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Hi all,

I'm not one for blinging up what is already a fantastic car but I do like these wheels and might consider if I could get hold of a set.

What ya reckon?
 

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I was considering a wheel similar to those as you can see below, but after seeing that picture i'm not so sure they will suit the styling of the car now.

The wheels are wicked but now i'm thinking the stud styling around the rim makes it very busy looking against the more simplistic elegant styling of the car.
 

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I guess both of these have split rims - not really sure on the technicalities of these wheels, but generally the 'studs' that Saj mentions are the bolts that hold the two parts of the rims together. Maybe someone more in the know could put me right on this though...

Both look a little bit 'fussy' for the S5 to my eyes, but as with all things in life - each to their own! Saj's white wheels would look awesome on something like an NSX, Integra Type R or even 350Z - basically anything Japanese and fast:D

Not sure about on an Audi though - they spoil the clean lines for me.
 

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I have to agree with scratch.... the first set do look good... if a bit Bee-em!! Although as Scratch points out, the split rims (or split rim look) do add 'engineering' to a style which is very organic and therefore IMHO don't quite fit the look. Normally I love split rims, but just not my fave here... don't get me wrong it still looks absolutely fabulous!

...The second, white, diamond studded wheels are a joke right?
 

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I think they look gorgeous, but you have to be very careful buying rims for this car.

I know that Quat is changing these wheels out already because if you look at the rear the wheels are tucked due to incorrect offset for the S5.

The other thing about this car is getting polished or shiny wheels takes away from the vehicle. These wheels would look better in a flat silver with only the lip being shiny.

I am going with DPE, but a totally different design and color. They are using Quat's car to get the correct offsets on my wheels so that the wheels are pushed out to the fenders as they should be....
 

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I used to have split rims on my 330 ci Clubsport. They looked great but not as good as these do. I think they suit the S5. Are they 20" ?
 

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I used to have split rims on my 330 ci Clubsport. They looked great but not as good as these do. I think they suit the S5. Are they 20" ?
Yes....
 

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In my opinion the S5 has great wheels and u shouldnt changed them.
this is not the another gangsta car.

thats my opinion
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As I suspected a mixed opinion. I agree with you though sizzle, flat finish and only the outer lip being shiny will look better. I do however like this design so wouldnt move far away from it should I choose to go ahead but that certainly wont be until the any probs are sorted out, if at all.

I also agree the standard wheels are great, just considering standing out from the rest a little as I there will be a good few more S5's on the road in within the next 6 months or so in the UK.
 

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Saj is that the ones you said are the same as on the Essen A5?

They look similar. Slightly different. Lovely none the less.
Yeh the are the wheels from the one shown at Essen. I like the wheels, but as I said earlier the studs around the rim make the wheel look very busy and i'm not so sure they suit the styling of the A5.

I'm looking at a few different wheels at the moment, and will take my time tring to find the right ones, as although many wheels looks really good, only some will actually suit being on the car.
 

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Keep us informed of any examples your looking at SAJ please mate, like i said I wont be rushing into this one and it's definatley gonna be a difficult choice to ensure any change enhances the look.
 

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Keep in mind that there other reasons to change factory wheels besides looks. Those pictured wheels are 40lbs (in total) lighter than the 19" factory wheels. Less unsprung weight and IMO a better looking wheel are the main difference. I can't say that there is anything "gangster" about Forged wheels. Chrome wheels are what one would call "gangster" The wheels pictured are "brushed" with a polished lip. I prefer brushed because it brings out the aluminum on the mirrors and the front and rear bumpers. Thought about color-matching at one point, but it's not my style.

In my opinion the S5 has great wheels and u shouldnt changed them.
this is not the another gangsta car.

thats my opinion
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I'm actually liking those a lot now - what sort of money are they? :)
 

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They run about $1100 USD per wheel for the 2 piece 'LS' line and that includes special finishes. You might be able to get a better deal if you shop around. I purchased this set from madaudi.com and they saved me quite a bit over retail pricing.

I'm actually liking those a lot now - what sort of money are they? :)
 

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Wow :eek:

Quattrings, those 2 pics above look awesome.

Stance, height, spacers, T1-Rs are tweaked to perfection.

I like that you have enhanced the look, but stayed true to the S5, without going too "pimp my ride".

Colour combo works well too :cool:
 

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Thank you Bryce - I appreciate the feedback!

Visually, I don't plan to change much but I sure would like for a company to release a supercharger that is a bit more reasonable compared to MTM :)

Wow :eek:

Quattrings, those 2 pics above look awesome.

Stance, height, spacers, Eagle F1s are tweaked to perfection.

I like that you have enhanced the look, but stayed true to the S5, without going too "pimp my ride".

Colour combo works well too :cool:
 

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They run about $1100 USD per wheel for the 2 piece 'LS' line and that includes special finishes. You might be able to get a better deal if you shop around. I purchased this set from madaudi.com and they saved me quite a bit over retail pricing.
I'd say that would translate into mad money over here ! :eek:
 
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