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Old 11-22-2007, 07:45 PM
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Hey guys,

I have a 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport w / the factory 16" or 17" (can't remember the size) 5-spoke rims w / low profile tires.

Well today my tire blew for some unknown reason, and I wonder if it was due to the fact that my dealer said I have a slight "bend" in my rear left rim. Since they also have curb rash, I want new ones.

Should I get

a) factory 17's from the new bodystyle A4? (If its possible)

b) aftermarket factory replicas? How accurate are they compared to factories? Any recommendations?

Thanks!

-G
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:21 AM
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If you are buying new rims, don't go stock! Put your own style into it, but keep it Euro. Depending on what A4 you have, your spare should be a full size alloy...throw that one on and save yourself 2 G-notes.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:17 PM
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I'd go with aftermarket replicas just because I like personality in cars however its really up to you. With good replicas, you'll save your wallet from crying and at the same time get great wheels.
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Do something that you think conveys who you are. If there is a rim you like, you should get it.
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Go with the aftermarket rims for sure.
Each to their own, but I personally don't care too much for the 17's (double spoke design) on the current B7 A4.
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