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« on: April 26, 2004, 03:45:36 PM »
Well, new to me, at least.  :-)  They're 17"x8" OZ Superleggera's wrapped in 255/40-17 Dunlop SP Sport 9000's.  The tires are definitely wider than needed, but they seem to fit ok so far.  No rubbing yet, but I definitely want to get my front fenders rolled.  Here's a pic:

These babies are pretty light too.  They are the same exact weight as my winter setup of 16"x7" Mille Miglia A1's with 205 width tires.

I'll be selling my BBS CH's, so check the "For Sale" forum for a post on that.
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2004, 04:10:45 PM »
Looks good Alan!!!

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2004, 04:31:54 PM »
Very nice!
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2004, 06:22:29 PM »
Holy Rubber Man!! 8O

255 is huge!  I run 235 and that is pretty big to me.

Looking good 8)
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004, 07:21:00 PM »
Cool Alan! You got your Superleggeras after all...
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2004, 07:38:00 PM »
Man, I am sooooo jealous!!! Those are the wheels I wanted!  8O  :P  Looking good, and they don't look too wide at all, I thought 255s would be bulging out of your wheel wells, but they aren't! Looks sweet :)

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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2004, 07:53:27 PM »
:thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
That's some FAT-ASS rubber!
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2004, 08:09:53 PM »
Yeah, we need a profile shot Mr. Pimp.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2004, 08:48:36 PM »
Yeah, when I saw "255" in the seller's post, I thought for sure it was a typo.  But they fit just right in the back and stick out a little bit in the front.  If I hit a  big dip and bottom out my suspension I'll probably catch the tire on the lip of the front fenders.

So, anyone know a good place to get my fenders rolled?  Unless someone with a B5.5 or Audi wants to buy the tires from me so I can get some skinnier ones.
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2004, 02:31:17 PM »
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So, anyone know a good place to get my fenders rolled?


I think we need to have a "fender rolling" garage day. I'd like to roll mine too. There was a post a while back, but I can't seem to find it...
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2004, 03:59:22 PM »
I was just searching on Audiworld about local fender rolling and it sounds like Avalon Motorsports can either do it for you or will rent their fender rolling tool.  I'm actually gonna see if I can sell these wide tires first and only roll my fenders if I can't.  Let us know if you find any good info on fender rolling Mark.
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2004, 06:27:21 PM »
Setup looks good.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2004, 10:36:39 PM »
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Setup looks good.



Looks really  good, probably better to get new/narrower tires rather than rolling fenders. Don't want to risk cracking any paint if you slip.