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Old 06-07-2014, 05:53 AM
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I loved my setup when it was like that.

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By the way, Rally, are these 17's or 18's? And what model Audi wheel are these?
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:58 AM
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17s and they're a winter wheel for European Audis...I forget which model. Either A6 or A8 I think.

18s and bags looked so ridiculous and awesome at the same time. I wanted to do it at some point.

18x8.5

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Old 06-07-2014, 08:17 AM
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They're from an A8, you'll find them as "Norwegian Monoblocks"...

Seems like you were way ahead of MINI with that 5x112 conversion Rally!
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:20 AM
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17s and they're a winter wheel for European Audis...I forget which model. Either A6 or A8 I think.

18s and bags looked so ridiculous and awesome at the same time. I wanted to do it at some point.

18x8.5

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That is pretty nuts. Did you ever see how they fit up front? I feel like clearing 18's with bellow bags would be pretty difficult. Also, for your 5x112 conversion, did you just get the holes on regular Mini rotors filled and then redrilled for a 5x112 lug pattern or what? I've been considering it since it would give me a lot more wheel options just not sure how to go about doing it.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:04 AM
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We just had a set of new MINI hubs redrilled without a fill of the old holes. The race company that did it felt there was plenty of material and that the heat cycles to fill would not be worth the trouble.
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We just had a set of new MINI hubs redrilled without a fill of the old holes. The race company that did it felt there was plenty of material and that the heat cycles to fill would not be worth the trouble.
This. Flamez helped as we got the hubs made. Just one of the holes was filled.

And 18s on the front....I dont know. I was skeptical that you could pull it off without tubbing the engine bay. I was already resting on tire on 17s. Maybe with some rubber band tires that were as short as 205/40/17s
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:32 PM
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I always wondered how you went 5 lug.

Car is always so fancy!
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This. Flamez helped as we got the hubs made. Just one of the holes was filled.

And 18s on the front....I dont know. I was skeptical that you could pull it off without tubbing the engine bay. I was already resting on tire on 17s. Maybe with some rubber band tires that were as short as 205/40/17s
So you basically just drilled the holes around the 4x100 and only filled one of the holes? Do you think this could be done by any machinist with experience? I want to try it if I can find someone to do it for me.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:29 PM
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So you basically just drilled the holes around the 4x100 and only filled one of the holes? Do you think this could be done by any machinist with experience? I want to try it if I can find someone to do it for me.
You're better off just finding someone who understands cars and the suspension parts.
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Could you drill four extra holes and go 5x100?
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Could you drill four extra holes and go 5x100?
Ehh, I don't know. You'd have to talk to an engineer to see if there's enough meat there. Probably, but I don't want to say for certain.

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Old 06-16-2014, 12:58 AM
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Those are the h and r spacers right? Or the fk ones
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:21 AM
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No clue...just google image searched to show you how close the two PCDs were. I was too lazy to draw a picture.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:51 PM
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so this evening i read through all 32 pages of this thread!

ive got some new wheels on the way which are

17x8.5 et47
17x9 et53

i was thinking of adding 20mm spacers on the front and 25mm on the rear to give:

17x8.5 et27
17x9 et28

would this work in terms of inner clearance or would i be better off increasing the size of the spacers by 5mm? i'm on AP coilovers
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:32 PM
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17x8.5 et27
17x9 et28

would this work in terms of inner clearance or would i be better off increasing the size of the spacers by 5mm? i'm on AP coilovers
Rear, no problem. Inside of the plastic fender just need some cutting, and if you're gonna run original camber you should go with either 205/40 or 215/35.
I'm running 17x9 ET30 with 215/40s.

Front may be a problem.
I think you would need more clearance on the inside. I'm running 17x8 ET30 195/40s up front with AP coilovers, and it's almost touching the adjustment ring

On the other hand you can ofc run it higher than I've done. If you do, then it will work just fine

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