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WHEEL FITTING

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

  1. B5 BIKER

    B5 BIKER Member

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    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

    CraigG Member

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    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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  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    you'll also never fit 9 and 10" rims inside the arches on a normal A4 shell.
     
  5. Foxmeister

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    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!
     
  6. B5 BIKER

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    Cheers lads, better give them a miss so.
     
  7. floyd 1.8 turbo

    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre

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    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?????
     
  8. B5 BIKER

    B5 BIKER Member

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    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
     
  9. diffas

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    There are no problems fitting 9" wheels on A4 with correct ET. With 10" case is not that clear, but still possible. :)
     
  10. CraigG

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    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.
     
  11. diffas

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    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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