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WHEEL FITTING

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by B5 BIKER, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. B5 BIKER
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    B5 BIKER Member

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    [Feb 24, 2012]
    hi all, i am going to take a look at a set of wheels tommorrow.
    they are 17 inch but the the back is staggered
    front is 225/45 - 17 9j
    back is 225/45 - 17 10j
    the car is a 99 avant.
    should this staggering give much bother to the car overall from a fitting and general running point of view.
    cheers for any advice
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  3. CraigG
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    [Feb 24, 2012]
    225's on a 9" and 10" rim....??

    technically, they are the same rolling radius, because its the same tyres front and back. but those tyres are to narrow for those rims.

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    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Minimum tyre width[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Ideal tyre width[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Maximum tyre width[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5,0 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]155 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]165 or 175 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]185 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5,5 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]165 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]175 or 185 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]195 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6,0 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]175 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]185 or 195 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]205 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6,5 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]185 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]195 or 205 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]215 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]7,0 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]195 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]205 or 215 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]225 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]7,5 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]205 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]215 or 225 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]235 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]8,0 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]215 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]225 or 235 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]245 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]8,5 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]225 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]235 or 245 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]255 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]9,0 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]235 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]245 or 255 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]265 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]9,5 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]245 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]255 or 265 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]275 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]10,0 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]255 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]265 or 275 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]285 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]10,5 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]265 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]275 or 285 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]295 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]11,0 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]275 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]285 or 295 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]305 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]11,5 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]285 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]295 or 305 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]315 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]12,0 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]295 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]305 or 315 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]325 mm[/FONT][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]12,5 Inches[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]305 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]315 or 325 mm[/FONT][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]335 mm[/FONT][/TD]
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    [Feb 24, 2012]
    you'll also never fit 9 and 10" rims inside the arches on a normal A4 shell.
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    [Feb 24, 2012]
    Yanks have fitted 9's with **** poke, stretch and all that **** but i personally think its too much and cant be good for the car/drive!

    10's.......i dont think thats possible seeing as RS boys struggle under their arches!
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  6. B5 BIKER
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    [Feb 25, 2012]
    Cheers lads, better give them a miss so.
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    [Feb 25, 2012]
    A friend of mines running 9x19" Bentley rims with a 3mm spacer on the rear of his B5 S4, it's pretty low on coilovers too and he has no issues

    What wheels were they?., quite unusual for a 17" wheel to be so wide...Porsche rims?????
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    [Feb 25, 2012]
    They are almic wiser. 3 piece split rims (a bit like bbs )
    Didnt bother with them and bought a set of 17s from an a4 cabriolet b8
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    [Feb 26, 2012]
    There are no problems fitting 9" wheels on A4 with correct ET. With 10" case is not that clear, but still possible. :)
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    [Feb 27, 2012]
    but the point being that you need to run ridiculous stretch on the tyres to get them to fit, and despite what anyone says, stretch to that degree is dangerous.
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    [Feb 27, 2012]
    Nice troll, Craig. :D


    Back to business...
    I looked my setups and looks like 9" wheels with ET37 are fine on front and ET34 rear with the same tire (235/40/18). When using 225/40 tires even ET40 is fine. If you are gonna ride ridiculously low I recommend to use 225 tires. ;)
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