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Old 01-07-2011, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
That's had RS4 body work? Look at the front air dam. That's an RS4 air dam. Same as the car above it.
The wheel wells aren't flared enough IMHO for it to be an RS4. And there are kits out there made by Deval that mimic the look of the RS4.

http://www.eurogearusa.com/bodykits/...body_kits.html
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:17 PM
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Without a shot from the front it's hard to tell because I was under the impression that B8 wheels can't fit a B7 unless it's an RS4. So if from a front shot we see the wheels sticking out, it's probably an A/S4.
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Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
That's had RS4 body work? Look at the front air dam. That's an RS4 air dam. Same as the car above it.
Originally Posted by Sly Raskal View Post
Without a shot from the front it's hard to tell because I was under the impression that B8 wheels can't fit a B7 unless it's an RS4. So if from a front shot we see the wheels sticking out, it's probably an A/S4.

his car from the front






and an RS4 (notice the fenders & lack of lower cladding)


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Old 01-07-2011, 02:26 PM
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Yup, that car with B8 Titanium wheels isn't an RS4. If you look at the front fenders of the RS4, the horizontal line pretty much disappears because of the flaring.

On his, it doesn't....





Here is another RS4 Avant for comparison:

http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?t=2716270

My god this white RS4 Titanium Avant is awesome. Other than the white trim on the interior, if I could afford it and if it were availabe stateside, that is exactly what my car would have looked like.
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^^ Well fuck me, I was wrong.

How did he get the B8 wheels on that car? The offset is one thing but the bolt pattern is new? Wobble bolts?
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
^^ Well fuck me, I was wrong.

How did he get the B8 wheels on that car? The offset is one thing but the bolt pattern is new? Wobble bolts?
Adapters and/or spacers.

Plenty of people do it. There's a guy on AudiZine that put gallardo wheels on his A4. Another guy put porsche wheels on his.

Fitment probably isn't perfect and if he goes any lower it probably rubs if it doesn't already. The tires may also stick out a bit.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Sly Raskal View Post
Without a shot from the front it's hard to tell because I was under the impression that B8 wheels can't fit a B7 unless it's an RS4. So if from a front shot we see the wheels sticking out, it's probably an A/S4.
It's the other way around. B6/7 wheels can't be fitted on a B8 because the hub side is changed. B6/7 has 57.1mm hub while the B8 has 66.6mm hub.
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Originally Posted by vwong View Post
It's the other way around. B6/7 wheels can't be fitted on a B8 because the hub side is changed. B6/7 has 57.1mm hub while the B8 has 66.6mm hub.
Although the hub sizes are different (which is new to me, thanks for that info), it's the offset I was concerned about. At least that's what most have reported on Audizine when asking about putting B8 wheels on a B7.
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Originally Posted by Sly Raskal View Post
Adapters and/or spacers.

Plenty of people do it. There's a guy on AudiZine that put gallardo wheels on his A4. Another guy put porsche wheels on his.

Fitment probably isn't perfect and if he goes any lower it probably rubs if it doesn't already. The tires may also stick out a bit.
So the bolt pattern is unchanged but the hub size is bigger?

Makes sense ...
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Originally Posted by Sly Raskal View Post
Although the hub sizes are different (which is new to me, thanks for that info), it's the offset I was concerned about. At least that's what most have reported on Audizine when asking about putting B8 wheels on a B7.
I think the offset is fine if you're using B8 A4/S4 wheels. However, if you use B8 A5/S5 wheels, then it's a different story.
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Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
So the bolt pattern is unchanged but the hub size is bigger?

Makes sense ...
Well the bolt pattern for those switching to lambo or porsche wheels is 5 x 120 IIRC, so those guys gotta use an adapter, don't know if the bolt pattern changed between B6/7 and B8, I don't think it did though.
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Originally Posted by vwong View Post
I think the offset is fine if you're using B8 A4/S4 wheels. However, if you use B8 A5/S5 wheels, then it's a different story.
Shit, I'm gonna ask my friend if I can borrow his B8 Titanium Wheels someday.
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Originally Posted by Sly Raskal View Post
Here is another RS4 Avant for comparison:

http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?t=2716270

My god this white RS4 Titanium Avant is awesome. Other than the white trim on the interior, if I could afford it and if it were availabe stateside, that is exactly what my car would have looked like.
Hmm...color matched outer trim on the grill on that white RS4 Avant. I think this is the first one I've seen like that. It actually looks quite nice!!!
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Originally Posted by Sly Raskal View Post
Well the bolt pattern for those switching to lambo or porsche wheels is 5 x 120 IIRC, so those guys gotta use an adapter, don't know if the bolt pattern changed between B6/7 and B8, I don't think it did though.
Bolt pattern is unchanged between the B6/7 and B8. They're still 5x112.

I'm not sure on the Lambo, but Porsche is 5x130.
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someone say white Avant?

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^^^ Looks good with the B8 S4 wheels. Sly, you can turn yours into this too.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:53 PM
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^^^ I want those wheels!

So all I'd need is a hub-centric ring and I could put them on from what you're saying. Need moar money!
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Originally Posted by vwong View Post
^^^ Looks good with the B8 S4 wheels.
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^^^ I want those wheels!

So all I'd need is a hub-centric ring and I could put them on from what you're saying. Need moar money!
those are C6 RS6 reps. I love how this has turned into the Audi discussion thread
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Originally Posted by Sly Raskal View Post
^^^ I want those wheels!

So all I'd need is a hub-centric ring and I could put them on from what you're saying. Need moar money!
I have those rings when I had the B7. My Lexion wheels have 66.7mm bore (Mercedes fitment), and I put hub centric rings to fit onto my B7.
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Originally Posted by MTwEeZi View Post
those are C6 RS6 reps. I love how this has turned into the Audi discussion thread
Really? So they're 20" rather than 19"?

You know...Audi makes the best looking wagon...I mean Avant!!!
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Really? So they're 20" rather than 19"?
they're replicas, not OEM. B8 had them as an option too, most people just call the style RS6

http://shop.achtuning.com/hartmann-h...olkswagen.aspx

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You know...Audi makes the best looking wagon...I mean Avant!!!
It's not even close ... I'd take a RS6 Avant over just about anything else that cost about the same money.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
It's not even close ... I'd take a RS6 Avant over just about anything else that cost about the same money.
Because it's so damn beautiful...

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Just too bad that they dont sell it in US. But what if u place special order? Are you able to register a car that wont pass emission test ?
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Just too bad that they dont sell it in US. But what if u place special order? Are you able to register a car that wont pass emission test ?
Emissions is just the tip of the iceberg. I think you also have to get your car up to US DOT regulations IIRC.
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So its not possible right ? If i won mega milion that would be first car to buy.
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So its not possible right ? If i won mega milion that would be first car to buy.
Used maybe, but new, there's no way. I couldn't even get Audi to throw in the solar sunroof option on our US-Spec A4 even though it's an option on the UK-Spec A4. Imagine trying to convince them to sell you a car that they never bring here.
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You'd go through hell trying to register it, if its even possible to get a car that new registered. New cars need to meet US crash standards, which means they need a few of that particular car to test. Whomever is importing the car needs to front the money for that. Im not sure how that would work for the RS6 though as they already sell the A6 here.

The easiest thing to do IMO is buy a regular US-spec A6 Avant then buy the engine from a EU wrecking yard and install it. You can also get the body kit and all that for it. But even that will cost a hefty amount.
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It's a shame the US doesn't get RS models anymore. I think our last models were the last gen. RS4 & RS6 saloons, though I recall Audi offering the RS4 Cabriolet for a very short time.
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Arent they bringing the RS5 here?

No wagons though
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So its not possible right ? If i won mega milion that would be first car to buy.
the RS6 is out of production. You could move to Canada and try importing it there


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It's a shame the US doesn't get RS models anymore. I think our last models were the last gen. RS4 & RS6 saloons, though I recall Audi offering the RS4 Cabriolet for a very short time.
we get the RS5 and TT-RS.. and probably RS7

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Here in Canada, you can pretty much import anything as long as it's 15 years or older, no questions asked. It's like Skyline central.

I honestly don't know about newer cars though. Wasn't there someone that imported a 1G TSX wagon into the US (NY area, I think), a while back? He was on AZ.
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we get the RS5 and TT-RS.. and probably RS7
At the end of this year. We're only getting the TT-RS due to the demand that accumulated since it was released over a year ago.
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Wagons > SUV, in my opinion.
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Wagons > SUV, in my opinion.
I love believing that as well, but SUV's do fulfill a need for many. Some fulfill their utility needs. Others, superficial.
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GD those Audi wagons are sexy, especially with those wheels.



Pure sex and massive win, those.
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Not sure how I feel about that.
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