Alloys

Toonsoldier91

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aa you all know I’m due to pick my new to me advant up on Wednesday and my first port of call is to replace the alloys on them.

Anyone on here gone from 18inch alloys to 19 inch or bigger with s line sport suspension??

I was looking at rs6 alloys from skidz in Falkirk for my a3 saloon in Daytona and I think they will look even better on the a4 advant although I do also like the ones a lot of you seem to have on here, pics attached.

Anyone got the rs6 ones fitted to there advant?

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Thanks in advance
 

liveseytowers

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I've got the 19" on my A4 35 and I've been a passenger in a A4 sport with 18" and the ride feels a lot harsher in mine. So not quite the same comparison but hey. I do bounce around alot in mine but it's still a lot better than my previous Skoda on 17" wheels so I'm fine with it :)
 

Pork

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I’m liking the A6 alloys as something different but you can’t go wrong with the A4 “RS” ones either.
I think you’ll just get used to the ride so I wouldn’t worry, you’ve already made your mind up you want to change them and the ride will still be acceptable coming from an A3 I would say.

Have you considered 20’s?
 

Toonsoldier91

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I’m liking the A6 alloys as something different but you can’t go wrong with the A4 “RS” ones either.
I think you’ll just get used to the ride so I wouldn’t worry, you’ve already made your mind up you want to change them and the ride will still be acceptable coming from an A3 I would say.

Have you considered 20’s?

Not really. I’m gonna have a look through some posts and look at peoples wheels to get a idea of the arch gap etc.

The a3 handles alright. You feel everything but not thuds or anything. That’s on 18’s
 

RobbieWebs

Registered User
I think you should go for your second pic with the 5 v spoke as its oem.
I bought mine with the 10 v spoke 19 inch alloys and changed them to the 5 v spoke at a hell of a cost.
Personally I'd leave the rs6 ones to the A6,s.
I'd go for geniune and not reps!.
Ride with s line suspension and 19s are fine.
A lot better than my last B8.5 with 19s.

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Toonsoldier91

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I think you should go for your second pic with the 5 v spoke as its oem.
I bought mine with the 10 v spoke 19 inch alloys and changed them to the 5 v spoke at a hell of a cost.
Personally I'd leave the rs6 ones to the A6,s.
I'd go for geniune and not reps!.
Ride with s line suspension and 19s are fine.
A lot better than my last B8.5 with 19s.

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I wish I could afford genuine alloys. Can I ask how much it set you back for a genuine set ??

The place I’m getting them from are a company in Falkirk so they should be strong enough as surely they’ll have to meet some kind on standard ??
 

RobbieWebs

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I wish I could afford genuine alloys. Can I ask how much it set you back for a genuine set ??

The place I’m getting them from are a company in Falkirk so they should be strong enough as surely they’ll have to meet some kind on standard ??
The geniune alloys were £2300 from Audi.
I played 1700 so I don't know where the rest came from.
Still have the 10 v spoke alloys in my garage
I'd keep an eye out bud as geniune ones are for sale in classified etc for about 1000 with tyres.
Yes the reps must be decent quality.
how much were you quoted for the 19 inch reps?

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Toonsoldier91

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The geniune alloys were £2300 from Audi.
I played 1700 so I don't know where the rest came from.
Still have the 10 v spoke alloys in my garage
I'd keep an eye out bud as geniune ones are for sale in classified etc for about 1000 with tyres.
Yes the reps must be decent quality.
how much were you quoted for the 19 inch reps?

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I got quoted 650 for the same alloys dor my a3 but will be wider alloys for the a4. I will come back tomorrow and update as it may be more for the a4 and I will keep an eye on classified For now see if any come up
 
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Philio

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I had the V spokes on my original order but after seeing them in person was underwhelmed and changed it. They look much better in pictures imo. Nicer genuine wheels available, although probably costly.

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Toonsoldier91

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Any one good at photoshop on here ??

I’m looking at 19 alloys for my new avant, but I’m unsure weather I’ll be happy with the wheel arch gap as it’s on 18 atm at it looks huge. It did say sport suspension in the advert but I’m guessing this is the comfort version so it’s slightly higher ??


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NevMan

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bigger alloys (19"s) and lower profile tyres = similiar gap, but harder ride, but not hugely different. I go from 19" summers to 18" winters on my q5, and don't notice much change to ride quality. 20"+ will be more noticeable obv.
 

SMI77

Australia
Suggest you peruse the Audizine.com US forum site. Note the B9A4 & S4/RS4 sections are split. When perusing it a few times it actually makes sense.
They're v-e-r-y much into alloys with many photos to give you ideas.
If worried about wheelarch gap, consider 20" or sports spring kits, eg. Eibach or H & R. With sports suspension the vehicle is already lowered 20mm, so if the spring specs say 30mm drop, it means you can only lower the vehicle a further 10mm. With our S4, the springs gave a bonus of significantly better handling and better controlled ride than OEM.
 

cuke2u

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Not that I know of, unless it's for Avant's, which I doubt. According to Blackcircles and your registration number it is 245/40's all round..
 

Toonsoldier91

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Not that I know of, unless it's for Avant's, which I doubt. According to Blackcircles and your registration number it is 245/40's all round..

Yeah. I’ve looked and apparently either are fine. Still strange lol. I’ll ask dealer might be to get 2 new tyres out of them.

Hopefully get my new wheels sorted with in a week
 

MOA4B9

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The ride quality depends a lot of what you are used to from before. I went from a fiesta to 19" with sports suspension and for me the ride feels softer than in fiesta so I'm really happy with it.
Bigger alloys like 19" will have the same diameter as 17" so the gap will stay the same. You will need to change the springs to lower it. I have fitted 10mm wheel spacers which improve the look, even though the suspension stays the same the gap to me appears less noticable through optical illusion i guess.
 

Toonsoldier91

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The ride quality depends a lot of what you are used to from before. I went from a fiesta to 19" with sports suspension and for me the ride feels softer than in fiesta so I'm really happy with it.
Bigger alloys like 19" will have the same diameter as 17" so the gap will stay the same. You will need to change the springs to lower it. I have fitted 10mm wheel spacers which improve the look, even though the suspension stays the same the gap to me appears less noticable through optical illusion i guess.

You got a side photo mate ?
 

cuke2u

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Funnily enough I drive both a 2018 fiesta and my own car, whilst the fiesta is far more fun to drive I would describe it as having more of a compliant ride than my Audi with 18" wheels...
 

pagenotfound

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8.5J 245/35 R19.

I do like the way they look and ride quality is fine but they are a bit of a headache - constantly worried about damaging them. You'd probably find yours a lot easier to get winter tyres for as well if that was something you were thinking of at some point.
 

Toonsoldier91

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8.5J 245/35 R19.

I do like the way they look and ride quality is fine but they are a bit of a headache - constantly worried about damaging them. You'd probably find yours a lot easier to get winter tyres for as well if that was something you were thinking of at some point.

Prbz keep the 18 for winter tyres. A lot of road salt around here ( north east )
 

cuke2u

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Yeah. I’ve looked and apparently either are fine. Still strange lol. I’ll ask dealer might be to get 2 new tyres out of them.

Hopefully get my new wheels sorted with in a week
Which tyres are the 235's on, front or rear?
 

Toonsoldier91

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Still not ordered my new alloys. Been humming and harring over tyre sizes.

I believe my wheels are 8.0j et40

And the new alloys will be 8.5j et45. According to will they fit they will sit 11mm closer to the suspension and poke out 1.5mm closer or something like that. Ideally I would like to keep them poke to a minimum and the back wheels already stick out a little and don’t wanna risk stones being chucked up onto the body if they stick out too far

But I’m getting annoyed looking at tyre sizes.

I current have 235/40r18 on the backs and 245 on the fronts.

If I go 235/35/19 all around the car will sit 3.5mm lower according to will they fit. 245 will be 0.4mm higher and 255 will be 6mm higher. Now I deffo don’t want to have a higher ride heigh but I could deal with half a mm but the price difference for 245/35/19 tyres over the other 2 is about 50 quid a tyre

So how does a wider tyre make a car sit higher ?? I just can’t get my head around it.

Anyone able to explain ??

Thanks
 

Toonsoldier91

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The only reason I could see is that the tyre isn’t stretched over the rim making it sit taller.

Hmmm could be right. Still in 2 mins. Surely I won’t notice much difference between 235 over 245, well apart from 200 quid in my back pocket. Still debating on the A4 originals or the rs6 type. I know the a3 saloon suites the rs6 styles but don’t know if the a4 will, I will have to try find a picture of them fitted over the weekend before ordering
 
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