View Full Version : 1996 AUDI A4 2.8Quattro CONCERN QUESTION!!!

09-14-2007, 11:23 AM
I KNOW I KNOW this is bimmer forum.. but seems like no one on VW vortex is able to answer my question.

I purchased Eibach Pro kit spring for the car which will lower the car rear 1.2-1.4 front My question is will I still be able to put 18' BBS CH rims on it? without it hitting the front upper control arms?:confused:

09-14-2007, 11:25 AM
hmm call RMP, they were doing suspension work on that year model audi last time i was there, they might know a bit about it.

09-14-2007, 12:20 PM
To be more specific here is the picture of the part I am referring.. The part I am referring is being pointed at with the finger.. Second picture the part outlined in Red

Thx agn to all


09-14-2007, 12:25 PM
first, which one is it, -1.2 drop, or -1.4
Second, what's the offset of the rims you're running?
third, what size tires are you running?

I can't help you anyway, but even someone who could would need basic facts about your car.

09-14-2007, 12:29 PM
Here more info

BBS CH RIMS Size 18" x 8.5
Tires 225/40/18
Bolt Pattern 5 x 112

The Drop for the Eibach pro kit is 1.2 Rear 1.4 front.. that is what the kit description indicates..

Let me know if more is needed.

09-14-2007, 12:36 PM
What's the offset of the rims.

09-14-2007, 12:39 PM
I believe it is 35mm and 24.5 LBS

I am using this as reference


09-14-2007, 02:55 PM
you need to be specific... do you have the rims already? if so look on the inside of the wheel there should be a stamping of two numbers followed by the letters ET... that's your offset.

09-14-2007, 03:00 PM
Yes I have the rims already. and confirmed that is the correct offset! @ 35mm

Boots R
09-14-2007, 03:23 PM
Have you tried Audiworld forum?

09-14-2007, 03:52 PM
Have you tried Audiworld forum?

Nope I don't use that forum. Mind you that is the worst setup I have ever seen for a forum it's the worst organized website I have seen yet.. but thx appriciate the effort

Boots R
09-14-2007, 04:07 PM
Nope I don't use that forum. Mind you that is the worst setup I have ever seen for a forum it's the worst organized website I have seen yet.. but thx appriciate the effort

Trust me, I hate it too.

Just trying to navigate it is ****ing retarded.

09-14-2007, 04:20 PM
try the http://www.motorgeek.com/ forums... i'm sure someone would be able to help you out there.

09-24-2007, 10:24 PM
Post a question to Jim @ tirerack. He seems knowledgeable.

http://forums.roadfly.com/forums/wheels/ :ducking:

09-25-2007, 08:13 AM
Off the top of my head, I don't think you'll have any issues as long as you have the right wheels (proper offsets for your car) and not CH's off some other car with the wrong offsets. The eibach drop is not too crazy and I don't believe it's a whole lot more then the sport package drop. I had the sport package on my old 2001 A4 1.8T with 18" and no issues.

Call Mark at Independent Tuning in Scarborough. Him and Brian are Audi gurus. Only guys I let touch my Audi A6 now.


09-25-2007, 10:18 AM
^^ thx much appriciated... but everything worked out perfectly. Turns out I was worried for no reason!!

Thank you to everyone for the help, advise and pointers... MUCH APPRICIATED!!!