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    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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  Quote tripwalking Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.
Get a wagon. Bitches love wagons.
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  Quote dmcdmc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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

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  Quote hambone6077 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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!
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  Quote XR4Tim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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  Quote dmcdmc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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