I'd really like something that stands out. Ideally I'd love to run a set of 9-9.5" wide rims all round, but I think running that width on the front could cause issues, so maybe thinking of staggered fitment, like 8.5" up front and 9.5" at the rear, but I just wanted to double check to see if anyone knows if running different widths front to rear on a quattro can bugger the four wheel drive system up? Or knackered the rear diff??

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Az
     
  2. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    As long as the rolling radius is the same you should be fine.
     
  3. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    Oh ok mate, cheers, I just assumed that if the rear has a wider contact area than the front it might put strain on the rear diff? I could of sworn I read a thread where someone had big issues on breaking something when running staggered rims?
     
  4. paul20v

    paul20v Audi fanatic

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    Have to agree
    i dont see a problem at all as long as you keep the rolling radius the same .
     
  5. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    Oh man its so hard choosing wheels!!!

    I really wanna take a chance and go for 9.5" all round! Anyone running 9.5's all round??
     

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