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Work Rezax II 3 piece forged, VA: 9x20 245/30 HA: 10,5x20 295/25 R20.





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wheel info update.
 

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Work T1S, VA: 9x20 245/30 HA: 10,5x20 295/25 R20.





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Very nice, but not a fan of the drop. Front is too low.....
 

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Could not hit a NY/NJ pothole going over 5mph with those tires.
But nice look if you can afford the extra trips to the tire shop.
 

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Great looking Rides.

Although wondering why they chose staggered instead of using the same size tire at all four corners.
 

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Jarod,

Nice pics....I'm curious how much this is car is lowered.

I really like the 2nd car as well and I'm doing the exact set up for off sets and wheel size with the exception of the fronts being 8.5 not 9.

Quatt...my wheels are being made by zone wheels in Laguna Hills. they informed me that with custom three piece they can aggressively achieve a 2 1/2" front wheel lip and 3 1/2" rear with different size tire widths but maintaining the same overall circumfurance.

Should have pics in 2 weeks.

Thanks for the great wheel pics and ideas Jarod.
 

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Jarod, Nice pics....I'm curious how much this is car is lowered. Thanks for the great wheel pics and ideas Jarod.
It's lowered with a coilover suspension, don't know how much it's lowered.

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Very nice, but not a fan of the drop. Front is too low.....
The T1S pics look great, but I agree with sizzle that it's too low at the front.
Do they do that same wheel in 19"?
 

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Zone wheels makes nice, high-quality wheels - what size did you end up with (widths)

Quatt...my wheels are being made by zone wheels in Laguna Hills. they informed me that with custom three piece they can aggressively achieve a 2 1/2" front wheel lip and 3 1/2" rear with different size tire widths but maintaining the same overall circumfurance.

Should have pics in 2 weeks.

Thanks for the great wheel pics and ideas Jarod.
 

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Zone wheels makes nice, high-quality wheels - what size did you end up with (widths)
Quatt I went with 8.5" fronts and 10" rears...I cant remember the exact tire size but I think they were 255 35 20" front and 285 30 20" rear. He measured them a week ago so I'm hoping to have them in two weeks.
The guy I met from Zone Wheels use to be a wheel fabricator for HRE for 3 or 4 years. I went to Service Specialist (they do a lot of the OC car dealers) in Irvine showed them pics of your car and migsters and requested something custom built with a clean euro flavor. They were the ones who steered me to Zone. They made a quick phone call and the rep from Zone was there in 10 minutes. They have yet to build an S5 wheel.

I agree the wheels are pretty sweet.

The tires will be Michelin the wheel type will be Zone 8's with chrome outside lip and a custom brushed/polished combo center piece. I'm not going to lower the car.

I really would like to check out your ride and perhaps migsters....maybe we can meet in OC for a beer sometime.....on me.

Im working on two OC construction projects in the next 4 months. PM me and we can set something up. I'm also really interested the exhaust system you have.

My contact info is on my profile web page.

By the way nice change to the avatar.

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Alta, good deal - sounds good! It looks like you have new wheels on your S5 already in the pic? Did the dealer tint your car or did you have it done afterwards?

The Irvine GTG sounds good. I like really close so anytime works for me. I sent you an email so we can work out the details. Look forward to seeing your car with the wheels!


Quatt I went with 8.5" fronts and 10" rears...I cant remember the exact tire size but I think they were 255 35 20" front and 285 30 20" rear. He measured them a week ago so I'm hoping to have them in two weeks.
The guy I met from Zone Wheels use to be a wheel fabricator for HRE for 3 or 4 years. I went to Service Specialist (they do a lot of the OC car dealers) in Irvine showed them pics of your car and migsters and requested something custom built with a clean euro flavor. They were the ones who steered me to Zone. They made a quick phone call and the rep from Zone was there in 10 minutes. They have yet to build an S5 wheel.

I agree the wheels are pretty sweet.

The tires will be Michelin the wheel type will be Zone 8's with chrome outside lip and a custom brushed/polished combo center piece. I'm not going to lower the car.

I really would like to check out your ride and perhaps migsters....maybe we can meet in OC for a beer sometime.....on me.

Im working on two OC construction projects in the next 4 months. PM me and we can set something up. I'm also really interested the exhaust system you have.

My contact info is on my profile web page.

By the way nice change to the avatar.

Rick (alta)
 

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Alta, good deal - sounds good! It looks like you have new wheels on your S5 already in the pic? Did the dealer tint your car or did you have it done afterwards?

Quatt,

Sounds good....I got your e-mail and I'll definitely let you know a time in the next couple of weeks.

The tires and wheels on my car were already installed by the dealer (Walters Riverside)....not my flavor (BBS 19 x 8.5) but I had no choice and they dinged me with a 5K premium for wheels (which I didnt want) and 1K for the clear bra already installed! a 6K total premium on the full priced demo with 500 miles. Thats how badly I wanted this car.

I had my tint done locally and the company that installed it frickin blew the audio amplifier. I now have to wait 3 weeks for the parts to arrive from Germany. I'm currently cruise without sound (dammit!)

Enjoy the sunny sunday.

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Alta -

Really sorry to hear about your amplifier. I am in the same boat and still waiting. I tried to warn everyone but forgot to post here on A5_OC a few weeks ago. Here is my tinted window thread on Audiworld.

It's amazing that tinters can't exercise caution with water. All boils down to common sense and I guess most tint places just dont have it. Your car and my car aren't the only one's to have the damage. I guess Window Tinters are blowing them out all over the country.

Defintitely let me know when you have time to meet up!

Quattrings

Alta, good deal - sounds good! It looks like you have new wheels on your S5 already in the pic? Did the dealer tint your car or did you have it done afterwards?

Quatt,

Sounds good....I got your e-mail and I'll definitely let you know a time in the next couple of weeks.

The tires and wheels on my car were already installed by the dealer (Walters Riverside)....not my flavor (BBS 19 x 8.5) but I had no choice and they dinged me with a 5K premium for wheels (which I didnt want) and 1K for the clear bra already installed! a 6K total premium on the full priced demo with 500 miles. Thats how badly I wanted this car.

I had my tint done locally and the company that installed it frickin blew the audio amplifier. I now have to wait 3 weeks for the parts to arrive from Germany. I'm currently cruise without sound (dammit!)

Enjoy the sunny sunday.

Rick
 

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hi
the same happened to me here in the uk,,when they do the back window there is a tiny hole in the audis body,this hole is above the DSP digital sound processor.it costs a £1000 FOR THE UNIT AND ABOUT £500 labour.
worst for me they did a crap job so i went somewhere more repitable had them remove it and replace, i warned the second place but managed to soak my keyless entry thus that stopped working to.. it looks great but risky to do..
 

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This seems to be an all too common problem. Sorry to hear about your experience. Hopefully you were reimbursed of your expenses. I'm still trying to secure the amplifier but hope to see it by Friday. Time will tell. It's been 3 weeks since I last experienced the B&O :mad:

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the same happened to me here in the uk,,when they do the back window there is a tiny hole in the audis body,this hole is above the DSP digital sound processor.it costs a £1000 FOR THE UNIT AND ABOUT £500 labour.
worst for me they did a crap job so i went somewhere more repitable had them remove it and replace, i warned the second place but managed to soak my keyless entry thus that stopped working to.. it looks great but risky to do..
 

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So what is the best way to protect the electronics from being killed?

Also, what is the possibility to get an agreement that they will cover all electronics if there is water damage?
 

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Sadly with about 5 seconds of effort they could protect against the issue. All that needs to be done is popping the trunk and opening the left compartment. Simply place a plastic covering on top of the electronic equipment or even a towel. Or the Tinters can simply 'control' the water than the use in the car. There is no need for them to flood the rear window with water and if they do want to use a lot of water then they can make sure they are careful and catch it on the sides and bottom. It just happens to be that the A5/S5 window slopes perfectly toward the location that happens to be over the Bang&Olufsen amplifier/MMI/NAV,Sirius. If I had to go through it again, I wouldn't depend on them but would carefully cover up the speakers, subwoofer, and lay protection over the amp myself. Finally I would make them sign somewhere on their own paperwork that if the equipment should be damaged while in their possession, it will cost 1070.00 for the new amp, refund of all tinting costs, and reimbursement of a month's car payment since I won't be able to enjoy my car for about that long. Hopefully that will make them think twice about being careful.


So what is the best way to protect the electronics from being killed?

Also, what is the possibility to get an agreement that they will cover all electronics if there is water damage?
 
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Sadly with about 5 seconds of effort they could protect against the issue. All that needs to be done is popping the trunk and opening the left compartment. Simply place a plastic covering on top of the electronic equipment or even a towel. Or the Tinters can simply 'control' the water than the use in the car. There is no need for them to flood the rear window with water and if they do want to use a lot of water then they can make sure they are careful and catch it on the sides and bottom. It just happens to be that the A5/S5 window slopes perfectly toward the location that happens to be over the Bang&Olufsen amplifier/MMI/NAV,Sirius. If I had to go through it again, I wouldn't depend on them but would carefully cover up the speakers, subwoofer, and lay protection over the amp myself. Finally I would make them sign somewhere on their own paperwork that if the equipment should be damaged while in their possession, it will cost 1070.00 for the new amp, refund of all tinting costs, and reimbursement of a month's car payment since I won't be able to enjoy my car for about that long. Hopefully that will make them think twice about being careful.
+1 I totally agree. The key is not to depend on the tint company to take the time and effort to protect it. I knew from other threads (cant remember where) that this area was vulnerable to water even before I decided to install it........I even showed the installer the equipment and watch him place paper towels (not good enough) around the whole assembly. My tint guy covered the rear deck lid in plastic but not the component storage area. From the pictures posted by Quattrings any small amount of moisture through the cooling fan (at the top of the amp) is all it takes to fry the circuit board.
 
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