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    Thread: TTRS Wheels - any updates?

    1. 01-28-2012 04:28 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by - Jeremy - View Post


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      This is all wrong, wheels don't fit to anything.
      They need to be black or silver.

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      01-28-2012 08:01 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by R5T View Post
      This is all wrong, wheels don't fit to anything.
      They need to be black or silver.
      Yeah, I know. They're just winter wheels. They look like **** anyway

      I'll get better wheels next winter.

      - Jeremy -

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      02-22-2012 10:47 PM #28
      just looking one day and found some nice + light quality J-Line wheels, custom built at a much lower price than most 2 pc forged wheels

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      02-26-2012 10:30 AM #29
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      19x9 et50, no rubbing P40S, weight under 21lbs. Stock rubber.
      Tried same wheel et 40, rubbed fender clips on moderate loading.

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      02-26-2012 11:27 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by IPSA View Post
      [/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

      19x9 et50, no rubbing P40S, weight under 21lbs. Stock rubber.
      Tried same wheel et 40, rubbed fender clips on moderate loading.
      Sister HRE wheels...P40 same size (19x9 et50), brushed tinted clear...

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      02-26-2012 02:27 PM #31
      Looks a little cooler in your neck of the woods.

      Gotta luv P40s in any form...

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      02-26-2012 05:44 PM #32
      No doubt! Although our winter has been great this year.
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      02-29-2012 06:38 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Black BeauTTy View Post
      Sister HRE wheels...P40 same size (19x9 et50), brushed tinted clear...

      nice p40's.... but do I spy with my little eye that u painted the side mirrors black? By your silver outer grill frame means u didn't spring for the titanium pack/ cf mirrors ...

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      02-29-2012 08:34 AM #34
      ^^^they're CF
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      02-29-2012 08:41 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by AppleChilli View Post
      ^^^they're CF
      Yeah, what he said. No Ti pac, but CF mirrors.
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    11. 03-01-2012 08:37 PM #36
      So do all aftermarket wheels need centering rings? I was hoping to get an aftermarket 18" wheel that fits without a centering ring. I've heard aggressive tracking/autoxing can cause the rings to break/melt (plastic) or fuse (metal) to the brake.

      Any comments?

      Also how much are the OEM audi 18" wheels for the TT RS? Even though they're heavier than aftermarket they may be worth it if they're reasonably priced and they fit properly.

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      03-02-2012 02:00 AM #37
      I picked up these Miros
      http://www.mirowheels.com/111.html
      The guys at Bavarian Exclusive were great (Brea, CA).

      They're not forged, but they're not heavy either. 18x8.5 with 57mm center bore. I had to go ET 35, since 45 wouldn't fit. So, the barrel clears, but the spokes were tight. Under hard driving a 255 tire might rub. However, I went 255 with a lower profile than stock, so the tire is 1" shorter. Hopefully this will help. I'll let you know after the next track day. And they're shod with RS3's.

      I'll post pics when I get a chance.
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    13. 03-02-2012 02:25 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by mageus View Post
      I picked up these Miros
      http://www.mirowheels.com/111.html
      The guys at Bavarian Exclusive were great (Brea, CA).

      They're not forged, but they're not heavy either. 18x8.5 with 57mm center bore. I had to go ET 35, since 45 wouldn't fit. So, the barrel clears, but the spokes were tight. Under hard driving a 255 tire might rub. However, I went 255 with a lower profile than stock, so the tire is 1" shorter. Hopefully this will help. I'll let you know after the next track day. And they're shod with RS3's.

      I'll post pics when I get a chance.
      Do they need centering rings? I'm very intrigued. Post pics!

    14. 03-02-2012 04:07 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by mageus View Post
      I picked up these Miros
      http://www.mirowheels.com/111.html
      The guys at Bavarian Exclusive were great (Brea, CA).

      They're not forged, but they're not heavy either. 18x8.5 with 57mm center bore. I had to go ET 35, since 45 wouldn't fit. So, the barrel clears, but the spokes were tight. Under hard driving a 255 tire might rub. However, I went 255 with a lower profile than stock, so the tire is 1" shorter. Hopefully this will help. I'll let you know after the next track day. And they're shod with RS3's.

      I'll post pics when I get a chance.
      It'll be interesting to see where an et35 8.5 lands with respect to the fender, should be out there quite a bit.

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      03-02-2012 04:18 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnLZ7W View Post
      It'll be interesting to see where an et35 8.5 lands with respect to the fender, should be out there quite a bit.
      And 8.5" is pretty narrow for an RS...

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      03-02-2012 08:46 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnLZ7W View Post
      It'll be interesting to see where an et35 8.5 lands with respect to the fender, should be out there quite a bit.
      I think I can help here. Just a lowly TTS but here's my 8.5" ET 35 wheels with 245's (57.1 hub)

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      03-02-2012 09:26 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by fjork_duf View Post
      Do they need centering rings? I'm very intrigued. Post pics!
      No. TT stock center bore is 57mm. B8 center bore is 66mm.

      Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
      And 8.5" is pretty narrow for an RS...
      The 9.5 wheel (ET 45) just barely touches the strut. I'm sure the rubber would hit it.

      9" is the sweet spot for the RS. It's the aftermarket offset that screws things up. I can understand why VAG made such a deep offset (maximize suspension width) but it's a real PITA.
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      03-03-2012 01:02 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by mageus View Post
      No. TT stock center bore is 57mm. B8 center bore is 66mm.



      The 9.5 wheel (ET 45) just barely touches the strut. I'm sure the rubber would hit it.

      9" is the sweet spot for the RS. It's the aftermarket offset that screws things up. I can understand why VAG made such a deep offset (maximize suspension width) but it's a real PITA.
      The aftermarket needs to make some 9" ET 52 mm wheels for TTs!

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      03-03-2012 02:06 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
      The aftermarket needs to make some 9" ET 52 mm wheels for TTs!
      True dat.

      I looked at Forgestars. They'll make a custom offset up to 50. But there were a lot of bad reviews - delays, quality issues. They get the wheels with blank hubs from China, then mill the offset and drill the bolt holes. This allows them to get custom ET and also fit any bolt configuration. But there were complaints about poor quality and alignment issues.

      52 ET 5x112 is only on 8P/8J and older models (golf/jetta/A3/TT). So a 45 offset isn't that big a deal since the non-TT's are only running up to 235 rubber. Or they just poke. It's just not cost effective for aftermarket companies to make ET 50+.
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      03-05-2012 01:38 AM #45
      I took some pics. Check out the original post.
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      - Black '89 80 manual

    21. 03-15-2012 07:14 PM #46
      So it seems I may go with the OEM 18":

      http://forums.quattroworld.com/tt2/msgs/14412.phtml

      They're going to fit right, and they look ok.

      So the USA stock 19" come with 255/35 19, and the stock 18" are 245/40 18

      That's a slight difference in wheel size. 0.3in smaller for the 18" wheels. Is there a setting in the ECU where you can specify wheel specs? Or are you just going to put more miles on the car faster if you drive around with 245/40 18"?

      It's not horrible, but I plan on mounting those for track days and possibly autox. The tire prices and selection at 245/40 18 are WAY more favorable.

      Thoughts?

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      03-15-2012 07:19 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
      The aftermarket needs to make some 9" ET 52 mm wheels for TTs!
      My HRE's are et50 and just fine. They're out there.
      2012 TTRS: Daytona Gray, CF Mirrors, Nexon CF Steering Wheel, OSIR Coolant Tank CF Shield, Tinted Tails
      GIAC Stage 2, AWE SwitchPath + cat-deletes, AWE FMIC, H&R RSB, MSS Adjustable Sport Springs, AWE Boost Gauge, BFI shift knob, 42DD shift bushings, Wheels: HRE P40 19x9 et50; Borbet LV5 18x8 et35; TSW Interlagos 18x9.5 et53 w/Mich PSS 275/35

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      03-16-2012 01:49 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by fjork_duf View Post
      Or are you just going to put more miles on the car faster if you drive around with 245/40 18"?
      There's no way to change the odometer. It may even be a regulatory thing. There is a setting for fuel consumption, so your mpg can be accurate.

      But it's only 1.2% off. So, over 50K miles, your odometer will only be off by 600 miles. My 18" setup is 4% lower, but I don't care since it's only gonna be used for the track.

      Part of the reason I went 18" was for tire prices (but also for better handling).
      - Deep Black Pearl '12 GTI 2.0T DSG
      - Phantom black '12 TT-RS 2.5TQMS
      - Brilliant black '08 A5 3.2QMS
      - Volcano black '99.5 A4 1.8TQM
      - Black '89 80 manual

    24. 03-16-2012 05:47 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by mageus View Post
      Not the place to put your licence plate.
      You block partly your intercooler and airflow to your left brake.

    25. 03-17-2012 01:08 AM #50
      so true, you've already got a plate blocking horizontally through the grille,why not just use the oem braket for the plate. would look much better and not attract the law dogs.

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