View Full Version : look what i bought for $650!

02-06-2008, 08:24 AM

koni coilovers for an s4 with about 2-3months of salt-free summer use.... strut tops, control arms, and the rear "sleeves"

[wrench] -> [drive] -> [race]

can't wait to do another HPDE, just gotta look for a set of 16x7/7.5/8 wheels now so i can throw on 225/50-16 mx's/azenis

02-06-2008, 08:29 AM
Good deal.
Why 16's?

02-06-2008, 08:33 AM
sweet i have those exact coilovers, ride pretty good and will go damn low if you really want to

02-06-2008, 08:41 AM
nice buy! whered you score that?

02-06-2008, 08:50 AM
From one drummer to other... I hate you. Haha - good buy!

02-06-2008, 09:05 AM
dude sell 'm to me !!

02-06-2008, 09:54 AM
why 16's man? i say 17s or possibly 18s

02-06-2008, 11:02 AM
cheaper tires, i like the look of them, and they tend to weigh less. but its almost impossible to find relatively light stock wheels that'll clear the a8/boxster front brake kit i have.... 16" a6 2.7tt wheels and 4.2 wheels are about the only ones that clear without spacers, the 4.2 wheels are HEAVY

anyone have the koni coilover perch tools? i can't seem to find mine.. maybe i can arrange to pay shipping to/from here just for the weekend i need them?

02-06-2008, 11:39 AM
sweet deal, wish I had money to spend on deals I find, I love finding killer bargins and cashing in on them

02-06-2008, 11:53 AM
being a broke ass college student, i have to... otherwise i wouldn't be driving my audi anymore [:D]

i change wheels more than i change my underwear (well, almost)... it keeps me from ever having to buy new tires. i put aside like $800 for wheels/tires initially and every few months i trade or buy/sell for something "different" just to keep me from spending money on a turbo kit... when i sell my car down the road eventually i hope to be able to get all of that money back that i started out with and begin new with a different car [up]

02-06-2008, 11:57 AM
Excellent deal. Being able to swap out the whole assemblies is very convenient. I wanted to have summer and winter setups like that so could just do the swap without changing strut tops and whatnot.

Try to find something wider than 7". The older Audis like the 4kQ, S6, had some forged 16". I've got 225/50-16 Sumitomo HTR Z on stock 16" swings for summer. They carry a treadwear of 160 and are stickier than the Azenis I autocrossed the Jetta on. Most street tire classes have a minimum of 200 though. Another great reason to run a 16" tire is the added compliance from the taller sidewall. Most autocrosses are in parking lots or on other imperfect surfaces. The tire has to conform to the surface to provide traction. Bigger wheels mean stiffer sidewalls which often results in tires skipping over the surface and sliding.

Inner clearance is tight. The crazy short term loads seen in autocross should be more than enough to flex that sidewall and push the rear tread or front sidewall into the arms. A 5mm spacer would be perfect.

These Sumis are really wide for a 225. This shot has a 245/40-17 Yokohama Guardex snow on the left and the Sumi on the right. The Yoko is only about 1/4" wider. Those 225s offer some serious rim protection though. The rim is set in about 1/4-3/8" on the Yokos and nearly an inch on the Sumis. Part of that has to do with the shape of the rim flange since the Flik Lex lip is rolled out while the swing is flat.

The tires completely engulf the wheels.

FWIW, these were under 60 bucks each at the tire rack. They wear well, are quiet, as good as Azenis in the rain, and stiiiiiicky.

02-06-2008, 04:12 PM
christ those are cheap, but good! i can't run swings because the a8/boxster front brakes won't clear many stock 16" wheels without a 10+mm spacer (which i'm not a fan of running, even with extended lugs)

everyone keep their eyes peeled for 2.7tt a6 5-spoke wheels!!!!!