03-11-2001, 10:43 AM
I am about to get my Fikse's next week for my S4 Avant, in the 18x8.5 FM5 variety.
What wheel locks do you use. I wouldn't normally use wheel locks, but now I'm paranoid. Need something easy, that's not going to break (read key here), and most important of all, will be available in the longer bolt as I'm sure that the 10mm spacer and these aftermarket wheels will indeed come with the longer bolt.
03-11-2001, 03:32 PM
The spacer is going to move the wheels closer to the fender, right? What is the logic in this? I'm new to the spacer game. Thanks in advance.
03-11-2001, 06:39 PM
The distance from core-to-clamp (i.e. core of the wheel to the brake caliper) is the amount of spoke backspacing needed for the closest spoke piece from the wheel's backing pad. To increase this distance, and clear the caliper, occasionally spacers are needed. The more extreme, and harder to fix, problem is when the actual curve of the barrel-to-spoke radius is too close to the top of the caliper... in general, then it's time to choose new wheels. For instance, this rare and hard-to-fix conflict occurs when trying to put S3 wheels on a TT with Alcon four-piston brakes. It's generally only in these strange combinations where the barrel radius invades the space intended for the caliper.
03-11-2001, 06:42 PM
your example? :)
I'll email soon.
03-11-2001, 09:16 PM
... ended up going with Kenesis K59's, 255/35R19.
03-12-2001, 08:23 AM
The plastic bolt covers that I got from fikse is a pain in the arse to remove without the plastic u-shaped tool to remove them. If the thief isn't carrying one of those, they're going to have a pretty hard time removing them (20 of them!!!!) to get to the bolts.
03-12-2001, 09:00 AM
That's the bolt length that Fikse sent me for the fronts.