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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by sash, May 6, 2004.

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    [May 6, 2004]
    Got a bit of a dilemma.

    Got some BBS CH 18" x 8.5 et35 that im thinking of selling. They do not fit well on my B5 s4 saloon, i get slight rubbing on the front passenger arch at full compression, ie when taking a tight corner fast.

    Took it down to QST who fitted some H&R coilovers (what a transformation), they told me that s4s passenger side wheel sticks out about 5mill more than drivers side. Apparently this is quite common, i was shown another yellow s4 with the same problem (that didnt have 8.5s on though so it wasnt sticking out past the wheel arch)

    Anyway, a few options have been offered up as a solution to the rubbing.

    1. Roll the wheel arch
    2. Lower profile tyres up front
    3. Change my alloys for less wide ones

    Dont really like the idea of 1 but have not ruled it out.

    Dont mind doing 2 but what if i get a flat, what tyre should the spare have?

    I see 3 as the last resort, unless i can get a good price for my hardly used BBS CH with goodyear F1s.

    Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated?
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    [May 6, 2004]
    If you get low profile run flat tyres a little more expensive but you will not need to have a spare spacifically for them as i think that you can do about 50 miles or so at slowish speeds, i have these they are very good...
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    [May 7, 2004]
    Whats the performance like on the run flats.
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    [May 7, 2004]
    My advice: Find a good shop to do the rolling. So many of my buddies have had their S4 fender's rolled and they have no issues whatsoever with 19's and dropped suspensions via coilovers. I think you should do the rolling and be done with all the other worries; too many variables and choices to worry about. BTW: My fenders are getting rolled in two weeks, too. I have FK Silverline Plus coilovers with a 1" drop all around and I'll be going to 18's after the rolling.
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    [May 8, 2004]
    Very good performance, they are great in the dry and in the wet, well worth it for piece of mind.
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