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    Thread: i looked and no luck, anybody help with wheel selection?

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      07-14-2012 11:01 AM #1
      so i have looked in the forums about the topic of 19inch s5 rims on a 02 a6 3.0 fwd, stock suspension, i wanted to purchase these for my new audi to step it up a little, my question is: would anybody recommend these for the a6 and by any chance does anybody have a picture with these on? and what wheel size would be appropriate?

      the expecifications of the wheel im trying to put on

      * Size 19X8.5
      *Offset +35
      *Bolt Pattern 5x112
      *Hub Bore 66.45


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      07-14-2012 06:41 PM #2
      Its going to be tight with that width and offset. You may need to mount smaller tires than those wheels come with on the S5 - probably 235 35 19 max, in order to clear the arches. I tried 245s on 8.5" rims with ET40 and they were very close but didn't touch.

      Oh, and you will need spigot rings to reduce the centre bore to 57.1

      It will ride like **** with such a tiny tire but I'm sure you know that
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      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      07-15-2012 12:12 AM #3
      so would you recommend me to get the same model but 18 inch with a 45 offset? to be able to get bigger tires?

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      07-15-2012 06:32 PM #4
      8x18 ET45 will go straight on with 235 40 18 - thats what I run. For an 8.5" with ET45 it will be very close to touching the strut, but should just clear iirc. I had ET48 and needed a small spacer to clear the strut, but with a 10mm spacer it touched the arch. 18 / 19 doesn't really matter tbh - ET and tire width make the difference.

      The ride on 18s is 'acceptable'
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      07-16-2012 11:34 AM #5
      thanks MikkiJayne, youre answering all the questions i been looking in all types of audi forums, one last question, now that you clear up my questions i have the option on going ET35 or ET45 both being 8 X 18, and which would be the ideal tire for each, thanks and sorry for all the trouble

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      07-18-2012 03:02 PM #6
      Mine are as my post above - 8x18, ET45 with 235 40 18. I know for sure that fits

      ET35 will probably fit but I can't say from personal experience, although I will be trying that size in a few weeks
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      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

    7. 07-28-2012 11:12 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Dnavirus View Post

      the expecifications of the wheel im trying to put on

      * Size 19X8.5
      *Offset +35
      *Bolt Pattern 5x112
      *Hub Bore 66.45
      This will fit with no problems. Just get 235/35/19 and 57.1 hub rings.

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