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B4_Andy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So having a nosey through the destruction manual for the S8 and it reckons the supported size for winter tyres & alloys are only 17's, the car has a nice big set of 20's with about an inch of space away from the 4pots....

Has anyone stuck 17's on these and know if they fit or not?

At a glance it looks like there's no way they will fit.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I doubt they ever tried them.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sure  Andrew (HP Sauce) runs a winter set on his S8,pretty sure theyre 17's.
  Hopefully he will see your post and confirm.
   

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes and no.

I had winter 17's on my 1998 PF S8 with loads of clearance but they were stupidly tight over the brembos on the 2002/3 D2 FL S8 I replaced it with so now I'm on 18's for winter (20's for summer).

The 17's (they were the Avus style from maybe an S4?) would have just cleared if there were no balance weights, maybe by a single mm!
With spacers they would probably have been OK, but that's not my style.

What version/age is your D2? I've always wondered if there was a 17" steel wheel for winter use with the FL D2 that did clear the front calipers but never seen any evidence.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's a FE S8, 2002 - one of the last with factory 20's, 4pot brembo's and purple seats!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

B4_Andy wrote:
It's a FE S8, 2002 - one of the last with factory 20's, 4pot brembo's and purple seats!

Cannot be many of those around?  Is it silver



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B4_Andy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yep, that'd be the one
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

B4_Andy wrote:
Yep, that'd be the one


Hi Andy  

Presume it's my old car you're referring to?

I looked at winters and as per Andrew (HPSauce) above the best option by far is a set of 18" Avus rims - either from a D2 or a B6 S4 (they're offset a little more but fit fine)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Sold my spare set of PF 18's not long ago, having had them in the garage for ages.

Ideally wanted them to go to a forum member but went via eBay in the end.

And that's a lovely car you bought from Adrian, know it very well.  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have a set of B6 AVUS fitted with 255/15 18 Dunlop SP Winters - correct spec for the D3 but should fit a D2 without issues.

I had to buy new winters for my D4 as the centre bore changed, open to offers if you are interested PM me?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It is a nice motor, still not sold on the slush box but I'm sure I'll manage! Paul I think I saw them on eBay, was hoping to put a set of (flat,fat) fives on it, but I'll drop you a PM.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow!!


Never seen that interior colour before!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You should get out more, especially into the world of S8!  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

HPsauce wrote:
You should get out more, especially into the world of S8!





 




Buddies is my only outing Andrew!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow was considering a S8 before seeing yours now it's a definite buy..

Great condition looks like new pic shots

Got any recent pics of it

Tbh 18" is lowest you would want for clearance of calipers.

I got a set of split 7 rs style 20" from sq5 which will be a decent summer or winter wheel.

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