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Hi all,
Just wanted to know whether anyone has fitted aftermarket rims to the Q5...

Along with other mod's (ECU) i am looking to add some 22's, figured some big boots would really set it off...

I have my car in schedule for delivery in September and am searching at the moment for some good rims that are aggressive and classy at the same time, will probably be having them powder-coated black with the black paint and darkest tint... I believe in some circles this is called "Murdering it out"...

If anyone has any pics it would be great to see...

E.

2.0T, S-Line, Black
Brisbane, Australia
 

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Hey Kaine,
Yeah i ended up with a rim similar to the 7 spoke OEM...

Rims are Axis Angled, google it and will see them.
Going for the 20x9 inch matt black...

I am taking delivery in about 12 days i think, then driving it straight to the the rim/tyre guy and trading trhe standard 17's in aganst the 20's...

Will post some pics when i have sorted.
Am looking to lower it about 50mm to set the ride height right, that will come a little later though...

E.
 
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evan said:
Along with other mod's (ECU) i am looking to add some 22's, figured some big boots would really set it off...
evan said:
Rims are Axis Angled, google it and will see them.
Going for the 20x9 inch matt black...

Am looking to lower it about 50mm to set the ride height right, that will come a little later though...

E.
I'm deflated! I've been looking forward to seeing your car on 22s for months. I can only assume that your roads are all really as smooth as Ramsey Street. The idea of S-Line Q5s on 22 inch rims catching on in the UK would certainly get all the osteopaths excited.

Did you see the modified Q5 Audi brought to Worthersee? Lowered on Q7 21s, it might be up your street. Hopefully these links work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K92Ohwq1 ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGRTxwjR ... re=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5RqmqQc ... re=related
 

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Sorry Deep...

Decided against the 22's after seeing the profile tyre size vs the fenderwall gap i would have to close on lowering...
As the Q5 is new, no one was really keen to lower the car enough to make the 'look' right, ie would have had to come down about 65-70 mm to make it sit right...

And yeah, the concept Q5 is an awesome machine.. very sexy.

I would have liked to go 21's but they are almost impossible to get in Oz...

Ramsey street would be consider rough terrain over here, we do enjoy some pretty fine roads for the main part...

I should be taking delivery either this week, or early next week... 7 months in wanting, nearly there... Just waiting for it to get out of bond in customs on the docks and i'm off... Hope it comes this week, i'm off to the goldcoast for the weekend so would liek to arrive in Q5 style...

Will post pic's when i can...

E.
 

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Well i have finally taken delivery... woohoo..

And after about 5 weeks on order, today got fitted with aftermarket rims...

Has been raining all day here and havent had a chance to wash her yet but am to excited not to share...

What you reckon?

E.
 
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Good choice, I've never come across those rims before! Will you be lowering as planned? If so, show us the result and post details.

TD
 

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Evan - to be honest I'm not sure about them - sometimes photo's do cars no justice compared to seeing them in the flesh though


maybe with a bit of chrome to match the window surrounds would have helped them blend in with the whole car look?

finally though, if you like them, then this is all that matters
 

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Hey guys,
Your right Kaine, the photo's dont do justice, hoping to get my brother who know's how to use a camera properly take some shots when i clean it up a bit...

And yeah Deep, planning on lowering a couple of inches, have to find a way to convince the misses to let me spend more $$s somehow....

Have been asking around but havent had much luck in working out what is required though, ie, just new springs or need to get a lowering module, anyone got any ideas...??

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Hey Evan,

Mine will hopefully be arriving in March. I've ordered the 20" RS6 type wheels, but am concerned about curb damage.
I've asked elsewhere on here, and they do seem to like the curbs.....
so I was wondering how you're getting on?

From the photos it looks like you have some clearance with the tires.

Cheers,

Phil
 

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philh said:
Hey Evan,

Mine will hopefully be arriving in March. I've ordered the 20" RS6 type wheels, but am concerned about curb damage.
I've asked elsewhere on here, and they do seem to like the curbs.....
so I was wondering how you're getting on?

From the photos it looks like you have some clearance with the tires.

Cheers,

Phil
Phil,
I am still scrub free... fingers crossed, touch wood....
Have had some nervous moments with the missus driving but have been quite lucky...

Mine are aftermarket so not sure what the clearance of the OEM to non-standard are but i am running 265/45 tyre on 20x9 rims... This gives me a good buffer of tyre over wheel for any close calls...

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Hey Evan,

Thanks for that, your wheels look really good. The ones i'm getting are 45s as well with what looks like good clearance, so i'm hoping i'll have the same luck as you have thus far.

However at the moment, as i'll be collecting it in the winter season i'm speccing up some 18" winter wheels and tyres.
Definitely enough rim protection there


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Hi
I have 20" wheels with 255 45 tyres and have a few marks on the wheels unfortunately,the tyres dont seem to proetct the wheels as I had hoped.
 

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philh said:
Hey Evan,

Thanks for that, your wheels look really good. The ones i'm getting are 45s as well with what looks like good clearance, so i'm hoping i'll have the same luck as you have thus far.

However at the moment, as i'll be collecting it in the winter season i'm speccing up some 18" winter wheels and tyres.
Definitely enough rim protection there


Phil.
Word of advice Phil,
If you havent locked down the size of your rims just yet, opt for the 20x9, instead of the 20x8.5 (which is Audi standard i believe - could be wrong about the standard thing)... Anyways the extra 1/2 inch in the wheel width lets you go to a 265 tyre... this makes all the difference in the setting of the wheel... Also make sure you get the offset right... I find that the standard 20" fitment fron Audi doesntdo justice to the way the Q5 can look...

Basically if you look along the car from back to front, with my offset (40) the wheels fills to the edge of the wheel guard, not inset inside the guard, the filled look gives the car a squarer more solid standing, i checked out a OEM 20" the other day and am so happy i went with the larger rim and offset...

Also, in regards to wheel protection by the tyre, it all depends on the size of tyre to rim ratio - this is really important, talk to your tyre guy, they will give the best advice, i wanted to go a 275 tyre, but my guy recommended the 265, glad i did, ended up with a Pirelli Asymmetrico, very sweet tyre, runs great, good grip, excellent performance...

I feel sorry for you having to swap winter and summer tyres, what a sh1tter, i'm in Brisbane - Australia, so we only need one set that is great for us all year round...

Send some pic's when your all done...

Evan.
 
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Hi Evan,

Thanks for your words of advise, but i'm now locked in with the RS6 style 20"

Actually I was looking at one in the street a couple of days ago with 20" and the rim was quite a bit higher than the curb height, so i'm hoping for the best there.

Still as my ETA looks to be end of February I need to look for some winter wheels.
In Switzerland you need ones which have a Swiss safety approval certificate, so I need to buy locally.

I'm looking at an 18" complete set (wheels and tyres), as they cost the same as tyres for the 20" with less risk of curb damage.
Found some R8 V10 style ones which look promising, with decent Continental winter tyres -
http://www.e-pneu.ch/pages/showpneudeta ... p_size=105

They look promising. I'll let you know how i get on.

Best regards,

Phil.
 

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Niiiiice Antaios...
More shots would be welcomed...

What size rim did you go with, ie, 22 x 8.5, 9, or 10?
And tyre size?

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After 7000 miles having my fillings shaken out by the 20" rims, I ve taken the plunge & ordered a set of 19" wheels & tyres. I know 19`s wont be magic carpet smooth, but the standard Sline wheels are 19" so I cant really go any smaller.

I thought I would take the opportunity to go for some stylish aftermarket wheels. I ve looked at Momo, AEZ, TSW, BBS etc, I have finally decided on a set of Borbet TS wheels with Yokohama Advan tyres. The wheels are 19" x 8.5" 9 spoke design, and the tyres are 255/50/19. I did not know very much about Borbet, but they are a major manufacturer in Germany making OE wheels for VW & Merc, they are TUV approved & look to be great quality. The final decider was that the offset is the same as my current wheels. They should be here within the week.
 
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