Project OEM (Azure Blue TDI AMF)

Very nice Erling.

I did consider these wheels as I’ve seen them (in pictures only unfortunately) on @greywolfhound A2. They look awesome, classic, retro and timeless (I could go on but guess you understand I like them) all at the same time of appearing new, fresh stance and updated. I really do like the look.

I only came across the wheels I’ve recently purchased whilst searching for the very same set as you and @greywolfhound.

You do have a stunning looking A2. Can you confirm that you’re on 195/50s or did you choose another size.

Kind regards,

Tom
Yes same wheels but I settled for 205 50 16 Nokian wra2 no longer available I bought the 5 off just incase ..
 
Hi Steve,

I beleive the wheels in question are 7x16:

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Happy to hear your thoughts in light of this sir as I know you’ve fitted a lot more various sized wheels than most of us out together.

If it’s bad new for me so be it, there is always the drilling to 5x100 PCD which I was trying to avoid.

Kind regards,

Tom
Wheel adapters ...do drilling and if check torqued occasionally ok 👍
 

dj_efk

A2OC Donor
Morning all,

I have just played with the GIMP software that I recently downloaded for RNS-E Splash Screen ideas.

Sorry @Menno but I have just stolen your wheels sir!

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This looks fantastic. Cannot wait for these wheels to arrive.

Graham @audifan, would you be able to get a similar sized, side on image of you Azure Blue A2 with its glorious Votex. Id like to 'put' these wheel on your car.

Kind regards,

Tom
That looks smashing!!!

It really knocks some years off the age off the design.
 

A2Steve

A2OC Donor
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Here you go Tom, this is updated based on a 7x16 wheel instead.

The orange is the maximum sized wheel I’ve managed to fit on a lowered A2. These were the ones on black beauty with a 60mm drop.

The green would be yours with 15mm adapters and 195/50/16 tyres. You will have no issues whatsoever with the inner arch, but if you were to have 4 adults and luggage you may get some contact on the rear plastic liner of the arch over heavy bumps.

I personally think they will be fine and will fill the arches very nicely but it’s not my bank balance paying for it.
 

Menno

A2OC Donor
Regarding Et values; Et42 is "only" 4mm off from the standard et38 value........for me, personally, reason to go for drilling, because I kept close to this standard set up value.
It's all down to personal preference I guess.
By the way, good input on this Club, I don't like it...... I love it!
 

2work

A2OC Donor
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Here you go Tom, this is updated based on a 7x16 wheel instead.

The orange is the maximum sized wheel I’ve managed to fit on a lowered A2. These were the ones on black beauty with a 60mm drop.

The green would be yours with 15mm adapters and 195/50/16 tyres. You will have no issues whatsoever with the inner arch, but if you were to have 4 adults and luggage you may get some contact on the rear plastic liner of the arch over heavy bumps.

I personally think they will be fine and will fill the arches very nicely but it’s not my bank balance paying for it.
Thank you Steve,

I am right now sitting down to check out the Will They Fit website I noticed you used earlier, to add my measurements and see the verdict.

True gentleman, thanks again for doing this for me. It looks like 15mm adapters will be the way forward unless I do find somewhere that isn’t wanting £40 per wheel for drilling. If I did get them drilled I just know in time I’d be looking for spacers anyway. Shame to add the weight to these super light wheels but the look is just as important to me.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

2work

A2OC Donor
Regarding Et values; Et42 is "only" 4mm off from the standard et38 value........for me, personally, reason to go for drilling, because I kept close to this standard set up value.
It's all down to personal preference I guess.
By the way, good input on this Club, I don't like it...... I love it!
Evening Menno,

After looking at the cost for drilling verses the cost of adapters, the adapters are winning so far. If I change my mind about the wheels further down the road then I can sell them as original wheels that haven’t been tampered with. I can’t see this happening as I do think they are stunning.

I’m still enquiring other engineering companies about drilling as I completely understand that adding weight to light wheels is just bonkers. It’s still an option.

Until I have the wheels here, had tyres added to them and the Votex painted/fitted I don’t think I’ll be able to make the decision. If the wheels look ok sat on the hub then I’ll possibly go for drilling.

It’ll all come down to cost once I’m ready to go, which might be a while to find ‘spare’ funds. Home renovations still on going here which takes up most of my time and ALL of my my money.

Thanks for your input as it’s been so useful, you might even find me making my own jig and drilling them myself.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

2work

A2OC Donor
Afternoon all,

After recently reshaping this fascia I’ve just been outside to code the 193G RNS-E for John before it’s dispatched. Thought I’d give a different splash screen a go:

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Another member sent me this a couple of weeks ago to try. I have accidentally deleted the PM so cannot confirm who sent it. Possible @Seb_Gurkyh.

It looks brilliant. I’ll leave it on this head unit for @johnyfartbox along with instructions to change it if he wants.

Great work.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

2work

A2OC Donor
Evening all,

Just remembered that Graham @audifan lent me his glorious A2 recently. Here it is with the wheels that I want to fit onto mine once I get the Votex kit painted and fitted:

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I could have spent a bit longer manipulating than the 2 minutes moments ago but I'm sure you get the idea, not quite as stunning as a set of 17" wheels but bigger than Pepperpots whilst maintaining light weight and ride comfort. I do really like the look.

Just as well really as I have already purchased a set!

Thank you to all of you who recently joined in with the debate on these wheels. Steve @A2Steve, your quick and reassuring work showing me that they will fit ok made this decision easier. I must also thank Paul @greywolfhound and Erling @Erlingtheelder for the pictures and information regards adapters. How can I do a small round of thanks without mentioning Menno @Menno for all the support in the background via PM about absolutely everything about these wheels and offering guidance about re-drilling them.

Input and advice from other members is what this friendly forum is all about. Legendary!

Hopefully I can get the wheels refurbished and looking as great as Ian's @ICowie do in his recent post.

Kind regards,

Tom
 
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2work

A2OC Donor
Afternoon all,

After waiting for a shipment stuck at Dartford I can now confirm that I have these in my possession:

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As you’ll see there is a slight mark on the fact of the last wheel. It may need a refurb to look it’s best. Might as well get all 4 done though.

The centre caps aren’t brilliant and have been taken apart before for DIY painting. Might have to see what I can do with them or just replace them in time.

Can’t wait to get these fitted, which will be at the same time as the Votex being fitted for a dramatic change.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

Erlingtheelder

A2OC Donor
Afternoon all,

After waiting for a shipment stuck at Dartford I can now confirm that I have these in my possession:

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As you’ll see there is a slight mark on the fact of the last wheel. It may need a refurb to look it’s best. Might as well get all 4 done though.

The centre caps aren’t brilliant and have been taken apart before for DIY painting. Might have to see what I can do with them or just replace them in time.

Can’t wait to get these fitted, which will be at the same time as the Votex being fitted for a dramatic change.

Kind regards,

Tom
Well aren’t they lovely! That will look an absolute knock on when it’s all done Tom 👍
 

2work

A2OC Donor
Thank you Menno,

Your assistance has been totally awesome throughout my venture on this.

I am very happy. Obviously be even more happier once I have them fitted. Picture will come but not just yet.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

MrDCG

Member
Evening all,

Just remembered that Graham @audifan lent me his glorious A2 recently. Here it is with the wheels that I want to fit onto mine once I get the Votex kit painted and fitted:

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I could have spent a bit longer manipulating than the 2 minutes moments ago but I'm sure you get the idea, not quite as stunning as a set of 17" wheels but bigger than Pepperpots whilst maintaining light weight and ride comfort. I do really like the look.

Just as well really as I have already purchased a set!

Thank you to all of you who recently joined in with the debate on these wheels. Steve @A2Steve, your quick and reassuring work showing me that they will fit ok made this decision easier. I must also thank Paul @greywolfhound and Erling @Erlingtheelder for the pictures and information regards adapters. How can I do a small round of thanks without mentioning Menno @Menno for all the support in the background via PM about absolutely everything about these wheels and offering guidance about re-drilling them.

Input and advice from other members is what this friendly forum is all about. Legendary!

Hopefully I can get the wheels refurbished and looking as great as Ian's @ICowie do in his recent post.

Kind regards,

Tom
This is going to look fantastic!

I take my hat off to you for going for it despite the challenges.
 

2work

A2OC Donor
Evening all,

So this evening I’ve been playing with the Splash Screen again.

I don’t think I’m quite there yet for a final solution but think I’m close. What I want is a generic classy startup screen thats in harmony with both the RNSE and the A2. The one thing that’s always bugged me was that the other factory head units would display Bose whereas the RNSE doesn’t. Adding the Bose logo was high on my list of additions.

Here’s the latest manipulation:

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This is what it looks like in the car:

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The iPhone camera doesn’t make it look that good at all really. I’ll try to get another image in the morning once there is better lighting.

No doubt I’m breaking some kind of copyright rules here but hopefully I’ll not have anyone knocking on the door for displaying such logos on an ageing technology head unit.

Kind regards,

Tom
 
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2work

A2OC Donor
Morning all,

Had a delivery moments ago:

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These are the A3 items mentioned by Duncan @wetzded@hotmail.com. They are slightly shorter in length but so much better at opening the tailgate with the Votex style spoiler.

Very happy with the results and price.

They of course have been fitted, takes seconds. Swapping them one at a time with the tailgate held by only 1 and your head worked fine.

There is no banging as it reaches the top. It is such a smooth action.

Kind regards,

Tom
 
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Happy to hear, Tom! I swapped the a3 struts to my wife's A2, as I wanted to try the passat 3B6 struts. They com in alu and are again a bit stronger. 500N vs 420N.

If need be, that could be your choice once you've fitted the VOTEX kit.

Stay safe,
Duncan
 

dj_efk

A2OC Donor
Morning all,

Had a delivery moments ago:

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These are the A3 items mentioned by Duncan @wetzded@hotmail.com. They are slightly shorter in length but so much better at opening the tailgate with the Votex style spoiler.

Very happy with the results and price.

They of course have been fitted, takes seconds. Swapping them one at a time with the tailgate held by only 1 and your head worked fine.

There is no banging as it reaches the top. It is such a smooth action.

Kind regards,

Tom
Glad you’re happy with them Tom, mine will arrive in a couple of weeks!

It seems I’ve saved a king’s ransom by not going for the OE ones after all.
 
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