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  • #16
    Originally posted by anthonys2 View Post
    S2coupe.jpg

    There you go!
    They 18"? They look so much better than standard definitely a must for me cheers bud.

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    • #17
      Heres mine on MK1 S8`s it has been lowered though!!IMG-20170206-WA0003.jpg
      ABY Cricket Green Pearl Coupe, blk leather
      THE ONLY TROUBLE WITH DOING NOTHING IS KNOWING WHEN YOUR FINISHED!!!

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      • #18
        There was a set of S4 wheels that need a refurb on eBay yesterday for 200 too
        Greg

        S2Forum.com Administrator & Webmaster

        '93 Coupe with a few tweeks

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        • #19
          Originally posted by greenyman View Post
          hi, i have a set of avus audi s8 mk 1 18" alloys for sale. complete with goodyear eagle f1 tyres. wheels are in as new cundition all tyres have aprox 6mm tread ,complete with centre caps.
          Greenman did you buy them like that or have them refurbed/DIY? They look spotless pal!!

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          • #20
            hi, had them refurbished at The Wheel Speciaist in co Durham at a cost of £84.00 per wheel they are the best in the areal

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            • #21
              Originally posted by greenyman View Post
              hi, i have a set of avus audi s8 mk 1 18" alloys for sale. complete with goodyear eagle f1 tyres. wheels are in as new cundition all tyres have aprox 6mm tread ,complete with centre caps.
              are these still for sale? thx
              - 1995 BLACK S2 ABY

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Greg_S View Post
                There was a set of S4 wheels that need a refurb on eBay yesterday for 200 too
                Greg_S cheers! I'm not up to scratch on wheels I would like a set that are exactly the same as S2 wheels but larger 17's or 18's but what add-on's and or modifications need to be carried out?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by neal1981 View Post

                  Greg_S cheers! I'm not up to scratch on wheels I would like a set that are exactly the same as S2 wheels but larger 17's or 18's but what add-on's and or modifications need to be carried out?
                  The two choices you have are the avus S4/s6 wheels which are 17”, or s8 mk1 avus or b6 S4 wheels which are 18s. Personally I wouldn’t fit 18s as the ride is just too harsh with them,

                  no modifications needed. Just need to make sure you have the right offset. I changed to oz superleggra a few years back on 17s which are slightly narrower than my s6 17s and several kilos lighter each which made a massive difference to how the car drives also.
                  Greg

                  S2Forum.com Administrator & Webmaster

                  '93 Coupe with a few tweeks

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Greg_S View Post

                    The two choices you have are the avus S4/s6 wheels which are 17”, or s8 mk1 avus or b6 S4 wheels which are 18s. Personally I wouldn’t fit 18s as the ride is just too harsh with them,

                    no modifications needed. Just need to make sure you have the right offset. I changed to oz superleggra a few years back on 17s which are slightly narrower than my s6 17s and several kilos lighter each which made a massive difference to how the car drives also.
                    I've been looking at S2's with 18's on they just look a little odd IMPO, So 17's it is!
                    I really don't want to change how the car looks the only thing I have a problem with is the center cap, Are the Avus S4/S6 wheels available or can the center caps be changed so they are the same as original S2 alloys?.
                    Off set will be a problem personally (I'm a quadriplegic) Another member who lives pretty close to me should be able to help me out.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Greg_S View Post

                      The two choices you have are the avus S4/s6 wheels which are 17”, or s8 mk1 avus or b6 S4 wheels which are 18s. Personally I wouldn’t fit 18s as the ride is just too harsh with them,

                      no modifications needed. Just need to make sure you have the right offset. I changed to oz superleggra a few years back on 17s which are slightly narrower than my s6 17s and several kilos lighter each which made a massive difference to how the car drives also.
                      I have back Greg up here in saying that 18" rims are just a touch too large and result in an unpleasant ride when fitted to an S2, even with stock suspension in good condition, Porsche got it about spot on installing 7" X 17" wheels when cooking up the RS2 which shares it's springs with the S2 Avant, though the dampers are a different part number and the anti-roll bars a touch beefier. However they specified a specialist tyre from Dunlop which was something like a 245/40/17 though in reality they measured up much closer to a 225/45/17, which is what most folk run these days as the OE rubber is no longer manufactured. If using Track Day tyres then 215/45/17's are normally a better fit on a 7" rim, in-particular Toyo 888's and the like which are at least 10 mm wider than the equivalent size road tyres, I'm a huge fan of Toyo R1R's which sadly are no longer in production, I have a set that's covered 5K currently fitted to my RS2 in 225/45/17 and they have lasted really very well while providing exceptional handling, only a mere 1.5 mm gone!

                      I do have another nearly new set in stock for when the current ones ware out, but in 215/45/17 which I used briefly (less than 1K) mounted on a set of 7"x17" wheels which adorned my 3B S2 before reverting back to the OE diamond cut five spoke 16's for two reasons. Number one being I think they suit the car perfectly and number two being the back roads around here are rough as hell and a 205/55/16 soaks up way more bumps than a 225/45/17.

                      To fill the arches nicely with a 7" rim aim for an ET 27-32 offset, that's what I ran on my 3B and it handled great on good road surfaces and looked bang on, I had a set of ET 27 Compomotives and some ET 40 Toora multi spoke's which I spaced out by 12 mm running studs and hub centring spacers, I tried various brands and types of tyre before giving up and going back to the 16's as the car was a daily driver and I got sick of being shook about on rough surfaces.

                      8"x17" wheels fit very well indeed with an offset of around stock (ET37) or a couple of mm either way, the S6 rims being an obvious choice for an OE look, 7.5" X 17" is also a good option if going aftermarket, again 225/45's are a good fit though one can go for a 235/40 on an 8" wheel.

                      My RS2 will be staying on it's original wheels with R1R's for the foreseeable future, my C4's both run on OE 3B rims with 215/55/16's which fill the arches quite well and provide a nice ride and my B3 S2 re-shell project will be fitted with 15" OE Speedlines with a 37 mm offset as there's not a lot of room under the arches of that platform.
                      1992 C4 100 2.8 Avant quattro, daily driver.
                      1989 B3 2.0 (for now) quattro.
                      1996 C4 2.8 30V quattro.
                      1990 3B Offically dead.
                      1995 RS2, MTM K26/7, 340 BHP conversion. Wrapped in cotton wool.

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                      • #26
                        I understand what people are saying with 18's being too harsh etc but for me they are the best looking wheel on a S2 especially the Coupe for looks and how they fit even though you need spacers. The stance and over all look is so much better than standard 16's

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by anthonys2 View Post
                          I understand what people are saying with 18's being too harsh etc but for me they are the best looking wheel on a S2 especially the Coupe for looks and how they fit even though you need spacers. The stance and over all look is so much better than standard 16's
                          I have to agree that 18" wheels look great on the Coupe, makes the design appear even more timeless, though IMO they look slightly too large on an Avant. Another good thing about running them is one can install huge brakes for track work, which for some owners is a major positive as the larger the disc the more efficient they are, taking longer to overheat as well as reducing speed much faster once upto operating temperature.

                          I guess wheel choice should come down to personal preference as well as how you drive the car and want to the ride to feel.

                          I really wish they'd made the OE 3B rims in 17" and 7.5"'s wide as I love the design. Though I'm perfectly happy with the Porsche wheels fitted to RS2's.
                          1992 C4 100 2.8 Avant quattro, daily driver.
                          1989 B3 2.0 (for now) quattro.
                          1996 C4 2.8 30V quattro.
                          1990 3B Offically dead.
                          1995 RS2, MTM K26/7, 340 BHP conversion. Wrapped in cotton wool.

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                          • #28
                            I have a set off B5 S4 alloys which have been refurbed and not had tyres on since. I was thinking off selling them but intrigued what they would be like on the S2. Can anyone who has gone from the OE 3B alloys to the B5 S4 alloys share their experience on how the car handled, accelerated/braked etc. There's a fair weight in them compared to the 3B alloys.

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                            • #29
                              Audi s8 avus alloys are great

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                              • #30
                                just to give you an idea... OEM RS4 alloys, 18" x 8J, with brand new 235/40 tyres are just over 26kg each...
                                Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird Turbo....undergoing major changes.....
                                S2 Coupe... bit easier off the line...
                                '03 ZX12-R daily hack.... lots of nice bolt ons...

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