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ShawFM
11-23-2008, 01:41 PM
The car does have the factory sport suspension..
http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/72954/dscn5159.jpg
They clear the Boxster calipers without spacers

http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/72954/dscn5160.jpg
With the 235/45 R17 still on.

http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/72954/dscn5162.jpg

http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/72954/dscn5163.jpg
Tight fit with the Conti Contact2 235's but they fit.

ThePaintballGuy
11-23-2008, 01:59 PM
I had those on my A4... until my dad hit a chunk of pavement and put a hole in one of them.

Josh

ShawFM
11-23-2008, 02:06 PM
I had those on my A4... until my dad hit a chunk of pavement and put a hole in one of them.

Josh
Did you like them?
I thought they look good, better than the B6 5 spoke wheels IMO.
And they clear the calipers which is what I was really looking for.

B5A4Kevin
11-23-2008, 02:12 PM
you bastid! Gimme those wheels! j/k. imo those are the best looking oem wheels around. been tryin to source a set for cheap but im getting close to giving up. looking nice dude. good job.

BLACKa4QUAT
11-23-2008, 03:13 PM
not a fan of those wheels on the b7, but on the b5 they look right.

ThePaintballGuy
11-23-2008, 03:21 PM
you bastid! Gimme those wheels! j/k. imo those are the best looking oem wheels around. been tryin to source a set for cheap but im getting close to giving up. looking nice dude. good job.

I have mine still... i know i can get the one fixed for about $75. PM if your interested....


OK Back to the original thread.

Josh

Silverstreak98
11-23-2008, 03:23 PM
Love those wheels on the B5, looks great.

Almost went with this style when I got my wheels actually.

ShawFM
11-23-2008, 03:39 PM
Love those wheels on the B5, looks great.

Almost went with this style when I got my wheels actually.

I almost didn't buy them because no one knew for sure if they would clear the calipers. I was ready to take a pass on these and buy a set of B6 5 spoke wheels. Truly glad I took the chance.

jturnbull
11-23-2008, 04:03 PM
are those 17" or 18"

urban96
11-23-2008, 04:57 PM
i have those same wheels... and color car

ShawFM
11-23-2008, 05:05 PM
are those 17" or 18"

17" -> 2nd photo

ShawFM
11-23-2008, 05:06 PM
i have those same wheels... and color car

go on now and make me feel bad. Tell me you were able to find your car with a black interior. Instead of the ugly tan that I have.

Kerschera4
11-23-2008, 05:07 PM
are those 17" or 18"

17

looks good OP. i considered these when i had my b5

urban96
11-23-2008, 05:32 PM
go on now and make me feel bad. Tell me you were able to find your car with a black interior. Instead of the ugly tan that I have.
black leatherette

djwimbo
11-23-2008, 06:43 PM
Looks good, I was wondering if anyone had done that.

Any idea what the bare wheel weighs?

ShawFM
11-23-2008, 06:54 PM
Looks good, I was wondering if anyone had done that.

Any idea what the bare wheel weighs?

I can weigh one next weekend if you want. Then just subtract the weight of the tire that is given at tirerack.com

djwimbo
11-23-2008, 07:15 PM
that would be sweet.

oneohone
11-23-2008, 09:39 PM
Looks nice!

ShawFM
11-24-2008, 06:13 PM
Looks good, I was wondering if anyone had done that.

Any idea what the bare wheel weighs?

I haven't pulled a wheel yet, but the boxes that the wheels came in were still in the garage. Shipping weight 53 pounds, about 2- 3# in cardboard TireRack (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=Continental&model=ContiSportContact+2&partnum=345YR7SPC2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&place=2) specs say 24# on the tire. So the wheel is about 26 or 27 #'s

djwimbo
11-24-2008, 06:16 PM
Thank you for the info.

Basically, about the same (maybe a couple pounds less than) as the S4 Avus wheels.

BLACKa4QUAT
11-24-2008, 07:58 PM
I almost didn't buy them because no one knew for sure if they would clear the calipers. I was ready to take a pass on these and buy a set of B6 5 spoke wheels. Truly glad I took the chance.

the b7's have good clearance for the brakes. have you seen the stock brakes on the b7 a4? 320 mm, huge ass caliper.

ShawFM
11-25-2008, 04:01 AM
the b7's have good clearance for the brakes. have you seen the stock brakes on the b7 a4? 320 mm, huge ass caliper.

Yes have seen them the caliper is larger farther out (radially) than the Boxster caliper. These clear, by maybe 5 - 6mm I think the B7 calipers have a lot more space.

jcutner
11-25-2008, 04:05 PM
those look great, very clean

speedydragon
11-25-2008, 06:43 PM
not a fan of those wheels on the b7, but on the b5 they look right.

agreed. looks small on the B7, but looks perfect on the B5.

A4Shizzle
11-26-2008, 12:29 PM
I was gonna get those when I was looking for an extra set but nobody thought they'd look good and I went with stock sport instead.

THANKS FOR PROVING THEM WRONG!!!

ShawFM
11-26-2008, 05:53 PM
I was gonna get those when I was looking for an extra set but nobody thought they'd look good and I went with stock sport instead.

THANKS FOR PROVING THEM WRONG!!!

[:D]
I was getting them regardless.
I search and common theme was they wouldn't fit and/or wouldn't clear the calipers.
well...
And they do look good. Would have looked better if I had actually washed the car and wheels.

calvin1.8t
11-28-2008, 12:38 PM
where you find those ive been looking for those rims everywhere

ShawFM
11-28-2008, 03:46 PM
where you find those ive been looking for those rims everywhere

I bought mine out of the classifieds here off of AZ.
There is a set posted now here (http://www.audizine.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=5429&cat=46).