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Wheels that work on the W8 *OEM/Aftermarket

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Topic: Wheels that work on the W8 *OEM/Aftermarket
Posted By: JimmyPringles
Subject: Wheels that work on the W8 *OEM/Aftermarket
Date Posted: 31-Jan-2009 at 03:14
Let use this thread, to compile a list of wheels that work on our W8's (clear the front calipers, fit in the wells, etc.).

Please include all info (or as much as you can), in a chart form. Should be easier to quickly read like this rather than paragraphs, but feel free to type any extra info afterwards, such as "may rub a little bit if lowered a lot", etc. Also, feel free to included tire sizes, that work as well...again if you know.

Please include a picture of the wheel itself, or on the car if at all possible. Thanks!

Manufacturer:
Make/Model vehicle for/from:
Wheel name:
Diameter:
Width:
Offset:
Tire sizes used:


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Posted By: JimmyPringles
Date Posted: 31-Jan-2009 at 03:24
Manufacturer: TSW
Make/Model vehicle: Mercedes
Wheel name: Mandrus Emil
Diameter: 19"
Width: 8.5"
Offset: 32
Tire sizes used: 235/35/19

Minor rubbing in front, when vehicle is lowered down to about a 1 finger gap. Rubs on the upper wheel well liner mounting point on the liner itself, eventually it will just burn thru the plastic. Rears are fine.







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Posted By: JimmyPringles
Date Posted: 31-Jan-2009 at 03:32
Manufacturer: Mercedes Benz
Make/Model vehicle for/from: Mercedes SL500/600
Wheel name:
Diameter: 17"
Width: 8.25"
Offset: 34
Tire sizes used: 225/45/17




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Posted By: Manowar
Date Posted: 31-Jan-2009 at 09:00
Jimmy,
What is the OEM cost of those? They look super on the car.

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Manowar


Posted By: rustybronco
Date Posted: 31-Jan-2009 at 09:43

Manufacturer: not sure (pm me if you know and I'll update)
Make/Model vehicle: Volkswagen/Phaeton
Wheel name: Challenge
Diameter: 18"
Width: 8.5"
Offset: 45
Tire sizes used: 235/40/R18




No rubbing. Very little clearance between the tire and the wheel bearing housing - though this distance is fixed. Clearance should be OK with the car lowered, but not confirmed.

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Posted By: tripwalking
Date Posted: 10-Feb-2009 at 21:41
I have Audi A6 4.2 fat fives on mine.


Posted By: JimmyPringles
Date Posted: 13-Feb-2009 at 15:06
Hey moderator lets try and keep this thread on topic.

Anyways...

Manufacturer: Speedline
Make/Model vehicle for/from: Audi A6 (C6 2004-07) "Sportline".
Wheel name:
Diameter: 18"
Width: 8"
Offset: ET48
Tire sizes used: 245/40/18--Blown out.



Pic "borrowed" from elsewhere. Forgot my camera last night when I test fitted, so took some pics with my cell phone. I will try and get them off the cell tonight (if they came out half way decent).

They clear the caliper by 1/2 a millimeter. I know clearance is clearance on a fixed point, but I wouldn't feel comfortable rolling on them without at least a 5mm spacer. They tuck a little bit too, so a 5mm spacer would make them sit perfect.

As far as tires (again had a blown 245/40 from previous owner), this size cleared as it sat, and would clear with a 245 but I think it is a little too wide for an 8" wheel (would have buldge). A 225/40/18 would give a nice "baby" stretch, and sit nicely in the well with a 5mm spacer.

I told myself if I needed spacers, I wasn't going to bother, & just turn around & sell them, but I really like the way they look on the wagon. So, looks like Im going to be investing in some spacers, and some tires.

Edited for pics on the car:



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Posted By: JimmyPringles
Date Posted: 13-Feb-2009 at 15:13
Originally posted by Manowar

Jimmy,
What is the OEM cost of those? They look super on the car.


Sorry for not responding sooner, I dont know how I missed that post. While I do not know the OEM cost of those I do (still) have them for sale. Original FS thread with pics & details:

http://www.w8forum.dk/forum_posts.asp?TID=1055 - Mercedes Wheels

If you are in LI/Local (no shipping), I'll give you a way better price then what I have listed.

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Posted By: Corwin
Date Posted: 13-Feb-2009 at 16:59
In other news...

Manufacturer: Audi
Make/Model vehicle for/from: A8
Wheel name: Turbine
Diameter: 19"
Width: 8.5"
Offset: et35
Tire sizes used: 225/35




Posted By: SirRangeALot
Date Posted: 31-Mar-2009 at 00:48
Well I'll kill two birds with one stone, since I was cleaning this thread up a bit and deleted my own post...pwnt.

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Manufacturer: Ronal
Make/Model vehicle for/from: Audi B6 S4
Wheel name: Avus
Diameter: 18"
Width: 8"
Offset: +45
Tire sizes used: 235/40/R18

Lowered on H&R/Koni setup, 2" in front and 1.75" in back. No clearance or rubbing issues whatsoever.



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Manufacturer: Audi
Make/Model vehicle for/from: Audi A6
Wheel name: Fat Five
Diameter: 17"
Width: 8"
Offset: +35
Tire sizes used: 225/45/17




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Posted By: ___/ __/ _/
Date Posted: 31-Mar-2009 at 01:19
Manufacturer: TSW
Make/Model vehicle for/from: ???
Wheel name: Vortex (I know, I know...)
Diameter: 18"
Width: 8"
Offset: ET32?
Tire sizes used: 235/40/18--Blown out.





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-dstathos-

^Pure Genius! Why didn't I write that?!?



Posted By: tripwalking
Date Posted: 19-Apr-2011 at 18:37
Manufacturer: VW/Audi
Make/Model vehicle for/from: A6
Wheel name: "fat five"
Diameter: 17"
Width: 8"
Offset: ET35
Tire sizes used: Stock: 255/40-17
                 Most people use 225 or 235/45-17 but I'm thinking they would look better on a lower profile tire.

The offset doesn't allow for significant lowering, but it's nice that they don't require spacers. I'll post some installed pics later. I'm going to have to raise the car about 1" to put these back on :(





These are A4 wheels...
Manufacturer: VW/Audi
Make/Model vehicle for/from: A4
Wheel name:
Diameter: 17"
Width: 7.5"
Offset: ET45
Tire sizes used: Stock: 235/45 or 40-17


These are 18" steel wheels with 215 tires. Just have them on temporarily while the fat fives were being powder coated.

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Posted By: SirRangeALot
Date Posted: 20-Apr-2011 at 05:53
Originally posted by tripwalking

Manufacturer: VW/Audi
Make/Model vehicle for/from: A6
Wheel name: "fat five"


Beat you to the punch here...see page one at the very bottom of the thread.

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Posted By: dmcdmc
Date Posted: 20-Apr-2011 at 11:52
Manufacturer: Borbet
Make/Model vehicle for/from: Phaeton small engine models
Wheel name: Helios
Diameter: 19"
Width: 8.5"
Offset: ET45
Tire sizes used: 235/35/19 or 225/35's or 215's

These will clear a 365mm disc with big calipers



Manufacturer: BBS
Make/Model vehicle for/from: N/A
Wheel name: LM
Diameter: 19"
Width: 8.5"
Offset: ET32
Tire sizes used: 235/35/19 or 225/35's or 215's

Again will clear large calipers and up to 380mm discs



Posted By: hambone6077
Date Posted: 20-Feb-2012 at 06:00
I'm wheel shopping and those ^^Helios^^ are killing me. If i get a wider wheel do i need more or less offset? My madras are 7.5" wide with a 45mm offset. I would like to know from somebody with experience if 19" wheels fit on the cars with the sport package and bigger brakes they come with? Damn those Helios are sharp!


Posted By: XR4Tim
Date Posted: 20-Feb-2012 at 10:35
I sold a set of 19" Helios to a W8 (sport package) owner in Japan, and they fit without any spacers or modifications.

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'03 W8


Posted By: dmcdmc
Date Posted: 20-Feb-2012 at 15:01
Helios sit better if a spacer is on them and the car is lowered. I was also a bit worried that the inner lip was slightly close to the alloy upright when I fitted them at first hence why I played around with different spacer sizes



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