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Hello,

A bit pre-emptive but the alloys in the picture above (with the large looking 5 spoke blades). Do you think these are the 20 alloys that are an upgrade even for the S-Line? I think I really like the look of the 7 twin spoke alloys showing in a lot of press releases. Any ideas if these are the 19 inchers that would come defualt with the S-Line. Sorry very speculative I know but anyone with other Audi model knowledge might be able to confirm...?

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Thanks for the quick replies!

Great link too, shows those 5 spoke blades as 20 inch, although I can't see my favourites the 5xtwin spoke. I am hoping those are the S-Line spec. 20 inch for me would be too harsh, sitting on M-Sport and BMW run flats currently and looking for more comfort in my ride!
 

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Are all the Audi wheels laquered
or is that just the upgraded designer jobbies


I ask because I had a set of diamond cut laquered wheels this winter and once they got stone chipped with all the grit and the water got in they looked awful :!:

I was expecting to get them redone to sell the car at a cost of ?400. But the purchaser of my car wasn't bothered as he had a set of 22" wheels to put on.
 

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I have 19" 7xtwin spoke alloys on my A6. This style seems to be favoured by many on this site for the Q5. However, they looked great to begin with but are extremely difficult to keep that way. As a consequence I'm going for the standard 5 Spoke alloys on my Q5 SLine due September on the basis the simpler they are the easier they will be to keep clean and in good nick!

Unless anyone can enlighten me as to the best way of keeping wheels in good order?
 

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I have 19" 7xtwin spoke alloys on my A6. This style seems to be favoured by many on this site for the Q5. However, they looked great to begin with but are extremely difficult to keep that way. As a consequence I'm going for the standard 5 Spoke alloys on my Q5 SLine due September on the basis the simpler they are the easier they will be to keep clean and in good nick!

Unless anyone can enlighten me as to the best way of keeping wheels in good order?
try wheel wax
 

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Thanks - Mine seem to be plagued with a yellow stain rather than brake dust, I'll give it a go.! I take it the wax will protect them rather than clean them up.
 

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Thanks - Mine seem to be plagued with a yellow stain rather than brake dust, I'll give it a go.! I take it the wax will protect them rather than clean them up.
I get that yellow stain on the front nearside of mine - I think it is an excess of something like coppaslip? I find that MER fetches it off no problem though.
 

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I get that yellow stain on the front nearside of mine - I think it is an excess of something like coppaslip? I find that MER fetches it off no problem though.
Thanks nsm3 I'll give it a go.
 

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It seems strange that there is a choice of 19" wheels in the brochure......but if you order the S line you can only have the standard 19s or go up to the 20s where you get a choice.

Can't understand why you can't have any of the other 19s with the S line
 

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I can say the paint on my 20" RS alloys is pretty weak - we have been ultra careful not to kerb or pothole the car, but at 1500 miles, the rear n/s has a large stone chip on the rim, which has taken a big lump of paint off, down to the undercoat. It has come away a bit like a piece of eggshell. The does not appear to be any protective coat (laquer?) on the top?

Another ?60 repair then !
 

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I don't think there is much you can do about stone chips. You can get rim protectors to stop kerbing. But wheels will always end up damaged and more often than not by the next tyre fitter you use. But thankfully they're not diamond cut that cost ?100 each to refurb.

I know someone who took his RRS across a grass field and the alloy wheels were scratched by the grass. LR said the wheels weren't suitable for off road use. Supposed to be a tough proper 4x4 but not offroad
 

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Got my rear n/s fixed last week, washed the car last night and the front n/s has a huge stonechip in one of the arms - so another ?60 tomorrow.

I have never had stonechip damage before to any car wheels, only kerb or wrench damage? The paint on these things must be barely stuck on?
 

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Got my rear n/s fixed last week, washed the car last night and the front n/s has a huge stonechip in one of the arms - so another ?60 tomorrow.

I have never had stonechip damage before to any car wheels, only kerb or wrench damage? The paint on these things must be barely stuck on?
This is getting past a joke now - had the 2nd wheel fixed yesterday - the other half has done 10 miles today and yet another wheel has picked up a big stonechip.

We are getting onto Audi - I don't think there is any protective lacquer on the wheels?
 

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This is getting past a joke now - had the 2nd wheel fixed yesterday - the other half has done 10 miles today and yet another wheel has picked up a big stonechip.

We are getting onto Audi - I don't think there is any protective lacquer on the wheels?
Did you ever hear anything back about the wheels?,only ask as i removed the wheels last week and the wheel wrench seems to have marked every wheel.

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That's nasty about the wheel wrench Rich....maybe a couple of turns of PTFE tape round the wrench might help. Worth bearing in mind though, better to us a power wrench I suppose, not taken a wheel off yet.

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That's nasty about the wheel wrench Rich....maybe a couple of turns of PTFE tape round the wrench might help. Worth bearing in mind though, better to us a power wrench I suppose, not taken a wheel off yet.

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it even marked undoing the bolt by hand,only had to touch the wheel and seemed to score.very strange never had it happen before.

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That's nasty about the wheel wrench Rich....maybe a couple of turns of PTFE tape round the wrench might help. Worth bearing in mind though, better to us a power wrench I suppose, not taken a wheel off yet.

MartynC
Think i have sorted it now,i did'nt realise they made special sockets for removing alloy wheels,thet are sockets with a pvc protective sleave on them
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Did you ever hear anything back about the wheels?,only ask as i removed the wheels last week and the wheel wrench seems to have marked every wheel.

Rich
Rich - not been on here for a while hence delayed response, but Audi basically told us to "sling our hooks", the wheels are painted fine and we have just been unlucky - as expected really?

Since then we have had further repairs, so in total 5 x ?60 in 6,000 miles - it is some kind of a record for me, but to be fair the last one was due to the missus in the Sainsbury petrol station !!
 
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