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movement360
05-24-2011, 07:02 PM
I plan on putting these wheels on my 01 Avant.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff169/ouguju/wheel.jpg


But there is a slight catch. At least what I perceive to be a possible issue.


Specs on this wheel are:

18X8
ET +45
73 MM CB

and the centerbore is where I'm getting hung up. As of right now the solution I have been able to come up with running 73-66.6 hub centric 8-10 MM Spacers, then running 66.6-57.1 Hubcentric rings or 73-57.1 Hubcentric rings and then "normal" spacers I haven't really found any 73-57.1 hubcentric spacers (links to these would be appreciated)....

I've been digging but can't seem to find anything about running this set up... (perhaps indicating that it's not a good idea [confused])

What do you guys think?

coolgraymemo
05-24-2011, 07:18 PM
Personally, I don't like 'em.

movement360
05-24-2011, 08:24 PM
Personally, I don't like 'em.

That's cool... Personally, I do. But that's not what I'm asking.

I want to know if I should run 73-57.1 hub centric rings and then spacers or 73.1-66.6 hub centric spacers then hub centric rings to go to 57.1, or if there's another combination that's better suited for this?

coolgraymemo
05-24-2011, 08:40 PM
Sorry about that, I misunderstood your question.

I found these hubcentric rings:
http://store.blackforestindustries.com/huri.html

They also have hubcentric spacers but they don't state the sizes.

movement360
05-24-2011, 09:22 PM
I've looked at black forest industries too. I guess I'll have to call some of these spacer/ring vendors/manufactures to see what they'd recommend. I'm surprised someone hasn't chimed in w/all the guys running spacers and rings on here..

C'mon guys, I feel like this is a legit question, not something I've been able to find using the search feature... a little help?

coolgraymemo
05-24-2011, 09:24 PM
I think there are some manufacturers that will make custom adapters. I don't remember who though.

Good luck on the search.

somebody5788
05-25-2011, 05:47 AM
Sorry about that, I misunderstood your question.

I found these hubcentric rings:
http://store.blackforestindustries.com/huri.html

They also have hubcentric spacers but they don't state the sizes.

He asked if it was worth it, my response would have been the same.

You want 10mm hub centric spacers that fit from Audi hub size to the wheel size.

movement360
05-25-2011, 06:20 AM
You want 10mm hub centric spacers that fit from Audi hub size to the wheel size.

I know, I just can't seem to find them.

somebody5788
05-25-2011, 06:24 AM
I know, I just can't seem to find them.

At least get the ECS ones that keep the same hub center size as the factory wheels then.

mysman
05-25-2011, 12:19 PM
I think you're looking for something like this:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a393/mysman/Spacer_04_05_09005.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a393/mysman/Merc_Audi_Spacer_rev3.jpg

nizmosx
05-25-2011, 04:19 PM
Discount tire or america tire direct stocks hubcentric rings that will go from that wheels size to the 57.1. They are made by gorilla or something and should run you about 8-15 bucks for the entire set.

if you want to run spacers. run hubcentric spacers to avoid vibration. You can also run a stud kit if you like. it will make taking wheels off and on very easy and eliminate some vibrations that spacers may bring.

Running hub rings are nothing new. you will be fine.

aledelic42
05-25-2011, 04:36 PM
how are we supposed to tell you if they're worth it without giving a price?

movement360
05-25-2011, 06:20 PM
how are we supposed to tell you if they're worth it without giving a price?


Meant to say would they be worth the trouble of going through the spacers/rings.... it's cool, I did a little calling around today and found the parts I'm going to need. Thanks for the responses.

aledelic42
05-25-2011, 06:25 PM
I'd recommend running larger than 10mm spacers with that width/offset