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speedydragon
08-22-2007, 05:23 PM
I am buying a set of (4) B7A4 OEM S-line RS6 Wheels - 18x8, ET43, Made by Ronal (Will fit B6/B7 A4/S4, B5A4

I will be installing these on my 01 b5 A4 vant with neuspeed sport spring kit. at the moment, I am running 225/55/R16 with 2 finger gap from tire to fender all around. I will be running 235/40/18 on these wheels. my questions are:
1) will I have any rubbing issues?
2) Will I need to run spacers so it won't destroy the contral arms?
3) Will I look like a 4x4? :|

Thanks in advance! :D

onemoremile
08-22-2007, 05:34 PM
Sounds like it will look very nice. Roll the front fender lips too.

speedydragon
08-22-2007, 07:19 PM
Sounds like it will look very nice. Roll the front fender lips too.

thanks :] bump for more answers ^^

speedydragon
08-22-2007, 10:36 PM
come on! :| 51 views, and only one reply?!

Tiluleshpingen
08-22-2007, 11:09 PM
i have 18.8 Rs4 reps 225-40zr18 .. no rubbing no fcuked up cont.arm, but if u install lowering springs(like me) you will need a new alighment..ONEMOREMILE may have some answers on that one if u find the need to run spacers do it ON ALL FOUR SIDES, and u dont need any big spacers a simple 5-7mm

dannslc
08-23-2007, 10:07 AM
Hey man are you buying kenji's wheels? If so I test fit those on my car and they fit great. My car is lower than yours and I had no rubbing issues at all. With your spring setup you should have about the same gap as you currently do, maybe a tiny bit more. And you have a santorin, they will look good.

speedydragon
08-23-2007, 10:45 AM
Hey man are you buying kenji's wheels? If so I test fit those on my car and they fit great. My car is lower than yours and I had no rubbing issues at all. With your spring setup you should have about the same gap as you currently do, maybe a tiny bit more. And you have a santorin, they will look good.

yup! picking them up later this evening :D thanks to both of you and Giac for the answers :D. can't wait to mount them on and do an allignment check tomorrow :D

A4-99-2.8
08-23-2007, 06:37 PM
BUMP...for hot rims.

dannslc
08-23-2007, 07:36 PM
If the alignment is good on your car now it wont change with the new wheels. The tires are pretty worn but they are still smooth.

speedydragon
08-24-2007, 01:13 PM
installed! man are these wheels sexy! hella heavy though :| it raised my rear by one finger gap, it was 2 finger gap, before with the 16in rims, now I have a 2.5/3 finger gap! :O! :| the front stayed the same. on the freeway, i felt more vibrations for some reason. With larger holes between the spokes, I noticed I have bilstein shocks! yellow/blue!! I was about to get a spring/shock combo too! well forget that, next is coilovers :D Now I'm looking for some1 with a camera so I can post some pics, all I got is a crappy camera phone :|