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Lotus alloys vs +2 steel wheels.

PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:58 pm

Hi all,

The S4 that I have recently acquired is shod with lotus brand alloys. The car came with a set of 5 +2 steel knock off wheels. I'm getting them refurbished just now. My question is, will they swap straight across?

Thanks in advance,

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PostPost by: collins_dan » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:10 pm

I have plus 2 steel wheels on my S4. I have narrow springs and adjustable perches, so no clearance problems there or on the fender returns. Tires are Michelin Defender 175/70R13s. The fit between the wishbone bolt heads and wheel are tight, but adequate, as long as bolt head and washers are thin. No trimming of wishbone required. Dan
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PostPost by: alan » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:48 am

i think the only question is the spinners for alloy wheels are marked alloy wheels only.
Maybe i shouldn't have said that, i'll just go down for cover :wink:
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:32 am

Thanks for the advice. Yes, spinners are the next issue to deal with!

Cheers,

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PostPost by: collins_dan » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:42 pm

PS. The 175/70-R13s have the same rolling radius as the original S4 tires.
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