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Old 12-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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I had been looking to downsize my wheels from the 20s with P-Zeros to 19s; for a slightly smoother ride and better all-season handling. I just thought Iíd share my experience with those that may be considering the same. I love the look and performance from the 20ís with the summer performance P-Zeros, but letís face it Ė itís a rough riding set up. I ultimately decided I wanted to stay with OEM equipment and I didnít want to stray to far from the current fitment. I ended up going with the S-Line wheels from the S4 (B8 I think), affectionately known as ďPeelersĒ. Got a good deal on takeoffs. It was a great fit since the existing 20ís had an offset of 45 and the Peelers had an offset of 43. This pushed the wheel outward 2mm, which is unnoticeable. Keep in mind that the Peelers from the A5 have an offset of 32. I wrapped the wheels in ContiProContacts; another good deal on takeoffs with 400 miles on them. I decided to up the aspect ratio to fill the wheel well and ease the ride some more. The P-Zeros were 255/35R20 and the Contiís are 255/40R19. Itís a completely different ride; very smooth and much quieter. I think itís a good look too. Not as aggressive as the 20ís but spokes are fairly timeless. Iíve included a couple pics for anyone curious what the A6 looks like with the Peelers. When I was researching this swap, I couldnít find a pic of an A6 with Peelers anywhere. Oh, and I will be holding on to the 20ís to get my performance fix in the Spring/Summer timeframe.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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They look great!
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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I like this wheel design very much. How much do I expect to pay for set of 4 used?
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:00 PM   #4
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They look great!
Thanks Coupe. I like them. It's a clean and simple look which emphasizes the "luxury" in luxury sport sedan. The 20's definitely emphasize the "sport" side of it.

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I like this wheel design very much. How much do I expect to pay for set of 4 used?
I got the wheels for $1000 shipped. They had a couple thousand miles on them but no curb rash - very good condition. I got the tires from another Audi enthusiast. They were takeoffs with 400 miles on them and I paid about $600 shipped. I decided to have Audi mount and balance them to ensure the fit was clean; another $125. Add in $25 for after market center caps, $50 for OEM lug covers (the 20's have an octopus centercap that covers the lugs), and I was in the new set-up for $1800 total.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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Looks clean and classy!
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #6
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Looks great! I've always wondered what it would look like with peelers.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:47 PM   #7
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Look great...but as someone who had the peelers on my B8 S4: they are a pain to clean. The gap in between "blades" is so small, nothing fits in between. Get some Armor All wheel protectant on there soon to help yourself out!
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:22 PM   #8
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I laugh when people say the 20s are a smooth ride and hardly noticiable difference from stock. They are full of crap
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:34 PM   #9
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I decided to up the aspect ratio to fill the wheel well and ease the ride some more. The P-Zeros were 255/35R20 and the Contiís are 255/40R19..
Actually FWIW, the 255/40R19 is the A6 OEM size for 19" wheels and has the same overall circumference and section width as the 255/35R20 - size-wise, only the tire sidewall height is different. (If the two were different in overall circumference, it would affect your odometer, speedometer and avg mpg DIS readout). So, unless you modify the suspension, the wheel to fender gap and fender fill would be the same on either of the two wheel/tire combinations. Also, the slight 2mm offset difference (less than 1/10") between the two wheels wouldn't be a noticeable factor re the fender gap appearance.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:43 PM   #10
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Thank you for the honest opinion. In fact, i was thinking to get a set of 20" wheels (from 18"). Now, I will go for 19" instead although I prefer the look of the 20".
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