S4/möbius-one | Recently... | Elsewhere | Search | Login |

I love European cars of the German variety. I have for as long as I can remember. And within German cars, I've always been partial to Volkswagen and Audi - there's something oddly familiar about them.

möbius one was designed as a log of sorts, for me to record the changes I make to this, one of my dream cars, which I am lucky....

continue reading this article





fancy

Work VSXXs – A work in progress

07 14 2011

0

If you know me and are familiar with my car and my prior car, you know how much my Work wheels mean to me. They’ve been my dream wheel for many, many years. When I had the opportunity to buy a set, I did so and had them custom built to fit my prior car, a 2006 VW GLI. I promised myself whenever I bought a new car, I would buy the car around the wheels, meaning, I would buy a car that the wheels would fit on. While this was partly true, it didn’t turn out to be quite that easy.

VW and Audi have long shared bolt patterns and center bore sizes. This meant that interchanging wheels was an ordinary affair. This was until Audi made a switch on A4/S4s to larger center bore when the B8 generation came out. This means that my 57.1mm wheels would no longer fit a 66.6mm hub. Not without adapters, or without modification to the actual wheels. Obviously the first alternative was to buy adapters that would enable the wheels to fit unmodified, and I pursued this option thoroughly. Unfortunately this never came to fruition for multiple reasons that I won’t go into here. After a couple of months of waiting and thinking, I came to the conclusion that I would either have to modify the wheels to fit, or simply sell them to buy something else. While the second alternative was the most feasible of the two, I would have let myself down, not to mention lost a lot of money in the process.

So the decision was made that I would do whatever was necessary to make these wheels work on the S4. The first order of business then, was to make the center bore larger to fit the Audi. That meant finding a reputable machinist that could take on this job and not ruin the wheels. As you can imagine, gambling with these was a little unnerving as they are quite expensive and buying a replacement, or worse, would have been cost prohibitive to say the least. Fortunately, Achtun!ng once again came to the rescue by referring me to a reputable machinist that could do the job as he had experience doing such jobs in the past for them.

I delivered my wheels to the shop in question and discussed my needs with them. Feeling confident in their abilities, I left my wheels to return a few days later.

When I picked up the wheels, I was amazed at how little material was actually removed. The difference between 57.1mm and 66.6mm may sound like a total of 9.5mm or almost 1cm but it’s really not much material at all. It is in fact so negligible, that I wonder why Audi made this decision at all. Regardless, I took the wheels home and made a test fit to try them out. My face lit up with joy when I realized that the wheels fit like a glove.

And so, one aspect was resolved. Hardware-wise, no further changes would have to be made or accessories purchased to put the Work wheels on the S4. The next step would be to discard the worn out 215.35.19 Pirelli PZero Nero tires and put the correct size tires on them.

categories Published under: Wheel & Tire

Name (required)

Email (required)

Website



XHTML: The following tags are allowed:

    <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Please leave a comment



















Administrator Login




winzip free download full version

winzip free download full version

winzip free download

winzip free download

windows 7 activation crack

windows7 activation crack

winrar free download

winrar free download

winzip registration code

winzip registration code

windows 7 crack

windows 7 crack

winrar download free

winrar download free

free winzip

free winzip

download winrar free

download winrar free

windows 7 product key

windows 7 product key

windows 7 key generator

windows 7 key generator

free winrar

free winrar

winzip freeware

winzip freeware

free winrar download

free winrar download

windows 7 ultimate product key

windows 7 ultimate product key

winzip activation code

winzip activation code

windows xp product key

windows xp product key

winrar free

winrar free