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    Looks a lot like my beast, rolling the 18" copycat version wheels, nice and level with Koni's. Blue with SE exhaust FTW!
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    After 3 sets of spacers and several months gone by my wheel fitment has sorted itself out:

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    TSW Nurburgring 19x9.5 ET41
    8mm Eibach spacers (effective ET33)
    275/35 B-stone S-04's
    Screws removed front front fender lip (one screw per side)
    26" front ride height (ground to fender lip), raised 1/4" via KW3's.
    Max OE spec Negative Camber
    "De Nubbed" front uprights (leaving a slight mound)
    Inner tire to upright clearance: appx 3mm (30 series tire would appreciably increase this)
    No fender lip rubbing (have not pushed the car very hard in corners, but still fairly quick at times)
    Slight tire to wheel well rubbing at full lock (due to larger diameter tire with 35 aspect ratio; plastic liner tends to warp, if fully flattened may not rub at all)

    REAR-
    No spacer, plenty of clearance (10-11" wheel with 295+ tire, perhaps??)

    We test fit other tire sizes (265/35, 275/30, also B-stone S04's) but wanted to protect the wheel a bit more with the 275 width (and didn't care for the look of 30 series tire and reduced gearing effect).

    This thread has been very helpful, so here's to putting in my 3 cents worth to hopefully add a little more momentum on the wheel fitment quest.
    Cheers, Gary
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    anyone wanna guess if these will fit before i order.
    19x.10.5 +32mm
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    Can someone post a pic of the ground nubs? I recently went from stock 18's to BBS-CHR 19x8.5's 32mm offset, and Continental 255/35 ZR19. They looked much more inside the back wells, so I had 15mm spacers put on all around. Now I am rubbing in the front with normal highway driving or the transitions on an offramp.

    The calculator said to retract 2mm to maintain offset, but I am trying to get the tire as far to the outside as I can without rubbing just for appearances.

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    here is an issue: original stock Euro wheels, bought from Audi yesterday, tires are Michelin PS3 255/35/19 brand new, somehow the tires on the front rub against the wheel bearing house on the upper side, how's this possible? is something wrong with the fishbone?
    Ex.: 2004 Audi RS6 C5 ABT, Milltek non-resonated, 19" RS4 B7 rims, RNS-E - SOLD
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    I have some good pictures (of de-nubbed uprights) on my camera somewhere.... I ended up buying 3 sets of spacers to fine tune the fit (15,10 and 8mm). Finally got it figured out and sold the ones I didn't need.

    I noticed the higher offset (more inboard) improved directional stability...my wheels are 19x9.5 with effective 32mm ET and 275/35's. Any lower offset and they rub on the outside.

    Someone needs to make front fenders that can work with 10-11" wheels to match what the rears can fit.......
    Cheers, Gary
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    Did you get the wheels? What brand makes a 10.5" width?

    I think the wheel would fit, but only with a 30 series tire...
    Cheers, Gary
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    Has anyone had success rolling the front fenders? And is anyone running 285's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G2 View Post
    Did you get the wheels? What brand makes a 10.5" width?I think the wheel would fit, but only with a 30 series tire...
    Work makes a 10.5. They actually make whatever you want but that's what I was looking at. I am still debating if I am.going to go 10 or 10.5. Right now I am at 18x9.5 all around +20mm in rear and +32mm in front with zero issues on a 245/40. Just rolled the front fenders as much as I could without pulling. Going with a 275 next just not sure on 10 or 10.5 yet. I'll get some pics up shortly.
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    At the moment my summer set up is 9Jx20 and ET 35, running with Michelin Pilot Sports 255-30. Needs a few mm spacer to clear the front calipers but nothing needed in the back.
    The car is not lowered (yet).
    Now looking to get BBS CH-R 9Jx20 with ET 25 for all 4 wheels. Will keep the same 255-30's on this.
    Maybe I will get a slightly wider version (9,5 or 10,5) with 275-30 for the rear wheels or would that be a silly thing to do?

    http://konfigurator.bbs.com/article/...00001260001298

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    I have a set of 9.5 forgestars with a ET30 and running 265's (may go with 275 next set) of PSS's and they seem to do well. I did install KW v3's though which (after the 3rd time) made a huge ride improvement and no rubbing. I have to say I like the Forgestars as they look really nice and you can choose your own custom offset so you do not have to use spacers.

    Cheers

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    Oh yeah, the front fender rolling....I would be careful as when I rolled the fronts I found the hard ($575 at the body shop) that the uppermost portion where the inner fender cover attaches is difficult (if not impossibe) to roll.

    Good luck...

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    I'm the market for new rubber and wondering if I can take 275 plunge!
    Anyone running PSS (275 30 19) on factory rs4 wheels (19x9 et29) without the sidewall "mushrooming" effect?
    Suspension setup - stock spring/koni configuration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdegracia View Post
    I'm the market for new rubber and wondering if I can take 275 plunge!
    Anyone running PSS (275 30 19) on factory rs4 wheels (19x9 et29) without the sidewall "mushrooming" effect?
    Suspension setup - stock spring/koni configuration.
    Yep. Not stock wheels, but stock RS4 size...19x9.5 ET29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korben007 View Post
    Work makes a 10.5. They actually make whatever you want but that's what I was looking at. I am still debating if I am.going to go 10 or 10.5. Right now I am at 18x9.5 all around +20mm in rear and +32mm in front with zero issues on a 245/40. Just rolled the front fenders as much as I could without pulling. Going with a 275 next just not sure on 10 or 10.5 yet. I'll get some pics up shortly.
    Probably out of my price range, but sounds nice....a 275 will be somewhat stretched on a 10/10.5 wheel. Even with my 9.5" the 275 is slightly stretched looking, but seems to help flatten the tire edges and provide more tread contact. At least if I curb a tire, I've got some protection from the bead guard before chewing up metal. So far so good and not contact with anything so far.

    I wanted to go with 285/30's but the extra expense and lack of choices wasn't worth it for me this time around. Round 2 should hopefully involve multi-piece wheels and possibly fender flares....
    Cheers, Gary
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    Resurrecting a pretty old thread here... before I go and buy my brother's stock wheels from him, what will I need to make them fit?
    Me: 2003 RS6 (see sig)
    Him: 2012 S5 Coupe Prestige - 255/35R19

    I know I need to adapt the hub from 57.1mm to 66.6mm, but any guesses on the thickness of the spacer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Other_Erik View Post
    Resurrecting a pretty old thread here... before I go and buy my brother's stock wheels from him, what will I need to make them fit?
    Me: 2003 RS6 (see sig)
    Him: 2012 S5 Coupe Prestige - 255/35R19

    I know I need to adapt the hub from 57.1mm to 66.6mm, but any guesses on the thickness of the spacer?

    Thanks
    Other_Erik
    I think that's what my wheels were off of. I used 15mm hub-centric spacers and rolled my fenders to stop the rubbing.
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    To quote a previous poster on this topic: "I searched high and low. On this forum and others. I found anecdotal information for specifc wheels. I used calculators, but they just confuse me. Either I am blind or slow (likely both), but I cannot find" info on the setup I am looking into running: OEM Audi Speedline 19" Peeler wheels. I know these come in a variety of flavors from various Audi oem models. The set I am currently looking at is off a 2011 S4 with TPMS sensors.Would the peelers off an S4 or S5 be the best to put on RS6?
    Not sure how many widths Audi made these in, think 8.5" and 9" are both
    available & no idea which is a better option for the RS6?
    Also not sure which offsets on these wheels would be compatible with the RS6 without spacers? If spacers are necessary what size? Also as other Erik suggested above, think
    I'd need to adapt the hub from 57.1mm to 66.6mm. If anyone can educate me on this would be very helpful to know before I move forward and buy the wheels want to make sure they fit!! Thanks in advance
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