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I'm not a great fan of the Diamond polish combined with grey paint finish on the 20-inch alloys on my FY SQ5. I much prefer the silver painted options that were used on the previous generation. There are plenty available to buy: only thing is, they have different fittings. Mine are 8J with ETA 39 offset. All 1st generation styles are 8.5J with ETA 33 offset. I’ve done a calculation on willtheyfit.com, and it says they’d sit 0.3mm closer to the suspension uprights on the inside and poke out 12.3mm further on the outside.
I’m fine with that but my concern is the clearance between the wheel spokes and front brake calipers. The gap there is minimal. Has anyone tried this and has it worked?

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The real problem with playing with wheel/tyre sizes and wheel offsets is, will the tyre hit the inner wheel arch at full lock? I would not take the risk. Missile has the best, lowest cost and least risk solution.
 

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If you do change wheels and offset, I would also suggest you get 4 wheel alignment checked by a competent specialist, i.e. not Halfords or Quick Fit
 

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The real problem with playing with wheel/tyre sizes and wheel offsets is, will the tyre hit the inner wheel arch at full lock? I would not take the risk. Missile has the best, lowest cost and least risk solution.
I’m aware of the risks, which is why I raised the question in the first place. It’s something I’ve done before when I changed the wheels on my B8 S4 for S5 rims. The offset change (ETA43 to ETA32) improved the car’s stance immensely with no fouling issues at all. I’d like to achieve a similar effect on the SQ5 if I can, as it does look a bit pigeon-toed on the OEM wheels. I was hoping to find out if anyone had done it first.
 
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